Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Friday, March, 18th 2022.
THE Debt Management Office on Thursday said Nigeria’s total public debt stock increased to N39.56tn in 2021 from N32.92tn in 2020, The PUNCH says.
There was a rain of confusion in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, as the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Governor Mai Mala Buni, returned to the country, while the committee’s secretary, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, was said to have been removed by members of CECPC, The Guardian reports.
This Day reports that Businessman and Chairman Heirs Holdings, Mr Tony Elumelu, yesterday bemoaned the fact that Nigeria was losing over 95 per cent of its oil production to thieves. This is just as the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has described the rising price of Automotive Gas Fuel (AGO) otherwise known as diesel as a very worrisome development that has been impacting businesses negatively, especially the manufacturing sector of the economy.
There is growing anxiety among top shots of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as an FCT High Court takes a decision today on an application, which seeks to vacate an order restraining the party from holding its convention slated for March 26, Daily Trust reports.
Willie Obiano, immediate past governor of Anambra State, has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Daily Independent reports that Obiano was apprehended at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, few hours after he handed over to the new governor of the state, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo.
Thank you for reading, that all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.