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Newspaper Headlines: Wike’s camp gives ‘Ayu must go’ condition to support Atiku

Newspaper Headlines: Wike’s camp gives ‘Ayu must go’ condition to support Atiku
July 05
06:00 2022

The attack on the property of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Enugu dominated the front pages of Nigerian dailies.

The Punch reports that at least 20 directors are jostling for the position of Nigeria’s accountant-general of the federation (AGF). The newspaper spotlights a report which reveals that 139 clerics and worshipers were killed — with 394 kidnapped in Nigeria within the last 18 months.

The Nation reports that the camp of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must remove Iyorchia Ayu, its chairman, before he can support the presidential bid of Atiku Abubakar. The newspaper says Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, has insisted that Nigerians must be allowed to defend themselves against banditry.

Daily Trust reports that hope of Hajj pilgrimage dims for 8,000 Nigerians despite the extension of time. The newspaper also reports that Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, says residents of the state consume N4.5 billion worth of food daily.

The Guardian reports that bandits abducted a Catholic priest in Kaduna. The newspaper says petrol scarcity in Lagos worsens despite reassurance from the federal government.

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