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Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Friday

Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Friday, March 4, 2022.

1. Ramadan: Look out for new moon from Thursday, Sultan tells Muslims [NewsWireNGR]

Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has directed Muslim Ummah to look out for the new Moon of Sha’aban 1443AH from Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sha’aban is the eighth month in the Islamic calendar which comes before the compulsory fasting month of Ramadan. Read more.

2. “Most Nigerians believe in me” – Senator Rochas Okorocha on 2023 Presidency [NewsWireNGR]

The lawmaker representing Imo West district in the National Assembly, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has said that if given the chance to rule Nigeria come 2023, he will enhance the unity of the nation.

Okorocha, who stated this on Tuesday while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s said Nigerians believe in his capability to unite the country based on his antecedents. Read more.

3. Hushpuppi: FG grants approval for Abba Kyari’s extradition to US [NewsWireNGR]

The Federal Government on Thursday granted the request by the United States to extradite embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Abba Kyari.

Kyari’s extradition was requested by the US following his indictment in a wire fraud masterminded by Ramon Hushpuppi Abbas.

The approval of his extradition was contained in an application filed by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) before the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja. Read more.

4. “It was as if we had a legislature that was waging war against women”- Hakeem Baba-Ahmed slams lawmakers [NewsWireNGR]

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed has faulted the rejection of gender bills by the National Assembly in the just-concluded constitutional amendments by the lawmakers.

The spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) said this on Wednesday; a day after the federal lawmakers rejected the bills. One of the bills captioned “Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to Provide for Special Seat for Women in the National and State Houses of Assembly; and for Related Matters,” failed after a majority of the lawmakers voted against it. Read more.

5. CBN disburses N948bn to farmers; N368.79bn to households, SMEs — Director [NewsWireNGR]

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disbursed N948 billion to smallholders farmers and N368.79 billion to over 778,000 beneficiaries comprising 648,052 households and about 130,000 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

This was disclosed by the apex bank’s Director Corporate Communications Department, Mr. Osita Nwanisobi, during a special day at the 43rd Kaduna international trade fair.

According to Nwanisobi, “a total of 4,478,381 smallholders farmers who cultivated 5.2 million hectares of farmland across the country and created 12.5 million direct and indirect jobs have received N948 billion under the Anchor Borrowers Program (ABP).” Read more.

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