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Wednesday Highlights: Key Events Across Nigeria



Here are some notable highlights of Wednesday, January 24, as gathered by Diaspora Digital Media:

1. Tinubu’s Promise: President Bola Ahmed Tinubu assured Nigerians that they would soon experience the benefits of the “tough but necessary decisions” of his administration during a meeting with the South-South Monarchs’ Forum.

2. Obiano’s Money Laundering Trial: The EFCC is set to arraign former Anambra Governor Willie Obiano before a Federal High Court in Abuja for alleged money laundering, accusing him of misappropriating public funds during his tenure.

3. US Secretary of State’s Pledge: Antony Blinken announced the United States’ commitment to provide an additional $45 million to West African nations to combat instability, bringing total funding under the year-old program to nearly $300 million.

4. Oil Marketers’ Criticism: Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) criticized the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) for alleged delays in petroleum product supply, leading to marketers sourcing fuel from private depot owners at a higher cost.

5. Anti-Terrorist Raid in Kebbi State: Troops, along with security operatives and local vigilantes, raided a terrorists’ camp in Kebbi State, resulting in the death of one terrorist, rescue of four kidnapped persons, and recovery of arms and ammunition.

6. Ghana Coach Sacked: The Ghana Football Association sacked national team coach, Chris Hughton, following Ghana’s early exit from the AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast.

7. INEC Chairman’s Concerns: INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, raised concerns over plans to disrupt the February 3 rerun and bye-elections, emphasizing the need for election security during the first quarterly meeting of the Interagency Consultative Committee on Election Security.

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8. Security Takeover of Ogun State House of Assembly: Combined security forces took over the Ogun State House of Assembly complex in Abeokuta following the impeachment of Olakunle Oluomo as the speaker.

9. Arrests Following Hotel Incident: Ondo State Police Command arrested two persons in connection with the death of a man, Abiodun Akintomowo, after a suspected sex romp in a hotel in Ondo town.

10. N1.127 Trillion Shared by Governments: The federal, state, and local governments shared N1.127 trillion from the N1.674 trillion collectable revenue in December 2023, marking a significant financial distribution across the three tiers of government.

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