Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Tuesday

Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

1. APC Convention: CPC, ACN blocs in supremacy battle [Vanguard Newspaper]

Ahead of the February 26 National Convention of the All Progressives Congress, APC, a battle for the soul of the party is raging between members of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, CPC; and Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, the two leading blocs that formed the party in 2013.

The raging battle, Vanguard gathered, yesterday, is one of the reasons the party is finding it difficult to zone its presidential ticket, National Working Committee, and National Executive Committee, NEC, positions less than four weeks to the convention.

2. FG probes 17 firms over breach of customers’ private data, hikes fines [Punch Newspaper]

The National Information Technology Development Agency engaged in 17 data breach investigations and issued N15m fines in 2021, a new report has revealed.

This was disclosed in the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation Performance Report 2020-2021, which was launched by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Pantami, last week.

3. JAMB postpones 2022 UTME mock examinations date to April 16 [NewsWireNGR]

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has adjusted its examination timelines for the conduct of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).

The board disclosed this in its weekly bulletin, released by its Director of Public Relations, Dr Fabian Benjamin, and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday.

The Board disclosed that the 2022 UTME would be held from Friday, May 6 to Monday, May 16, while the mock examination exercise, earlier scheduled for April 2, would now be held on April 16, for candidates who registered early and indicated their willingness to sit for the mock UTME.

It said that there was no alteration in the date for the commencement of the sale of forms. Read more.

4. OAU ASUU commences indefinite strike, sets up committee to monitor [NewsWireNGR]

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, has declared an indefinite strike over “unpaid earned academic allowance”.

The union after its congress on Monday, January 31, 2022, noted that after several attempts to ensure the matter was resolved, the University showed no serious commitment.

The resolution signed by OAU ASUU Chairman, Dr Adeola Egbedokun reads; “Congress noted that there was no serious commitment on the part of the University to effect payment of EAA to deserving members. Read more.

5. Generate N3trn annually to reduce borrowing, Senate tells Government agencies [NewsWireNGR]

President of the Senate,  Ahmad Lawan, on Monday, said revenue generating agencies of the Federal Government were capable of generating N3 trillion annually if efforts were made to ensure prudent spending.

Lawan made this known in Abuja when he declared open an interactive session on the need to improve internally generated revenue of the Federal Government and Revenue Projections of the agencies as stipulated in the Appropriation Act 2020.

The meeting was between the senate leadership, members of the Senate Committee on Finance and revenue-generating agencies of government. Read more.

6. Alleged N2.9bn Fraud: EFCC files 17-count charge against ex-Imo Gov, Okorocha [NewsWireNGR]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, preferred a 17-count money laundering charge against former Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Equally cited as Defendants in the charge included a chieftain of the All Progressive, APC, Anyim Nyerere Chinenye, and five companies-  Naphtali International Limited, Perfect Finish Multi Projects Limited, Consolid Projects Consulting Limited, Pramif International Limited, and Legend World Concepts Limited. Read more.

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