Nigerian Newspapers: Monday, May 29, 2017

Good morning Nigerians, we have aggregated today’s major headlines from top Nigerian Newspapers for you here on naija-news.com; Newspapers reviewed include: Punch, Vanguard, Premiumtimes, The Nations, National Mirror, Dailypost, Tribune, The Sun etc.

Democracy Day: Buhari administration has done well, says Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday took stock of the two years of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and declared that positives results are clear for all to see.

Osinbajo said this in a national broadcast to commemorate the nation’s Democracy Day and second anniversary of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

-Punch

Oil Marketers Groan as Matured LCs, Unpaid Subsidy Claims Hit $2Bn

The capacity of the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) and the Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) to import petroleum products has continued to weaken as unpaid subsidy claims and matured Letters of Credit (LCs) arising from the old subsidy regime hit $2 billion, THISDAY has learnt.

-Thisday

SERAP wins first round in battle for release of Nigerian govt’s 1999-2015 audited reports

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday gave Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, and Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative a victory in round one of the groups’ attempt to secure the release of Federal Government audited reports from 1999 to 2015.

Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo gave SERAP and PLSI the permission to apply for judicial review and seek an order of mandamus directing and compelling the Federal Government and the Auditor General of the Federation to publish the audited reports for 1999-2015.

-Premiumtimes

We won’t take short-cuts to national restoration – Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday admitted that the journey towards national restoration would take time.

He however said the present administration would not succumb to the temptation of taking short-cuts  that might end up complicating the journey.

-Punch

Despite Weak Economic Indicators in Two Years, Experts Foresee Recovery

Although major economic indicators have remained weak in the last 24 months with  President Muhammadu Buhari in the saddle of governance, financial market experts have predicted positive growth in the remaining two years of the administration.

The Nigerian economy slipped into recession last year as its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate fell by 2.06 per cent in the second quarter of 2016.

-Thisday

Democracy Day: Osinbajo highlights successes, challenges of Buhari administration

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday highlighted the various achievements of the Muhammadu Buhari administration since it came into office exactly two years ago on May 29, 2015.

In his speech sent to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Osinbajo highlighted areas of successes to include the anti-corruption war, war on terror, and the social intervention programmes like N-Power and School Feeding.

-Premiumtimes

Increase minimum wage, NLC tells FG

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has called for concerted efforts by all Nigerians to build a strong economy as a means of sustaining the country’s democracy.

Saraki made the call in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, to commemorate the 2017 Democracy Day celebration.

Punch

No Alternative to Democracy, Say Saraki, Dogara, Tinubu, Others

In spite of the biting economic hardship, political leaders yesterday appealed to Nigerians to persevere some more, saying there was light at the end of the tunnel and that there was no alternative to democratic rule in the country.

The appeal comes as Acting President Yemi Osinbajo addresses the nation this morning on the midterm scorecard of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

-Thisday

57 per cent of Nigerians approve Buhari’s performance – Report

A report released in the early hours of Monday reveals that 57 per cent of Nigerians say President Muhammadu Buhari has done well in office.

The report, released by the Centre for Democracy and Development was described as “Buharimeter Citizens’ Scorecard on the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB), and the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), on the three broad campaign promises (Corruption, Economy and Security) in the first two (2) years in office.”

-Premiumtimes

…Akpabio: Why APC Failed

The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal federal government failed to deliver on the basic needs of Nigerians in the last two years because it lacked the experience and technical-know-how to administer the country.

The former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, who stated this in an exclusive interview with THISDAY in Abuja, said that rather than focus on how to fulfil its campaign promises to the Nigerian people, the ruling party spent two years blaming PDP for its failure to perform.

-Thisday

 

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