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Newspaper Headlines: 30 killed as bandits attack Niger community

Newspaper Headlines: 30 killed as bandits attack Niger community
September 30
07:57 2021

The request of the senate to President Muhammadu Buhari that bandits be declared as terrorists dominated the headlines of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch says the federal government revoked 5,793 mining licences in six years as operators blamed insecurity. The newspaper reports that bandits, on Tuesday, attacked Munya LGA of Niger state and killed over 30 people.

The Guardian reports that judges in South Africa and Ghana earn three times more than their Nigerian colleagues. The newspaper says the senate has asked Buhari to declare bandits as terrorists.

Daily Independent reports Ohanaeze has cried out over the incessant killings in the south-east region of the country. The newspaper says the federal executive council has approved 14-day paternity leave for civil servants.

The Nation reports that Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, said northern governors are not against power shift in 2023. The newspaper says Kaduna has also shut down telecommunications services in some parts of the state.

Daily Trust says the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United Kingdom, and European Union are set to support the strategic plan of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The newspaper says outrage trailed the killing of Chike Akunyili, husband of the late Dora Akunyili, ex-minister of information and communication, and seven others in Anambra.

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