Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Friday 27th January 2023

Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Friday 27th January 2023

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Mafab Communication goes live with 5G network in Lagos

…Plans roll out across the country By Chinenye Anuforo Mafab Communication (Mcom) rolled out its 5G network in Lagos, 48 hours after it made history with its launch in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. Mafab is one of the three telecom operators that won the 5G 3.5GHz spectrum licences in Nigeria. The others include

Lagos APC educates traders, artisans on electoral laws

By Chinelo Obogo The campaign council of Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, sensitised the electorate, traders, artisans and traders association on electoral laws and offences relating to conduct of election. The sensitisation program organised by the APC and State Campaign Council SCC Directorate of Mobilisation at the Lagos State

No leader can create new Nigeria overnight – Obasanjo

From Tony John, Port Harcourt Former president, Chief  Olusegun Obasanjo has said no leader can create a new Nigeria overnight stressing that ascension to political offices does not empower incumbents to destroy the policies and programmes of their predecessors. He spoke, yesterday, at the International Conference on ‘Deepening Democratic Culture and Institutions for Sustainable Development

Businesses, customers reject old notes as CBN’s Jan 31 deadline closes in

By Chinwendu Obienyi As the deadline for the cessation of old notes closes in, many business owners and customers across Lagos have started rejecting the old notes for the fear of being caught up by the CBN directive possession of the notes. This is coming after the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, insisted that i January

Reject politicians that’ll drag Nigeria back to corruption, Buhari warns

From Charity Nwakaudu and Godwin Tsa, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has warned Nigerians not to vote for leaders that would drag the country back to corrupt practices that his administration has addressed. Speaking at the Presidential Advisary Committee Against Corruption ( PACAC) conference themed: “Fighting corruption in Nigeria” in Abuja, yesterday, he decried the havoc

Protesters block Lagos-Benin road over fuel price hike, scarcity

From Tony Osauzo, Benin Youths protesting fuel price hike and scarcity of the product in Edo State, yesterday, blocked the Lagos-Benin Expressway at Oluku Junction, forcing commuters to be stranded for hours. Commuters who were on their way to Lagos and those hoping to do business in the area were left stranded for long hours. 

Immigration produced more than 1.8m passports in 2022 –Aregbesola

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, yesterday, said the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in 2022 issued 1,899,68 passports, the highest  in over seven years Responding to questions at the 64th edition of State House briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team, Aregbesola said the figure was a landmark achievement. He rated the

Protesters block Lagos-Benin road over fuel price hike, scarcity

From Tony Osauzo, Benin Youths protesting fuel price hikes and scarcity of the product in Edo State blocked the Lagos-Benin Expressway at Oluku Junction on Thursday, forcing commuters to be stranded for hours. Commuters who were on their way to Lagos and those hoping to do business in the area were stranded for long hours.

“No longer game as usual,” Aregbesola talks tough on prison breaks

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed on Thursday that there has been another attempt to break into another of the country’s correctional centres, following the Kuje prison break of July 2022. The minister did not disclose the correctional centre in question. More than 400 prisoners went missing after the Kuje

Extend deadline for old Naira notes, COSEYL tells CBN

From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, COSEYL, the apex socio-political youth group in South East geopolitical zone has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor Mr. Godwin Emefiele to extend the deadline for the use of old naira notes.   President of COSEYL, Goodluck Ibem in a statement

Presidency: Obi planned stepping down laughable – Media office

      Onyekachi Eze, Abuja     The media office of the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi has described as laughable the news being circulated that he was considering stepping down. A statement from the Obi-Datti media office said it is absurd “that 18 persons are in a marathon to pick

Supreme Court affirms former Deputy Governor as PDP candidate

                Babatope Okeowo, Akure               The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal filed by the Senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo against the former Deputy Governor of Ondo State and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Ondo South

JUST IN-Aussie Open: Djokovic sees off Paul to set up Tsitsipas final

      Nine-time champion Novak Djokovic steamrolled another opponent as he beat Tommy Paul to set up an Australian Open final against Stefanos Tsitsipas. Serbia’s Djokovic, 35, overcame a wobble in the opening set, re-establishing his authority to earn a 7-5 6-1 6-2 victory over the American, reports the BBC. Tsitsipas, 24, has another

JUST IN-Osun Guber: Tribunal sacks Adeleke, declares Oyetola winner

  Ayobami Agboola, Osogbo     Former Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has been declared the winner last July’s election. In a majority decision of two judges to one, the state’s Election Petition Tribunal, chaired by Justice Tertse Kume, ruled against Governor Senator Ademola Adeleke. The majority judgment ordered that the Certificate of Return

Governor Sule loses eldest son

      Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has lost his eldest son, Hassan, who was aged 36.       Hassan passed on in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, in the late hours of Thursday.       The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Addra, broke the news in a statement on Friday.  

Deputy Nat’l Chair NCP to sue Yunusa, LP spokesperson, over expulsion

      Anayo Ezugwu           The Deputy National Chairman (South-South) Zone of the National Conscience Party (NCP) Pastor Peters Omoragbon, has concluded plans to take legal action against the National Chairman of his party, Mallam Tanko Yunusa, and the Spokesperson of the Labour Party.   Omoragbon made the disclosure at

Oyetola v Adeleke: Tight security as Tribunal delivers judgement today

    Ayobami Agboola, Osogbo     Hours to the sitting of the election petition tribunal to deliver judgement on the petition filed by Gboyega Oyetola on the outcome of the July 16 Osun State governorship election, security has been beefed up in and around the Osun State High Court premises in Osogbo, the state

2023: Another guber candidate is dead

    The gubernatorial candidate of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) for the 2023 polls in Adamawa State, Alhaji Aliyu Maina, is dead. His death comes after that of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State, Prof. Uchenna Ikonne. Both Maina and Ikonne died on the same day: January 25, 2023, The

Biden urges calm over police murder charges

        President Joe Biden is urging protests in Tennessee to remain peaceful as officials plan to release video of an arrest that led to a motorist’s death. Five Memphis police officers have been fired and are facing murder charges after Tyre Nichols, 29, died three days after a traffic stop on 7

Nine Palestinians killed in Israeli raid

    Nine Palestinians have been killed during an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank – the deadliest in years – Palestinian officials say. A woman aged 61 was reported among the dead in the flashpoint town of Jenin, reports the BBC. The Israeli military said its troops went in to arrest Islamic

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