Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Wednesday 8th February 2023

Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Wednesday 8th February 2023

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Customs intercepts 47,750 litres of fuel, military uniforms in S’west border corridors

      Bayo Akomolafe   The Nigeria Customs (NCS), Federal Operations Unit, Zone A in Lagos has seized 47,750 litres of Premium Motor Spirit, 68 pieces of military uniforms, nine truckload of rice and other contraband valued at N517.9million in the border corridors of the Southwest. The Acting Controller of the unit, Hussein Ejibunu

Elections’ll hold as scheduled, INEC assures

…Chairman briefs FEC members     Lawrence Olaoye, Abuja     Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has assured that despite the scarcity of fuel and cash crunch, the general elections scheduled for February/March this year would hold as scheduled. Yakubu made this clarification Wednesday when he briefed the cabinet members

I hope nothing will stop elections – Obasanjo

    Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta   Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed his hope that nothing would stop the February and March general elections from holding. Obasanjo stated this against the backdrop of the concerns by Nigerians that the election might be postponed following violence protests in some parts of the country as a result

Oluomo: Sack Lagos REC for partisanship – Atiku

      Onyekachi Eze, Abuja   The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to remove the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lagos State, Olusegun Agbaje, for partisanship. Atiku, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communication Phrank Shaibu, condemned

IMF advises CBN to shift currency notes deadline

  …reiterates position on unified exchange rate   Abdulwahab Isa, Abuja The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to consider extending the deadline for new currency notes should problems persist in the next few days leading up to the February 10, 2023 deadline. The Fund hinged its advice

Deaths in Turkey, Syria earthquake exceed 11,000

  The death toll of people caught up in the Turkey and Syria earthquake has risen to more than 11,000, making this the deadliest quake worldwide in over a decade. Amid calls for the Turkish government to send more help to the disaster zone, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan toured a “tent city” in Kahramanmaras where

JUST IN: Ukraine’s President Zelensky lands in UK for surprise visit

    Ukraine’s president is paying a surprise visit to the UK – his first since Russia invaded his country last year.   Volodymyr Zelensky will address Parliament and visit Ukrainian troops who are being trained by British forces, reports the BBC.   No 10 has announced that Britain will begin to train Ukrainian fighter

JUST IN: Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Banning of Old Naira Notes

      The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily halted the move by the Federal Government to ban the use of the old naira notes from February 10, 2023. A seven-member panel led by Justice John Okoro, halted the move of the Federal Government in a ruling in an exparte application brought by three northern

LeBron James breaks record for most career points in NBA history

    The king stands alone. Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James set the record for most career points in NBA history Tuesday, toppling Hall of Famer and fellow Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Late in the third quarter during their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, James scored his 36th point of the night, for a

Qatari investors set to bid for Man United – Report

  Qatari investors are planning to make a huge bid to buy Premier League club Manchester United, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources. The report described the investors as “a group of private, high-wealth individuals” from Qatar, which hosted the 2022 World Cup. Reuters has contacted Manchester United for comment. Jim

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