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Newspaper Headlines: Lawyers call for probe of Tanko Muhammad

Newspaper Headlines: Lawyers call for probe of Tanko Muhammad
June 28
06:00 2022

The resignation of Ibrahim Muhammad as chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) and the inauguration of an acting CJN, Olukayode Ariwoola, dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch says the some branches of the Nigerian Bar Association have called for a probe into the administration of Muhammad, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN). The newspaper reports that two real estate developers have defrauded at least 70 house seekers in Lagos.

The Nation says the immediate former CJN was forced to resign over suspected memory disorder. The newspaper reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) threatened to expose former President Olusegun Obasanjo over comments against Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate.

Nigerian Tribune says Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff, has said Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, has no power to direct residents of the state to carry arms. The newspaper says petrol subsidy has hit N845 billion as the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) did not remit to the federation account allocation committee (FAAC) in May.

THISDAY reports that FAAC now relies heavily on the revenue from the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) for its monthly disbursement to the three tiers of government. Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, said the country’s foreign exchange policy is aimed at preserving the value of the naira, the newspaper says.

The Guardian says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has refuted allegations of budgeting N6.5 trillion for the 2023 presidential election. The newspaper reports that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) declared sit-at-home in the south-east, today.

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