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Good day! below are News stories across Nigeria and Abroad:

1. A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has convicted and sentenced to death by hanging, two former members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad for extra-judicial killing. Five members of the SARS team, ASP Samuel Chigbu, Shedrack Ibibo, Magus Awuri,  Ogoligo, and Olisa Emeka are standing trial for killing Michael Akor and Michael Igwe, while in their custody for allegedly stealing recharge cards in Oyigbo, Oyigbo Local Government Area in 2015. PUNCH

2. Former Senator SHEHU Sani has said that the redesigning of the National currency and the cash withdrawal policy introduced by Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria is an economic disaster and a poisonous idea aimed at unleashing hardship on the masses. Describing Nigeria as ‘a vast refugee camp where people queue for cash ration’, he said, Nigerians have been subjected to the multiple tragedies of struggling for money, searching for money, looking for money and scratching for money.” DAILY TRUST

3. Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has alleged that a group of Fulani elites are planning to eliminate him over a recent incident in Nasarawa State where scores of herdsmen were killed in a bomb attack. Ortom has accused some personalities led by the former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, of making all manner of accusations against him in a sinister attempt to set him up for hatred and attacks. PULSE

4. The Nigeria Football Federation has paid the accumulated match bonuses of the nine-time African champions, Super Falcons seven months after the completion of the tournament. The seven months was arguably one of the longest waits for the nine-time African champions to access their entitlements, after previous ugly episodes, including protests that greeted the 2010 and 2016 African title wins.the NFF only paid bonuses for three wins recorded against Burundi, Botswana in the group stages and the quarter final duel with Cameroon. DAILY POST

5. Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities have detained and beaten the country’s veteran journalism lecturer, Ismail Mashal for speaking against the ban imposed on women’s university education. Mashal’s aide, Farid Ahmad Fazli said this following the lecturer’s outrage on live television against the prohibition of women’s university education in December. VANGUARD

6. Popular Nollywood actor, Yomi Alore, professionally known as Yomi Gold has cried out for help over a threat to his life following a paternity scandal with a Lagos big boy, Mosh and his wife Doyin Aduke. Recall that Mosh and Aduke’s marriage reportedly crashed over infidelity and paternity fraud after the husband hacked his wife’s email account and discovered that Yomi Gold is the real father of his second child. DAILY POST

7. The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, has directed security agencies to arrest the officials of the Federal Housing Authority and the developer of the collapsed two-storey building in Abuja. He ordered the arrest of the FHA officers saddled with monitoring the development, in charge of granting the development permit, the developer, and the engineer supervising the development, for manslaughter. PUNCH

8. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun a mock accreditation exercise across the country ahead of the 2023 general elections. The Commission, last week, noted the exercise would hold on February 4 to test the efficacy of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) in preparation for the Presidential and National Assembly elections on February 25. CHANNELS

9. Popular Nigerian singer and producer Timi Dakolo has warned Nigerians to be careful with the kind of religious gatherings they attend. He said that people should avoid religious gatherings that see only negativity. According to the singer, in a post shared on his Instagram page on Friday, “Avoid religious gatherings that only see bad things. God didn’t create you and envelope in suffering and curses. God is love. God loves you.” DAILY POST

10. The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has said that the apex bank acknowledges the pains Nigerians are facing in accessing the new naira notes and are working on closing the gaps observed in the circulation process. According to the CBN governor, the apex bank will extend cash swaps to microfinance banks and engage 30,000 super agents in the hinterlands as part of new measures to accelerate the circulation of new naira notes. CHANNELS

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