Nigerian Newspapers Headlines: 10 Updates You Need to Know Today, August 16, 2023


Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Today for Wednesday, August 16, 2023.

Good morning! Here is a concise roundup of today’s top stories from Headlines:

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1. Seplat Energy Plc Confirms Fatality in ‘Majestic’ Oil Rig Collapse

Seplat Energy Plc has sadly confirmed the loss of a life following the collapse of its ‘Majestic’ oil rig near Ovhor in Delta State. The oil company released a statement on Tuesday, acknowledging the tragic incident.


2. Federal Government Withdraws Firearms Possession Case Against CBN Governor

The Federal Government has applied to withdraw the “illegal possession of firearms” case against suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele. This decision was based on further investigation results, as communicated by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) at the Federal Ministry of Justice.

3. PDP Expresses Concern Over Economic Hardships and Voting Choices


The Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed concern about the economic difficulties faced by Nigerians who supported President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The party highlighted the perceived miscalculation leading to feelings of regret among these individuals.

4. Anambra Village Protests Despicable Treatment by Influential Community Members


Residents of Amakor village in Nanka community, Anambra State, have protested against the perceived unfavorable treatment from influential members of the community. They called on Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, to intervene and prevent a breakdown of law and order.

5. President Tinubu Claims Cheapest Fuel Prices in West Africa

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has claimed that Nigerians purchase the most affordable fuel in West Africa. The president’s Special Adviser, Aguri Ngelale, shared this statement, asserting that fuel pump prices will not be raised.


6. Nigeria’s Inflation Increases Amid Fuel Subsidy Removal Policy

Nigeria’s headline inflation rose to 24.08% in July, compared to 22.99% in the previous month. The National Bureau of Statistics reported this increase in its Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July 2023. The upward trend in inflation is attributed to the recent removal of fuel subsidies.


7. Corruption Hinders Nigeria’s Full Potential, Says House Speaker


During the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Policy Dialogue, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Abbas Tajudeen, highlighted how corruption has impeded Nigeria’s progress. The event focused on corruption, social norms, and behavior change in the country.


8. Lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu Addresses False Narratives

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, addressed fabricated lies and false narratives being spread by those engaging in criminal activities in the South-East. He highlighted Nnamdi Kanu’s efforts to dispel falsehoods.

9. Ohanaeze Ndigbo Anticipates Potential Outcomes from Election Petition Tribunal


Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, cautioned Nigerians to prepare for potential “miracles or shocking” results from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT). The organization expressed concerns over heightened expectations following the .

10. Federal Government Denies Plans to Increase Taxes


The Federal Government denied rumors of plans to increase taxes, stating that it has no intention to burden taxpayers further. The Chairperson of the Presidential Committee on Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms, Mr. Taiwo Oyedele, clarified this on Tuesday.

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