Good day, good citizens of Nigeria, here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Monday, January 17, 2022.
1. Fuel subsidy crisis: States kick as NNPC continues deductions, FAAC meets Wed [Punch Newspaper]
There are strong indications that state and federal governments are again on a collision course as the Federation Account Allocation Committee holds its first meeting in 2022 on Wednesday.
State officials, who spoke to our correspondents on Sunday, faulted the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s continued deductions from FAAC funds to finance fuel subsidy, saying the issue would come up at Wednesday’s meeting.
2. CONVENTION: 16 APC govs in make-or-mar meeting [Vanguard Newspaper]
Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, were at press time last night locked in a meeting in what party sources said is to chart a way forward for the conduct of APC’s long-awaited national convention.
No fewer than 16 of the governors came for the meeting at the Kebbi State Governor’s Lodge in the Asokoro District of Abuja.
The governors are said to be divided as to whether to go on with the convention in February or shift it to a later date. Read more.
3. Military: We’re saints compared to level of corruption today — Babangida [NewsWireNGR]
Former military president of Nigeria, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), has claimed the corruption during his military government is no comparable to the current high level of corruption in the nation.
The retired Army general claimed this during an interview with Trust TV. According to him, he sacked a governor for misappropriating N300,000 but today, there are politicians misappropriating billions of naira.
“I sacked a governor for misappropriating N300,000. Now there are people — we read in the papers, thank God there are papers to read and social media and so on— who steal N2 billion, N3 billion and nobody is saying they are corrupt; only us because we are military, that is all”. Read more.
4. NCC warns Nigerians of new ransomware attacking organisations [NewsWireNGR]
The Nigerian Communications Commission has warned members of the public that a cybercrime group has perfected a New Year scheme to deliver ransomware to targeted organisational networks.
The NCC said the new ransomware uncovered by security experts has been categorised, by the Nigerian Computer Emergency Response Team’s (ngCERT) advisory released over the weekend, as high-risk and critical. Read more.
5. Rehabilitation: Lagos govt to divert traffic on Dopemu Road for three months [NewsWireNGR]
The Lagos State Government on Sunday said it will divert traffic on Dopemu Road in the Agege area of the state for three months.
In a statement, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde said the move followed the planned rehabilitation and upgrade of Babajide Sanwo-Olu Road within the period.
According to him, the repair works will be executed in three phases adding that the first phase of the project will focus on Ipaja road to Adealu street junction which will last for three months. Read more.