Nigerian Newspapers: 10 Things You Need to Know This Friday, March 1, 2024

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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines , Friday, 1st March 2024



Good morning, Nigeria! Welcome to the Ejes Gist News roundup of today’s top newspaper headlines. Here’s a concise roundup of today’s key stories from :


1. Tinubu Warns : “You Are Not The Only Voice Of Nigerians” President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has cautioned protesting labour unions against causing unrest, emphasizing that they are not the sole voice of . The warning came during the inauguration of the Red Line Rail Project in Lagos.



2. Tinubu Directs Cement Manufacturers to Revert Prices In a significant move for Nigeria’s construction sector, President Tinubu has directed cement manufacturers to return to previous pricing. This decision aims to support the federal government’s housing and infrastructure development initiatives.


3. Tinubu Commissions Lagos Red Line Rail Project President Tinubu officially commissioned the Red Line Rail Mass Transit project in Lagos State. The 37 km rail line, with 13 stations, is set to transform the city’s mobility and open doors to opportunities, growth, and a sustainable future.


4. Tinubu Vows to Fight Corruption to the Finish President Tinubu, during the Red Line Rail Project inauguration, reassured Nigerians of his administration’s commitment to ending corruption. He affirmed that policies and actions against corruption will persist.



5. Information Minister Pleads for Patience Amid Hardship Information and National Orientation Minister, Mohammed Idris, urges Nigerians to give President Tinubu’s administration more time to address the nation’s challenges, acknowledging the existing hardships.


6. ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions: Edwin Clark Commends Decision Elder statesman Edwin Clark commends ECOWAS for lifting sanctions on Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso, following the military coup. He appreciates President Tinubu and Yakubu Gowon for their roles in this diplomatic resolution.



7. Board Nominee Declines: Urum Kalu Eke Urum Kalu Eke, nominated for the CBN Board, has declined, citing his current role with the World Bank. This development was communicated to the Senate by former Abia State Governor, Senate Orji Kalu.


8. Atiku Hails Geometric Power Plant Commissioning Former Vice President Atiku Abubarkar praises the commissioning of the 188MW Geometric Power Plant in Aba, Abia State, emphasizing its potential to boost the city’s industrial and commercial activities.


9. Condemns CBN’s Interest Rate Hike Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, criticizes the recent Monetary Policy Committee decisions, warning that the high interest rates may worsen economic conditions and lead to job losses.



10. President Tinubu Departs for Qatar President Tinubu embarks on a state visit to Qatar, strengthening cooperation in various sectors. Agreements focused on real sector development, trade, education, culture, and more are expected to be signed during the visit.

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