Nigerian Newspapers Daily Front Pages Review | Sunday 2nd April, 2023
Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Sunday 2nd April 2023.
The PUNCH: The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have given conditional support for the removal of fuel subsidy. The two labour bodies said that they would only allow the removal of fuel subsidy if the incoming administration of Bola Tinubu takes steps towards the repair and revitalisation of government refineries across the country and allow modular refineries.
The Guardian: As Nigerians grapple with the multidimensional hardship in daily lives occasioned by the persistent Naira scarcity, financial experts have encouraged them to brace up for more difficult times as the crises might not abate soon. Notwithstanding assurances by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to ease cash scarcity in the country, data and financial analysts, market intelligence and expert opinions suggest Nigerians would live with limited cash circulation for long or months unless there is a radical departure from the apex bank’s management approach.
This Day: In what appeared to be a plot to frustrate the filing of election petitions against the alleged fraud in the just-concluded elections in Rivers State, the police authorities in the state yesterday arrested lawyers preparing election petitions for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. The police officers also seized all their documents containing the evidence of the alleged fraud in the elections in an apparent bid to stop the lawyers from appearing before the election petition tribunal on Monday
The Nation: More revelations emerged yesterday as to why the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not suspend collation of results during the conduct of the February 25 presidential election. The Nation gathered that collation of results was not suspended because the glitches experienced did not affect all the results already transmitted through the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).
Daily Trust: With less than two months to the expiration of this administration, Daily Trust on Sunday reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to fulfil his major campaign promises on lifting millions of Nigerians out of poverty and creating 3 million jobs annually.