‘The Audacity’ – Nigerians React As Suspected Killer Of Super TV CEO, Chidinma Is Crowned “Miss Cell 2022″

Chidinma Adora Ojukwu, the suspected killer of the chief executive officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services has been crowned as MISS CELL 2022 Naija News reports.

It would be recalled that the 300 level Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos and one Adedapo Quadri were remanded by the court over alleged conspiracy and murder of Ataga.

Ojukwu, 21, who was alleged to have murdered Ataga in a service apartment in Lekki area of Lagos is still currently on trial.

In the photos that have surfaced on social media,  Ojukwu, 21 was crowned as MISS CELL 2022 at a beauty pageant held within kirikiri correctional facility to mark the 2022 International Women’s Day.

The female inmates who ranged in various ages and body sizes also took to the medium to showcase their various talents and skills.

See some of the photos and reactions below;


Reacting to the development, one instagram user, 9jasingles_partner_connects wrote; “It’s called correctional facility center. Yes she did that Evil thing but the physiological and Psychological/emotional part of life need to be balanced. Please after the pageant. She be go back and continue her jail term. But please let’s us know that “they are humans too. According to Masclow law of Needs.”

One anu_rheeka wrote; ‘While I don’t support her act, but I can agree that she’ has the type of grace that follows you and stands you out anywhere. I only wished she had towed a better path in life. She is like a girl that would have sailed to the top. But who knows, she can still be that girl. Prison doesn’t stop you. Glad to see the female prisoners are celebrating IWD. @lilyakula what’s your take on this?’

One patience_la_tres_belle_fri wrote; ‘My God. The audacity, whoever came up with this idea of Miss cell should join them in jail. Is this normal?’

One nekkycutie wrote; “Wait, what? Are they all inmates? This is just weird. Instead of them to organize lectures for them where they can get accomplished women to come talk to them, they are there smiling. They even brought complete glam team for them. Issorite!”

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Kebbi Deputy Governor Escapes Death As Bandits Attack Convoy, Kill Soldier

Kebbi Deputy Governor Escapes Death As Bandits Attack Convoy, Kill Soldier

The Deputy Governor of Kebbi State, Col Yombe Dabai (Rtd) has escaped death after his convoy was attacked by bandits in the state.

The attack which led to a gun battle between Dabai’s security team and the bandits occurred along Kanya village in Danko/Wassagu local government of the State on Wednesday, Naija News understands.

The Deputy Governor was said to be visiting some areas in the state affected by bandits activities when his convoy ran into a large number of bandits operating in Kanya community.

The Special Adviser to the Kebbi State Governor on Security matters, Rabiu Kamba who confirmed the development to TVC said the bandits were looting shops, houses, and rustling cattle in the area when the Deputy Governor arrived.

This prompted the Deputy Governor and soldiers in his convoy to attempt saving the villagers from the bandits but a gun battle ensued in the process.

One of the soldiers on the Deputy Governor’s security detail, unfortunately, lost his life during the gun battle while the bandits escaped with injuries and wounds.

Mr. Kamba however confirmed that the Deputy Governor was whisked away from the area without sustaining any injury.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the bandit terrorists’ attack which resulted in the killing of 63 persons in Kebbi State recently.

The President in his reaction, expressed shock at the level of disregard for human lives exhibited by the bandits and promised to bring the perpetrators to book.

He also sympathized with the families and loved ones of the victims.

It will be recalled Naija News had earlier reported that bandit terrorists killed no fewer than sixty-three local vigilantes in Kebbi State.

This article was originally published on Nigeria News


Nigerian Newspapers Daily Front Pages Review | Thursday, 10 March, 2022

Nigerian Newspapers Daily Front Pages Review

Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Thursday, March, 10th 2022.

The PUNCH reports that the Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Wednesday said the governors of the All Progressives Congress discovered a grand conspiracy between the lawyers of the ousted   Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni; and some fifth columnists to postpone the national convention of the party through a court injunction.

Contrary to expectations that the Senate would succumb to the request by President Muhammadu Buhari to further amend Electoral Act 2022 by deleting section 84(12), lawmakers yesterday, roundly rejected the request, fueling commendations from various quarters, The Guardian reports.

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, ratified the zoning arrangement endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari and officially zoned the national chairmanship seat of the party to the North-Central geopolitical zone, Vanguard reports.

According to The Nation, Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai last night explained why the All Progressives Congress (APC) caretaker chairman had to be pushed aside. According to him, certain actions and inactions of Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni put the ruling party at risk because they were a hindrance to the plan to hold the convention on March 26.

At least four ministers among them Rotimi Amaechi, Raji Fashola, Abubakar Malami and Chris Ngige are in a tight corner following the senate’s rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to amend the Electoral Act, 2022, according to Daily Trust. 

