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Press focuses on arrest of governor’s son, ultimatum to Niger Delta contractors

The arrest of governor’s son over the killing of student and the ultimatum to contractors handling Niger Delta projects dominate the headlines of Nigerian newspapers on Wednesday.This Day newspaper reported that Khaleed Umar Al-Makura, son of Nasarawa State Governor, has been arrested in connection with the death of Ovye Amos, a JSS 2 student of Government Secondary School, Lafia.


The Nation newspaper said that Customs chief Hameed Ali will not appear before the Senate today.


Senators have been insisting that the Comptroller-General should appear “in uniform” to explain the planned enforcement of duty collection on old vehicles.


The Sun newspaper reported that in order to accelerate the implementation of the new vision for the development of the Niger Delta region, the Federal Government has issued a new set of directives, one of which is a 30-day ultimatum to contractors working in the region, to return to site or face prosecution.


The Daily Trust said President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security and law enforcement agencies to end the wanton killings in parts of the country.


The Nigerian Tribune reported that the Marine Police have recovered the body of Dr. Allwell Orji, who committed suicide by jumping off the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos into the Lagoon.


The Guardian said that Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has asked for the reduction of the powers of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).


She blamed the extensive powers of the governors for the disconnect between Federal Government’s monetary and fiscal policies.


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