What the papers say – Nigerian front pages on 7 July 2024

What the papers say – Nigerian front pages on 7 July 2024

The PUNCH: States across Nigeria experienced another round of blackout on Saturday as the national electricity power grid crashed to 70.60 megawatts around 4 pm. It marked the seventh time the national grid would collapse in 2024. The previous collapses were on February 4, April 10, April 15, March 11, March 12, and March 28.

Vanguard: The Federal Government, yesterday, frowned at what it called irresponsible claims on national security and the SAMOA Agreement it signed with the European Union, EU, vowing to seek redress in a court of law against any media organisation believed to be publishing misleading stories. It specifically lamented that a media report on recent signing of the EU pact, which claimed was done to promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer, LGBTQ, was non-factual, describing it as sensational.

The Nation: The Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Senator Abubakar Bagudu, yesterday said there was no clause on $150 billion for Nigeria in Samoa Agreement. He said what Nigeria signed was the “Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Members States and members of the Organization of the Caribbean and Pacific States”.


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