Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Monday, April 18th 2022.
The PUNCH: There are strong indications that the Peoples Democratic Party have settled for indirect primaries to pick its 2023 presidential candidate on May 29. It was also gathered that the opposition party was looking at ways of reducing its current 17 presidential aspirants by encouraging consensus talks among them so that some of them would step down.
The Guardian: Following the last national grid collapse, making it the fifth time in two months and the third in about 30 days, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs), institutions of learning and artisanal vocations in Southwestern states are fast collapsing. They are collapsing under the weight of unavailable public power supply, estimated billing and unaffordable alternatives, throwing millions of young people into the saturated labour market.
This Day: Former vice president and presidential hopeful in the 2023 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, at the weekend, said what Nigeria needed after seven years of ineptitude of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration was a leader who could bring together diversity in unity and encourage the people to respect and accept each other, despite their differences. Atiku said Nigeria needed a “unifier, not a pacifier”.
The Nation: An end to terrorism and banditry in Northwest is in sight, the Presidency assured Nigerians yesterday.
Daily Trust: Presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) among them Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and others are to battle for 7,800 delegates to grab the party’s ticket for the 2023 general elections, Daily Trust reports.
Daily SUN: There are fresh fears that the All Progressives Congress (APC) may run into troubled waters as its leadership appear divided over decision to officially order political appointees at the state and federal levels to resign ahead of its primaries.
Thank you for reading, that all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.