Good morning Nigeria, welcome to GWG roundup of top headlines of Nigerian newspaper for today, Monday, January 23, 2023
1. Buhari Dragged To Court Over Electricity Tariff Hike was a major story in many Nigerian newspapers on January 23, 2023.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been charged to court over his failure to reverse the increase in electricity tariff, and to probe the spending of public funds as ‘investments and bailouts’ to DisCos and GenCos since 2005.
2. Weeks Before 2023 Elections, United States Speaks On Preferred Presidential Candidate
The United States of America has declared that it does not have any preferred presidential candidate for the forthcoming 2023 elections in Nigeria.
3. APC Opens Up On Yahaya Bello Dumping Tinubu For Atiku
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied reports that Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has tactically withdrawn his support for the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The APC in a statement on Sunday signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, described the report as ‘fake news.’
4. Over 300 Passengers Stranded As Train Derails Inside Kogi Forest
Scores of passengers have been left stranded inside a forest in Kogi State after a train heading to Itakpe from Warri derailed on Sunday.
5. Atiku: Keyamo Intimidating Govt Agencies, Sack Him Now – PDP Reports Minister To Buhari
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo of using his office for selfish ambitions.
6. NNPP Presidential Campaign Council Speaks On Kwankwaso Stepping Down
The presidential campaign council (PCC) of the New Nigeria Peoples Party has dispelled the report that its presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso is planning to step down.
The party on Sunday noted that the former governor of Kano State is still in the presidential race and would not step down for anybody.
7. NDLEA Seizes Over 1.7 Million Tramadol Pills In Lagos
Over 1.7 million Tramadol pills have been recovered by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) from a warehouse at Greenfield Estate, Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos State.
A statement by the Director, Media & Advocacy of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi on Sunday said that the Agency on January 18, also discovered 110.75kgs of cannabis Indica concealed in a 2011 Toyota Sienna and a 2011 Honda Pilot SUV on a container marked TCLU 7799237 from Montreal, Canada at Sifax Okota Bonded Terminal in the state.
8. APC North-West Chair Speaks On Working For Obi
The All Progressives Congress (APC) North-West Zonal Chairman, Salihu Lukman on Sunday denied working for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Lukman said it absurd for anyone to believe that he abandoned his responsibility in the ruling party to support Obi.
The APC chieftain stated this in a statement titled ‘Fallacious Politics of 2023’ released through his media aide.
9. COVID-19: Buhari Govt To Reactivate Isolation Centers
The Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government may reactivate isolation centers established to curb the spread of Covid-19 across the country to prepare against the outbreak of an “unknown deadly flu” reported in China.
10. Buhari Has Killed More Innocent Herdsmen Than Jonathan, Obasanjo, Others – Gumi
A prominent and controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of killing more innocent Fulani herdsmen than any other former president.
Gumi, who is known for his contact with bandits and herdsmen terrorizing the North-West and North-Central parts of Nigeria, stated this in an interview with Vanguard.
Those are the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today, Monday, January 23, 2023. Read more Nigerian news on GWG.