Newspaper Headlines: Crisis brews in PDP over national secretary post

Following the explosion in Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo, the estates in the highbrow area have started formal identification of residents as investigation into the incident continues.

The Nation details reports of lucky escape as victims of Ibadan explosion recall ordeal. The newspaper reports that Caleb Mutfwang, governor of Plateau, said he would be seeking both legal and political ways of resolving the crisis that led to the sack of 16 lawmakers from the state assembly.
Daily Trust chronicles the journey of ex-inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) custodial centres who have turned a new leaf after life in prison. The newspaper says Abdullah Shawesh, the ambassador of the state of Palestine to Nigeria, has vowed that Palestinians will not accept relocation to Africa.
Guardian reports that there is fresh tension in Kano over the state government’s plan to revisit Muhammadu Sanusi’s dethronement as Emir. The newspaper says Arewa youths kicked against the plan to move CBN and FAAN departments to Lagos.
Tribune says Bodija estate has commenced identification of all residents after the explosion in the area. The newspaper reports that Fulani gunmen killed two soldiers and two villagers in Benue.
Punch says its investigation revealed that over 87 FCT residents have been killed, and 176 kidnapped under the administration of President Bola Tinubu. The newspaper reports that the World Bank has estimated that improved access to internet coverage for over three years led to a seven percent reduction in extreme poverty in Nigeria.

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