Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Wednesday 17th August 2022.
The PUNCH: The panel set up to settle the rift between the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, will meet on Friday. The PUNCH on Tuesday gathered that Atiku’s delegation and Wike’s team had yet to decide on the venue of the meeting.
The Guardian: Confidence in the economy has dropped to its lowest ebb, emboldening some Nigerians – the wealthy and hustlers– to bet against the naira, investigations have suggested. As desperate behaviours intensify, the lines between the elite and ordinary folks, as well as the vanishing middle class and struggling youths, are fast disappearing with the majority boxed in the same ring, while they watch the currency lose its peg against its peers.
This Day: Former spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Kukasheka Usman (rtd), yesterday, spilled an untold story that would shock many Nigerians, as he revealed how ex-Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), was pressured to topple President Goodluck Jonathan following the passing of President Umaru Yar’Adua in 2010.
The Nation: There was disquiet in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday as the camp of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike met with the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. Wike’s supporters, who constitute his reconciliation team, were in Port Harcourt in preparation for the meeting with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s team.
Daily Trust: There is no respite yet for airline operators in Nigeria over the skyrocketing price of aviation fuel otherwise known as Jet A1 as the price hit N903 per litre yesterday, from N880 on Monday, Daily Trust can report. The development has put pressure on airline tickets with passengers paying as much as N200,000 for a return Lagos-Abuja ticket; while Lagos-Kano return is between N150,000 and N200,000 depending on the time of booking.