Nigerian Newspapers Daily Front Pages Review | Saturday 25th March, 2023
Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Saturday 25th March 2023.
The PUNCH: The 17 newly-elected governors face an uphill task to stimulate the economies of their respective states as they will inherit at least N2.1tn in domestic debts and $1.9bn in external debts from their predecessors. Investigations showed that some of the first term governors-elect would also be confronted by many months of unpaid workers’ salaries and mounting pension liabilities amidst agitation for the implementation of the nationally agreed minimum wage, rising inflation, escalating prices of goods and services, and dwindling purchasing power
The Guardian: As the Iyorchia Ayu-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continues its offensive against those it called ‘dissidents group’ and anti-party elements, the 16-member National Working Committee (NWC) of the party have become polarised.
This Day: A three member panel of the appellate court led by Justice Mohammed Shuaibu held that the tribunal erred in law in arriving that Adeleke was not lawfully elected as governor in the July 16 governorship election. According to the ruling, the lower tribunal was wrong when it held that there was over voting in some polling units when such allegations were not proved.
The Nation: The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday launched into what observers called frantic efforts to stave off the planned strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over naira scarcity. The apex bank threw open its vaults for the commercial banks to access and circulate as much naira notes as available.
Daily Trust: Nigerians have expressed hope that the evacuation of banknotes from the vaults of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to commercial banks across the country would ease the ongoing naira scarcity in the country. The CBN Friday also directed all commercial banks to open for operation on Saturday and Sunday to meet the demands of their customers as part of a coordinated effort to ease the circulation of banknotes of various denominations.