Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today; 22nd March

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Punch

PDP: Fresh crisis looms as Sheriff ignores NEC’s directive

FRESH crisis appears to be looming in the Peoples Democratic Party as its acting National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has ignored the directive given to him and the members of the National Working Committee by the party’s National Executive Committee.

Vanguard

No more elections in Rivers until peace returns — INEC

PORT HARCOURT— THE Independent National Electoral Commssion, INEC, has said that it will not return to Rivers until the state is conducive to conduct elections.

The Sun

State of emergency won’t work in Ekiti, Rivers –Fayose

Governor Ayo Fayose has said President Muhammadu Buhari should not contemplate declaring a state of emergency in Ekiti and Rivers states.

Daily Times

Forex scarcity grieves me, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured manufacturers in Nigeria, that the current foreign exchange scarcity is painful but temporary.

Guardian

NYSC confirms killing of corps member during Rivers re-run elections

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), on Monday, confirmed the killing of a corps member, Mr Okonta Samuel, during the Rivers State re-run elections held on March 19.

Daily Trust

Tinubu in Sokoto, rallies support for Buhari

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was in Sokoto on Saturday where he rallied support for President Muhammadu Buhari.

National Mirror

N754.7m fraud: Court assumes jurisdiction in suit against ex-NIMASA DG, others

Lagos High Court yesterday dismissed preliminary objections filed by former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency, NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi, and two others, challenging jurisdiction of the court to hear the suit filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged stealing…

Leadership

Oshiomhole Raises Health Workers’ Pay By 5%

Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole has approved 5per cent pay rise for health workers in the state, emphasizing that the wage increment is   for all health workers including laboratory technicians, nurses and  midwives.

Thisday

Buhari Identifies Key Sectors to Revive Economy

President Muhammadu Buhari monday in Abuja identified five key sectors which the country must focus on to revive the economy.

Tribune

I wasn’t caught with military uniform, cash —Wike’s aide

CYRIL Dum Wite, the Special Adviser on Special Projects to Governor Nyesom Wike, has debunked the allegation that he was arrested by soldiers during the legislative rerun on Saturday, for being in possession of military uniform and large sum of money.

The Nation

Seven ex-governors, others to lose loot kept in Dubai

All seems set for the repatriation of over $200billion stashed away by some former governors, ex-ministers and other public officers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), The Nation learnt yesterday.

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