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Newspaper Headlines: EFCC to prosecute three government officials for ‘altering pardon list’

Newspaper Headlines: EFCC to prosecute three government officials for ‘altering pardon list’
August 11
06:06 2022

The crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch says the World Bank has warned that Nigeria is facing existential threat over dwindling revenue. The newspaper reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has made a U-turn on the approval for acquisition of ExxonMobil assets by Seplat Energy Plc.

The Nation says Abubakar Baraje, former national chairman of the PDP, has backed the call for the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu as national chairman. The newspaper reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will prosecute three government officials found to have been involved in the alteration of the 2022 presidential pardon list.

Daily Trust reports that Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, said Pope Francis was not against his appointment as the director-general of the presidential campaign council of Bola Tinubu. The newspaper says Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have signed a peace pact to de-escalate religious tension ahead of 2023 elections.

The Guardian says Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, has insisted that the southern region of the country must produce the next president in 2023. The newspaper reports that David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, said the federal government will borrow N1.1 trillion to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Daily Sun says pressure is mounting on Ayu to resign as PDP national chairman in the spirit of fairness because he is from the same region of the country with the party’s presidential candidate. The newspaper says civil society groups have asked the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to mobilise for strike owing to the ongoing strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

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