Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress has shelved its planned nationwide protest earlier scheduled for January 27, 2022.
It also suspended the follow-up protest, which would have taken place on February 2, 2022 in the nation’s capital, Abuja.
2. A Super Tucano airstrike has eliminated an Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) leader and some foot soldiers, including foreign fighters. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) operation under Operation Hadin Kai took out the terrorists at Kirta Wulgo in Borno State.
3. The FG has disclosed that the subsidy of fuel will last for another 18 months, pending when an amendment in the Petroleum Industry Act will be forwarded to the National Assembly. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva gave this indication on Tuesday while briefing State House Correspondents in Abuja.
4. Nigeria’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami said court sittings in Kainji, New Bussa, Niger State, for prosecution of Boko Haram cases, would resume soon. Malami made the announcement on Tuesday while receiving the Ambassador to the Netherlands, Eniola Ajayi.
5. The Nigerian Economic Summit Group, NESG says 91 million Nigerians now live below the poverty line. The Chairman of the Group, Mr. Asue Ighodalo, disclosed this, yesterday, at the launching of the 2022 Macro-Economic Outlook of the Group, in Abuja.
6. On behalf of all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, wished the Nigerian athletes participating in the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games success at the competition.
7. The Monetary Policy Committee (MP) of the CBN, rising from its first meeting in 2022, retained the benchmark interest rate at 11.5 per cent to rein in inflation. Announcing the decision at the end of the meeting, the CBN said holding the interest rate and other parameters constant had impacted the economy positively.
8. President Buhari has directed security agencies to leverage on Fifth Generation (5G) technology, when deployed, to enhance security in the country. The President gave the directive at the launch of the National Policy on 5G for Nigeria’s Digital Economy in Abuja, on Tuesday.
9. A prominent car dealer in Gusau, the capital of Zamfara state and four other people were, on Tuesday, arraigned before a chief magistrate’s court for killing, decapitating and eating body parts of a 9-year-old boy identified as Ahmad Yakubu Aliyu.
10. The National Assembly, on Tuesday, amended the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill for the second time by concurring on consensus candidacy and setting fresh conditions for political parties in the nomination of candidates for elections.