Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Thursday 24th November 2022.
The PUNCH: The Nigeria Governors Forum says it has stopped the planned payment of $418 million and the promissory notes issued to the Paris Club consultants by the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Debt Management Office. The forum comprising the 36 state governors vowed to continue to explore all legal channels available to them in ensuring that ‘’resources belonging to states are not unjustly or illegally paid to a few in the guise of consultancies.’’
Vanguard: PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday inaugurated the new Naira banknotes, expressing delight that the redesigned currencies were locally produced by the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting, NSPM Plc
This Day: President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the newly redesigned N1, 000, N500, and N200 denominations unveiled by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had been fortified with security features that will make them difficult to counterfeit. Buhari also stressed that the redesigned naira denominations would help the CBN implement better monetary policy objectives and enrich the collective memory of the country’s heritage
The Nation: GOVERNORS, under the auspices of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), have gone to court to stop the privatisation of some power plants. In a communique, the NGF said its lawyers have taken steps to prevent the Federal Government from selling 10 National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs).
Daily Trust: The Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning is on the spot over the alleged insertion of projects amounting to N423.8bn in the 2023 budget proposal of some ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), Daily Trust reports. Federal lawmakers have raised concerns about the abuse of the budget process following submissions by some government agencies that some amounts were inserted into their estimates without their knowledge allegedly by the ministry of finance