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Newspaper Headlines: APC’s majority in senate under threat as 20 senators plan to defect

Newspaper Headlines: APC’s majority in senate under threat as 20 senators plan to defect
June 23
06:00 2022

Reports on the gale of defections rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the senate dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that 20 APC senators have concluded plans to defect to the opposition parties. The newspaper says telecommunications companies have shaken up the NIN-SIM hurdle to recover 16 million subscribers.

The Nation says the APC has moved to avert a likely slide into minority status in the senate owing to the planned defection of some senators. The newspaper reports that the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has shifted its position on petrol price from N180 per litre to N160.

The Guardian says legal practitioners have said there is no place for placeholders in the nomination of candidates and their running mates for elective positions. The newspaper reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied extending voter registration, while insisting on the June 30 deadline.

Daily Trust says massive retirement looms in the military as the high command has ordered immediate retirement of all ‘soldiers with divided loyalty or disgruntled or unmotivated personnel’ in the armed forces. The newspaper reports that cholera killed 74 persons in 30 states within six months.

Daily Independent says the federal government has announced that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will end its ongoing strike soon. The newspaper reports that Ohanaeze Ndigbo criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for asking western allies to declare the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as terrorists.

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