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Nigerian Newspapers: 8 headlines that will interest you today, Thursday

Good day good citizens of Nigeria, here are 8 headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Thursday, November 18, 2021.

1. Kyari: Financing major impediment to success of global energy transition [ThisDay Newspaper]

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, yesterday said getting appropriate financing for major projects remains key challenge in the global transition to renewable sources of energy.

2. Disquiet as petrol sells for N159 per litre at depot [The Nation Newspaper]

There was disquiet yesterday over the hike in the price of petrol.

Rejecting the increase, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) accused depot owners of a breach of agreement by raising the price by N11 per litre at their facilities.

Following the increase, the depot price of the product has gone up from N148 per litre to N159.

3. #EndSARS: Leaked report has errors, says panel member [The Nation Newspaper]

The controversy over the leakage of the report of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution of Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters has not fizzled out.

The last is yet to be heard about the report, which has triggered mixed reactions among Nigerians, according to a government source.

4. Release our N15bn revitalisation funds to avoid strike, ASUP tells FG [Tribune Newspaper]

The polytechnic lecturers in the country have again cautioned the Federal Government not to wait for them to embark on industrial action before releasing the agreed N15 billion as revitalisation funds into the nation’s public polytechnics.

The lecturers said their earlier stance not to give another warning strike before going into total and indefinite industrial action should the government refuse to release the funds and also meet other terms of their last agreement, subsists.

5. Nigeria risks US arms embargo over alleged protesters’ killings by soldiers [Punch Newspaper]

Amid rising insecurity in Nigeria, the country now risks an arms embargo following the indictment of the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and other matters, which states that at least nine persons were confirmed dead at the Lekki toll plaza when soldiers stormed the tollgate to disperse #EndSARS protesters on October 20, 2020.

6. FG demands probe of Ivorian cop over death of Nigerian detainee [Punch Newspaper]

The Federal Government has asked the International Criminal Police Organisation to investigate the alleged involvement of an Ivorian police officer in the ordeal of the Nigerian lady, Itunu Babalola, who died in prison custody in Abidjan on Sunday. Read more.

7. Nigeria’s household food security under threat — World Bank [Vanguard Newspaper]

The World Bank has raised alarm over the threat of insecurity and COVID-19 pandemic on Nigerian households’ food security.

In a new report, “COVID-19 in Nigeria: Frontline Data and Pathways for Policy”, released in Washington, last night, the bank said Nigeria “already faced complex development challenges, the pandemic continues to affect health outcomes, human capital accumulation, household poverty and coping strategies, and labour-market dynamics.”

8. US removes Nigeria from list of religious freedom violators

The United States has removed Nigeria from its list of countries engaged in or tolerated “systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom”. Read more.

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