Trending news in Nigeria today 2/07/2023


President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial picks, as lawmakers jostle for membership of juicy committees at the national assembly, are some of the stories you would find on the cover pages of newspapers today.

Tribune says the European Union has raised concerns over the independence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The newspaper reports that south-east governors and leaders have formed a grand coalition to lobby Tinubu for the release of Nnamdi Kanu.

The Nation says petrol dispensing depots have crashed the prices of the product, amid speculations of a hike in the pump price of PMS to N700 per litre later this month. The newspaper reports that Nigerians travelling abroad are now struggling to meet up with rising airfares, as forex fluctuation hits the aviation sector hard.

Sun reports that senators have threatened to drag Godswill Akpabio, the senate president, to court over ballot papers with barcodes used during the senate president election. The newspaper says blood continues to flow as the spate of insecurity heightens in the south-east region.

ThisDay reports that members of the national assembly have intensified lobbying for appointments as chairmen and members of key committees. The newspaper says Nigeria’s rising crude oil production has reduced the declining output from other member countries of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Daily Trust details the first 30 days of Abba Kabir Yusuf, governor of Kano state. The newspaper says six persons were killed when terrorists detonated mortar bombs in a Borno community.

The Guardian reports that two have died as fresh crisis erupts in Taraba. The newspaper highlights the soaring cost of governance amid criticism of President Tinubu’s “120-car convoy”.

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