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    Press focuses on $88m for disaster victims, echoes of general elections

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria)

    The approval of $88.7 million for victims of conflicts and natural disasters and the Controversy trailing the just concluded general elections are some of the trending stories in Nigerian newspapers on Thursday.

    The Leadership said that the Federal Government has approved the sum of $88.7 million

    for states ravaged by insecurity and natural disasters, such as flooding.

    The Nation newspaper said that senators took partisan positions on the involvement of the

    military in the yet-to-be concluded general elections. They were close to exchanging blows in

    the chamber over alleged militarisation of the process.

    The Punch reported that the defeated presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic

    Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday met behind closed doors with leaders of the

    Southern and Middle Belt Forum in Abuja.

    The meeting, which was held at the residence of a former Federal Commissioner for

    Information, Chief Edwin Clark, also had the leaders of Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo

     in attendance.

    The Sun said the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed claims by the Peoples

    Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, that they won

    the 2019 presidential election by 1.6 million votes margin.

    ThisDay newspaper reported that in less than 24 hours after he granted a controversial order,

    halting the collation of Bauchi State governorship election results, the Peoples Democratic

    Party (PDP) on Wednesday dragged Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja

    before the National Judicial Council (NJC) over alleged violation of the 1999 Constitution

    as altered and Electoral Act 2010 as altered.

    The Vanguard said although the 2019 general elections have come and gone, the jury is still

    out on the question of whether the entire process was credible based on how those assigned

    different roles by law and the relevant authorities conducted themselves.

    The Guardian reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has petitioned the

    National Judicial Council (NJC), following the order issued by Justice Ekwo Inyang

    of the Federal High Court Abuja


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