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Newspaper Headlines: Petrol sells for N400/litre as scarcity hits Abuja, Nasarawa

Newspaper Headlines: Petrol sells for N400/litre as scarcity hits Abuja, Nasarawa
February 14
07:44 2022

Issues on scarcity of petrol in some parts of the country dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that residents of Abuja, Niger and Nasarawa are going through troubles getting petrol — and that the product now sells for N400 per litre at the parallel market. The newspaper says the death toll in Yaba building collapse has risen to five.

The Nation reports that the federal government accused Twitter of double standards in its reaction to the 2020 #EndSARS protest in Nigeria and the ongoing truckers’ protest in Canada. The newspaper says the two major political parties in the country won three council areas each in the federal capital territory (FCT) council election.

Daily Independent reports that 44,544 flights were delayed and 579 cancelled by 37 airlines in Nigeria in 2021. The newspaper says the house of representatives has issued a seven-day ultimatum to 20 companies to submit relevant health and safety policies.

Daily Trust reports that there is a plan to draft Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), into the 2023 presidential race. The newspaper says the All Progressives Congress (APC) will today commence the sale of forms to all aspirants vying for national offices ahead of the party’s national convention.

Daily Sun reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is preparing for a full-scale strike which may be announced today. The newspaper says the federal government will fine airlines over incessant flight delays.

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