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Newspaper Headlines: Wike’s romance with LP, APC stirs concern in PDP

Newspaper Headlines: Wike’s romance with LP, APC stirs concern in PDP
June 24
06:00 2022

The arrest and detention of Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, and his wife, Beatrice, in the United Kingdom over alleged organ harvesting dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Nation says Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, risked 10-year imprisonment in the United Kingdom over alleged organ harvesting. The newspaper reports that 70,000 ghost workers have been removed from the federal government payroll through the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).

The Punch says aggrieved national assembly members, who failed to win their parties’ tickets for the 2023 elections, are set for a showdown with state governors and their aides. Bennett Korie, national president of Natural Oil and Gas Suppliers Association, said payment of workers’ salaries by the government may be impossible if petrol subsidy continues, the newspaper says.

Daily Trust reports that there is concern in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the romance of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, with the Labour Party (LP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC). The newspaper says fighters of the Islamic West in African Province (ISWAP) have sacked a military base in Borno and carted away weapons.

The Guardian says the federal government’s autogas policy has been stalled owing to poor planning and the high cost of diesel. The newspaper reports that families of the Kaduna train attack victims said the captives are planning to commit suicide.

Daily Independent says President Muhammadu Buhari said he plans to increase salaries of civil servants. The newspaper reports that Eze Ambrose Ogbu, traditional ruler of Isuokoma community in Ebonyi state, has been kidnapped.

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