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Newspaper Headlines: AfDB rules bar Akinwumi Adesina from running for president

Newspaper Headlines: AfDB rules bar Akinwumi Adesina from running for president
May 09
04:00 2022

The controversy over the alleged political aspiration of Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that Emefiele has approached the court to seek judicial interpretation over his continued stay as CBN governor while pursuing a political ambition. The newspaper says petrol queues have resurfaced in Abuja and other neighbouring states.

The Nation says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has placed nine conditions on its presidential hopefuls. The newspaper says the federal government has started using funds in the unclaimed dividends trust fund to finance its budget deficit.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that code of conduct of the African Development Bank (AfDB) bar Akinwumi Adesina, president of the bank, from contesting for Nigerian president without resignation. The newspaper says airline operators have suspended their planned shutdown of operations.

Daily Trust reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has warned the military not to relent its efforts in the fight against banditry. The newspaper says Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, has endorsed Nasiru Gawuna, his deputy, to become the next governor of the state.

The Guardian reports that the rumoured presidential ambition of the CBN governor has angered some financial experts and lawyers. The newspaper says the Academic Staff Union of Universities may declare an indefinite strike.

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