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Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Monday

Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Monday, March 5, 2022.

1. World Bank projects N4tn 2022 fuel subsidy, experts predict more loans [Punch Newspaper]

The Country Director, World Bank, Shubham Chaudhuri, says Nigeria’s decision to postpone the full deregulation of the downstream sector of the petroleum industry by 18 months may cost the country over N4tn in subsidy payments on petrol in 2022.

2. Obasanjo says Nigeria has undergone significant decline since 2015 [NewsWireNGR]

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday said Nigerian efforts to build a nation has undergone significant decline since 2015.

Incmbent President, Buhari ran in the 2015 presidential election as a candidate of the All Progressives Congress party, he defeated then incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and took over power. His platform was built around his image as a staunch anti-corruption fighter and his incorruptible and honest reputation. Read more.

3. Most Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Lucius Ugorji appointed the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Diocese [NewsWireNGR]

A former Catholic Bishop of Umuahia and Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara Diocese, Most Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Lucius Ugorji, has been appointed the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Diocese.

The announcement was made on Sunday by Archbishop Antonio Filipazzi, Apostolic Nuncio (Representative of the Pope in Nigeria) during the ongoing First Plenary meeting of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria in Abuja. Read more.

4. Saudi Arabia lifts travel ban on Nigeria, Others [NewsWireNGR]

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia yesterday announced the lift of suspension of direct flights from 17 countries including Nigeria.

Other affected countries are South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Malawi, Mauritius, Zambia, Madagascar, Angola, Seychelles, United Republic of Comoros, Ethiopia and Afghanistan.

Also, the Saudi Government scrapped major COVID-19 restrictions except wearing of masks in the two holy Mosques in Makka and Medina as well as other places of worship in the kingdom. Read more.

5. PHOTOs: Buhari jets out for routine medical vacation in UK [NewsWireNGR]

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday departed Abuja for routine medical check-up in London, the United Kingdom.

The president had initially planned to embark on the trip from Nairobi, Kenya after attending the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) at 50 in that country. Read more.

6. CAC: Why schools will no longer be registered as business names in Nigeria [NewsWireNGR]

The Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, has banned the registration of schools and other institutions of learning as business names.

This was noted in a circular dated March, 4, 2022 from the Registrar General to all approving officers of the Commission.

The Circular reads in part, “The Registrar-General has directed that henceforth Schools, Academies and such other institutions of learning should not be approved or registered as business names. Read more.

7. “The vice president is there; constitutionally when I’m away” – Buhari says as he jets off for medical treatment [NewsWireNGR]

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will preside over the nation’s affairs for two weeks while President Muhammadu Buhari is away on a medical trip to London in the United Kingdom.

Buhari stated this in Abuja on Sunday while briefing reporters at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport before the presidential plane, Air Force 1, took off from the Presidential Wing.

Buhari said he is not running the administration alone as other key officials including the vice president, the chief of staff, the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), and others are carried along. Read more.

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