Newstrend looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Thursday 8th September 2022.
The PUNCH: The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria on Wednesday threatened showdown with the Federal Government over the massive oil thefts in the Niger Delta. The President, PENGASSAN, Festus Osifo, in an interview with journalists in Abuja, blamed soldiers and other security agents protecting pipelines in the country for the continued oil theft.
The Guardian: All eyes are trained on today’s crucial National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where the party’s crises would either be laid to rest or the cracks further widened to weaken it ahead of the 2023 general elections.
This Day: Oil workers in Nigeria yesterday declared that they would begin nationwide rallies today in protest against the current massive theft of the country’s crude oil and destruction of oil assets, in a bid to force government to act and halt the menace.
The Nation: All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday promised a better deal for Nigeria if elected. He promised to turn Nigeria into a progressive, highly developed and prosperous country worthy of pride.
Daily Trust: Tukur Mamu, the Kaduna-based publisher was arrested on Tuesday by security operatives in Cairo, Egypt for his alleged involvement in collecting ransom and taking same to terrorists in exchange for kidnapped victims, Daily Trust gathered from reliable security sources.