Thank you for reading, that all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.

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Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today, 10 March 2022

Dollar to naira exchange rate today

Wednesday, 9 March 2022: This is the news about the Dollar to Naira rate at the official and black market exchange rate.

Read Naija News update on the official dollar rates as well as Black Market rates, Bureau De Change (BDC) rates, and CBN rates.

How Much Is Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today Official Rate?

The official rate today, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, for $1 dollar to naira = ₦416.02/$1.

According to the data at the FMDQ Security Exchange where forex is traded officially, the exchange rate between the naira and the US dollar opened at ₦416.02/$1 on Wednesday 9th, after it closed at ₦416.34 to a $1 on Tuesday, 8th March 2022.

Naija News reports that the dollar to naira exchange rate has maintained an average of N416.69 to a dollar since the beginning of the new year.

How much is a dollar to naira today in the black market?

The exchange rate for a dollar to naira at Lagos Parallel Market (Black Market) players buy a dollar for N572 and sell at N577 on Wednesday, March 9th 2022, according to sources at Bureau De Change (BDC).

Please note that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not recognize the parallel market (black market), as it has directed individuals who want to engage in Forex to approach their respective banks.

Trading at the official NAFEX window

The exchange rate between the naira and the US dollar opened at 416.02/$1 on 9th March and closed at ₦416.00/$1. Showing a change of -0.12%.

According to data from FMDQ, forex daily turnover stands at…

Spot rate: The dollar sold to the naira as high as ₦444.00 and as low as ₦410.00

A spot exchange rate is the current price level in the market to directly exchange one currency for another, for delivery on the earliest possible value date.

CBN Increases Currency In Circulation By ₦418bn

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased the currency in circulation from ₦2.91tn in December 2020 to ₦3.33tn in December 2021.

The data released by the apex bank revealed that the currency in circulation had increased by 19.06 per cent from ₦2.44tn recorded as of December 2019.

CBN in its report on currency operations disclosed that “the growth in CIC reflected the continued dominance of cash in the economy.”

The apex bank in its report wrote, “Analysis of the CIC shows that a greater proportion was in higher denomination banknotes (N100, N200, N500 and N1000). The higher denomination banknotes together accounted for 63.47 per cent and 98.08 per cent of the total CIC, in terms of volume and value, respectively.”

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Pounds To Naira Exchange Rate/Black Market Rate Today 10 March 2022


This is the news about the Pounds to Naira rate at the official and black market exchange rate Today March 10 2022.

Read Naija News update on the official pounds rates as well as Black Market rates, Bureau De Change (BDC) rates, and CBN rates.

How Much is Pounds To Naira Exchange Rate Today Official Rate?

The official rate today, Thursday, 10th March, 2022, for £1 pound to naira = ₦546.9544/£1.

According to the data from the CBN, exchange rate between the naira and the British pounds opened at ₦546.9544/£1 on Thursday 10th March, after it closed at ₦545.8316 to a £1 on Wednesday, 9th March 2022.

Naija News reports that a pound is bought at the official market at ₦546.2967 and sold for 547.612.

How much is exchange rate of Pounds to Naira in Black Market today?

The exchange rate for a pound to naira at Lagos Parallel Market (Black Market) players buy a dollar for ₦760 and sell for ₦765 on Thursday, March 10th 2022, according to sources at Bureau De Change (BDC).

Why Prices Of Diesel, Avaition Fuel, Others Have Increased – Oil Marketers

The rise in prices of global crude oil has made the prices of refined petroleum products across the country go up.

Naija News reports that the rise in global crude oil prices was caused by the Russia-Ukraine war and the cost of Brent rose above $133/barrel on Tuesday evening.

The rise in the price of Brent has impacted the cost of Premium Motor Spirit also known as petrol, Automotive Gas Oil popularly called diesel, Kerosene and JetA1 also known as aviation fuel.

It was learned that petrol sold for N200/litre, diesel sold for between N550 – N625/litre while Aviation fuel was sold between N579 and N607/litre on Tusday.

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Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Thursday, 10th March, 2022

Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Thursday, 10th March, 2022

Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspapers headlines in Nigeria for today, Thursday, 10th March 2022

1. Senate Rejects Buhari’s Request To Delete Clause In Electoral Act

The 9th Senate led by Senator Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday rejected the request of President Muhammadu Buhari calling for a clause in the newly-signed electoral act to be deleted.

The lawmakers rejected the request of the president through a voice vote when it was tabled to be read a second time.

Recall that President Buhari after signing the electoral act amendment bill into law had complained about clause 84 (12) which disenfranchises political appointees.

Buhari thereafter forwarded a formal request to the national assembly for it to delete the clause.

Naija News gathered that lawmakers at the upper chamber who contributed to the debate on the bill kicked against the amendment.

