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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 25, 2022.

1. APC convention: Buhari battles last-minute crisis, summons govs, chairmanship aspirants’ fail to agree [Punch Newspaper]

In a bid to save the All Progressives Congress from collapse at the national convention, which holds on Saturday, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, held a series of meetings with governors, party leaders and APC members in the National Assembly.

2. $3.27bn crude lost to thieves in 14 months, FG cries out [Vanguard Newspaper]

The Federal Government yesterday raised alarm over the rising rate of crude oil theft in the Niger Delta, disclosing that about $3.27 billion worth of oil had been lost to vandalism and theft in the past 14 months.

The government also said high-level cases of oil theft had become a threat to the country’s corporate and economic existence, with the industry now thinking of transporting crude oil from fields to export terminals by trucks.

3. In Deft Political Move, Buhari’s Men Set to Dominate Incoming APC NWC [ThisDay Newspaper]

In a demonstration of deft skill and intriguing art of political manoeuvring, President Muhammadu Buhari’s men appear to have stamped their authority on the incoming National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Buhari has, apparently, appropriated some of the key offices ahead of the party’s national convention coming up tomorrow, Saturday, March 26, in Abuja.

4. 2023: ‘Nigeria needs me’, Peter Obi declares for presidential race [NewsWireNGR]

Former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has declared his interest to contest for the president of Nigeria in 2023.

The vice-presidential candidate on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the 2019 general election, made the declaration before the traditional rulers in the state at the Anambra State Government conference hall Agu-Awka, Anambra State. Read more.

5. 1,096,355 Permanent Voter Cards printed prior to the 2019 general elections in Lagos, yet to be collected [NewsWireNGR]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State on Thursday said that no fewer than 1,096,355 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) printed prior to the 2019 general elections were still yet to be collected in the state.

The new INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, disclosed this at his maiden stakeholders’ meeting with party leaders, civil society organisations and other relevant stakeholders on Thursday in Lagos. Read more.

6. CAN urges CBN to ban loan shark apps over ‘ungodly interests’ [NewsWireNGR]

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and other financial regulators to tackle the menace of loan sharks defrauding people in the country.

This is contained in a statement by CAN’s General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, on Wednesday in Abuja. Read more.

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