1. The Federal Government has said it will soon meet with operators in the midstream and downstream oil sector as part of measures towards developing strategic stock for Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, in key locations across the country to end the scarcity. The Executive Director, Distribution Systems, Storage and Retailing Infrastructure, Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, Ogbugo Ukoha stated this on Tuesday.
2. Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, yesterday, said his campaign team was attacked in Katsina State during the Monday rally. In a statement issued on his behalf, Diran Onifade, Head of Media, Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council, said that the attack on Obi and his campaign team is condemnable.
3. Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has said the CBN will not extend the January 31 deadline for the old naira notes. Speaking at the post-Monetary Policy Committee briefing of the bank in Abuja on Tuesday, Emefiele said, “I don’t have good news for those who want the deadline of old naira to be changed because we will not move it”.
4. The family of a young woman in Gbako LGA of Niger State has asked the family of her suitor to take back the old N1,000 and N500 notes they gave as bride price. It was gathered that the family of the suitor took an undisclosed amount to the family of the woman as bride price and money for other items in preparation for the wedding.
5. Anti-sabotage organisation on the aegis of The Natives, has tasked security agencies, especially the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) to fish-out oil marketers and other economic saboteurs responsible for fuel scarcity across the country.
6. The police in Imo State on Monday confirmed the beheading of the Sole Administrator of Ideato North Local Government Area of the State, Chris Ohizu.
Ohizu was kidnapped on Friday alongside two others after his country home at Imoko community, Arondizuogu, was burnt by hoodlums.
7. The Federal Government denied any increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, despite the hike in the cost of the commodity across the country. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, in a statement, said the president is yet to approve the new price.
8. Cross River communities have continued to record more tragedies as 19 persons have died and 286 hospitalised following an outbreak of Cholera in Obubra Local Government of the State. This is barely a month after about 14 persons lost their lives at Abi and Odukpani communities as a result of the same disease.
9. An outbreak of diphtheria infection in Kano State since last week Friday has, as of Thursday, claimed not less than 25 lives. It was learnt that the child killer disease, first recorded in the State in late 2022, is being treated as an outbreak at the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano.
10. Famous actress, Halima Abubakar has again made more claims on alleged relationship with Apostle Johnson Suleman.
Recall that the actress in 2022 alleged that she had an affair with the preacher because he told her he was a divorcee with three children.
Halima also accused the cleric of reneging on his promise to marry her and being behind an undisclosed life-threatening ailment that had plagued her for years.
11. Mixed reactions have continued to trail the public announcement of a joint tour between popular hip pop star, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid and his counterpart, David Adeleke, a.k.a Davido.