Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Saturday, January, 8th 2021.
Survivors of Tuesday’s terrorists’ attack on Rafin Danya, Barayar Zaki, Rafin Gero and Kurfa villages in Zamfara State have recounted their ordeal. The bandits, in their large numbers, were said to be fleeing from Zamfara State as a result of ongoing military operations, when they invaded the villages in the Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas of the state, according to The PUNCH.
Since Friday last week when President Muhammadu Buhari signed the 2022 Appropriation Bill into law at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, The Guardian reports that crisis may have started brewing between the Presidency and the National Assembly over what was described as ‘worrisome changes’ and inclusion of new provisions totalling N36.59 billion in the budget by the lawmakers.
Vanguard reports that the uncertainties surrounding the forthcoming general elections seem to be growing wider by the day, especially with President Buhari’s refusal to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law.
All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders are rallying to keep the party on track for its crucial national convention following Thursday’s warning by President Muhammadu Buhari that the party should keep its house in order ahead of next year’s elections, The Nation reports.
At least 143 bodies have so far been recovered and buried in the wake of brutal attacks on Wednesday and Thursday on several communities in Anka and Bukuyyum local government areas of Zamfara State, Daily Trust gathered.
The signs of what to expect in terms of continuous rise in inflation in 2022 showed up during the week when despite repeated appeals by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), the Federal government has introduced an excise duty of N10/litre on all non-alcoholic, carbonated and sweetened beverages. Currently, a pack of 12 bottles of Coca-Cola goes for N1,500 while Pepsi-Cola is N1,400, while a bottle of each goes for N150. Retailers said the new development might trigger an increase in the retail price of the products, according to Daily Independent.
Thank you for reading, that all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.
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