HausaToday looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Wednesday 21st September 2022.
The PUNCH: The Independent National Electoral Commission on Tuesday released the final list of candidates for national elections, namely presidential, senatorial and federal constituencies, in line with the 2023 elections timetable earlier released in the year.
The Guardian: The Federal Government’s total debts and contingent liabilities have hit N60.9 trillion even as the figure could balloon to near N65 trillion before the end of the year, as President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration scrambles for any available funds to survive the current financial squeeze before its expiration in May, next year.
Vanguard: The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday cleared 18 candidates, including a female for the 2023 presidential election as Senate President Ahmad Lawan lost his bid to return to the Senate.
This Day: The House of Representatives at the resumption of plenary yesterday joined the growing number of Nigerians that had expressed concern that the country might be approaching a debt trap, as the Debt Management Office (DMO) revealed that Nigeria’s total debt as at June this year stood at N42.84 trillion.
The Nation: The coast is clear for 18 presidential candidates to contest in next year’s election. Eminent politician Asiwaju Bola Tinubu (All Progressives Congress), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar (Peoples Democratic Party), Peter Obi (Labour Party), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso (New Nigeria Peoples Party) and Adebayo Adewole (Social Democratic Party) were among standard bearers cleared yesterday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Daily Trust: Senate President Ahmad Lawan’s name is not in the final list of contestants published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Lawan and Bashir Machina have been locked in a long drawn battle over the ticket of the ruling party for Yobe North which Lawan currently represents.
Thank you for reading, that is all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.