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    Rehabilitation of refineries, hearing on restructuring top headlines

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria)

    The plan to rehabilitate Nigeria’s ailing refineries and the northern regional summit on restructuring of the nation are some of the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Thursday.

    In line with the presidential mandate of rehabilitating the nation’s three refineries, the Leadership newspaper reported that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has inaugurated eight committees for the rehabilitation of the refineries.


    The Punch newspaper said that the North has announced plan to hold public hearing in the 19 states of the region on the on-going agitation for the restructuring of the country.


    The Sun newspaper reported that the Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has ordered the probe of past heads of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).


    The Vanguard newspaper reported a plan by the United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC) to commence a nationwide strike on Friday and the union’s advice to Nigerians to stockpile food.


    Some northerners have expressed support for the on-going military operation in the south-east and also cautioned against reprisal attacks on Igbos living in their region, the Guardian reported.


    The Nation newspaper said that members of the separatist group of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have killed a policeman during an early morning “surprise attack” on riot policemen at Oyigbo Junction in Port Harcourt.


    It reported that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu said he would not be meeting with Southeast governors in Enugu tomorrow.


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