Nigerian Newspapers Daily Front Pages Review | Thursday 1st December, 2022
Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Thursday 1st December 2022.
The PUNCH: For the first time in weeks since the scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, began, the Federal Government opened up and declared on Wednesday that there was no plan to increase the pump price of petrol, at least during the Yuletide season. However, the government’s comments came amid a worsening and persistent fuel scarcity, which spread further on Wednesday across the country. Also, the cost of the commodity rose to as high as N285/litre in some filling stations in Abuja.
The Guardian: In its first official response since the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) disclosed two weeks ago that 133 million Nigerians, representing 63 per cent of the population are currently living in multi-dimensional poverty, the Federal Government, yesterday, attributed the prevailing high level of poverty in the country to the attitude of some governors who focus more on building flyovers and airports rather than improving lives of citizens in rural areas.
This Day: Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, at the formal launch of his reelection campaign bid, said the success of his first term propelled his confidence to seek re-election. The governor, who spoke through his Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, at the unveiling of the Brand Campaign heralding the start of his 2023 official re-election campaign, amidst fanfare and a boat regatta on the lagoon, said he was determined to make the state a 21st Century success story.
The Nation: States are to blame for rising poverty in the land, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba, said yesterday. They have not done enough to complement social intervention initiatives aimed at reducing poverty, the minister claimed.
Daily Trust: No fewer than 1,525 people were killed in election-related violence across the country in the last five election cycles. As a report by the Tony Blair Institute has revealed. The institute has also has raised fears that the 2023 elections may equally be characterised by serious disruption from violence, particularly by terrorist bodies like Boko Haram, the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and bandits.