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Newspaper Headlines: Nine governors spend millions of naira on private jets for presidential bid

Newspaper Headlines: Nine governors spend millions of naira on private jets for presidential bid
May 20
06:00 2022

The enforcement of the ban on motorcycle operations in six LGAs in Lagos dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports there is uncertainty over the delegate lists of political parties owing to the delay of President Muhammadu Buhari in signing the amended electoral act. The newspaper says gunmen in Anambra have rejected the peace offer of Charles Soludo, governor of the state.

The Nation says governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are under pressure to give automatic 2023 return tickets to some federal lawmakers. The newspaper reports that Abiodun Alabi, Lagos police commissioner, alleged that many commercial motorcyclists in the state are criminals.

Daily Independent reports that Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, said terrorists are now in two LGAs of the state. The newspaper says the supreme court has joined Rivers state in the suit against section 84(12) of the electoral act.

Daily Trust reports that nine serving governors have so far squandered millions of naira on private jets to move around the country for their presidential bid. The newspaper says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has obtained a court order to further detain Ahmed Idris, accountant-general of the federation.

The Guardian says hopefuls have intensified lobbying ahead of the primaries of political parties. The newspaper reports that the rising insecurity in many parts of the country is casting a doubt on the conduct of the 2023 elections.

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