Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Monday, March 21, 2022.
1. APC convention: South-West govs reject Buhari’s allies as secretary, vice-chair [Punch Newspaper]
South-West politicians from the Congress for Progressive Change bloc in the All Progressives Congress are set to lose out at the national convention following their rejection by governors in the region.
The defunct CPC bloc is made up of politicians, who joined Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to merge with the Action Congress of Nigeria to form the APC in 2013 before he won the 2015 presidential election.
2. Energy crisis: N600 per litre kerosene hits nation’s poor [Vanguard Newspaper]
Despite assurances by the Federal Government that the power supply situation in the country would improve, power generation remained low at 2,312MW over the weekend.
This is even as the price of Households Kerosine, HHK, also known as kerosene, increased by 41.4 percent to an average of N600 per litre, hitting the nation’s poor hard.
3. PDP presidential hopefuls from the North are ready for a consensus candidate – Saraki says [NewsWireNGR]
Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, says that all the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential hopefuls from the North are ready for a consensus candidate during the party’s primaries without acrimony.
He gave the assurance in Bauchi on Sunday when Saraki and Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, also a PDP presidential hopeful, paid a consultative visit to Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State. Read more.
4. Why Ali Modu Sheriff is pulling out of APC National Chairmanship race [NewsWirenGR]
Former Governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has pulled out of the All Progress Congress (APC) national chairmanship race, saying he doesn’t want to oppose the zoning formula of the party as they have agreed to zone the position to the north-central. Read more.
5. If Bola Ahmed Tinubu becomes President of Nigeria – Bode George threatens to leave the country [NewsWireNGR]
A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Bode George on Saturday said he will leave Nigeria if Bola Ahmed Tinubu becomes President of Nigeria.
Mr George was speaking at a press briefing in Lagos. Read more.
6. SERAP gives Buhari 7days to Probe missing N11trn [NewsWireNGR]
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to promptly and thoroughly investigate how over N11 trillion meant to provide regular electricity supply has been allegedly squandered by governments since 1999.” Read more.
7. How Russia-Ukraine crisis will affect Nigerian economy [NewsWireNGR]
Mrs Patience Key, the immediate past Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas (NIDOA), USA, says the Russo-Ukraine conflict will affect Nigeria, being an oil-producing country.
Key told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York on Sunday that the crisis would affect Africa’s economy and also threaten global economy. Read more.
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