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Newspaper Headlines: FG to sanction MDAs for recruiting despite employment embargo

Newspaper Headlines: FG to sanction MDAs for recruiting despite employment embargo
December 03
08:21 2022

The controversy surrounding the N625.4 billion disbursed to oil-producing states by the federal government dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers. 

Saturday Punch reports that the federal government has threatened to sanction ministries, departments and agencies that engaged in backdoor recruitment despite employment embargo. The newspaper says Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has withdrawn suit against Aminu Adamu, a student of Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa state.

The Nation reports that governors from the oil-producing states are under fire over the management of N625.4 billion disbursed by the federal government. The newspaper says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed December 12 to January 22, 2022, for the collection of permanent voter cards (PVCs).

THISDAY reports that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have criticised the federal government over the lingering petrol scarcity in many parts of the country. The newspaper says INEC is working with Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to resolve network issues that may arise in the transmission of election results in some polling units.

Daily Trust says Aliyu Abdulhameed, Managing Director of the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), has been removed from office. The newspaper reports that the National Judicial Council (NJC) has set up committees to investigate alleged misconduct against 15 judicial officers.

Daily Sun says former President Goodluck Jonathan has refused to mediate in the crisis involving the five aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The newspaper reports that a group led by Yakubu Dogara, former speaker of the house of representatives, has endorsed the candidacy of Atiku Abubakar, PDP flagbearer.

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