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Newspaper Headlines: Miyetti Allah leader claims Nasarawa governor pressured him to establish militia

Newspaper Headlines: Miyetti Allah leader claims Nasarawa governor pressured him to establish militia
April 07
08:13 2024

Reports on the creation of state police and the proposed plan to launch a multipurpose national identity card dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that the decisions of 20 state governors on the proposed establishment of state police are expected to be submitted within the next four weeks. The newspaper says Bello Bodejo, president of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has alleged that Abdullahi Sule, governor of Nasarawa state, persuaded him to establish the ethnic militia group.

Daily Trust reports that many of the federal housing estates built by the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari remain unoccupied, and are rotting away across states. The newspaper says the Rivers monorail project remains abandoned, 12 years after it was kickstarted by the administration of former governor Rotimi Amaechi.

The Guardian reports that efforts by some state governments to take advantage of the country’s Electricity Act in generating and distributing power within their states may face some hurdles. The newspaper says voter apathy marred the conduct of the Bayelsa LGA elections on Saturday.

THISDAY reports that there is tension over the battle for the control of the national working committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by the camps of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Nyesom Wike, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT). The newspaper says the World Health Organisation (WHO) has flagged off a collaborative venture with the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PSHAN), under the ‘adopt-a-healthcare facility programme’ (ADHFP).

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