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Newspaper Headlines: New IGP vows to fight banditry, kidnapping, and fleeing prison inmate lynched in Imo

Newspaper Headlines: New IGP vows to fight banditry, kidnapping, and fleeing prison inmate lynched in Imo
April 08
08:54 2021

The comments of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on the state of the nation dominated the headlines of Nigerian newspapers. The decoration of Usman Alkali Baba as the new inspector-general of police by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo also made the headlines.


The automobile sector has accused the ministry of transport of diverting N10 billion palliative donated to the sector by the federal government, Daily Independent reports.

The new IGP has vowed to battle banditry, kidnapping and secessionists, The Nation reports. The newspaper says angry residents of Umuawon village in Ikeduru LGA lynched a man who escaped from the Imo prison.

Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo faulted the position of ACF that attacks on northerners in the southern part of the country are meant to provoke the north, The Punch says. The newspaper reports the showdown between Chris Ngige, minister of labour, and resident doctors over the ongoing strike.

The Nigerian Tribune reports the comment of the northern elders that the region will not vote along ethno-religious lines in the 2023 presidential election. Osinbajo asked the new IGP to end the culture of impunity in the police, the newspaper reports.

Daily Sun reports the comment of Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, that politicians are behind the recent attacks on a prison facility and police stations in the state. The newspaper reports that Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state, called for the unbundling of the Nigerian Police Force.

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, has raised the alarm over the circulation of six million illegal weapons in Nigeria, The Guardian says. The newspaper says the decision of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to float a new airline from the assets of Arik Air has sparked curiosity.


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