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Newspaper Headlines: Jonathan meets Daura, Buhari’s nephew, amid presidential bid

Newspaper Headlines: Jonathan meets Daura, Buhari’s nephew, amid presidential bid
May 25
07:15 2022

Reports on the primaries of two major political parties in Nigeria — Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) — dominated the front pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch says aggrieved APC governorship aspirants have alleged that governors have hijacked the delegate lists of the party. The newspaper reports that former President Goodluck Jonathan has met with Mamman Daura, nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari, amid his rumoured presidential ambition.

The Nation reports that there is tension in states over the governorship primaries of the APC and PDP. The newspaper says inflation has pushed up the country’s interest rate to 13.5 percent.

Daily Trust reports that terrorists have killed 65 farmers in Katsina and Borno attacks. The newspaper says the federal government is set to spend N999 million daily on the feeding of 10 million pupils.

The Guardian reports that confusion has trailed the adjustment of APC primaries timetable and the proposed meeting between Buhari and governors elected on the platform of the party. The newspaper says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo, after a seven-hour siege on his Abuja residence.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and some northern groups have condemned the killing of a pregnant woman and her four children in Anambra.

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