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Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Friday

Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Friday, February 25, 2022.

1. In First Major Post-PIA Deal, Seplat Acquires Mobil Producing Oil Assets in Nigeria [ThisDay Newspaper]

Seplat Energy yesterday announced its acquisition of oil and gas assets belonging to Mobil Oil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPNU), in a deal seen as the first since the signing of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) by President Muhammadu Buhari in August last year. The deal is however subject to Ministerial Consent and other required regulatory approvals.

2. Russia-Ukraine war: Stranded Nigerians send SOS to Buhari, demand evacuation [Punch Newspaper]

Several Nigerians – mostly students – who are in Ukraine are currently stranded even as Russia continues to attack the eastern European nation, The PUNCH has learnt.

This is as the National Association of Nigerian Students in Ukraine sent out a Save Our Soul message to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), seeking immediate evacuation from Ukraine.

3. Why military is reluctant to wipe out bandits ? el-Rufai [Vanguard Newspaper]

The Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai on Thursday said that the military had been reluctant to engage fully bandits that have been terrorizing the country, especially the Northwest because of the fear of being dragged before the International Court of Justice, ICC.

Governor el-Rufai stated this when he featured on the weekly ministerial press briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Team at the presidential villa, Abuja.

4. “I don’t know how people in Lagos survive” – Nasir el-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna [NewsWireNGR]

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has spoken on why he adopted the four-day working week in Kaduna.

El-Rufai spoke on Thursday during a media briefing organised by the presidential communications team in Abuja.

The governor who said the policy will allow residents in the public sector to have enough time to rest and time for their families, wondered how persons who have resided in Lagos for 20 years have had to deal with traffic congestion all their lives. Read more.

5. In Nigeria, Company Income Tax recorded a N124.71 billion decline  [NewsWireNGR]

Company Income Tax (CIT) recorded N124.71 billion decline from N472.52 billion in quarter three, 2021 to N347.81 billion in quarter four, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said.

The Bureau said this in its “Company Income Tax (CIT) Quarter Four, 2021” data obtained from its website on Thursday.

It also said that on a year-on-year basis, CIT collections in the period under review increased by 17.61 per cent from quarter four, 2020. Read more.

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