Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Thursday, November 18th 2021.
Amid rising insecurity in Nigeria, the country now risks an arms embargo following the indictment of the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and other matters, which states that at least nine persons were confirmed dead at the Lekki toll plaza when soldiers stormed the tollgate to disperse #EndSARS protesters on October 20, 2020. The PUNCH says.
The Federal Government through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), may this week renew the licence of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET), an intervention agency in the power sector, signaling more uncertainties in the sector already overdue for some enduring evaluation, The Guardian reports.
Vanguard leads with the World Bank raising alarm over the threat of insecurity and COVID-19 pandemic on Nigerian households’ food security.
Will President Muhammadu Buhari sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill recently passed by the National Assembly to allow the use of direct primaries to select candidates for the 2023 general elections or will he succumb to pressure from governors? The issue has been generating tension the political circles, The Nation says.
Fifty-seven people have been killed in Sokoto State in two days as bandits went on a rampage, Daily Trust reports
According to Daily Independent, With COVID-19 crisis ushering in associated shocks – especially to food prices – and social protection remaining rare, households’ food security and their welfare at large is under serious threat in Nigeria, the World Bank has said
Thank you for reading, that all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.