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Newspaper Headlines: Smuggled Nigerian petrol sells for N1,700/litre in West African markets

Reports on the labour unions’ rejection of the federal government’s minimum wage offer dominate the front pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The PUNCH reports that the federal government has raised the alarm over the renewed smuggling of Nigerian petrol to neighbouring countries. The newspaper says Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has been named chairman of the south-west governors forum.
Daily Trust reports that organised labour said it would not accept N100,000 as the new national minimum wage for workers. The newspaper says thirty-five members of the house of representatives have proposed a six-year single term for Nigeria’s presidency.
THISDAY reports that the deadline given by the labour unions on the issue of new minimum wage elapsed today. The newspaper says the federation account allocation committee (FAAC) said the three tiers of government shared N1.14 trillion for May 2024.
The Guardian reports that a high court in Rivers state has declared that Martin Amaewhuke, speaker of the house of assembly, and 26 other lawmakers are still members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The newspaper says governors have asked the federal government to phase out the payment of electricity subsidy.

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