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Newspaper Headlines: Reps to probe ‘missing’ 178,459 police firearms

Newspaper Headlines: Reps to probe ‘missing’ 178,459 police firearms
January 21
08:15 2022

Issues on the planned removal of petrol subsidy appeared on the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, has warned the federal government against the removal of petrol subsidy. The newspaper reports that the house of representatives has ordered a probe of alleged missing police firearms.

The Guardian reports that petrol may sell for N403 per litre after the planned removal of fuel subsidy. The newspaper says President Muhammadu Buhari has recounted how terrorists tried to kill him in the 2014 bombing that rocked Kaduna.

The Nation reports that the National Economic Council (NEC) said petrol subsidy cannot continue beyond June 2022. The newspaper says the major contenders for the 2023 presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are in proxy war.

Daily Independent says Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, has signed the amended anti-open grazing law of the state. The newspaper reports that north-east lawmakers elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have backed the 2023 presidential ambition of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi.

Bello, governor of Niger, has endorsed the 2023 presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the APC. The newspaper reports that a school proprietor in Kano killed and buried a five-year-old pupil.


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