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Newspaper Headlines: Buhari under pressure to reject revised electoral bill

Newspaper Headlines: Buhari under pressure to reject revised electoral bill
February 09
08:16 2022

The return of queues in many fuelling stations and the circulation of petrol containing methanol quantities above Nigeria’s specification dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Nation reports that President Muhammadu Buhari is under pressure to reject the revised electoral act amendment bill. The newspaper says the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has added a one-week extension to the registration for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The Punch reports that the federal government may return to the overseas supplier the off-spec petrol. The newspaper says Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, said the next president of the country must come from the south.

Daily Independent says a new political party to square up against the two major political parties in the country is finalising its registration ahead of the 2023 elections. The newspaper says the senate has approved the establishment of six new law school campuses across the geo-political zones.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is insisting on going on strike, saying the federal government is “dribbling” the union. The newspaper says the federal government will not tolerate deliberate distortion of the Nigerian sugar master plan (NSMP) by any operator.

Daily Trust reports that experts have said the country’s data security may have been compromised following the technical hitch currently affecting the portal of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

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