Hello! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian newspapers:

1. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the extension of the deadline for the collection of Permanent Elector Credentials, PVC, at the national level until February 5, 2023. This was announced in a statement by Festus Okoye, Commissioner National and President, Voter Information and Education Committee.

2. The Northern Elderly Forum, NEF, has said that the redesign of the naira by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, is strangling the Nigerian economy. In a statement from the forum’s director of publicity and advocacy, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the NEF said the currency swap did not work out as planned, urging the CBN to review and postpone the deadline for swapping the redesigned naira dominations. .

3. Jahun Local Government Area Division Police Officer, Jigawa State, SP Abubakar Musa, collapsed and died in his office. Spokesperson for the State Police Command, DSP. Lawan Shiisu Adamu confirmed the death in a statement issued to the DAILY POST on Saturday.

4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said the government’s currency swap is not targeting innocent citizens but corrupt individuals and terrorist financiers hoarding illicit money. According to a statement signed by Garba Shehu, Principal Special Assistant to the President for Media and Publicity, Buhari was reacting to reports of long lines of people waiting for hours to deposit old bills and get new ones.

5. Police Inspector General Usman Alkali Baba has invalidated the Police Community Relations Committee Identity Card valid from December 2022. Force Public Relations Officer Olumuyiwa Adejobi said on Saturday in a statement that the IGP ordered that anyone found displaying an invalidated PCRC ID card should be arrested and prosecuted.

6. The Central Bank of Nigeria has once again said that the January 31 deadline for the validity of the old 200, 500 and 1000 Naira notes remains unchanged. The main bank, via its verified Twitter page, insisted on Saturday night that the January 31, 2023 deadline stands.

7. Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has confirmed that he has sent a letter to the presidency requesting the postponement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state for the start-up of projects. Ganduje made this known during interactive sessions with academics, lawmakers, political leaders and the business community in the state at Government House, Kano, adding that the decision was made to avoid unforeseen circumstances. The president was expected to pay a one-day visit to the state on Monday.

8. Former Information Minister, Prof. Jerry Gana, has called on the Federal Government to put an end to the ongoing fuel shortage and price hikes in the country. Gana said this in Akure, Ondo State, during the anniversary of the Archbishop Vining College of Theology.

9. The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, in Jigawa State, has engaged the services of more than 200 agents for a cash swap programme. The Director of Human Resources of the main bank and leader of the team of the cash exchange program in the state, Hajia Amina Habib, made it known during a press conference in Dutse, the state capital.

10. Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate has dismissed any hint of friction in his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari, insisting that his support for the president is pure and enduring. Tinubu said this as he was addressing the APC rally in Gusau, the capital of Zamfara state, on Saturday.