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Newspaper Headlines: Senate approves 5G , and governors consider N380/litre for petrol


The comments of Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, on the reason the country must not break up dominated the headlines of Nigerian newspapers. The bill in the senate seeking to criminalise ransom payment also made the headlines.

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The Punch reports that Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, accused his counterparts of abandoning his administration in the face-off with the Nigeria Labour Congress. The newspaper says the Nigeria Governors’ Forum is recommending a petrol price of between N408.5 and N380 per litre for immediate removal of subsidy.

Daily Times says the senate halted the deployment of fifth generation (5G) technology. President Muhammadu Buhari asked for total debt relief for African countries, the newspaper says.

Daily Independent reports that the senate approved the deployment of 5G network in Nigeria. The NLC suspended its five-day strike in Kaduna as the federal government intervened in the face-off, the newspaper says.

Daily Sun’s headline is on the comments of the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Sultan of Sokoto that a break-up is not the solution to Nigeria’s problems. The house of representatives is set to probe N91.5 billion Port-Harcourt-Maiduguri rail line contracts, the newspaper reports.

The Nation says governors approved debt reduction and autonomy for state judiciary and legislature. On insecurity, bandits killed eight persons and razed a church in Kaduna.

The Guardian’s headline is on why foreign direct investment in Nigeria’s real sector is in jeopardy. The newspaper reports that Nigeria and some other countries will receive fresh $150 billion from the World Bank.



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