Newspaper Headlines: North-east governors say zone neglected in capital projects allocation

Aliko Dangote’s assurance that Nigeria will end the importation of petrol by June dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports the presidency’s reaction to the planned alliance between Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, the 2023 presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP), respectively. The newspaper says Mojisola Adeyeye, director-general (DG) of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), said the decision to ban sachet alcohol was taken to protect children.
Daily Trust reports that north-east governors have raised concerns over the neglect of the zone in capital projects allocation. The newspaper says the military rulers of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger have finalised plans to form a confederation after severing ties with France and parting ways with ECOWAS.
The Guardian reports that the Bank of Agriculture (BoA) has failed to promote agricultural activities in the country in the last few years. The newspaper says the federal government is targeting $3 billion from compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion initiative.
THISDAY reports that Afenifere has asked President Bola Tinubu to issue an executive order for the creation of state police, saying the process of constitutional amendment is slow. Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest person, says Nigeria will stop importation of petrol by June, the newspaper reports.

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