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Newspaper Headlines: Parallel polls, violence mar PDP primaries for reps, state assemblies

Newspaper Headlines: Parallel polls, violence mar PDP primaries for reps, state assemblies
May 23
06:45 2022

The aftermath of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries for the house of representatives and state assemblies dominated the front pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) chapters in Rivers, Oyo, Benue and Sokoto are currently facing crises arising from last week’s election of delegates for governorship primaries. The newspaper says subscribers have kicked against the decision of the federal government to place a new tax of N90 billion on telephone calls.

The Nation reports that the just concluded primaries of the PDP for the house of representatives and state assemblies were marred by controversy. The newspaper says gunmen killed six people, including four siblings and their mother, in various locations in Anambra state.

Daily Trust reports that presidential aspirants are in the final stage of mobilisation of delegates ahead of the primaries of political parties. The federal government has approved the appointment of Anamekwe Nwabuoku to oversee the office of the accountant-general of the federation, the newspaper says.

Daily Independent reports that Nigerian airlines are losing an average of N1.5 billion monthly through “blocked seats” and “fully booked” claims on booking portals. The newspaper says the Arewa community in Lagos has asked riders to comply with the state government ban on commercial motorcycle operations.

Nigerian Tribune reports that APC has again postponed the screening of its presidential aspirants. The newspaper says Charles Soludo, governor of Anambra, has placed a bounty of N10 million on the killers of Okechukwu Okoye, a lawmaker in the state.

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