Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Wednesday, June 22nd 2022.
The PUNCH: Fuel scarcity worsened in Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory and other parts of the country on Tuesday, resulting in motorists spending hours at filling stations. For oil marketers, the solution to the worsening fuel queues across the country is for the Federal Government to approve an increase in the pump price of the commodity.
The Guardian: President Muhammadu Buhari has ruled out the possibility of heeding calls by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and other leading economists to remove fuel subsidy. The President said this in an interview he granted Bloomberg with the transcripts made available to newsmen by his media office in Abuja, yesterday.
This Day: President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, defended the policies being implemented by Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, saying rather than follow textbook solutions developed in the more advanced climes, which may not be suitable for Nigeria, the apex bank’s head has rightly resorted to “unorthodox” measures in trying to resolve the country’s economic challenges.
The Nation: Petrol subsidy removal was suspended because it was not in the country’s best interest, President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday. He said while removing subsidy looks good on paper, the human consequences cannot be ignored.
Daily Trust: Details behind the public spat between the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, and justices of the Supreme Court point to a long brewing feud, which the highest judicial officers were unable to resolve.
Thank you for reading, that is all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.