The rift between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has dominated the front pages of Nigerian newspapers.
The Punch reports that the federal government spent N13.17 trillion between 2016 and March 2022 on debt servicing. The newspaper reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the army to fight the battle in the hideouts of the terrorists.
The Nation says the federal government insisted on the no-work, no-pay rule for striking university workers. The newspaper reports that the Lagos government has extended the ban on okada operations to four other LGAs in the state.
Daily Trust says the federal government and ASUU have refused to change ground to end the ongoing teachers’ strike. The newspaper reports that the refusal of Iyorchia Ayu, national chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), to resign has stalled the reconciliation effort within the party.
The Nigerian Tribune reports that the court has set October 12 to hear the alleged false certificate case against All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu. The newspaper reports that Emirates Airlines has suspended flight operations in Nigeria for more than $600 million in booby-trapped funds.
The Daily Sun said the court dismissed an action to overturn the nomination of Ademola Adeleke, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Osun gubernatorial ballot. The newspaper reports that Labor Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi has accused opposition parties of using fake news and disinformation against his party.