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Newspaper Headlines: Bandits kill 51 in Plateau, Niger communities


The suspension lifted on Twitter operations in Nigeria by the federal government appeared on the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Nation reports that bandits killed 51 people, on Tuesday, in Niger and Plateau states. The newspaper says the federal government has finally lifted the Twitter ban in Nigeria.

Daily Trust says Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, and his Borno counterpart, Babagana Zulum are bemoaning how bandits are taking over their states. The newspaper reports that power companies lost N1.6 trillion in seven years over unutilised electricity.

Daily Independent says the All Progressives Congress in the south-west may isolate Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo if he decides to pursue his rumoured 2023 presidential ambition in the party. Ahmad Lawan, senate president, said Nigerians are tired of stories on killings, the newspaper reports.

The Punch reports that the death toll in bandits’ attack on Plateau and Niger communities is 52, while The Nation reports 51 deaths. The newspaper says oil marketers have commenced the establishment of autogas conversion at filling stations.

The Guardian says the federal government lifted the suspension on Twitter operations in Nigeria after 222 days and N546.5 billion economic losses. The newspaper reports that Nigerians are mourning the death of Adebayo Alao-Akala, former governor of Oyo state, who died on Wednesday.



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