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10 Top Stories from Nigerian Newspapers, Wednesday Morning, January 5

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Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

These 10 top stories across Nigeria might interest you.

1. Okorocha brands Uzodinma’s govt an embarrassment to Imo after gov fails to name sponsors of violence

The former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday blasted Governor Hope Uzodinma for refusing to name individuals behind violence in the state. Read More

2. APC accuses PDP of sponsoring banditry in Zamfara, rejects call for Matawalle’s resignation

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Zamfara State on Tuesday rejected the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) demand for Governor Bello Matawalle’s resignation over the growing insecurity in the state. Read More

3. Uzodinma, APC turning Imo into abattoir – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Tuesday accused Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of turning the state into an abattoir where Igbo youths are killed secretly. Read More

4. Buhari picks Gbajabiamila to lead Nigerian govt’s delegation to AFCON

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday picked the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, as the Leader of the Federal Government delegation to the African Nations Cup (AFCON) in Cameroon. Read More

5. Ortom dissolves cabinet, retains seven commissioners

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday, dissolved the state executive council. Read More

Read also: 10 Top Stories from Nigerian Newspapers, Tuesday Morning, January 4

6. Buhari appoints ex-World Bank consultant, Doyin Salami as special adviser. What you should know

Former World Bank consultant and economist, Doyin Salami, has been appointed as Chief Economic Adviser to the President (CEAP), Muhammadu Buhari. Read More

7. AGF Malami explains delay in officially naming bandits as terrorists

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has disclosed the rationale behind the delay in officially designating bandits as terrorists. Read More

8. Imo govt claims suspects implicated Okorocha, Nwosu as sponsors of banditry

The Imo State Government has disclosed that some suspects have allegedly implicated former Governor Rochas Okorocha and Uche Nwosu as sponsors of bandits and kidnappers. Read More

9. CBN holds back N10.1trn deposits as frustrated customers can’t get cash from banks

Amid a surge in demand for more cash by bank customers, Nigerian banks are finding it difficult to meet demands. Read More

10. Lukaku returns to Chelsea squad after apologizing for interview comments

Romelu Lukaku will be available for selection in Chelsea squad for their semifinal Carabao Cup tie against Tottenham. Read More

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