Electricity Generation, Others Dominate Nigerian Press


The plan to generate three million jobs within five years and the quest for the generation of 4,000 megawatts of electricity were some of the main stories in Nigerian newspapers on Thursday.

Vanguard reported that the government envisages the creation of three million jobs to the Nigerian economy within the next five years with the first 1.2 million jobs being created in 2016.

The newspaper also reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has appreciated the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), for Nigeria’s quest to generate 4,000 megawatts of electricity using nuclear energy.

This Day said 25-year-old Nigerian, Adekunle Sikiru, from Ejigbo Local Government Area of Osun State has been identified as the only casualty Nigeria might have recorded in the last Sunday’s terrorists attack in Grand Bassam, a beach town in Ivory Coast.

The Guardian said the National Assembly on Wednesday said the N6.08 trillion 2016 budget bill would not be passed into law Thursday as earlier promised.

Punch said the Senate and House Joint Committee on Appropriation has detected fresh errors in the 2016 budget.

Nation reported that there is confusion in ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s camp on how to refund the N3.1 billion allegedly shared by six Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chiefs.

Tribune said ahead of Saturday’s election re-run in Rivers State and mounting tension in the state, the police had successfully identified potential flash points and deployed officers from 13 states for a hitch-free election.

Leadership zoomed on President Muhammadu Buhari’s assurance that with the current renewed determination of the Nigerian security agencies, coupled with the regional and international attention constantly now focused on the eradication of terrorism, the final end of Boko Haram is in sight.


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