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Newspaper Headlines: Mega churches, schools bar old naira note payment ahead of Jan 31 deadline

BY Ayodele Oluwafemi

The controversy trailing the January 31 deadline stipulated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the phase out of the old naira notes.

The Punch reports that some mega-churches, schools and retailers have set time limits for the collection of old naira notes ahead of the January 31 deadline. The newspaper says the tribunal will on Friday give judgement on the suit involving the victory of Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the July 2022 Osun governorship election.


The Nation says Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said the PDP was colluding with saboteurs to create the lingering petrol scarcity. The newspaper reports that Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, said the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), processed and issued 9.31 million passports between 2015 and 2022.


Daily Trust says commercial banks across the country are running short of the redesigned naira notes ahead of the January 31 deadline. The federal government said it foiled 66 attempts to hack the virtual meetings of the federal executive council (FEC), the newspaper reports.



Daily Sun says the federal government disclosed that 309 Nigerians renounced the country’s citizenship in 2022. The newspaper reports that the Nigerian military has warned those plotting to scuttle the February and March polls.


The Guardian says youths in Katsina protested against insecurity and the current economic realities during the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state to commission projects.  The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), yesterday, re-arrested Adedibu Ojerinde, a former registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the newspaper reports.

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