The withdrawal of allies of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, from the presidential campaign council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.
The Punch says the PDP has convened an emergency meeting over the withdrawal of the allies of Wike from the party’s presidential campaign council. The newspaper says the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will appeal against the ruling of the national industrial court on the suspension of strike.
The Nation says Chris Ngige, minister of labour, said the ruling of the industrial court will not stop negotiation with ASUU. The newspaper reports that the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) said 95.4million litres or 600,000 barrels of crude oil are being stolen daily.
THISDAY reports that President Muhammadu Buhari recommitted to free, fair and transparent 2023 elections during his last address at the United Nations general assembly (UNGA77). The newspaper says the court has set aside the judgment entered in favour of Panic Alert Security Systems Ltd against governors on the Paris Club refund.
Daily Independent reports that Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate, has told the allies of Wike that the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s national chairman, is not in his hands. The newspaper says the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said Nigerian airlines suffered 93 bird strikes in six months.
Daily Trust reports that banks have suspended international transactions on naira debit cards over lingering foreign exchange (FX) supply constraints. The newspaper says the senate has confirmed the appointment of Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).