Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Saturday 15th October 2022.
The PUNCH: The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, on Friday, denied recurring claims by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State that he collected N1bn from a presidential aspirant. Ayu said he never collected N1bn from anyone and that when he assumed office as the chairman and needed to raise money for the party, former Vice-President and now the party’s presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, suggested that the party should take a loan of N1bn but that after deliberations, the National Working Committee rejected the idea.
The Guardian: Students, parents and other stakeholders, yesterday, expressed mixed feelings over the suspension of the eight-month-old strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU). While some students expressed happiness that they would be going back to school following the suspension of the industrial action, others rued lost academic time and the additional costs they would have to bear to continue with their studies.
This Day: The federal government has disclosed that it would soon come up with a final decision on the on-going terrorism trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. This was one of the resolutions at the National Security Council (NSC) meeting held yesterday at the State House, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.
The Nation: Universities across the country are set to come alive eight months after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).embarked on an industrial strike action. This is as members of the ASUU in various universities have expressed willingness to comply with the directive of the national body with immediate effect.
Daily Trust: It was an out-of-court settlement that led to the recent release of 101 `Boko Haram’ suspects who were arrested at various locations in 2009 and had been in detention since then at various correctional facilities, including the Kirikiri maximum and medium centres in Lagos. This is contrary to recent claims especially in social media that the suspects were released in exchange for the remaining 23 abducted passengers of the Kaduna- Abuja train.
Thank you for reading, that is all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.
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