Naija News examines the major events making the headlines in Nigeria’s national newspapers today Monday, April 18, 2022.
The punch: There are strong indications that the Peoples’ Democratic Party settled for indirect primaries to choose its 2023 presidential candidate on May 29. It was also understood that the opposition party was looking for ways to narrow its current 17 presidential candidates by encouraging consensus talks between them. for some to resign.
The Guardian: Following the latest national grid collapse, making it the fifth in two months and the third in about 30 days, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), educational institutions and craft vocations in the Southwestern states are collapsing rapidly. They are collapsing under the weight of an unavailable public power supply, estimated billing and unaffordable alternatives, throwing millions of young people into a saturated job market.
This day: Former vice president and presidential hopeful in the 2023 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, said over the weekend that what Nigeria needed after seven years of incompetence by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was a leader able to bring diversity into unity and encourage people to respect and accept each other, despite their differences. Atiku said Nigeria needed a “unifier, not a peacemaker”.
The nation: An end to terrorism and banditry in the North West is in sight, the Presidency assured Nigerians yesterday.
Daily Trust: The presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) including the vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo; the party’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi and others must battle for 7,800 delegates to clinch the party’s ticket for the 2023 general election, reports Daily Trust.
Daily SUN: There are fresh fears that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is heading into troubled waters as its leaders appear split over the decision to formally order political appointees at the state and federal levels to resign ahead of its primaries.
Thanks for reading, all for today, see you tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.