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Newspaper Headlines: Officer killed in Rivers LG crisis as police take over 23 secretariats

The political crisis in Rivers state over the expiration of the tenure of LGA chairpersons dominates the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The PUNCH reports that a policeman was killed at the Omuma LGA secretariat in Rivers during a clash between supporters of Siminalayi Fubara, governor of the state, and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT). The newspaper says the federal government plans to seek the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) recognition for the annual Ojude Oba festival in Ogun state.

 

Daily Trust reports that the dispute between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Police Service Commission (PSC) has stalled the recruitment of 10,000 police constables. The newspaper says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the arrest of Rabiu Kwankwaso, presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), for saying the federal government is taking advice from the wrong persons regarding the emirship crisis in Kano state.
The Guardian reports that the Kano assembly has approached the appeal court over the order halting the enactment of the Kano Emirates Council Law. The newspaper says the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has urged Nigerians to refrain from storing cooked food in the refrigerator for more than three days.
THISDAY says police have announced the temporary takeover of all the 23 LGA secretariats and critical government infrastructure in Rivers state. The newspaper reports that the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) has announced that 17 deep offshore assets are up for sale.

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