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Monday, January 02, 2023

Daily News Roundup

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday endorsed the Labour Party standard bearer, Peter Obi, saying he had an edge over other presidential candidates in terms of knowledge, discipline, vitality and character. The elder statesman, therefore, called on Nigerians to vote for the LP standard bearer in the February 25 presidential polls.

. At least five persons have been confirmed killed and four others in critical condition after a yet-to-be-identified motorist rammed into dancers during a New Year party organised by some friends at Akinmori community, in the Afijio Local Government area of Oyo State.


Tragedy struck in the Ibara area of Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Sunday, when a couple, Kehinde and Bukola Fatinoye, were killed in a fire incident. Their son was reportedly taken away by suspected hoodlums, who set the house on fire.


. Hoodlums on Sunday attacked the convoy of Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal. It was gathered that the incident occurred on Sunday when Tambuwal and other government officials were returning from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) statewide electioneering campaign in Silame and Wamakko Local Government Areas of Sokoto State.


. Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has dismissed the endorsement of Peter Obi, his Labour Party rival, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. In a statement, which Bayo Onanuga, Director, Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, issued on his behalf, Tinubu described the endorsement as worthless.


The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev Ignatius Ayau Kaigama has urged Nigerians to be guided by their heads and hearts and not their stomachs and pockets. This was contained in his New Year 2023 message issued yesterday.


. The General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has said many trouble makers will lose the ability to make troubles and quite a “few balloons” will be deflated this year, urging Nigerians to pray fervently throughout the year.


. Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike of scuttling moves by the party to zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the South East. Its spokesperson, Charles Aniagwu said Wike influenced the zoning committee headed by his friend and Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom to declare the contest open to all.


 Constitutional lawyer, Peter Abang has petitioned the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), seeking commencement of criminal inquiry, arrest and prosecution of the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi, over his alleged role in the foiled plot to frame CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, for terrorism financing.


 President Muhammadu Buhari has said an armoured vehicle gift given to him by former Kano State governor and now presidential candidate of Nigerian National Peoples Party, NNPP, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, helped him survive a bomb attack in Kaduna in 2014. He stated this in a documentary, titled ‘Essential Muhammadu Buhari, which aired yesterday.


Here are top ten Premier League goalscorers:

1 Erling Haaland (Manchester City) 21 goals

2 Harry Kane (Tottenham) 13 goals

3 Ivan Toney (Brentford) 12 goals

4 Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) 10 goals

5. Rodrigo (Leeds) 9 goals

6 Miguel Almiron (Newcastle) 9 goals

7. Phil Foden (Manchester City) 7 goals

8. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 7 goals

9.Martin Odegaard (Arsenal) 7 goals

10 Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal) 7 goals

from dailypost


  1. All these other parties are fretting because OBJ did not endorse their corrupt principals, now the insults to OBJ. But they all went looking for his endorsement.

    I'm thinking all the spokespersons running their mouths, what they would have said if OBJ had endorsed them.

    Envy is bad?

  2. May the right man win the election

  3. Yes o, Baba Obj, always telling the truth.

    I stayed under hot, scorching sun for hours just to collect my PVC. I was terribly hungry and irritable that day, but I persisted just so I can vote Obi. My vote must count this year.

  4. I read the whole letter former president Obasanjo wrote. Aside the endorsement, it's such a great speech ( a presidential speech I would say) - touching every aspect that concerns Nigeria. I love this man!

  5. IBB was interviewed by Ngozi Anaegbu of Arise and I recently saw this interview a few months ago. IBB in addressing his vision for a good Nigerian leader, he laid out the qualities he thinks needed and that he has seen 1 or 2 or 3 people who fit this already, and when pressed if this leader(s) are young, elderly or middle aged, he replied 60s. Then asked if that person should emerge in 2023. he said, I believe so, he we could get him. I quickly thought of Peter Obi and Kwakwanso who are in their 60s. mmmhhh. No, I don't like IBB or as he suffer us well well during SAP riots, dodging bullets from the sky as we were struggling to get home after school was shot down, walking as no safe transport. He na wicked.


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