ELIO REPORT looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Thursday 15th September 2022.
The Guardian: Pressures from the global energy crisis and compounding situation at home may be costing Nigeria’s 43 million households nothing less than N8.9 trillion yearly, The Guardian has gathered. Apart from the over N6 trillion being spent by the Federal Government to subsidise Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), on average, households in Nigeria, faced with rising inflation and high cost of food items, are now spending about N4,000 weekly on electricity, Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) and petrol for power generating sets.
The PUNCH: The newly appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Senate President, Chief Adolphus Wabara, has begun crucial moves to save the main opposition party from imminent collapse. As a result, he is leading a delegation of the PDP BoT, comprising some former governors, ex-deputy governors, ex-ministers and other top party chieftains to meet three of the aggrieved PDP governors within 48 hours.
This Day: Speaking with one accord yesterday in Ibadan, South-west leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presented a “corporate demand” to the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, insisting that the PDP national chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, must resign in the collective interest of the party.
The Nation: The post-presidential primary crisis that has hit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not over. Yesterday, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde insisted that the national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, should resign.
Daily Trust: The Senate Committee on Finance Wednesday said over 400 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are to be scrapped as recommended by Stephen Orosanye-led Presidential Committee on rationalization of agencies.