How are you? Here is a summary of what was in Nigerian newspapers today:
1. Argentina won the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar by beating France 4-2 on penalties after a great game on Sunday night. After regulation time and extra time, the score was tied at 2-2, so the two football powerhouses had to go to a penalty shoot-out to find out who won.
2. On Sunday, more information came out about why the State command of the Department of State Services (DSS) took away the DSS agents who were sent to work with Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun State. Findings showed that there was a fight last Thursday between the police team and the DSS team that was sent to help Adeleke.
3. Yesterday, the Association of Mobile Money and Bank Agents in Nigeria said that they were hopeful that the Central Bank of Nigeria would change its policy on cash withdrawal limits before the end of the year. Victor Olojo, the national president of AMMBAN, said on Sunday that the National Assembly has promised to ask Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the CBN, to change the policy.
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress, has been backed by the Yoruba World Congress for the 2023 election. The Yoruba World Congress said that Tinubu’s history, qualities, ideals, and hopes for the betterment of Nigeria put him far ahead of other candidates for the country’s high seat.
5. Three people were killed in Adaka, a suburb of Makurdi, Benue State, by people who may have been herders. On Friday, some herders came into the town and attacked people who were working on their farms. Some people in the area thought that the attack was payback for the killing of some cows that had destroyed their farms.
6. Members of the Ogun State Police Command have caught a man who is thought to be a kidnapper. This comes after two other members of his gang were caught in the Onigbedu forest in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of the State. SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who is in charge of public relations for the State Police, said in a statement on Sunday that after the two suspects were caught, the police searched the forest for other members of the gang who had run away.
7. The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Most Reverend Daniel Okoh, has told Nigerians not to let politicians use them for their own gain and to cause violence during elections. Okoh said that Nigeria will do better when good, trustworthy leaders are in charge. He said this yesterday at a thanksgiving service in Lagos.
8. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina State said yesterday that the government turned down its request to use the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium for its presidential rally tomorrow. Alhaji Mustapha Muhammed Inuwa, who is the head of the Katsina PDP Campaign Council, told reporters that they tried to use the stadium for the rally twice but were turned down.
9. Just a few days after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) released the new N200, N500, and N1,000 naira notes, fake copies of the new N1,000 naira notes were put into circulation. A mobile money and bank agent said this in a video. He said that a customer used the fake copy of the redesigned N1,000 to do a bank transaction through his wife’s Point of Sale (PoS).
10. Small shops did a lot of business on Saturday, when the FCT chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held a big rally to get people to vote for its candidates in the next election, especially Asiwaju Bola Ahmed, who is running for president. Hajia Ramatu Tijani Aliyu, who is the FCT minister of state, set up the rally. It went from Unity Fountain to Zuba town and then down to Giri junction on Airport Road.