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Newspaper Headlines: Governors tackle Akpabio, deny receiving N30bn each from FG

Newspaper Headlines: Governors tackle Akpabio, deny receiving N30bn each from FG
February 23
07:00 2024

Reports on the looting of food trucks in Niger state, and the ban on exportation of cooking gas, suffuse the front pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that governors have denied a claim by Godswill Akpabio, senate president, that the federal government disbursed N1.08 trillion to states to address the food crisis in the country. The newspaper says the federal government is set to stop the exportation of liquefied petroleum gas, popularly called cooking gas, in a bid to increase its volume domestically and crash the price.

Daily Trust reports that some youths attacked a truck conveying food items in the Suleja area of Niger state and stole some of the items. The newspaper says there are strong indications that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will lift sanctions imposed on Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger Republic.

The Guardian’s cover story highlights the suffering of those who had survived attacks from terrorists in the northern region of the country. The newspaper says the senate and house of representatives have passed the South-East Development Commission bill.

The Nation reports that President Bola Tinubu has criticised some permanent secretaries in the civil service for slowing down his policies. The newspaper says Asue Ighodalo, a businessman, has won the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state.

THISDAY reports that Tinubu said there is no going back on his economic reforms until the vision for the nation is achieved. The newspaper says Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has reduced the working days of civil servants in the state to three.

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