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Thursday, March 16, 2023

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Barely three days after the Central Bank of Nigeria declared old N1,000, N500 and N200 notes as legal tender, Deposit Money Banks say they are beginning to run out of the old currencies. The development led to severe hardship and pains for several bank customers seeking to withdraw funds on Wednesday.

. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Wednesday began the distribution of sensitive materials for Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections. Also on Wednesday, political parties warned the electoral body against a repeat of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System glitches and other hitches that characterised the February 25 presidential and National Assembly polls.


The Federal Government, on Wednesday, said it is yet to harmonise efforts with states to set up palliative measures ahead of the June 2023 deadline for the discontinuation of petrol subsidy. It, however, said concerned committees would soon conclude discussions with key stakeholders as the administration winds down.


The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have withdrawn an application they filed to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission to allow their agents to participate in the process of sorting out ballot papers that were used for the February 25 presidential election.


 The New Nigeria Peoples Party in Kano State has accused the Department of State Services of working in collaboration with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to undermine the forthcoming governorship election in the state. A chieftain of the party and senatorial candidate, Dr Bappa Bichi, made the allegation while addressing a news conference on Wednesday night.


 The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been ranked as the 10th deadliest terror group in the world. IPOB, a separatist group, was proscribed and declared a terrorist organisation by the federal government in 2017. According to the 2023 Global Terrorism Index (GTI), with 40 attacks and 57 deaths, 2022 is considered the group’s deadliest year.


 The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has opened up on its support for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, in the February 25 elections. Chairman of PDP in Rivers, Ambassador Desmond Akawo, who disclosed this at a meeting yesterday, said the move was to ensure that power is shifted to the South.


 The Federal Government has confirmed that the 2023 population and housing census earlier scheduled for March 29 will now hold in May 2023. While briefing State House reporters after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, confirmed that the postponement had been ratified.


 Against the backdrop of sustained cash crises in the economy, Nigeria’s February 2023 inflation rate recorded a decline on Month-on-Month, MoM, while showing a marginal rise to 21.91 per cent Year-on-Year, YoY. Analysts said the inflationary pressure was still much higher during the period, but was tempered by the acute scarcity of cash in the economy.


 The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says 66 patients involved in the train-bus collision accident have been treated and discharged from five state public health facilities. Abayomi disclosed this in a situation update about the accident on Wednesday in Lagos.

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  1. 😁😁😁😁😁

    Why is Nigeria wasting tax payers money to induce international communities to see IPOB as terrorist group even when a court in Nigeria have said otherwise?

    IPOB leader even defeated Nigeria in their own court. Isn't that a shame to all their antics?

    They have been trying so hard as the reason they are still incarcerating the IPOB leader even after court ruling that discharged and acquitted him from all charges, to see a justifiable reason to imprison him. But they will fail.

    Do they know what IPOB means? Indigenous people of Biafra. Can you label a whole people and race terrorist?

    The same IPOB labelled as terrorist by Nigerian sponsored criminal international allies in Sweden will see the damage they have done to their reputation as an organization.

    The question sensible people should ask is, do terrorist have a known address or register their presence in countries all over the world?

    Believe me, these same IPOB are still protesting in Europe yet to country is clamping down on them as terrorist. Even the US didn't say anything to that regard being the world power they are.

    Nigeria should keep fooling herself trying to bribe everyone into their dirty dealings.

    The terrorism tag won't fly. Another wasted effort and resources that would have offset some of her debt to money borrowed from China.

    1. Please go and sit down,if you don't see ipob as terrorist group then I don't know your definition of terrorism.

    2. God is watching them and will soon flush them out the earth one after the other

  2. The said terrorist tag was hyped by Nigerian media. I have checked, the said table published was fake, it was not from Terror Index table. Also I have searched everywhere in Terror Index Website to see where IPOB was listed as number 10 and couldn't seen it. If you have seen, pls show us.


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