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Nigerian Newspapers: 7 Things You Need To Know Today 2 March 2022



Nigerian Newspapers

Good morning! iexclusive News Nigeria brings to you today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. According to iexclusivenews, the dollar to naira exchange rate on the parallel market, often known as the black market, fell on Monday, closing at N580/$1, down 1.22 percent from $573/$1 in the previous trading session. Read More

2. The Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum, David Umahi, on Tuesday, assured Igbos that the national leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will soon be released from DSS detention. Umahi, who made this known in Abakaliki, said he initiated a political dialogue with President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu from DSS detention.

3. The National Assembly has voted against the provision of special seats for women and moving Value Added Tax (VAT) to the exclusive legislative list. The lawmakers rejected the two provisions during voting on 68 clauses being considered in the ongoing constitutional amendment, on Tuesday.

4. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, joined members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, the Christian community and clergymen in Nigeria and abroad to celebrate the General Overseer of the RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on the occasion of his 80th birthday today (Wednesday).

5. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, addressing a European Parliament emergency session via videolink on Tuesday, called on the EU to support his country as Russian missiles slammed Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, and a massive Russian military convoy massed on the outskirts of the capital Kyiv. Read More

6. The cost of transportation is on the increase across the country following the hike in the pump price of petrol. Motorists still besieged the few filling stations that dispensed PMS in Abuja and neighbouring Nasarawa and Niger States on Tuesday, as many outlets in Nasarawa and other States sold the commodity at N200/litre and above.

7. The Trade Union Congress (TUC), has criticised the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, for walking out on the representatives of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) during a meeting in his office in Abuja. The Congress also threw its weight behind members of ASUU, saying it is ready to embark on a solidarity protest.




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