July 11, 2024

Nigerian Newspapers: We’ll regulate price of imported foodstuffs — FG

Nigerian newspapers

In Vanguard’s Nigerian Newspapers review programme, Today In The News, Vanguard reports that the Federal Government has said food items to be imported into the country in the next 150 days will be subjected to recommended retail price to bring down the high cost of food in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, reports on the federal government’s plan to reduce the prices of foodstuffs, and the proposed meeting between organised labour and President Bola Tinubu on the new minimum wage, permeate the frontpages today. 

Vanguard reports that Olukayode Ariwoola, Chief Justice of Nigeria, said the National Judicial Council (NJC) will sanction judges issuing conflicting and misleading orders. 

The newspaper says President Bola Tinubu will meet with the leadership of Organised Labour Today.

The Punch reports that Anamekwe Nwabuoku, a former Acting Accountant-General Of The Federation, on Wednesday pleaded with James Omotoso, a judge of the Federal High Court In Abuja, to give him more time to conclude the refund of public funds allegedly looted by him and his co-defendant. 

The newspaper reports that Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it would press for n250,000 as the new minimum wage during a meeting with President Tinubu at the State House today.

Daily Trust reports that millions of Nigerians are lamenting the rising cost of bread in the country.

The newspaper says the Borno Government said it has successfully reintegrated 8,490 repentant Boko Haram members.

Also in Today In The News, The Guardian reports that many Nigerian cities are reeling under the burden of the failure to implement urban and regional planning laws, resulting in growth of slums. 

The newspaper says high electricity tariff has worsened the backlog of debt in government ministries, departments, and agencies.