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Newspaper Headlines: Emefiele’s APC membership may strain CBN, INEC partnership

Newspaper Headlines: Emefiele’s APC membership may strain CBN, INEC partnership
May 10
04:00 2022

The purchase of the presidential form of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for former President Goodluck Jonathan by a group and the subsequent rejection of the form by the former president dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Nation reports that former President Goodluck Jonathan has rejected the presidential nomination form of the All Progressives Congress (APC) procured on his behalf by a coalition of northern groups. The newspaper says Sokoto and Zamfara failed to register public secondary school students for this year’s May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The Punch reports that the partnership between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is under threat over the APC membership of Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor. The newspaper says students in Lagos and Edo states have protested the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The Nigerian Tribune reports that the sit-at-home order in the south-east affected the conduct of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in the region. The newspaper says families of abducted Abuja-Kaduna train passengers have asked the federal government to secure the release of the victims.

Daily Trust reports that airline operators will get supply of aviation fuel at N480/litre from the Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC). The newspaper says the Nigeria Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) has appealed to Anambra government to consider full compensation to the owner of the truck conveying cows which was set ablaze in the state.

The Guardian says the sit-at-home order in the south-east has stalled the resumption of schools in Imo state. The newspaper reports the ASUU has extended its strike by three months.

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