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Good day! Below are summary of News story across Nigeria and Abroad: 

1. The Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has directed deposit money banks (DMBs) to commence the payment of the redesigned Naira notes over the counter, subject to a maximum daily payout limit of N20,000. While admitting the difficulties Nigerians have faced in trying to get money Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), the apex bank reassured of its commitment to making the process seamless. CHANNELS

2. The Indigenous People of Biafra has suspended its weekly sit-at-home order for the 2023 general elections. In a statement on Thursday by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, the group said for the purpose of the election, it would not issue any sit-at-home order. PUNCH

3. Baldwin-Reed formally charged over fatal ‘Rust’ shooting. Gutierrez-Reed, who was responsible for weapons on set, was formally charged Tuesday with the same crime as Baldwin. Alec Baldwin was formally charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter over the accidental shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the low-budget western “Rust.Baldwin was holding the Colt .45 during rehearsals for the film when it discharged, killing Halyna Hutchins in October 2021. CHANNELS

4. Golden Eaglets head coach, Nduka Ugbade says his team is battle ready for their group opponents at the 2023 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations. The Eaglets will face Morocco, South Africa and Zambia in Group B following the draw for the biennial competition on Wednesday. DAILY POST

5. A building under construction has collapsed in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja with many feared trapped under its rubbles. The building situated in the Gwarinpa Area of Abuja collapsed on Thursday. A Twitter user with the handle @nnjigs who shared a video of the building claimed people were trapped under the rubble. PUNCH

6. Popular Nigerian event host/Wedding MC, Derekumor Ebiaremene Claude AKA Shadow_mcfr, has revealed that his father never supported his choice of becoming an MC. The event Host revealed this while responding to questions from his followers during a Question and Answer segment on his Instagram story. In his words, he said “My father did everything possible to make sure I studied law, but I failed literature for some awkward reasons twice lol”. DAILY POST

7. The Federal Government has said the current hardship Nigerians are experiencing in order to get the new naira notes is a “temporary situation” needed for the country’s economic growth. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, said this Wednesday at 65th ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team in the State House, Abuja. DAILY TRUST

8. France centre-back Raphael Varane, a World Cup winner in 2018 and runner-up last year, announced Thursday his retirement from international duty at the age of 29. Varane’s decision to call time on his France career leaves Kylian Mbappe as the frontrunner for the captaincy, with Didier Deschamps’ side set to begin Euro 2024 qualifying at the end of March with a double-header against the Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland. CHANNELS

9. Bishop Matthew Kukah of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto met with Pope Francis in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday. The Nigerian bishop joined other clerics to welcome the Pontiff to Africa. DAILY TRUST

10. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has reacted to the most recent attack on its facility in Anambra State. The INEC office in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State was attacked and set ablaze by unknown gunmen on Wednesday. DAILY POST

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