2. APC Releases Zoning Arrangement, Zones Chairman, Secretary To North-Central, South-West

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday released its approved recommendations of the Committee on Zoning.

The party’s Director of Publicity, Salisu Na’inna Dambatta, confirmed the development in a statement obtained by Naija News today.

The decision was taken during a meeting of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) after the committee on zoning headed by the Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq submitted its report.

According to Dambata, Zonal Representatives on the CECPC will coordinate the process in each zone.

3. You Have Put The Country On Auto-Run – ASUU Tackles Nigerian Government

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called out the federal government of Nigeria, accusing it of shying away from its responsibilities.

The ASUU chairman in the University of Ibadan, Prof Ayo Akinwole levelled the allegation at a press conference on Wednesday where he blamed the ongoing ASUU strike on the ineffectiveness of the government and argued that the union deserves all that they are demanding.

He submitted that rather than focus on critical issues of national development, those in power are more interested in having their egos massaged by sycophants.

Speaking further at the press conference held at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Prof Akinwole said the government has put the nation on auto-run and abandoned its responsibilities.

He described as frustrating, the fact that ASUU has been making the same demands from the federal government over the years and the country’s leaders have not been able to find a solution.

4. Federal Govt Bans Direct Sale Of Agricultural Produce To Foreigners

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) at its weekly meeting, on Wednesday, approved the establishment of an appropriate mechanism to protect the indigenous farmers in terms of achieving the right prices for their goods and commodities.

The mechanism will also ensure that famers have the appropriate incentives and the needed encouragement to guarantee their continued participation in the farming business.

To this end, FEC banned direct purchases of farm produce from farmers by foreigners who will now have to go through licensed local buying agents to do business with the farmers.

While briefing journalists at the end of the virtual meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House, Abuja, Minister of Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, said he presented two memos on behalf of his ministry before FEC one of which was the promotion of agribusiness in Nigeria through right farm gate pricing and ban on foreigners and their representatives from purchasing agricultural commodities at the farm gates directly.

5. Nigeria Is Just A Country, Needs To Become A Nation – Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has submitted that until Nigeria moves away from being just a country to become a nation, it can’t develop at the appropriate level.

He said everyone must see themselves as part of the project called Nigeria for it to move forward.

Naija News understands Chief Obasanjo made the statement on Wednesday while speaking at the 2021/2022 School Debate Price Presentation Organised by the Vision Africa Radio Umuahia, Abia State.

He said Nigeria needs to move beyond just being a country and achieve nationhood.

6. Four Killed As Buhari’s CoS, Fashola, Ngige’s Convoy Crashes

Four policemen have been reported dead after the convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari; Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; and his counterpart in Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, crashed.

Naija News reports that the crash occurred on Tuesday evening during the inspection of a bridge in Asaba, Delta State.

An eyewitness, John Okorie, disclosed that the driver lost control of the vehicle conveying security operatives and crashed into a deep pit.

According to the witness, the incident occurred when the vehicle conveying the security operatives was negotiating a bend leading to the construction site of the Second Niger Bridge.

It was gathered that the vehicle veered off the road while it was speeding to meet up with the ministers’ vehicles.

7. APC Vs PDP: Gov Umahi, Deputy Appeal Sack Ruling

The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi and his deputy, Kelechi Igwe on Wednesday appealed the ruling of an Abuja high court ordering their removal from office.

Umahi and Igwe disagreed with the ruling of the court in suit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/920/2021 filed at the Abuja Judicial Division of the Appellate Court.

Recall that an Abuja High Court on Tuesday ordered their sack for dumping the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressive Congress.

The Ebonyi State Governor and his deputy listed eight grounds of appeal against the lower court’s judgment.

8. IGP Baba Confirms DIG Joseph Egbunike’s Death, Expresses Sadness

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has expressed sadness over the death of the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Joseph Egbunike.

Naija News had earlier reported that Egbunike, who headed the Special Investigation Panel constituted to probe embattled police officer, Abba Kyari, slumped and died in his office in Abuja on Tuesday.

In a statement on Wednesday by the acting Force Public Relations Officer, Olumiyiwa Adejobi, IGP Baba said Egbunike died after a brief illness at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Tuesday night.

The police chief said the death of the senior police officer is a big loss to the country, the Nigeria Police Force and the security industry in the country.

Baba said Egbunike was a dedicated and seasoned police officer who served the nation in various capacities including as the Commissioner of Police in charge of Police Accounts and Budget.

He, however, condoled with the immediate family, relatives, and friends of the deceased DIG and prayed for the reposed of his soul.

9. Buni Not Coming Back As APC Chairman – El-Rufai Declares

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has declared that the fate of Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has been sealed and can’t return as the Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Naija News reports El-Rufai made the submission on Wednesday evening while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

He added that the same thing applies to the CECPC Secretary, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe.

