The Nigerian newspaper review of Wednesday, April 10, leads with the allegation raised by the federal government against traditional rulers in the north, among other top news.
Nigerian newspaper The Guardian reports that the federal government yesterday disclosed that persons in the upper echelons of Zamfara were complicit in the recent spate of killings in the state.
Last week, armed bandits killed over 50 people in the state, resulting in a wave of condemnation, a government ban on mining activities linked to the crisis, and the announcement of security operations to stop the bloodletting.
Nigerian newspaper The Nation reports that the president was initially scheduled to return to Abuja from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday at about 1.30a.m.
However, the presidential aircraft carrying the president, his aides and some members of his entourage landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at about 10.45p.m.
Nigerian newspaper This Day reports that Boko Haram on Tuesday, April 9, launched a daring attack on Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.
The attack forced the town into a lockdown as vehicles were not allowed in or out of the town.
Many of the residents were forced to stay in door as the military engaged the insurgents, who were said to have tried to gain entry into the town through Maisandari, on the outskirts of the town.
Nigerian newspaper Vanguard reports that the outgoing Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, Monday gave what he described as two reasons the Igbo people failed woefully in Nigeria politics.
According to Okorocha, while briefing newsmen at the government House in Owerri, said that one of the reasons was that the Igbo people failed to accept the light coming to them.
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