HausaToday looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Monday 1st August, 2022.
The PUNCH: Nigerians, who could not register in the continuous voter registration, which ended on Sunday, have expressed frustration over the refusal of the Independent National Electoral Commission to extend the exercise. The stranded applicants in interviews with The PUNCH thumbed down the decision of the commission to stop the CVR, describing it as a way to disenfranchise them.
The Guardian: Beyond the withdrawal of services by two scheduled carriers, the entire local aviation sector may be in for a shutdown of operations over steady loss of fleet capacity that has made schedule reliability near impossible. Findings by The Guardian showed that the eight active airlines are operating a cumulative 38.77 per cent fleet capacity, with a total of 60 out of 98 listed aeroplanes grounded, pending the availability of foreign exchange earnings to defray maintenance cost.
This Day: Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said the work of Nigeria’s next president in 2023 was already cut out for him and it’s to unite the people. Atiku, who claimed the hallmark of his aspiration was to unite Nigerians and the country that has been disunited by the All Progressives Congress (APC) due to its misrule, however, rallied the support of the youths and women ahead of next year’s election.Relatedly, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and other stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including governors of the party, yesterday, met in Abuja, with a view to reconciling Atiku and Wike.
The Nation: States are taking measures to forestall attacks, following the surge in terror activities in Abuja and parts of the North. Security is being beefed up in Lagos and around the Enugu metropolis.
Daily Trust: Despite the compounding damage from the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has magnified the slowdown in the global economy, the country’s capital market activities remain positive in the first half of 2022 as both local and foreign investors on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) traded N831.83 billion worth of equities.
Thank you for reading, that is all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.