Good day, good citizens of Nigeria, here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
1. Price of cooking gas rises 63%, to last longer [BusinessDay Newspaper]
Nigerians are facing tough times as average price for refilling a 12.5kg cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) has risen by 62.8 per cent over the past one year. Analysts say it could get worse next year.
2. #EndSARS: Amnesty, others knock FG as Lai rubbishes Lekki massacre report [Punch Newspaper]
The Federal Government, on Tuesday, snubbed the call by the United States and the United Nations for the implementation of the leaked report of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses, rubbishing the report in its entirety.
3. My father never recovered from NDLEA ordeal – Baba Suwe’s son [Punch Newspaper]
Adebowale, the son of a late comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, aka Baba Suwe, on Tuesday, said his father did not recover from what he suffered in the hands of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency after he was accused of peddling drugs in 2011, which turned out to be false.
4. EFCC deepens Odili’s N100bn scam probe, NIS holds on to passport [Punch Newspaper]
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has deepened the investigation of a former Governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili, over alleged fraud to the tune of N100bn even as the Nigeria Immigration Service has continued to hold on to the former governor’s passport on the instruction of the EFCC.
5. World Bank, experts, others react as FG ends petrol subsidy next year [Vanguard Newspaper]
The World Bank, experts and operators, on Tuesday, reacted as the Federal Government moves to pay N5,000 grant to 40 million Nigerians as part of measures targeted at cushioning the negative impact of petrol subsidy to be introduced in 2022.
6. Hike: We don’t have control over cooking gas price —FG [Vanguard Newspaper]
The Federal Government said yesterday that it has no control over the rising price of cooking gas.
This is even as President Muhammadu Buhari expressed concern over the development, especially as gas prices are determined by global market.
7. Petrol to sell for N340 per litre next year, says Kyari [The Nation Newspaper]
Going by the words of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) Group Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer (GMD/CEO) Mele Kyari, petrol will sell for between N320 and N340 per litre from February, next year.
8. Emefiele rules out further forbearance extension for intervention loans [ThisDay Newspaper]
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday foreclosed further extension of the regulatory forbearance on its intervention facilities instituted by the apex bank to cushion the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on companies and businesses.