Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Saturday, January, 22nd 2021.
Fresh tension is brewing in the ranks of the All Progressives Congress ahead of the party’s national convention slated for February 26, 2022. There are indications that delegates will be drawn from factions loyal to the governors or most senior Federal Government officials or political office holders in the states without APC governors, Saturday PUNCH has learnt.
Amid the current efforts by the Rivers State government to rid the state of artisanal refineries, otherwise known as Kpofire and save the people from its damaging effects, information has emerged that the current upsurge of soot pandemic in the state was caused by the renewed drive of the Nigerian Navy and other security operatives to ensure that stolen crude oil does not leave the shores of the country, The Guardian reports.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is going tough with political parties and their candidates in next year’s elections on how they source and disburse their campaign funds, The Nation reports.
The top right corner of Saturday Tribune says that the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Iyorchia Ayu; Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde; former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and five other governors on the platform of the party, on Friday, received the convener of the Lagos4Lagos Movement and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Abdulazeez Olajide Adediran, aka JANDOR, into the PDP fold.
One of Saturday Independent reports that Niger Delta Youth Forum (CNYF) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) Simbi Kesiye Wabote over alleged perjury, corruption.
Thank you for reading, that all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.