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Newspaper Headlines: Peace talks between Atiku, Wike break down

Newspaper Headlines: Peace talks between Atiku, Wike break down
August 09
06:01 2022

The rift between Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch says the reconciliation effort to settle the rift between Atiku and Wike has suffered a major setback. The newspaper reports that Nigeria’s rising debt has pushed the country up in the World Bank’s top 10 international development association borrowers’ list.

The Nation says the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has promised to support Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum, said the country loses 400,000 barrels of crude oil daily to theft, the newspaper reports.

Daily Trust says the federal government in 2021 injected N247 billion into the power sector as an intervention fund to minimise the endless liquidity crisis affecting the industry. The newspaper says 22.1 million Kenyans are set to elect a new president, today.

Daily Independent says the federal government is unaware that the country’s economy is in a state of emergency. The newspaper reports that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the 2022 May/June diet of West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Daily Sun reports that Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has criticised a song by Pyrates Confraternity mocking Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The newspaper says insurgents set two tankers loaded with diesel ablaze in Niger state.

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