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Newspaper Headlines: ACF, PANDEF disagree over Obasanjo’s comment on oil ownership

Newspaper Headlines: ACF, PANDEF disagree over Obasanjo’s comment on oil ownership
December 30
08:11 2021

More reactions to the comment of former President Olusegun Obasanjo concerning the ownership of oil in the Niger Delta region appeared on the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) backed the position of Obasanjo on the ownership of oil in Nigeria. Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, said he was once framed for armed robbery because of local government chairmanship bid, the newspaper says.

Daily Independent says agriculture experts project worsening of hunger in 2022. The newspaper reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has asked for a progress report on the solid minerals development fund.

The Nation reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has highlighted its worries over the 2023 general election. The newspaper says some governors are delaying compliance with the executive order granting autonomy to state judiciary and legislature owing to pending supreme court verdict.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that manufacturers visited Buhari over foreign exchange problems, electricity and tax rate. The newspaper says two Nigerian professors have been named among top global scientists.

The Guardian reports that about 134.4 million Nigerians are currently without the National Identification Number (NIN) as the NIN-SIM linkage deadline ends tomorrow. The newspaper says the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) said Obasanjo’s statement on oil ownership is unfair and inflammatory.

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