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Newspaper Headlines: Experts decry government inaction as diphtheria spreads to 18 states

Newspaper Headlines: Experts decry government inaction as diphtheria spreads to 18 states
September 26
07:20 2023

The report on the Lagos election tribunal dismissing petitions of the Labour Party (LP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and affirming Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the duly elected governor of the state, permeates the cover pages of Nigerian dailies.  


The Punch says President Bola Tinubu has reviewed documents submitted by the investigators who carried out a probe of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The newspaper reports that the senate will screen Yemi Cardoso as the new CBN governor today.


The Nation reports that the federal government has announced Wednesday as a public holiday for the Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration. The newspaper says Lucky Ayedatiwa, deputy governor of Ondo, has filed a suit to halt his impeachment by the state assembly.

Daily Trust reports that Monica Dongban-Mensem, president of the court of appeal of Nigeria, says the court has 39,526 pending cases. The newspaper says gunmen have kidnapped Mathew Aboh, Benue commissioner for information, tourism and culture.

The Guardian reports that Nigeria has recorded 7,202 cases of diphtheria, resulting in 453 deaths. The newspaper says the East-West road was abandoned almost two decades after the contract for dualisation was announced.

Daily Sun reports that Muhammadu Sanusi II, former Emir of Kano, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has set Nigeria 40 years backwards. The newspaper says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct mock accreditation of voters for upcoming off-season governorship elections on October 11.



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