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Newspaper Headlines: Lawan tackles southern governors, asks them to restructure their states

Newspaper Headlines: Lawan tackles southern governors, asks them to restructure their states
May 14
08:06 2021

The opposition of Ahmad Lawan, senate president, to the resolutions of the southern governors dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers. The appeal for understanding by President Muhammadu Buhari on the rising insecurity in the country and the decision to bring back special courts for the prosecution of terrorism offences also made the headlines.

The Nation’s headline focuses on the opposition to the resolutions of the southern governors by Lawan, and Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives. Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, has told Buhari to urgently end insecurity, the newspaper reports.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) have lambasted Buhari over his plea for understanding amid worsening insecurity in the country, The PUNCH reports.

Daily Sun reports that the president has vowed to prevent food insecurity in the country. The newspaper says Rashidi Ladoja, former governor of Oyo state, claims that the northern part of the country is preparing to leave the federation.

The Nigerian Tribune says the federal government is set to resuscitate special courts for the prosecution of terrorism offences. The newspaper reports that 15 persons have died in a cult clash in Rivers state.

Daily Independent reports that stakeholders in the agriculture industry say Nigeria can earn $15 billion annually from the exportation of rice. Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says those opposing open grazing ban have a hidden agenda, the newspaper says.

The Guardian says mixed reactions have trailed the anchor borrowers scheme in the south-west. The newspaper reports that the rate of COVID-19 testing in Africa has declined, as deadly variants spread.

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