The media is sent buzzing once again with the news of Xenophobic attacks and threats of reprisals in South Africa and Ghana.
This troubling development takes central stage, as NAIJ.com brings you the paper review for Friday, February 24.
We begin with The Guardian which bears the headline: "Students lead protest against xenophobic attacks on Nigerians"
Youths and members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) yesterday protested in Abuja against the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
The protesters burnt the national flag of the South African High Commission.
These reprisal attacks underscore the need for the governments of Nigeria and South Africa to move fast to douse the increasing hostilities between citizens of both countries before there is a worse crisis that could strain diplomatic relations.
The Punch bears the headline: "Rivers rerun: 25 INEC officials to face trial over N111m bribe"
The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday said it would prosecute 25 workers of the commission who were indicted by the report of the Joint Police/DSS Special Investigation Panel on the Rivers State rerun elections of December 10, 2017
The panel had indicted the 25 officials for allegedly collecting N111.3m during the rerun elections which the panel said was later recovered.
The Nation bears the headline: "Makarfi furious as Sheriff takes over PDP secretariat"
The police yesterday reopened the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for National Chairman Ali Modu Sheriff.
But that seemed to have escalated the main opposition party’s leadership crisis. The Ahmed Makarfi faction called on the police to flush out Sheriff. He should wait for the legal battle for the party’s control to end, the faction said.
Sheriff, accompanied by some members of his National Working Committee (NWC) and a retinue of aides and supporters, arrived at the secretariat at 6pm.
With him were Senator Buruji Kashamu; Deputy National Chairman Dr. Cairo Ojougboh; National Secretary Prof. Wale Oladipo and National Auditor Adewole Adeyanju.
Sheriff went straight to his office where he spent about 15 minutes. It was dusty.
Vanguard carries the headline: "Bank directors liable for 40% of N1.85 trn bad loans – NDIC boss"
The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) yesterday revealed that bank directors were responsible for 40 per cent of the N1.85 trillion non-performing loans or bad loans in banks.
The Corporation also revealed that directors were responsible for about 40 percent of N139.45 billion bad loans in microfinance banks and mortgage banks.
Managing Director/Chief Executive, (NDIC), Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim disclosed this while defending the corporation’s 2017 budget before the House Committee on Insurance and Actuarial Matters as part of its oversight function.