The headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspapers for Wednesday, December 4, are focused on the confusion following the federal government's plan to make grazing reserves ranches, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)'s move to lobby lawmakers over smart card readers, among other top stories.
The Punch reports that confusion on Tuesday, December 3, greeted the government's move to change grazing reserves in seven states into ranches.
This was made known by the executive secretary of the National Commission for Nomadic Education, Prof Bashir Usman, in Kaduna state, who said the plan will transform the nation's livestock industry.
The Nation reports that the chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has said that the commission will start a massive reform of the electoral laws in the country.
The commission is of the strong belief that the smart card reader is the best way to achieve an improved electoral structure in the nation.
The Guardian reports that residents of Oraifite in Ekwusigo local government in Anambra state flee for safety as a team of soldiers and policemen reportedly laid siege on the community on Tuesday, December 3.
It was said that tension was as a result of the declaration of Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lawyer to the leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, wanted over the killing of Oliver Innoma Abbey, the Orafite police area commander and Patrick Agbazue, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad commander of Ichi sector.
This Day reports that President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, December 3, restated his administration's determination to make sure every Nigerian life is secured.
Buhari made this known following the security alert the Department of State Services (DSS) put out on the plan by some faceless group to cause chaos in the country.
Vanguard reports that two passers-by were killed on Tuesday, December 3, by a truck driver who lost control of his vehicle after he was tear-gassed by a policeman following a disagreement between them around Mile 2-Apapa expressway.
The newspaper also claims that policemen around the area were almost lynched by an enraged mob who witnessed the incident.
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