Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Thursday, May 19th 2022.
The PUNCH: No fewer than 44,045 delegates will on May 26 elect candidates in 28 states where governorship elections will take place next year. The states, where the primaries will hold include Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Delta, Cross River, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Kwara, Benue, Plateau, Niger, Nasarawa, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states.
The Guardian: The countdown to presidential primaries of the two major parties – All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – is coming with all the thrills and trappings of the now rested Game of Thrones series
This Day: When all is said and done – after all the back and forth, the frenzy by both pretenders and contenders – only 23 aspirants are up for screening. Twenty-four actually returned their nomination forms. But Akinwumi Adesina pulled out of the race a few days ago, leaving these 23 members (22 men and one woman) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to slug it out for the presidential ticket.
The Nation: Worried about likely nullification of its primaries by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday adjusted its timetable for its primaries.
Daily Trust: Controversies are trailing the moves by 17 outgoing governors to install their successors ahead of the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Thank you for reading, that all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.