Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Thursday

Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Thursday, March 3, 2022.

1. Invasion: Nigeria, 140 others vote against Russia, Ukraine to get $5.2bn lifeline [Punch Newspaper]

Nigeria on Wednesday sided with 140 countries to demand the immediate withdrawal of  Russian troops from Ukraine.

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution that “demands” Russia’s  “immediately” withdraw from Ukraine, in a powerful rebuke of Moscow’s invasion by a vast majority of the world’s nations.

2. Govt, marketers trade blames as scarcity bites harder [Vanguard Newspaper]

As fuel scarcity persists in Abuja, Lagos, Enugu, Ondo, Osun, Kaduna, Kano, Warri and many other cities nationwide, Group Managing Director of NNPC Limited, Mallam Mele Kyari, yesterday, maintained that there is enough petrol in stock to commence loading of trucks at all depots, a position disputed by Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN.

National Operations Controller of IPMAN, Mike Osatuyi, however, insisted that there is short supply in the system, as evident in the long queues visible across the country.

3. Women protest rejected gender bills at National Assembly Abuja [NewsWireNGR]

Some Nigerian women on Wednesday protested the rejection of constitutional amendments that would have favoured women by the National Assembly on Tuesday.

Part of the amendments that failed include the creation of 111 special seats for women, women being able to take on the indigene-ship of their husbands, passing their nationality to their foreign spouses, having 35 per cent in political party leaderships and having more appointment positions. Read more.

4. Fuel Scarcity: Petrol stations selling N245/litre — Kano motorists lament, as Buhari travels to Kenya [NewsWireNGR]

Just as President Muhammadu Buhari travelled out of the nation, fuel scarcity continues to bite hard on Nigerians especially motorists.

Motorists in Kano State are lamenting the lingering petroleum scarcity and the flagrant price hike of the commodity by marketers.

A cross-section of the beleaguered motorists who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) lamented the nefarious activities of the shylock marketers, saying the scarcity had resulted in long queues at filling stations. Read more.

5. Buhari approves $8.5m dollars, towards the evacuation of over 5,000 Nigerians stranded in Ukraine [NewsWireNGR]

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved $8.5m dollars to the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Humanitarian, Disaster Management, and Social Development, towards the evacuation of over 5,000 (registered and unregistered) Nigerians stranded in Ukraine.

This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada. The minister told State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting that three aircraft would be dispatched to four countries. Read more.

6. 115 Nigerian men sign up at the embassy to join Ukraine in its fight against Russian [NewsWireNGR]

115 Nigerian men reportedly offer to join Ukraine in its fight against Russia’s invasion About 115 young Nigerian men on Tuesday have offered to join Ukraine in its fight against Russia.

The men, who besieged the Ukraine Embassy in Abuja, on Wednesday, also put down their names in a register provided by the embassy.

The Second Secretary, Ukraine Embassy, Bohdan Soltys, confirmed the development, adding that no step had yet been taken to that effect. Read more.

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