Newspaper headlines: Ibadan raised Obas to be great leaders again


Questions about the presidential ticket zoning of the two major political parties in Nigeria dominated the front pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that members of the Amotekun group are combing the southwest forests to flee from the northwest terrorists. Dave Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi, said the Igbo people have investments all over the country and are not part of Biafra, according to the newspaper.

The Nation reports that the country’s two main political parties are weighing their options on the location of their 2023 presidential ticket. Iyorchia Ayu, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said the party leadership will not have his say on who will become his presidential candidate,” the newspaper said.

Daily Independent says the All Progressives Congress (APC) interim committee is in a dilemma over the party’s national convention. The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said 395 cases of mutant poliovirus have been recorded in 27 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the newspaper reports.

Daily Sun reports that the United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom have welcomed the restoration of Twitter operations in Nigeria. The newspaper reports that the federal government has inaugurated the board of directors of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Guardian reports that Salihu Lukman, chief executive of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), has called for the dismissal of the APC interim committee. The newspaper says that the chiefs of Ibadan who were previously crowned as Obas have decided to drop the crowns and revert to their original titles.


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