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Newspaper Headlines: Akeredolu insists on procuring arms for Amotekun

Newspaper Headlines: Akeredolu insists on procuring arms for Amotekun
September 27
08:12 2022

The insistence of Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, on the procurement of arms for Amotekun, the south-west security outfit, dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, have warned political parties and their supporters against violence during the elections. The newspaper reports that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has set up a committee to manage forfeited assets.

The Nation reports that Akeredolu has insisted on procurement of arms and ammunition for operatives of the state security outfit, Amotekun. The newspaper says the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) said 2,119 miners owe the federal government the sum of N2.76 billion.

Daily Independent says confusion has trailed the decision of the federal government to retract its order asking vice-chancellors to reopen federal universities. The newspaper reports that there is disquiet in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the choice of campaign spokespersons by Atiku Abubakar, the party’s flagbearer.

THISDAY reports that Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, has dismissed insinuations that he was in support of the removal of Iyorchia Ayu, national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The newspaper says Ayo Adebanjo, leader of Afenifere, has explained why the Yoruba group is supporting Peter Obi, presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), for president.

Daily Sun says the list of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council has worsened the crisis in the party. The newspaper reports that the tribunal has granted INEC, PDP and Ademola Adeleke, governor-elect of Osun, seven days to file their responses.

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