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Newspaper Headlines: States broke, and bandits threaten to kill 17 Kaduna varsity students

Newspaper Headlines: States broke, and bandits threaten to kill 17 Kaduna varsity students
May 04
08:31 2021

The threat by bandits to kill 17 abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, dominated the headlines of Nigerian newspapers. The killing of 19 persons in Benue community by suspected herders also made the headlines.

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The Guardian reports that state governments are facing historic liquidity crises owing to dwindling revenues. The newspaper says the telecommunications sector suffered a decline in growth owing to a drop in subscriptions and other industry fundamentals.

Daily Independent says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2023 presidential ticket may be a three-horse race involving Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, Bukola Saraki, former senate president, and Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state.

The Nation’s headline focuses on the threat by bandits to kill 17 abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, if N100 million ransom is not paid. The newspaper reports that there are feelers that the federal government may allow the national identity number (NIN) registration to run till June 30.

The Punch’s headline focuses on insecurity in the country with reports on the killing of 19 people by suspected herders in Benue state and the threat of bandits to kill 17 abducted Greenfield University students. 

The Nigerian Tribune says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to create 57,023 additional polling units after 25 years. The federal government said documentation is delaying the return of the Ibori loot from the UK, the newspaper reports.

Business Day says pharmaceutical companies saw a five-fold jump in profits realised in the first quarter of 2021.

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