Newspaper Headlines: Varsity unions spoil for war over withheld ASUU salaries

The national dailies report that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has disclosed that its members are organising a warning protest on February 27 and 28 over the prevailing economic hardship in the country.

Punch reports that the federal government, through its agencies, has begun a clampdown on smugglers and hoarders of food items nationwide by escalating border surveillance. The newspaper reports the senate as saying that Nigerians would determine whether or not the country would adopt state policing over the current federal structure.

Nation says Doris Uzoka-Anite, minister of trade and industry, said the federal government has attracted over $30 billion in investments. The newspaper reveals that state governors are beginning to roll out interventions due to the prevailing economic hardship in the country.
Daily Trust reports that Yemi Adaramodu, the senate spokesperson, said the national assembly is ready to review the constitution to accommodate state police if the decentralisation of the security system would end insecurity. The paper details how Nigeriens in Nigeria are faring after their country’s exit from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Guardian reports that Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, has announced that the ongoing payment of wage award to workers and pensioners in the state would be extended by another six months. The paper added that a federal high court in Abuja has ordered Lateef Fagbemi, the attorney general of the federation (AGF), to reopen investigation and prosecution into the murder of Dele Giwa in 1986.
Tribune says the NLC has announced that its members and affiliate unions are mobilising for a two-day national protest on February 27 and 28. The newspaper reports that food prices have skyrocketed, and cement now sells for N10, 000 per bag in the federal capital territory (FCT).

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