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Newspaper Headlines: Nigeria ranked 8th least peaceful country in Africa

Newspaper Headlines: Nigeria ranked 8th least peaceful country in Africa
June 18
08:02 2021

The abduction of students and teachers of Federal Government College, Birnin-Yauri, Kebbi state dominated the headlines of Nigerian newspapers.

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The Punch reports that lawyers and the Oyo state government faulted the grazing routes gazette directive of President Muhammadu Buhari. The newspaper’s cover picture shows fleeing Kebbi students after bandits invaded the school.

Daily Independent reports that Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra state, has sought an alliance with the All Progressives Congress (APC) owing to the crisis in his party — the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) — ahead of the governorship election. The newspaper says Buhari has directed troops not to give bandits breathing space.

The Guardian says Nigerian businesses have embraced commercial papers for raising funds, neglecting initial public offering (IPO). Nigeria has been ranked 146th on the Global Peace Index, 8th least peaceful country in Africa, the newspaper reports.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it recovered N6 billion, $261 million and houses in 100 days, The Nation says. The newspaper says the All Progressives Congress (APC) awaits presidential directive to fix convention date.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that the EFCC is set to go after real estate, car and jewellery businesses owing to suspected involvement in money laundering. The newspaper says stakeholders warned the national assembly against “proposed draconian law” targeted at the media.

Daily Sun reports that gunmen killed three persons, including a police officer before kidnapping six persons, including Chinese expatriates in separate incidents that occurred in Ogun and Ondo states. The newspaper says the federal and state governments are expected to convene a special session on judiciary and legislature autonomy.

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