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Newspaper Headlines: Repentant Boko Haram fighters not sincere, says army chief

Newspaper Headlines: Repentant Boko Haram fighters not sincere, says army chief
December 09
08:09 2021

The chief justice of Nigeria’s warning against the harassment of judiciary workers appeared on the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that Nigeria’s petrol imports have jumped by 55 percent and hit N2.52 trillion in nine months. The newspaper says the federal government plans to acquire N1.8 billion telecommunication facilities to block fraudsters.

Daily Independent reports the President Muhammadu Buhari says the “killing” of Sylvester Oromoni will not be swept under the carpet. The newspaper says the federal government has vowed to sanction security agency heads over extortion at airports.

The Guardian says airline and tour operators have lamented their losses as Saudi Arabia cancels Hajj. The newspaper reports that Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says restructuring remains the only pathway to national stability and growth.

The Nation reports that Christopher Musa, an army officer, says repentant Boko Haram fighters are not sincere. The newspaper says the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has asked bank customers to resist arbitrary charges.

Daily Sun says Buhari has condoled with parents and families of Ojodu Grammar School students killed in a truck accident. The newspaper reports that Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, says he will not resign over frequent jail breaks.

Daily Trust reports that the finance bill 2021 has made it mandatory for commercial banks to demand Tax Identification Number from any individual seeking to open an account with them. The newspaper says the United Bank for Africa (UBA) has taken over 60 percent equity of private investors in Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC).


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