Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today; March 28



THE ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, was literally divided, yesterday, over whether or not Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, should retain his prime position in the APC-led Federal Government on account of the worsening fuel scarcity and his comments that he is not a magician.


Petrol scarcity persists, Reps to intervene after resumption

The scarcity of petrol continued on Sunday in many cities across the country, as hundreds of motorists thronged the few filling stations that dispensed the product.


Buhari Orders Thorough Review of 2016 Budget Before Assent

Following the passage of the 2016 Appropriation Bill by the National Assembly last week, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered all the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to thoroughly review the budget before it is sent to him for assent

The Sun

Full deregulation of petroleum downstream’ll end fuel scarcity –Oyebanji, Mobil CEO

AS Nigerians groan over the persisting fuel scarcity, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc, Mr Tunji Oyebanji, says the solution was for the Federal Government to deregulate the downstream petroleum industry.

Daily Times

Fayose tasks Buhari on fuel, job loses, security

President Muhammadu Buhari has been charged to, as a matter of urgency, address the lingering fuel scarcity, increasing job losses and security issues in the country.


Army colonel kidnapped in Kaduna

Military authorities at One Mechanized Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna at the weekend disclosed that a senior army officer, Colonel Samaila Inusa, has been kidnapped by unknown persons.

Daily Trust

The South-South national vice chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Hilliard Eta, has asked the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, to resign from his position “if he is not capable of doing his part by efficiently running the ministry assigned to him


Presidency To Begin Town Hall Meetings

The senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media, Malam Garba Shehu, yesterday disclosed that the Presidency would soon begin to hold town hall meetings with Nigerians to furnish them with necessary governmental information.

National Mirror

Cleric urges Nigerians to keep faith with Buhari

Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Kamai of Jalingo diocese, has urged Nigerians not to lose faith in the leadership of the country.


Doyin Okupe defends Petroleum minister

SENIOR Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, on Sunday, defended the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, in view of the odium the minister attracted for reportedly stating that the present fuel shortage would last till May.

The Nation

Presidency: why recovered cash can’t be made public yet

The cash recovered from former public officers under probe by anti-graft agencies will not be made public yet because it will be used as evidence against them in court, the Presidency said yesterday.