Newspaper headlines: Buhari to meet presidential candidates and governors ahead of APC primaries

Reports on the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary dominated the front pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the amended Electoral Law Bill, which would have allowed statutory delegates to vote, has altered the electoral power of some states. The newspaper says telecom companies have kicked in against the new N90 billion telephone tax.

According to The Nation, Buhari, APC governors and presidential candidates are expected to meet for high-level talks ahead of the party’s primaries. The newspaper reports that former ministers and former governors have won the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial seats in different states.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that 36 state governors have lost the case against local government financial autonomy. The newspaper says the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that COVID-19 is not over yet.

Daily Trust reports that militants from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have killed a woman, her four children and six others – from the north of the country – in Anambra State. The newspaper says an APC group has warned that former President Goodluck Jonathan’s candidacy for the 2023 presidential election is very risky.

Daily Sun reports that the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to close major airports due to the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The newspaper says 813 delegates will elect the PDP presidential candidate for the 2023 elections.

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