Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
1. Fuel subsidy: Labour fumes as IMF warns FG against fresh borrowings [Punch Newspaper]
Following the Federal Government’s plan to extend the fuel subsidy regime by 18 months, the International Monetary Fund has said Nigeria will likely depend on overdrafts from the Central Bank of Nigeria to fund its proposed N2.55tn petrol subsidy bill.
The IMF said this in its ‘Nigeria: Selected Issues Paper’ report, which was prepared by a staff team of the Fund as background documentation for its periodic consultation with Nigeria.
2. APC announces March 24 to 26 for National Convention [NewsWireNGR]
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled the commencement of its national convention for the 24th of March and terminates on the 26th of March.
This was announced by the National Secretary of the party, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, while addressing journalists after a meeting of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC). Read more.
3. Court dismisses suit challenging Atiku’s Nigerian citizenship [NewsWireNGR]
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out a suit challenging former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s citizenship status.
The Judge, on Monday, struck out the suit instituted by a non-governmental organisation, Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa, challenging Atiku Abubakar’s Nigerian citizenship. Read more.
4. Upsets, as APC shifts, fixes convention dates in hours [Vanguard Newspaper]
The decision by the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to indefinitely postpone the party’s February 26 national convention, and fixed March 26, a few hours later, for the exercise has been dogged by a wave of controversies.
Some governors elected on the platform of the party were at press time, last night, brainstorming on the issue to avert implosion in the APC. Read more.
5. Pastor David Ibiyeomie has declared that those who fail to remit their tithes to church are criminals [NewsWireNGR]
Pastor David Ibiyeomie of Salvation Ministry has declared that those who fail to remit their tithes to church are criminals, saying the offence is punishable.
Speaking at the church’s service in Port Harcourt on Sunday, the renowned pastor who likened tithing to payment of tax to government, said remitting the 10 percent of all incomes to church, is compulsory. Read more.
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