Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Wednesday, March, 16th 2022.
The PUNCH reports that members of the All Progressives Congress, who are loyal to the Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, on Tuesday, consolidated their hold on the party after surviving last week’s attempt to remove them.
Rising energy costs both in electricity and fuel segments, geopolitical tension and fiscal indiscipline have triggered fresh concern over fast-rising prices even as headline inflation rose marginally to 15.7 per cent in February, 0.1 per cent higher than the January figure, The Guardian reports.
Fresh facts emerged yesterday that the clash between Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, forced the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to shift its National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting from yesterday to today, Vanguard says at its top right corner.
Indications emerged yesterday that all governors elected into the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would be standing down in a no victor, no vanquished deal reached with the Chairman of the committee and Yobe State governor, Mai Mala Buni, and allow other members of the CECPC to continue and conclude the party’s national convention scheduled for March 26th, 2022, This Day reports.
Confusion broke out at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Caucus meeting on Monday night, The Nation reports, forcing National Chairman Dr Iyorcha Ayu to abruptly reschedule proceedings till today. The uproar at the meeting was triggered by the insistence of some leaders from the South that members, who defected from the party to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the past and returned, should be excluded from seeking the 2023 presidential ticket.
The camp of the embattled Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni Tuesday bounced back as the Secretary, Senator James John Akpanudoedehe, resumed at the party national secretariat, Daily Trust learnt.
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