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    Press focuses on creation of 10,000 jobs, supplementary elections

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria)

    The agreement to create 10,000 jobs through natural gas and the release of results of supplementary elections are some of the trending stories in Nigerian newspapers on Monday.

    The Nation newspaper said an agreement, which is expected to bring about 10,000 jobs by utilising Nigeria’s huge natural gas reserves, has been signed in Abuja.

    The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and the Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) signed the Nigerian Content Plan (NCP) for the NLNG Train 7 project.

    The Punch said the Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday released the results of the supplementary governorship elections it conducted in some states after it declared the March 9 poll in the affected states inconclusive.

    The states where the governorship run-off poll was held on March 23 are Sokoto, Plateau, Kano, Benue and Bauchi.

    The Vanguard said there was palpable tension in the bustling city of Kano yesterday as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Governor Umar Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the governorship election which was concluded on Saturday.

    He polled 1,033,695 votes to beat his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) opponent, Alhaji Abba Kabir-Yusuf, who got 1,024,713 votes.

    The Guardian reported that the era of indiscriminate flight delays, cancellations and other rights violations may be coming to an end as the new consumer rights protection act has been put in place.

    The Sun newspaper said the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) gave further explanation on why it introduced and recommended the mock examination for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam (UTME) candidates.

    The board said it was mainly to assess the candidates’ level of preparedness and also acquaint themselves with the Computer Based Test (CBT) system before the exam proper.

    The Daily Trust said that oil workers have warned the federal government against any hike in electricity tariff.


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