Good morning! Here is today’s summary from
1. There is uncertainty over the threat by the airline
operators to shut down operation following the
skyrocketing price of aviation fuel, known as Jet A1.
A meeting of the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON)
and the aviation fuel marketers to develop a new
pricing template for the Jet fuel which has
disrupted flight operations in the last few weeks
ended without the two parties arriving at a
favourable pricing framework.
2. The National Electricity Grid went down on
Tuesday, barely 24 hours after it witnessed a
system collapse causing a widespread power
outage. The grid generation dropped from 3,000
megawatts (MW) earlier to 1,758MW leaving just
12 Generation Companies (Gencos) operating.
3. Senator Abdullahi Adamu, one of the national
chairmanship aspirants of the All Progressives
Congress (APC), says he has not lost any election
since he joined politics in the 70s. Speaking when
he met the APC Caucus of the House of
Representatives, on Tuesday, he said his
declaration for the Chairmanship contest was
delayed because he was busy with reconciliation of
party members across the country.
4. At least seven security operatives, including CSP
Umar Muhammed Dakin-Gari, the Divisional Police
Officer in charge of Nasko, Magama Local
Government Area of Niger State, were killed by
bandits on Tuesday.
5. The national leadership of the All Progressives
Congress (APC) has said its National Executive
Committee (NEC) meeting would be held on
Thursday ahead of the party’s national convention.
APC Spokesman, Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed who
briefed reporters yesterday, said that the sale of
forms for various National Working Committee
(NWC) offices had begun.
6. Indications have emerged that over 390 persons
have been killed in repeated armed Fulani
herdsmen attacks on communities in Gwer West
Local Government Area of Benue State. The attacks
also leftover 37 persons injured and eight districts
sacked, while houses, farmlands and food barns
were all razed by the invaders.
7. Some passers-by have rescued a newborn baby
abandoned in a carton in Osogbo, Osun capital. The
Coordinating Director, Osun State Ministry of
Women, Children and Social Affairs, Mr Jide Falade,
said in a statement that the baby was rescued on
8. An uneasy calm has pervaded the main
opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over
the inability to hold its scheduled National
Executive Committee (NEC) meeting. Prior to the
NEC meeting originally scheduled for 2pm at the
National secretariat of the party, the National
caucus of the party met at the Akwa Ibom
Governors’ lodge in Asokoro, on Monday night.
9. The Consumer Price Index rose to 15.7 per cent
in February from 15.6 per cent in January, latest
figures from the National Bureau of Statistics have
revealed. The NBS disclosed this in its ‘Consumer
Price Index February 2022’ report on Tuesday.
10. The Senate, on Tuesday, moved to re-amend
the Proceeds of Crime (Recovery and Management)
Bill, 2022, passed by the chamber on March 9,
2022. The decision to re-amend the bill followed
the consideration of a motion for re-committal
sponsored by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi