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Newspaper Headlines: EFCC asks INEC, banks to provide details of parties, aspirants

Reports on the forthcoming primaries of political parties for the 2023 general election dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

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Saturday Punch reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and financial institutions to demand the bank details of the two major political parties and aspirants. The newspaper says the federal government has reached an agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

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The Guardian says Nigerians have demanded justice for Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, who was killed over alleged blasphemy. The newspaper reports that President Muhammadu Buhari will appoint new ministers to replace outgoing ministers without delay.

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Saturday Tribune reports that Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, said top politicians whose activities are capable of undermining the 2023 elections are under watch of the security agencies. Femi Falana, a human rights advocate, said outgoing ministers can only be reappointed if Buhari sends their names to the senate for confirmation, the newspaper says.

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Saturday Sun reports that Afenifere has alleged that there is a conspiracy against the southern part of the country over the 2023 presidential election. The newspaper says Igbo leaders have rejected the decision of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to throw its presidential ticket open.

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The Nation reports that APC presidential aspirants have returned their nomination forms ahead of the party’s primary. The newspaper says Buhari has called for an impartial investigation into the killing of a female Sokoto student.

This story first appeared in The Cable

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