October 7, 2022

The protest by Nigerian students at Lagos international airport over the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.
The Punch says world leaders and over four billion people across the globe bade farewell to Queen Elizabeth II, who was buried yesterday. The newspaper reports that students are targeting Apapa ports after blocking Lagos airport in protest against ASUU strike.
The Nation says the federal government is planning to increase the salaries of workers in the public service to cushion the effect of inflation. The newspaper reports that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) asked 13 states to stockpile food items and evacuate citizens living in coastal communities to avoid flood disaster.
Daily Trust says the federal government is under pressure over the lingering ASUU strike as students blocked Lagos airport to protest against the strike. The newspaper reports that the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) seized N193 billion worth of cocaine in Lagos.
The Guardian reports Peter Obi, presidential candidate of Labour Party, said petrol subsidy is organised crime. The newspaper says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) faulted the claim that it denied seven million Nigerians the opportunity to complete their online voter registration.
The Nigerian Tribune says the house of representatives has raised the alarm over a plot to sink Nigeria through petrol subsidy. The newspaper reports that the court has struck out a suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Labour Party.
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