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Nigerian Newspapers Daily Front Pages Review | Sunday 14th August, 2022


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Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Sunday 14th August 2022.

The PUNCH: THE persistent rise in food prices unsettling majority of Nigerians and fuelling hunger may become worse as farmers have raised the alarm that terrorists were taking over their farmland and preventing them from carrying out their farming activities. In the North, where the bulk of commercial farming takes place given their vast arable land, some farmers in Zamfara, Katsina, Nasarawa and Benue states in interactions with our correspondents lamented that the insecurity had prevented them from taking maximum advantage of the rainy season, which would have boosted their harvest and crash the price in the market.

Daily Trust: Despite giving no fewer than 29 directives to security operatives in three years to end activities of terrorists, bandits and other sundry criminals, Nigerians have continued to live with the menace amid loss of lives and property. Some Nigerians and security experts have blamed the development to lack of political will on the side of the government while others said most of the directives were not directly from the president.

The Nation: Alleged offer of a $40 million commission to a governor forced the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) to resist the payment of $418 million to some consultants on London-Paris Club refund, investigation has revealed. Governors were suspicious of the offer by a consultant who approached the said governor, urging him to persuade his colleagues to accede to the request to release the money.

The Guardian: Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai’s alarm on activities of terrorists now running a parallel government in the state has been described as “belated and an unfortunate admission.” This is as the people of Southern Kaduna revealed the area that has now become ungovernable space in the state is about the size of Abia state.

Thank you for reading, that is all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.