Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Friday, May 20th 2022.
The PUNCH: There is uncertainty over the delegates’ lists of political parties, including the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, following the delay by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in signing the amendment version of the Electoral Act.
The Guardian: From next week, all attention will be on Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as the country’s two major parties – All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – prepare to hold their national convention. While the two-day presidential primary of the PDP begins on Saturday, May 28, the ruling APC will start its own exercise the day after, on May 29, all in the bid to conclude the processes, including appeal by aggrieved aspirants before the deadline for submission of candidates for all offices to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Nation: All Progressives Congress (APC) governors are under pressure to respect an understanding with their party and National Assembly leadership to give automatic 2023 return tickets to some Senators and House of Representatives members
This Day: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, said Nigeria’s inability to meet its security challenges was a choice by the country’s leaders and not by God’s design. Obasanjo declared that the country was going through a more difficult time than any other period in its political history. He said he had no apology for having “mad passion” for Nigeria, “because I have no other country I can call my own and I have no other country I can go to and say, yes, I have come to live here.”
Daily Trust: Nine serving governors have so far squandered millions of naira to charter private jets to move around the country to advance their presidential ambitions.
Daily SUN: Barely two weeks to the national convention, President Muhammadu Buhari’s silence on his preferred candidate has unsettled All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirants.
Thank you for reading, that all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.