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

1. The Supreme Court annulled the nomination of Emmanuel Bwacha as the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba state. A five-member panel headed by Kudirat Kekere-Ekun delivered the sentence on Wednesday.

2. Gunmen attacked the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Ojoto, Idemili Sur local government area of ​​Anambra state, early Wednesday morning. The state police command spokesman, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident in a press release.

3. The New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, has denied claims that its presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, was in talks with his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP counterpart, Atiku Abubakar. NNPP National Chairman Professor Rufai Ahmed Alkali denied this as he addressed reporters in Abuja on Wednesday.

4. The President’s wife, Aisha Buhari, might have given credence to Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s claim that elements of the Nigerian Presidential Village are working against Bola Tinubu, the All-Congress presidential candidate. the Progressives, APC. . Aisha Buhari shared the video clip of el-Rufai’s statement on her verified Instagram page without any comments attached, an act that could be seen as tacit support for the governor’s claim.

5. New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) Chairman Rufa’i Alkali has called on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standard-bearer Atiku Abubakar to drop his presidential bid for his candidate Rabiu Kwankwaso. Alkali said this during a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday.

6. The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has been granted permission by the Federal High Court in Abuja to seek a writ of mandamus to compel the Department of State Services to allow him unrestricted access to medical care. In the lawsuit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/2341/2022, Kanu, through his legal team headed by Mike Ozekhome and Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said that he needed an independent medical examination to determine his health.

7. Peoples’ Democratic Party PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has argued that those who demand a further extension of the expiration of the new Naira notes have sinister motives. The former vice president, who said this in a statement he issued in Abuja on Wednesday, backed the move by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to run a cashless economy.

8. Nyesom Wike says the people of Rivers State already know the candidate he wants them to vote for in the February 25, 2023 presidential election, stressing that those who expect him to make a public statement about his choice of candidate they will wait in vain. Wike spoke Wednesday in Port Harcourt during the Rivers Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign rally for the City of Port Harcourt local government area.

9. The presidency has reacted to Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index, which indicated that Nigeria took four steps back in its anti-corruption war. Information and Culture Minister Lia Mohammed reacted in defense of the All Progressives Congress-led administration on Wednesday shortly after the Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

10. The presidential candidate of the New Nigerian People’s Party, NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has warned Nigerians not to vote for candidates who play the ethnic card. The NNPP presidential candidate spoke in his parliament to the South West Development Stakeholders Forum in Ibadan, Oyo State.