Newspaper Headlines: PDP, Ndume Blame Buhari’s New Loan Request


The resolutions of the governors of the south on the collection of the value added tax (VAT) and the legal tussle over the VAT have made headlines in Nigerian newspapers.


Daily Independent reports that southern governors have supported the collection of value added tax (VAT) by states. The newspaper says the appeals court refused to prevent the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) from collecting VAT.

The Nation reports that Lagos and Rivers have asked the court to prevent FIRS from collecting VAT pending the prosecution’s decision challenging the legality of its action. The newspaper says the Nigerian Air Force is about to investigate the “accidental” killing of nine people in Yobe by a fighter plane.

The Punch indicates that the Kano-Republic of Niger railway line is among the projects to be executed with the new loan request of $ 4.9 billion from President Muhammadu Buhari. The newspaper reports that 12 soldiers were killed and three armed trucks seized in a terrorist ambush in Borno.

The Daily Sun reports that the governors of the south have united on the collection of VAT as well as on the 2023 presidential window for the region. The newspaper indicates that the proscribed indigenous peoples of Biafra have set up a committee to punish those who enforce the sit-at-home order in the south-eastern region.

The Guardian reports that Femi Fani-Kayode said the All Progressives Congress (APC) he criticized a few years ago was different from the current APC. The newspaper indicates that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno in the south, opposed Buhari’s new loan request.


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