Newspaper Headlines: Banks may block 70 million accounts over NIN linkage

The dailies dwell on the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) revocation of the licences of 4,173 Bureau De Change (BDC) operators. 

Punch reports that MTN, a telecommunications company, has disconnected 4.2 million lines not linked to the National Identification Number (NIN). The newspaper reports the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) as saying that President Bola Tinubu should focus on tackling the myriad economic challenges confronting the nation rather than taking on unions for their strikes and rallies.
Guardian reports that a court has ordered an interim forfeiture of a seized oil bunkering ship to the federal government. The newspaper details how the national assembly sabotaged bids to revive the nation’s economy since 1999.


Daily Trust says the resignation of Aminu Daurawa, Kano commander general of the Hisbah board, has stirred controversy over the state’s efforts to tackle immorality. The newspaper reports that Benue has recorded 9 deaths and 47 confirmed cases of Lassa fever.
Tribune reports that a second crude oil shipment has set sail from the United States to the new Dangote refinery in Lagos. The newspaper says inmates at the Jos correctional centre have protested the reduction in food rations, amid the economic hardship sweeping through the nation. 

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