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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, March 11, 2022.

1. 208 court cases threaten APC convention, Buni fights back [Punch Newspaper]

The  All Progressives Congress is currently battling no fewer than 208 court cases with some of them challenging the leadership of the party in various states and the legitimacy of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee.

The cases, which among others, are seeking a declaration nullifying all state congresses under the leadership of the CECPC, are threatening the party’s national convention scheduled for March 26.

This came to the fore on Thursday as Yusuf Ali, an aide to the Yobe State Governor and CECPC Chairman, Mai Mala Buni, told one of our correspondents that Buni remained the APC chairman.

2. With Oil Price Surge, Nigeria Importing 100% Fuel Need, Subsidy Threatens to Cripple Economy [ThisDay Newspaper]

As oil prices soar to record levels, many Nigerians, ordinarily, would expect that their country would be raking in billions of dollars and realising accretion in external reserves, as was the case in the past, especially during the Gulf War and some other international emergencies. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Crude oil price hit $139 per barrel on Monday, but Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, said recently that the country would be comfortable with the price range of between $70 and $80 per barrel.

3. Miss Cell 2022: Why we allowed Chidinma to contest — Kirikiri Prison [NewsWireNGR]

The Nigerian Prison Service Kirikiri has given a reason why it allowed the alleged killer of Super TV CEO and 300-level Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, Chidinma Ojukwu, and other inmates at its facilities to participate in a beauty pageant.

In the beauty pageant picture circulated on social media, Chidinma OJukwu was reportedly crowned Miss Cell 2022 at the event held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Read more.

4. Igboho, has called for dialogue in the quest for self-determination [NewsWireNGR]

Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Igboho, has called for dialogue in the quest for self-determination, maintaining that it can be achieved without bloodshed.

Igboho said this in a statement issued on Thursday by his counsel, Yomi Alliyu, in which he sued for calm among his supporters.

“He continues to preach against war seeing what is happening in Ukraine and some parts of Igboland in Nigeria. He implored all, especially his kinsmen at home and in the diaspora, to embrace dialogue in their quest for self-determination without heating up the very fragile situation in Nigeria,” the statement read. Read more.

5. Lagos govt suspends NURTW from motor parks after Oluomo Orders [NewsWireNGR]

The Lagos government has announced a suspension of the activities of members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state.

The announcement comes hours after the Lagos chapter of the union withdrew its membership of the national body. The moves by the Lago state Government also comes shortly after MC Oluomo ordered Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu to ban NURTW from the parks in Lagos.

The Lagos chapter of the NURTW had withdrawn its membership following the suspension of Musiliu Akinsanya, better known as MC Oluomo, over alleged incitement. Read more.

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