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Newspaper Headlines: NLC, FG meeting ends in deadlock as workers insist on demands

Newspaper Headlines: NLC, FG meeting ends in deadlock as workers insist on demands
September 19
07:00 2023

Reports on President Bola Tinubu appointing 18 aides, including special advisers and senior special assistants, to the office of Vice-President Kashim Shettima, permeate the front pages today. 

The Punch reports that at least eight people have been killed in cult clashes in Sagamu LGA of Ogun state. The newspaper says the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has disclosed that the total unremitted revenues to the federation by some relevant government agencies and companies in the oil and gas sector in 2021 increased to over $9.85bn.

The Nation reports that former President Olusegun Obasanjo says he stands by the action he took while addressing some traditional rulers in Iseyin in Oke Ogun LGA, Oyo, where he ordered them to stand up and pay respect to Seyi Makinde, the state governor. The newspaper says the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has recovered N4 trillion in tax liabilities from the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL).

Daily Trust says many farmers have been killed after bandits attacked seven villages along the borders of Kebbi and Sokoto. The newspaper reports that the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has advised Tinubu to ensure that all regions, faiths and sections benefit from political appointments made by his government without bias to any ethnic group or faith.

The Guardian says the Nigerian populace will bear N1 trillion in metering burden as the federal government’s National Mass Metering Programme (NNMP) faces alleged corruption hurdles. The newspaper reports that NNPCL failed to remit $6.9 billion and swapped about $7 billion of crude under its Direct Sale Direct Purchase (DSDP) scheme in 2021.

Daily Independent reports that Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the federal government must refrain from harassing and detaining members of the opposition. The newspaper says the federal government has reiterated its willingness to cancel the multiple designations granted to some foreign airlines operating in the country if indig­enous airlines can show the capacity to deliver.


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