Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Tuesday 9th August 2022.
The PUNCH: There were indications on Monday that the reconciliation talks between Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, had suffered a major setback as Wike again threatened to disappoint those underestimating his state.
The Guardian: Four days after the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, met and agreed on a framework for the resolution of the differences between them, the rift between the two gladiators appears to be deepening, as their supporters keep driving a wedge in between.
The Nation: Former Plateau Governor Joshua Dariye and his Taraba counterpart, Rev Jolly Nyame have regained freedom from Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja. They left Kuje Correctional Centre four months after they were granted pardon by the National Council of States with 159 others.
Daily Trust: The federal government, in 2021, coughed out N247 billion to the power sector as an intervention fund to mitigate the endless liquidity crisis affecting the industry and keep electricity generation and supply going, records have shown.
Vanguard: The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, and economy analysts have warned the Federal Government over the rising debt profile and the deteriorating state of the economy, saying they were problematic to economic development.
This Day: The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) yesterday affirmed that the status quo remains with respect to the ExxonMobil/Seplat Energy share acquisition. The clarification by the NUPRC Chief Executive, Mr. Gbenga Komolafe, followed an earlier statement same yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the acquisition which effectively nullified the long-drawn attempt by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) to block the $1.283 billion sale and purchase transaction between SeplatEnergies and Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPNU).