HausaToday looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Tuesday, April 19th 2022.
The PUNCH: The Independent National Electoral Commission has lost no fewer than 9,836 smart card readers in over 42 attacks on its offices and staff in three years.
The Guardian: Despite last week’s launch of Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETDs) Market, with the listing of two Equity Index Futures Contracts, NGX 30 Index Futures and NGX Pension Index Futures, poor participation of the Pension Funds Administrators (PFAs) in Nigeria’s stock market is a major factor responsible for liquidity challenge in the market, The Guardian has learnt
Vanguard: Petrol subsidy payments grew by 349.42 per cent from N350 billion in 2019 to N1.573 trillion in 2021, propelled by the rising price of crude oil in the international market and the falling value of the Naira.
This Day: Frustrated by worsening insecurity, amid wide criticism of government’s inability to protect the citizenry, Minister of Defence, Maj-Gen Bashir Magashi (rtd), yesterday, called for God’s intervention in the fight against insurgents and other criminal elements in the country.
The Nation: The High Court lacks the powers to order the deletion of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022, the National Assembly has told the Court of Appeal. It urged the appellate court to order the retention of the section, adding that Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the Federal High Court in Umuahia erred in law when she ordered the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to delete it.
Daily SUN: The 36 states of the federation have warned the Federal Government not to tamper with funds accruing to them and the 774 local government councils in the guise of satisfying alleged $418 million London/Paris Club Loan refund-related judgment debts.
Thank you for reading, that all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.