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Newspaper Headlines: Police fail to pay rent of 22,000 officers after displacement from barracks

Newspaper Headlines: Police fail to pay rent of 22,000 officers after displacement from barracks
December 07
07:30 2023

Reports on the protest over the recent bombing in Tundun Biri community, Igabi LGA of Kaduna state, and allocations in the 2024 budget, dominate the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that protesters stormed the national assembly on Wednesday over the accidental bombing of Tudun Biri in the Igabi LGA of Kaduna state on Sunday night by the Nigerian army. The newspaper says the federal government budgeted N50 billion for student loan in the 2024 budget.

The Guardian reports that the Nigeria Police Force has not paid the house rent of police officers displaced from barracks, seven months after handing quit notices to them for the demolition of their barracks in Lagos state. The newspaper says President Bola Tinubu has threatened to shut public buildings denying access to people with disabilities.

Daily Trust reports that there is no allocation in the 2024 budget proposal for the construction of the multi-billion naira Mambilla power project at Gembu in Taraba state. The newspaper says Adams Oshiomhole, the chairman of the senate committee on interior, said prisoners from foreign countries are working at construction sites in Nigeria.

THISDAY reports that the supreme court is, for the first time in history, set to attain its full complement of 21 justices following the recommendation of 11 justices to Tinubu for appointment. The newspaper reports that Procter & Gamble (P&G), a multinational firm, has taken a decision to shut down its production lines and commence the importation of its products into Nigeria.

Daily Independent says the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has blamed lack of coordination in the operations of the military for the recent army air strikes in Tudun Biri community. The newspaper reports the PDP as insisting that Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, must transit power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

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