Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Friday, January 28, 2022.
1. How security report forced Buhari to cancel planned subsidy removal [Punch Newspaper]
Details have emerged on how security advice forced the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), to make a U-turn on the decision to remove fuel subsidy.
An impeccable security source said intelligence handed over to the President by security officials showed that the protests that would have accompanied the subsidy removal might have been far worse than the #EndSARS demonstrations, mass protests against police brutality that grounded many parts of the country in 2020.
2. Govs, NLC, NACCIMA, others rail against N3trn subsidy bill [Vanguard News Nigeria]
The Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and stakeholders in the oil and gas sector yesterday railed against the N3 trillion proposal of the Federal Government to cover the 18-month period that fuel subsidy would remain.
It will be recalled that the Federal Executive Council, FEC, at its weekly meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, received a proposal to spend N3trillion for the period.
3. Why I’ve never gone back to my house since 1995 — Dele Momodu [NewsWireNGR]
Nigerian celebrity journalist and publisher of Ovation International, Dele Momodu, has recounted how he left his home town at Ile-Ife in search of greener pasture in Lagos and why he has not been able to go back to his house since his exile experience. Read more.
4. Pastor arrested in Abeokuta for allegedly sleeping with a woman and her two daughters [NewsWireNGR]
A pastor has been arrested in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, for allegedly sleeping a woman and her two daughters, the police authorities said on Thursday. Read more.
5. Honestly, I am overwhelmed by insecurity in North West — Buhari [NewsWireNGR]
President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented the continuous worsening of the security situation in the North Western part of the nation. Read more.
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