Naija News, read Top Headlines today, Wednesday 11 January 2023 below.
Below are the Newspaper Headlines & Naija News today from Nigerian Newspapers. Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. The Federal Government on Tuesday cleared the air on cancelling or shifting the 2023 general election. This is coming after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicated that the security situation in the country might lead to the postponement of the electoral process.
2. Federal government announces plans to start screening passengers arriving Nigeria for COVID-19. IDOMA VOICE reports that the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) says plans have been concluded for all passengers arriving in the country to be screened for COVID-19 using Rapid Diagnostic Test, RTD.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari has opened up about being an orphan, revealing that he had no idea of his biological father. IDOMA VOICE reports that the President made the stunning revelation on Tuesday while speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign rally at August 27 Stadium in Damaturu.
.4. The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, said on Tuesday that if elected as Nigeria’s next president his administration will ensure stability in the university system. The former Governor of Lagos State assured that he would address the challenges of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) if he is voted in the 2023 presidential election.
5. The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to completely defeat Boko Haram. Recall that President Buhari had insisted that his administration has cleared out Boko Haram terrorists causing unrest in the country’s Northeastern part
6. The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is yet to append his signature to the Peace Accord aimed at encouraging the peaceful conduct of the election. IDOMA VOICE reports that the leadership of the National Peace Committee (NPC) dispose this 46 days to the presidential poll, which is scheduled to be held on the 25th of February.
7. Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have busted a baby factory in the state, arrested four syndicates and rescued 10 pregnant women. The command swung into action and invaded the baby factory on Saturday at 4.45 pm at Omagwa and Igwuruta, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
8. The United Kingdom- based financial watchdog, Financial Conduct Authority, has fined the British subsidiary of Nigeria’s Guaranty Trust Bank 7.6 million pounds ($9.3 million). According to a statement by the body on Tuesday, the FCA said the fine was imposed due to the failures in GTBank’s anti-money laundering systems and controls.
9. Terrorists ambushed officers of The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and killed seven of them alongside five other persons from other security agencies. The incident took place at the Kuriga mining site in the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
10. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has assured admission seekers of a hitch-free 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The board has just concluded plans to begin the admission process on February 14.