Newspaper headlines: Buhari under pressure to reject revised election bill

The return of queues at many gas stations and the circulation of gasoline containing quantities of methanol above Nigeria’s specifications dominated the front pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Nation reports that President Muhammadu Buhari is under pressure to reject the Revised Election Law Amendment Bill. The newspaper reports that the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has added a one-week extension to the registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The Punch reports that the federal government can return off-spec gasoline to the foreign supplier. The newspaper reports that Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, said the country’s next president must come from the south.

Daily Independent reports that a new political party to take on the country’s two major political parties is finalizing its registration ahead of the 2023 elections. The newspaper reports that the senate has approved the establishment of six new law school campuses in geopolitical areas.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is insisting on a strike, saying the Federal Government is “dribbling” the union. The newspaper says the Federal Government will not tolerate any deliberate misrepresentation of the Nigerian Sugar Master Plan (NSMP) by any operator.

Daily Trust reports that experts have said the country’s data security may have been compromised following the current technical incident affecting the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) portal.