Newspaper Headlines: Boko Haram sacks military camp in Niger state | Bandits attack Emir in Zamfara

Reports on the escape of inmates from the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Suleja, Niger state, permeate the frontpages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that telecommunications operators in the country, including MTN Nigeria and Globacom, have asked for the approval of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to raise their tariff. The newspaper has attributed the worsening petrol queues in some filling stations across the country to logistic challenges.
The Guardian reports that weak power lines and vandalism have worsened electrocution in the power sector. The newspaper says the federal government is set to publish the names of 105 fleeing inmates from the Suleja correctional centre.

The Nation says President Bola Tinubu said he will take tough policy decisions in the interest of the people. The newspaper says the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has urged the federal government to pay the N35,000 wage award to workers for March and April.
Vanguard reports that the Labour Party (LP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have kicked against the country report on human rights practice in Nigeria by the United States Department of State, which stated that the 2023 election reflected the will of Nigerians. The newspaper says Festus Keyamo, minister of aviation, said an audit report showed that Dana Air was unhealthy for operations.

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