Newspaper review for January 8: Presidency, CAN tango over insecurity

Newspaper review for January 8: Presidency, CAN tango over insecurity

The headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspapers for Wednesday, January 8, are focused on Asiwaju Tinubu's comment on 2023 succession, the clash between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the death of 30 people in Borno, the attack on a Maj Gen Olusegun Adeniyi by Boko Haram, among other top stories.

The Nation reports that national All Progressives Congress (APC)'s statesman, Bola Tinubu, has said the talk of who will replace President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 is an unnecessary one during his visit at Aso Rock on Tuesday, January 7.

He said that those who encourage such talk do not love the country as he also defended Buhari against the reported claim that he is working to extend his tenure.

The Nation newspaper review of January 8

The Nation newspaper review of January 8
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The Punch reports that the PDP and the APC were at loggerhead on matters affecting the county, especially the issues of insurgency and insecurity on Tuesday, January 7.

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The national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, accused the ruling party of carrying out what it termed renewed attacks in some parts of the nation as well as looting the country.

The APC through Lanre Issa-Onilu, however, reacted to the claim, saying it is all riddled with falsehood.

The Punch newspaper review of January 8

The Punch newspaper review of January 8
Source: UGC

The Guardian reports that the Nigerian Army on Tuesday, January 7, confirmed that the Boko Haram insurgent group ambushed the convoy of the theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj Gen Olusegun Adeniyi on Monday, January 6.

They said the attack happened around two kilometres to Auno village in Kaga Local Government in Borno state as Adeniyi was coming back from Jakana after visiting troops.

The Guardian newspaper review of January 8

The Guardian newspaper review of January 8
Source: UGC

This Day reports that Twitter, Youtube, MTN, Instagram, GTBank are some of the brands to look forward to 2020 in the way they are driven by technology.

Others on the list are in food production, banking, communication and technology. The newspaper looked at a future that is based on innovation.

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ThisDay newspaper review of January 8

ThisDay newspaper review of January 8
Source: UGC

Vanguard reports that the federal government and Christian Association of Nigeria on Tuesday, January 7, exchanged heated words over the security situation in the country.

In reacting to CAN's call that it should improve on the security in the nation, the government said it will not condone religious irresponsibility.

Vanguard newspaper review of January 8

Vanguard newspaper review of January 8
Source: UGC

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