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Newspaper Headlines: Bandits impose levies on residents of Sokoto communities

Newspaper Headlines: Bandits impose levies on residents of Sokoto communities
October 27
07:50 2021

The row between the federal and state governments over the Paris Club consultancy fee deduction from the monthly allocation appeared on the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

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The Punch reports that the federal government has listed for valuation properties forfeited by Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources. The newspaper says 22 governors have applied as the federal government is set to disburse funds for model ranch.

The Nation reports that governors have rejected the monthly allocation over the deduction row with the federal government. The federal government has disclosed that the petrol subsidy regime continues till June 2022, the newspaper says.

Daily Independent reports that the plot to halt the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has thickened as the appeal court will, on Thursday, give verdict on the suit filed by Uche Secondus, suspended national chairman of the party. The newspaper says President Muhammadu Buhari has linked insecurity to inequalities and unfair policies.

Daily Sun reports that Bukola Saraki, former senate president, has said that the PDP will not zone its 2023 presidential ticket. The newspaper says the United Nations has asked the Nigerian and Kenyan governments to provide details of the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Daily Trust says bandits have imposed levies on Sokoto communities with an ultimatum for payment. The newspaper reports that Muhammadu Sanusi, the former Emir of Kano, said it is illegal for the federal government to pay petrol subsidy from the federation account.

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