The Nigerian newspapers review for Tuesday, November 17, feature news on politics, security, and economic issues.
The Punch newspaper reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is trying to persuade more governors from the southeast region to join it.
According to the newspaper, leaders of the ruling party have directed its key members in the southeast to reach out to more governors and National Assembly members in the region.
A party member who spoke anonymously said the APC leaders are targeting Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu; his Enugu state counterpart, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; and Willy Obiano of Anambra state.
“For now, we are reaching out to the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, and the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, as well as their Enugu State counterpart, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. Our leaders in the South-East, including Hope Uzodimma, Uzor Kalu and Rochas Okorocha, are also talking to people in the zone."
In another news, the Nigerian Senate has said the Nigerian Army is overwhelmed by the security situation in the country because its personnel have been overstretched in the provision of internal security.
Vanguard newspaper reported that Senator Ali Ndume made the statement on Monday, November 16, during his visit to various army formations in Kaduna state.
The lawmaker who serves as the chairman Senate committee on the army pointed out that constitutionally, the army should not be involved in civil security arrangements.
Meanwhile, the federal government has already started the process of rebuilding places in Lagos state that were destroyed during the EndSARS protest.
The Nation newspaper reported that the government has already inaugurated the board of trustees of the rebuilding Lagos trust fund.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Governor Godwin Emefiele said the bankers council was working with the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) to rehabilitate and rebuild Lagos.
He said funds will be provided for the rebuilding of burnt police stations and the provision of damaged facilities to assist those whose businesses were damaged.
In another news, The Guardian newspaper has reported that Nigeria’s inflation rate jumped to 14.23% year-on-year, in October.
The newspaper citing date from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), stated that Members of the Organised Private Sector (OPS), warned Nigeria’s inflation rate might hit 20% by December.
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