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Insecurity Threatens Nov. Polls, Afenifere Blasts Obasanjo And Other Newspaper Headlines Today

Insecurity Threatens Nov. Polls, Afenifere Blasts Obasanjo And Other Newspaper Headlines Today
  • PublishedSeptember 28, 2023

Reports on Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-political group, asking that former president Olusegun Obasanjo apologises to Oyo monarchs for “ordering them around,” is prominent on the front pages of Nigerian Newspapers today, September 28.

The Punch says the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has stated in a report that repairs of oil pipelines gulped N35 billion in 18 months. The newspaper reports that one Tayelolu Solomon allegedly killed Felix, her husband, with a pestle and ran into hiding in Ondo.

The Nation says the Department of State Services (DSS) operatives have arrested two women with 1,000 rounds of ammunition in Kaduna. The newspaper reports that the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has warned residents of Edo, Kwara and 22 other states to brace up for 24-hour downpour in the coming days.

The Guardian reports that diesel may trade near N1500 per litre as oil prices spike. The newspaper says Ondo lawmakers have shunned a court order and moved to impeach Lucky Aiyedatiwa, deputy governor of the state.

Daily Trust says Nyesom Wike, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), has terminated the appointments of the heads of parastatals, agencies and companies under the FCTA. The newspaper reports that the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has deployed 9.3 million doses of diphtheria vaccines to affected states in Nigeria.

Daily Independent reports that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the air component of Operation Udo Ka II has destroyed several hideouts of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Imo and Anambra states. The newspaper says DSS has appointed Peter Afunanya as the director of its newly established Directorate of Public Relations and Strategic Communications (DPRSC).

  • Sodiq Yusuf

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