The newspaper review for Tuesday, March 17, reports about the devastation caused by the Abule Ado explosion in Lagos state and the court ruling which ordered a stay of execution of the Abuja High Court ruling that suspended Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the APC.
A survivor has lamented that he lost two family members in the explosion which occurred in Abule Ado area of Lagos state.
The Guardian newspaper reported that the death toll from the explosion has climbed to 23 so far. The newspaper stated that the dark-skinned man probably in his forties said life has no meaning since he lost his family members.
Reacting to the incident, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has asked the federal government to carry out a forensic investigation of the immediate and remote causes of the explosion.
The group asked Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state to set up a special task force on pipelines security with the aim of preventing such accidents in the state.
In another news report, the Court of Appeal has ordered a stay of execution of the Abuja High Court ruling that suspended Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the APC.
Vanguard newspaper reports that the court also restrained the respondents from taking steps to give effect to the High Court ruling, pending the determination of appeals Oshiomhole filed before it.
The Nation reports that governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state said the crisis rocking the APC will be resolved.
He said party members were having a misunderstanding within the party and with the interpretation of the law.
"They are having some problems in Edo State between the governor and the national chairman of the party and the governors have done as much as they could to resolve them," he said.
“They met over and over to no avail, it is only in Edo that we have this problem and I don’t want that to be viewed as the problem of the party as a whole, the national chairman was suspended by his word according to the document and then a division among the national exco.
“Don’t see that as a problem of the party as a whole. I don’t have any problem with that but by the grace of God, today (yesterday) we will resolve that problem, we have a meeting of APC governors, all of us , for me I have not attended a meeting of any group.
The Punch newspaper reports that there was a shouting match between governors who were opposed to Oshiomhole, and those supporting him.
The newspaper stated that the shouting match occurred on Monday, March 17, at a meeting in Abuja.
This Day reports that President Muhammadu Buhari and APC governors agreed to suspend the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, effectively putting in abeyance the push to oust Oshiomhole.
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