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Newspaper Headlines: Labour plans one-day protest over ASUU strike

Newspaper Headlines: Labour plans one-day protest over ASUU strike
July 01
06:00 2022

The killing of soldiers, policemen and civilians in some parts of the country dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Nation reports that bandits killed 30 soldiers in a mining site at Shiroro LGA, Niger state while some policemen were killed in other parts of the country. The newspaper says a court in the United Kingdom denied Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, bail in his ongoing trial over alleged organ harvesting.

The Punch reports that Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, is making moves to save his party from collapse. The newspaper says the Independent National Electoral Commission has extended the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) indefinitely.

Daily Trust says bandits killed 22 soldiers, seven policemen and many civilians in Niger and Taraba states. The newspaper reports that stakeholders from the north-west in the All Progressives Congress have insisted on producing the party vice-presidential candidate.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that INEC asked political parties to submit their governorship and state assembly candidates’ list before July 15. Three policemen have been killed by gunmen in an attack on a checkpoint in Enugu, the newspaper says.

Daily Sun reports that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is set to mobilise its members for a nationwide protest over the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, said Nigeria is facing its worst moment under President Muhammadu Buhari, the newspaper says.

 

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