Newspaper Headlines: Reps probe N200bn spent on postponed census

Reports on the arrest of Joe Ajaero, the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and the loan request of the federal government, permeate the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that a Rivers high court sitting in Isiokpo has issued an interim order to stop the state assembly from proceeding with the planned impeachment of Siminalayi Fubara, governor of the state. The newspaper says suspected Boko Haram insurgents have killed about 40 people at Gurokayeya village in Gaidam LGA of Yobe state.
The Nation reports that President Bola Tinubu has warned ministers that it is either they perform in their ministries or get fired. The newspaper says Fubara said the rift with Nyesom Wike, the minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), will soon be over.
Daily Trust says Nigerians have expressed anger over the plan by the presidency to renovate Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima’s official residences in Lagos with N7 billion and purchase official vehicles for the first lady’s office with N1.5 billion.
Daily Independent reports that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has accused Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo, of being responsible for the ordeal faced by Joe Ajaero, the union president, in Owerri. The newspaper says Tinubu has sought the approval of the senate to borrow $7.864 billion and €100 million loans.
The Guardian reports that Ibrahim Dankwambo, a former governor of Gombe, who is also a serving senator, has asked the state government to stop payment of his pension and allowance. The newspaper says David Umahi, minister of works, said Nigeria needs N18.6 trillion to fix roads in four years.

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