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Newspaper Headlines: Crisis brews in APC, and anxiety in FCT over Boko Haram scare

Newspaper Headlines: Crisis brews in APC, and anxiety in FCT over Boko Haram scare
May 07
08:40 2021

The reported plan to attack the federal capital territory (FCT) — a development that has led to the deployment of security operatives to strategic areas — dominated frontpages of Nigerian newspapers. The suspension of Hadiza Bala-Usman, managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), also made headlines.

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The Nation’s headline focuses on the challenges of the service chiefs concerning the country’s worsening insecurity. The newspaper reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the setting up of a panel to probe the activities of NPA under the watch of Hadiza Bala-Usman, the suspended MD.

Daily Independent says there is a fresh crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the alleged rift between Ahmad Lawan, senate president, and Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the national caretaker committee.

The Punch reports that anxiety in the country’s capital has heightened over the invasion plot of Boko Haram insurgents, as security operatives have been stationed in strategic places.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the house of representatives is set to probe the N43 billion safe school initiative. The federal government has raised the alarm over likely severe flooding in 28 states in the federation, the newspaper reports.

The Guardian says that rumours of potential attacks have unsettled Abuja, leading to heavy deployment of security operatives to strategic locations. The newspaper also reports that shareholders in the energy industry have called for cautious optimism as the contractor is set to start the $1.5 billion rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery.

Daily Sun reports the death of Dare, the 42-year-old son of Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). The newspaper also focuses on President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on how SIM-NIN linkage will help improve the country’s security and strengthen the economy.

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