Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian newspapers:

1. The All Progressive Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday in Kano State, expressed optimism that his party would capture Kano State, and Nigeria as a whole, in the 2023 elections. Tinubu, who was accorded an enthusiastic reception, was in Kano for the opening ceremony of the Northwest presidential campaign.

2. The Commissioner for Development of Cooperatives and SMEs in Bauchi State, Sa’adatu Bello Kirfi, resigned from her position. She resigned 24 hours after her father, Muhammadu Bello Kirfi, was ousted as Wazirin Bauchi. Kirfi was dethroned for allegedly disrespecting Governor Bala Mohammed.

3. The spiritual director of the Ministry of Worship, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, returned from the monastery yesterday after eight months of suspension. A video circulating online captured a crowd welcoming Mbaka at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

4. Electricity distribution companies have quietly increased the amount to be paid by energy consumers across the country. Although most Discs did not make this public, power users have opposed the move, describing it as a fleece amid the harsh economic reality in Nigeria today.

5. The Nigerian Medical Association South-South Zone threatened to close all hospitals in Delta State yesterday to protest the murder of one of its members, Dr. Uyi Iluobe, by gunmen who attacked his hospital , Olive Clinic, in Oghareki, Ethiopia West Local Government Area on New Year’s Eve.

6. Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Wednesday expressed confidence that whoever he adopts as a candidate will win the February 25 presidential election. The governor said the insults hurled at him would not change his mind about working for his yet-to-be-named preferred presidential candidate.

7. Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Oyo State have rebuffed Governor Seyi Makinde by organizing a rally for their presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The chiefs, who include Elder Wole Oyelese, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide and a former lieutenant governor, Hazeem Gbolarumi, said the G-5 crisis is between the governors and the national president, Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, not Atiku.

8. An FCT High Court has stopped an application seeking to remove the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, from office for an alleged false declaration of assets. Judge MA Hassan on Wednesday rejected the request along with the 14 appeals filed by the plaintiffs.

9. The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has arrested a senior commander of the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), Abdulmumin Ibrahim Otaru, alias Abu Mikdad, in connection with the explosion around the Ohinoyi palace. from Ebiraland in Kogi. Express.

10. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited is prospecting for crude oil in more northern locations, after discovering the product in Bauchi and Gombe states. NNPC stated that it was currently taking coordinated steps for further frontier exploration in the region, as part of measures to shore up the country’s oil production and reserves.