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Good day! Below are News stories around Nigeria and abroad:

1. The Kwara State House of Assembly has confirmed the passing of the Majority Leader of the House, Olawoyin Magaji, who died on Monday morning. DAILY POST

2. John Cardinal Onaiyekan has cautioned politicians planning to rig Nigeria’s 2023 elections. He said with the current yearnings of the people, “the election will no longer be business as usual”. DAILY POST

3. Despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security formations to end insecurity and restore order and stability in the country by the end of December 2022, terrorism in the form of insurgency, banditry and killings by separatists has continued to claim lives. DAILY TRUST

4. Everton have announced that Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi will be sidelined for around three weeks with ankle ligament injury.
Iwobi suffered the injury in Friday’s Emirates FA Cup third round fixture at Manchester United which Everton lost 3-1.
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5. After scaling several political hurdles, Republican Kevin McCarthy emerged as the United States House of Representatives Speaker.
McCarthy’s emergence has made him the third most powerful person in the US after President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. DAILY POST

6. Chief Marketing Officer of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) Donald Etim, disclosed that 185 meters of XLPE underground cable were carted away recently at the Central Business Area, Abuja FCT valued at over 5 million naira at just one location out of several others that have been similarly affected across its franchise. DAILY TRUST

7. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has opened up on his whereabouts.
Atiku said that he would be in London from Monday to Wednesday for crucial meetings with the British government. DAILY POST

8. China’s new foreign minister Qin Gang is starting his term with a weeklong trip to five African countries. Qin, who until recently was ambassador to the United States, will visit Ethiopia, Gabon, Angola, Benin and Egypt from January 9 to 16.

9. Nigeria Professional Football League returnees, Bendel Insurance of Benin City recorded a resounding victoryon Sunday as they shocked former champions, Akwa United 2-0 in the opening match of the 2022/2023 NPFL season at the Godswill Akpabio International stadium in Uyo. LEADERSHIP

10. Famous Nigerian singer and record producer Michael Collins Ajereh known as Don Jazzy has lamented his giving attitude as he expressed fear of going broke if he continues giving out money.
While complaining about how he receives calls from strangers who constantly call for financial assistance, the singer said he is now putting his phone on do not disturb mode to avoid some of these strange calls from people. DAILY POST

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