Wednesday, February 1, 2023


Good day! below are summary’s of stories across Nigeria and aboard 

1. Director General, Debt Management Office, Patience Oniha has said that the incoming administration would inherit about 77 trillion naira debt by the time President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure ends in May.

Although data released by the DMO had put Nigeria’s public debt at 44.06 trillion naira as at the third quarter 2022, the federal government plans to borrow more to finance both the supplementary and 2023 budgets. DAILY TRUST

2. Ahead of the general elections to hold this year, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has commenced online accreditation for journalists and media organisations wishing to cover the polls noting that the portal will be open for registration on Thursday, 5th January, 2023 and closed on Sunday, 5th February, 2023. SAHARA REPORTERS

3. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC is investigating the vice-chancellor of the Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State, Shehu Alhaji-Musa.
The don is being investigated over an alleged 1.1 billion naira contract scam. the agency said it was investigating contracts awarded by the vice chancellor for the supply of office equipment and library stationery as well as the furnishing of a 400-seat capacity twin theatre. SAHARA REPORTERS

4. The Chairman, Military Pensions Board Rear Admiral Saburi Lawal said the board has began the payment of Security Debarment Allowance to eligible military retirees and next-of-kins of deceased pensioners.

He said the beneficiaries were military retirees on the MPB database who retired before Nov. 9, 2017, deceased military retirees who were alive when the Manual of Financial Administration was signed in 2017 and non-pensionable retirees who retired before Nov. 9, 2017 but were only paid gratuities. DAILY TRUST

5. Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi scored the only goal as Nottingham Forest beat Southampton to climb out of the Premier League relegation zone late Wednesday.

The precious 1-0 victory heaped more misery on the basement club.
Taiwo Awoniyi’s fifth goal of the season earned his team a first top-flight away success of the season to strengthen their survival hopes. DAILY TRUST

6. The 20 clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) will receive 10 million naira each as take-off grants from the Interim Management Committee ahead of the 2022/23 season billed to kickoff on January 8.

NFF President Ibrahim Gusau addressed stakeholders ahead of the start of the season to assure them that the Football House will support every move to upgrade the league in terms of transparency, level playing ground and improved performance. DAILY TRUST

7. The united States House of Representatives has remained in turmoil with no speaker elected on the second day of voting.

Congressman, Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California failed to secure enough votes three times due to intra-party division.
House members voted three times on Tuesday the opening day of the divided 118th Congress but McCarthy fell short of the necessary votes to be the next speaker. BBC

8. A woman has denied being involved in the female genital mutilation of a four-year-old British girl in Kenya.

Amina Noor, is accused of aiding and abetting a non-UK citizen in an act of genital mutilation between 2006 and 2007.

9. Mexican authorities have arrested Ovidio Guzmán, son of notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, in an operation in the state of Sinaloa.
He was previously arrested by federal authorities in October 2019, but was released on the orders of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to avoid further bloodshed.

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