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Newspaper Headlines: Ogun monarch set ablaze as gunmen attack palace

Newspaper Headlines: Ogun monarch set ablaze as gunmen attack palace
January 25
08:00 2022

The decision of the federal government to suspend the proposed petrol subsidy removal dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

Daily Trust reports that the federal government backtracked on the proposed removal of petrol subsidy. The newspaper says Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, has vowed to sign the death warrant of the killer of Hanifa Abubakar, a five-year-old girl immediately the court reaches such a decision.

The Guardian reports that the court has issued a fresh summons for the arrest and prosecution of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources. The newspaper says the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has suspended the registration of alcohol in sachet.

Daily Independent says regulation and low purchasing power is hindering telecommunications’ subscriber growth in Nigeria. The newspaper says the two chambers of the national assembly will harmonise the electoral act amendment bill, today.

The Nation reports that gunmen have killed Ayinde Odetola, a monarch in Ogun and three others, while setting ablaze their remains. The newspaper says seven lawyers will appear before the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) for trial on their “roles” in the issuance of conflicting orders.

The Punch reports that a coalition of civil society groups stormed the national secretariats of the two major political parties in the country to demand for a southern president in 2023. The newspaper says the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced registration for the 2022 UTME.

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