It will be recalled that the leadership saga within the APC took a new dimension on Monday when Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello took over the CECPC and declared himself as the acting chairman.

But on Wednesday, Governor El-Rufai submitted that Buni can only return as the Yobe State Governor and not as the APC Caretaker chairman.

He added that Bello has the backing of President Buhari and 19 governors.

10. Motorists Will Pay Levies To Ply Second Niger Bridge – FG

After completion, motorists would have to pay tolls to ply the Second Niger Bridge, the federal government has said.

The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, disclosed this yesterday in Asaba while inspecting major Federal Government legacy projects across the country.

The CoS, Naija News understands, was accompanied by the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN); his Labour and Employment counterpart, Dr Chris Ngige; Managing Director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Mr Uche Orji and other top government officials.

Speaking on the Second Niger Bridge project which is near completion, Gambari said a National Tolling Policy has been drafted by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in respect to the operation of the road.

According to him, if the road was tolled, there would be an alternative route, “so, when this bridge is tolled, the old bridge is an alternative route, so you have the choice to make between speed and price.”

Those are the top Nigerian newspapers headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

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BREAKING: Nnamdi Kanu ‘removed’ as IPOB leader

Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reportedly been removed as the Director of the organisation, and replaced with Sofia Chinyere Kalu, the IPOB United Kingdom (UK) National Financial Secretary. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that according to Ezeji Chukwuma, a separatist who manages IPOB and Radio Biafra Community Interest …

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BREAKING: Bandits attack Deputy Governor, Several Killed [PHOTOS]

About 19 security operatives have reportedly been killed after Bandits attacked the convoy of Kebbi state Deputy Governor, Colonel Samaila Yombe Dabai on Tuesday night. POLITICS NIGERIA learned that the bandits exchanged bullets with security operatives attached to the Deputy governor’s convoy. The attack was a full-on confrontation as the gun battle lasted for almost …

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BREAKING: 7 officers Injured as NDLEA captures Notorious Drug Kingpin [PHOTOS]

The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has announced the successful capture of a notorious drug Kingpin, Micha Godwin in Taraba State. POLITICS NIGERIA learned that Micha plies his evil trade in Nukai market, along Jalingo-Wukari road, Jalingo. NDLEA operatives stormed the market at about 2.30pm on Tuesday to arrest the drug dealer and evacuate …

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BREAKING: Petrol station on fire in Mushin, Lagos [VIDEO]

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A fire outbreak occurred on Wednesday, involving Mobil Petrol Station in Mushin area of Lagos State, South-West Nigeria. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that eye-witnesses’ account said emergency responders are at the scene, at Agege motor road, Idioro, Mushin. The fire spread to a building beside the petrol station. Authorities say the fire outbreak happened when one …

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Akeredolu speaks on APC national convention, says party must sustain internal democracy

Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo state has admonished the ruling All Progressives Congress ti sustain internal democracy in the conduct of its forthcoming National Convention slated for March 26. According to the Governor, the APC must represent a democratic institution that everyone will appreciate, adding that the party can not afford to throw away its […]


[BREAKING] Sack: Umahi approaches Court of Appeal

Governor David Umahi on Wednesday approached the Court of Appeal in Abuja to contest the judgement of the Federal High Court which sacked him from office. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that joined in the suit was Umahi’s deputy, Eric Kelechi Igwe, who was also affected. Both men were told on Tuesday by the Federal High Court …

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2023: “I’m not part of NNPP” – Solomon Dalung

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Solomon Dalung, a former Minister of Youth and Sports, on Wednesday said he is “not aware, privy or part of” the forming of a new executive of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP). POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that a political platform, The National Movement (TNM), recently formed by a former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa …

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60 returnees from Ukraine have tested positive for COVID, says NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that 60 Nigerians evacuated from Ukraine have tested positive for COVID-19. Recall that on February 24, troops invaded Ukraine after Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, ordered a special military operation in Donbas, a separatist-held region in Ukraine. Since the invasion, there have been reported casualties from both […]


BREAKING: 13 soldiers killed by bandits in Kebbi

More than 13 soldiers have been killed by bandits in Zuru Emirate of Kebbi State, northwest Nigeria. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the incident on Tuesday follows Sunday evening’s bloodbath in the same area where the terrorists killed 63 members of the volunteer security group popularly known as Yan-Sa-Kai. Details of this attack on soldiers is …

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Osun 2022: Atiku, Wike in dilemma as election of two PDP flag bearers rips party apart

The outcome of the Osun state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Primaries has poured cold water on the minds of some bigwigs in the party who are unsure of who to pitch tent with publicly. On Tuesday, the state branch had two different primaries at two different locations and this has further widened the rift …

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