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Newspaper Headlines: Reps probe N447bn COVID-19 spending, summon 83 MDAs

Newspaper Headlines: Reps probe N447bn COVID-19 spending, summon 83 MDAs
November 21
07:00 2023

Reports on the investigation of the house of representatives on COVID-19 spending, dominate the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that the house of representatives has summoned 83 ministries, departments, and agencies of the federal government over alleged mismanagement of over N447.6 billion COVID-19 intervention fund from 2020 to 2022. The newspaper says users of bus rapid transit (BRT) in Lagos are lamenting shortage of the buses amid long queues at terminals.

The Nation reports that President Bola Tinubu has assured Olaf Scholz, German chancellor, that the power project deal with Siemens AG will take on urgency under his leadership. The newspaper says the presidency has tackled Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over allegations that the president was muzzling the opposition and foisting a one-party state on Nigeria.

Daily Trust reports that former President Olusegun Obasanjo said western democracy is not working for Africa. The newspaper says Abba Yusuf, governor of Kano, said his losses at the tribunal and court of appeal are targeted attacks against his political godfather, Rabiu Kwankwaso.

THISDAY reports that Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, said it is dangerous for the judiciary to sanction 165,000 votes for the mistakes made by electoral officers. The newspaper says former President Muhammadu Buhari said he did his best during his time in office and he is not sure if expected results were achieved.

Vanguard reports that anxiety over the direction of the Nigerian economy has heightened as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) postponed its bi-monthly monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting for the second consecutive time. Wale Edun, minister of finance and coordinating minister of the economy, said the federal government recorded over N1 trillion monthly revenue due to the removal of petrol subsidy, the newspaper says.

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