Top Nigerian News Headlines for Today, Friday 21st October 2022


Naija News, read today’s top headlines, Friday 21st October 2022 below.

below are the Newspaper headlines and Naija news today from Nigerian newspapers. Good morning! Here is today’s roundup from Nigerian newspapers:

1. Buhari fires NDDC chief Effiong Akwa

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has fired the sole administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Effiong Akwa.

IDOMA VOICE understands that Akwa was appointed head of NDDC in 2020.

His dismissal was confirmed in a statement dated October 20, 2022 and signed by the Press Director, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Patricia Deworitshe, which also says that President Buhari approved the constitution of a new management team and NDDC Governing Board. .

2.CBN, AMCON announce the sale of Polaris Bank

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) have announced the completion of a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) for the acquisition of 100 per cent of the shares in Polaris Bank by Strategic Capital Investment Limited (‘SCIL’).

The House of Representatives approved the sale of Polaris Bank on Wednesday, noting that the acquisition followed the established procedure and the corresponding presidential approval.

3. Naira falls, reaches N751 per dollar in the parallel market

IDOMA VOICE reports that the Nigerian naira on Thursday plunged to N751 per dollar in the parallel section of the foreign exchange (FX) market amid increased demand.

This newspaper understands that the figure represents N9 or 1.2 percent of depreciation with respect to the N742 that it negotiated a week ago.

Bureaux De Change (BDC) traders, popularly known as ‘abokis’, who spoke to TheCable in Lagos, quoted the buying rate for the dollar at N745 and the selling price at N751 per dollar.

4. Ochebi Obe, born in Adoka, rose to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police

Ochebi Obe, born in Idoma, has been promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police.

AIG Obe was one of the police officers recently promoted by the police service commission.

The senior police officer hailed from Adoka, in the Otukpa LGA of Benue State.

5. 2023: Why Nnamdi Kanu won’t work for Peter Obi – Adeyanju

There are signs that the release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, may affect the conduct of the 2023 general elections in the southeast.

Deji Adeyanju, a rights activist from Abuja, said Kanu’s release may affect the momentum of the 2023 elections in the southeast.

Remember that an Abuja Court of Appeal ordered Kanu’s release after acquitting him of all terrorism charges.

6. Labor Party LP presidential candidate Peter Obi revealed why he visited Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Wednesday.

Obi, while answering questions from journalists, said that he “met with Governor Samuel Ortom to commiserate with him for the ravages of the floods in Benue state that caused huge loss of life, property and farmland and displacement. massive”.

He continued: “I came to inform the governor of my intention to visit some of the affected areas and discussed how we, as presidential candidates, can help the affected states.”

7. Rico Swavey buried in tears in Lagos (PHOTOS)

Former Big Brother Naija star Patrick Adebowale Fakoya, popularly known as Rico Swavey, has been laid to rest in Lagos.

Rico Swavey died on October 13 after a horrific car accident in Lagos, leaving him in a coma for two days.

His burial rites began with a church service on Thursday morning at Trinity Methodist Church (Tinubu Square) on Lagos Island before his family accompanied his body to a funeral home.

8. Manchester United rules out Ronaldo for the clash with Chelsea, agrees

Manchester United have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be part of their squad for the trip to Chelsea this Sunday.

This was confirmed in a statement released by the club on Thursday.

Cristiano Ronaldo will not be part of Manchester United’s squad for this Saturday’s Premier League game against Chelsea.

9. Ortom entrusts JEDCO with the effective power supply in Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom has tasked the management of Jos Electricity Distribution Company, JEDCO, to improve the level of power supply in Benue State.

The Governor took office on Thursday, October 20, 2022 when JEDCO’s new Managing Director, Ing. Abdu Bello Mohammed, directed some of the company’s administrative staff to pay him a courtesy call at Benue State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja.

10. Wizkid welcomes his second child with Jada Pollock

Nigerian superstar Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun aka Wizkid and baby mama manager Jada Pollock have welcomed their second child.

The businesswoman made this known on her Instagram account, where she showed a photo of herself cradling her first child and her new baby, while captioning: “Beyond a blessing. Thank God for another year.”

Jada Pollock is known in the industry for her business skills. Under her direction, Wizkid has established relationships with many prominent international acts, including Drake.


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