Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Thursday 8th December 2022

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Thursday 8th December 2022

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Thursday 8th December 2022 on some of the nation newspapers .

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2023 elections’ll not be business as usual –Onyebeadi

As the 2023 election draws near and the political parties gear up to test their popularity and electoral value, Prof Echefuna Onyebeadi, a United Nations Fellow and an emeritus Professor of Engineering Economy, shares with ONWUKA NZESHI, his perspective on the unfolding scenarios and why the forthcoming polls will not be business as usual Some …

Era of power of incumbency over in Abia elections –Ichita

Hon Obinna Ichita is the member representing Aba South in the Abia State House of Assembly and deputy governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). In this interview with IGBEAKU ORJI, he speaks on his party’s chances in the 2023 gubernatorial election and his battle with the state government, among other issues What informed …

Study links CT screening for smokers to cancer survival

A new study has shown that annual lung cancer screening for heavy smokers can provide a big boost in lung cancer survival over the long term. Results of the new study will be presented on Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, in Chicago from November 27 to December 3. …

AfDB mobilises $8.9bn for Africa’s low-income countries

The African Development Bank (AfDB) through its African Development Fund (ADF) has raised $8.9 billion from international donors to lend and grant to low-income countries in the 2023-2025 financing cycle. The fund lends on highly concessional terms and provides grants to the less developed members of the bank, using a performance- based allocation system to …

5G: Airtel emerges lone bidder for 3.5GHz Spectrum

Having met the requirements for the 3.5GHz Spectrum Auction in the 5G network as stipulated in the Information Memorandum (IM), Airtel Network Limited (Aitel) has emerged the final sole bidder. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) announced yesterday that by the close of business on Monday, December 5, 2022, only two companies expressed interest in the …

Ekwunife moves to revive S’East industrial sector

Systematic approach The imposing International Conference and Convention Centre, Awka, recently played host to over 300 small and medium scale industrialists and manufacturers who had come to showcase their products to the world. They ranged from cottage to allied industries with innovations and creative concepts that can best be described as the needed impetus for …

2023: We’ll adhere strictly to Electoral Act –NEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday pledged to adhere strictly to the Electoral Act in the conduct of the 2023 elections. INEC’s Head of the Legal Unit Enugu, Humphrey Okoli made the promise in Enugu during the two-day capacity-building workshop for journalists and civil society organisations in South East on conflictsensitive reporting, the 2023 …

2023: YPP Rep candidate pledges quality representation to constituents

The Young Progressive Party (YPP) House of Representatives candidate for Awka North and Awka South Federal Constituency, Kingsley Uyammadu, has promised that his constituents would experience a turnaround in policymaking if elected into National Assembly. Speaking at an interactive session with the members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Uyammadu said political instability and …

Naira redesign, currency trading, spraying and Nigeria’s laws

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) secured the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to redesign the three highest denominations of the naira notes. While some see the policy as a waste of time and resources, others reason that the policy is a welcome development in view of the abuse that the naira have been subjected …

2023: INEC begins distribution of materials in Anambra

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said it had commenced the distribution of materials and deployment of workers to Anambra State ahead of the 2023 election. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Queen Agwu, announced this during a stakeholders’ meeting in Awka. Traditional rulers, community leaders, representatives of parties, the National Orientation Agency and …

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