Newspaper Headlines: ISWAP, Ansaru behind bomb attack on Abuja-Kaduna train – TheCable
The explosion that rocked the Abuja-Kaduna rail track, leading to the disruption of train services on the route appeared on the cover pages.
Daily Trust reports that terrorists loyal to the Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) and Ansaru were responsible for the destruction of the Abuja-Kaduna rail track. The newspaper says one Famakinwa Akayi, a 61-year-old pastor, has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl at a market square in Ogbese town, Akure north LGA.
The Nation says the explosion that rocked the Abuja-Kaduna rail track has led to the suspension of train services on the route. The newspaper reports that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has pleaded not guilty to treasonable felony.
The Punch says the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and Ohanaeze have criticised the federal government for barring lawyers and journalists from the trial of Kanu. The newspaper reports that bank customers and POS operators are groaning over the blockage of telecommunication services in 47 LGAs in some northern states.
Daily Independent says some passengers who arrived in the country from the UK protested the payment of the money meant for COVID-19 PCR test into a private account at Lagos airport. The newspaper reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has asked for the speedy passage of the electoral act amendment bill.
The Nigerian Tribune says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected 2.7 percent growth for Nigeria’s economy in 2022. The newspaper reports that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) plans to establish offices in some countries that are sources of illicit drugs smuggled into Nigeria.
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