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Newspaper Headlines: Deadline for primaries will not be extended, INEC warns political parties

Newspaper Headlines: Deadline for primaries will not be extended, INEC warns political parties
May 17
06:00 2022

The arrest of Ahmed Idris, accountant-general of the federation, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N80 billion fraud dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed not to extend the June 3, 2022 deadline for primaries. The newspaper says exchange rate of the country’s currency has hit N600 per dollar at the parallel market.

The Nation reports that EFCC has arrested the accountant-general of the federation over alleged N80 billion fraud. The newspaper says the supreme court will hear the appeal on section 84(12) of the electoral act.

Daily Independent says the Police Service Commission (PSC) has promoted Ibrahim Magu, former acting chairman of the EFCC, to the rank of assistant inspector-general of police. The newspaper reports that Nigeria’s inflation rate has risen to 16.82 percent.

Daily Sun reports that angry university students blocked highways in many parts of the country to protest the strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The newspaper says gunmen killed two soldiers, burnt LG secretariat and office of the electricity distribution company in Anambra state.

The Guardian says the federal government is facing tough choices in the bid to stabilise the economy amid rising inflation rate. The newspaper reports that flight disruption looms as the scarcity of aviation fuel worsens.

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