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

1. Residents of Kaduna are currently battling with indecision following the statewide address of the State Governor, Nasir El Rufai over the legality of old Naira notes in the state. Recall that the Central Bank of Nigeria had warned that old notes will no longer be accepted as legal tenders by February 10, 2023, a declaration that led to a suit at the Supreme Court. However, Controversy further deepened when in his address to Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai emphasised that the old notes remain legal tenders until Supreme Court decides otherwise. DAILY POST

2. The Department of State Service (DSS) has uncovered a plan by Boko Haram terrorists to attack the Abuja-Kaduna train service in the coming days. The Ministry of Transportation, in a letter to the Ministry of Defence, obtained by newsmen on Thursday said it had, on February 1, received a letter from the DSS on the threat by Boko Haram terrorists to attack the Abuja-Kaduna train services. DAILY TRUST

3. A combined team of troops of the Nigerian Army and Navy have neutralized seven bandits during clearance operations in the Kasso general area of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.  While confirming the development,Samuel Aruwan,Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, said operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government revealed that the troops embarked on the operations, and made contact with bandits around Ungwan Rimi village in Kasso, near a river. VANGUARD

4. Thirty-one bodies buried in two clandestine graves have been exhumed by authorities in western Mexico, officials said Thursday, in a region hit by violence linked to organized crime. The first grave was found on February 1 in the town of San Isidro Mazatepec in Jalisco state. A second grave was found after several days of investigation and the extraction of bags containing bodies. CHANNELS

5. Tiwa Savage has added another feather in her cap by making her acting debut in ‘Water and Garri’. The singer and songwriter takes on the lead role of Aisha, a successful fashion designer in the US who returns to her homeland after 10 years away following a family bereavement. She returns to see that things have changed at home. Violence has escalated and tensions are high. As she reconnects with family, old friends and her past love, she must learn to live with her scars and confront the guilt she left behind. PULSE

6. Former Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel has claimed that he was robbed of the African Footballer of The Year Award in 2013. Recall that Mikel Obi missed out on the African top-individual award to Manchester City legend, Yaya Toure despite winning the 2013 AFCON in South Africa. According to Mikel, everybody left the stage when Toure was handed the 2013 African Footballer of the Year Award ahead of him. DAILY POST

7. There is tension in some parts of Lagos over scarcity of naira as a result of the redesign policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The state has been relatively calm in wake of protests over the naira redesign policy across the nation. But on Friday, a riot broke out in Mile 12 area of the state. Mile 12 is a popular international foodstuff market along Ikorodu Road. Eyewitness account said there was shooting as many civil servants and those going outside Ikorodu had to make a U-turn for fear of being hit. DAILY TRUST

8. High Altitude Athletics Club coach, Stephen Nuhu, says distance runners in Nigeria will forever be grateful to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, for giving them the attention they have longed been craving for. Nuhu gave the commendation as he prepared his athletes for the first National Cross Country race holding this Saturday in Jos, the capital of Plateau state. LEADERSHIP

9. The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control has destroyed fake drugs and expired products worth N326,833,592.80, which were seized from pharmaceutical stores and other business enterprises across the states of the North Central geo-political zone of the country.Speaking at the destruction exercise in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, on Thursday, the Director General of NAFDAC, Prof Christianah Adeyeye, described the act of some Nigerians who sell such substances to other citizens as the gravest onslaught on human life. CHANNELS

10. A comic actor, Bishop Umoh, aka Okon Lagos, has stated that politicians’ fight to keep old naira notes is not for the benefit of Nigerians. He made this known via his Instagram account on Friday morning. The actor stated that the naira redesign policy was not intended to punish the common man, but rather to maintain a free and fair election adding that vote-buying politicians had the exact notes that were no longer legal tender. PUNCH

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