Newspaper Headlines: Presidency under fire for comment on open grazing ban

The reactions to the comment of the presidency on the resolution of the southern governors to ban open grazing dominated the headlines of many Nigerian newspapers.


Daily Trust reports that northern elders said southern governors are complicit in secession agitations. The newspaper says two women were killed during an attack on Imo state police station.

Daily Independent reports that Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, and Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, have insisted that no land in the southern region and Benue will be ceded for grazing reserves. The newspaper says the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has moved to unify exchange rates.


Daily Times says the house of representatives queried the handling of $23 million and N2.725 billion by the accountant-general of the federation and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Civil society organisations have asked the federal government to direct Shell to clean up Niger Delta oil spills, the newspaper reports.


The Punch reports that senior advocates of Nigeria (SANs) faulted the comment of the presidency on open grazing ban by southern governors. The newspaper says the Nigeria Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said the next batch of vaccine supply may be in August.

The Guardian’s headline says the burden of external loans will increase as the CBN adopts market-led foreign exchange rate. The newspaper says governors and lawyers tackled the presidency over comment on open grazing ban.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that Ahmed Idris, accountant-general of the federation, said the £4.2 Ibori loot was returned to the Delta state government. The newspaper says a man killed his roommate in Bayelsa state and sold his body parts for rituals.


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