Newspaper review for Friday, November 27: ASUU divided over FG's offer to end strike

Newspaper review for Friday, November 27: ASUU divided over FG's offer to end strike

The front pages of Nigeria's major print newspapers published on Friday, November 27, focus on critical issues revolving around the ASUU strike, economy and insecurity.

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The Nation on its front page focused on the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The federal government recently shifted ground by accepting some of the demands of the lecturers' union.

While many Nigerians were expecting the ASUU to suspend the strike after the FG's gesture, it appears some members of the union were still not satisfied as The Nation reported they were now divided regarding the next steps to take.

The Nation: Newspaper review for Friday, November 27
The front page of The Nation newspaper published on Friday, November 27. Photo credit: @TheNationNews
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The Guardian newspaper captured the controversial closure of the land border on its front page.

Since 2019, Nigeria's land border has been closed as the federal government makes efforts to stop smuggling and protect local manufacturers.

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It, however, appears the closure is not effective as The Guardian reports that smugglers still "reign large".

According to the newspaper, over 200 illegal routes have been discovered in Ogun state just as the Nigeria Customs cries out that the nation's borders are too porous.

The Guardian: Newspaper review for Friday, November 27
The front page of The Guardian newspaper published on Friday, November 27. Photo credit: @GuardianNigeria
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The Punch's frontpage focus borders on Nigeria's economic recession. According to the newspaper, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) blames the recession on the federal government.

The labour group said "cash sharing" and misuse of loans by the Nigerian government are responsible for the current economic challenges.

According to the NLC, Nigeria's economy would have received a great boost if the loans had been spent on agriculture.

The Punch: Newspaper review for Friday, November 27
The front page of The Punch newspaper published on Friday, November 27. Photo credit: @MobilePunch
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A tragic incident which is one of the consequences of Nigeria's poor security sits on the front page of Nigerian Tribune.

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A first-class monarch in Ondo state, Olufon Of Ifon, Oba Israel Adeusi, was killed by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

The traditional ruler was reportedly returning to Ifon from Akure after a meeting when he ran into the barricade of the kidnappers along Elegbeka area where he was killed.

Nigerian Tribune: Newspaper review for Friday, November 27
The front page of Nigerian Tribune newspaper published on Friday, November 27. Photo credit: @nigeriantribune
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