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Newspaper Headlines: JUSUN strike enters second week, and plot to attack airports uncovered

Newspaper Headlines: JUSUN strike enters second week, and plot to attack airports uncovered
April 13
08:40 2021

The long-awaited south-west zonal congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dominated the headlines of Nigerian newspapers. The burial of 12 soldiers killed by bandits in Benue also made the headlines.

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The Punch says police cells are now overcrowded as the strike embarked by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) enters a second week. The newspaper’s cover picture depicts the scene of the burial of 12 soldiers killed by bandits in Benue.

Daily Independent says the federal government has beefed up security at airports following threats from an unidentified terrorist group. The newspaper reports that the rising inflation in the country has muddled the mandate of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to ensure price stability.

The Nation reports that pandemonium rocked the south-west zonal congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, said governors are prepared to back autonomy for state legislature, the newspaper says.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, apologised to the families of 12 soldiers who were ambushed and killed by bandits in the state. The newspaper says the Lagos state police command has dismissed and is set to prosecute Eze Aiwanjoba, a sergeant, for shooting and attempting to kill his girlfriend.

Daily Sun reports that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) uncovered a plot to attack Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, and Kano airports. Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, and Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, agreed to accept the outcome of the zonal congress election, the newspaper says.

The Guardian reports that a new strain of COVID-19 discovered in Nigeria has hit Kent, a country in south-east England. The newspaper says the management of Dangote cement denied the claim that the price of its cement is significantly higher in Nigeria than in other African countries.

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