Newspaper Headlines: Ibadan elevated Obas to revert to high chiefs

Issues on the zoning of the presidential ticket of the two major political parties in Nigeria dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that members of the Amotekun group are combing south-west forests for fleeing north-west terrorists. Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, has said the Igbo have investments everywhere in the country and are not part of Biafra, the newspaper says.

The Nation reports that the two major political parties in the country are weighing their options on where to zone their 2023 presidential ticket. Iyorchia Ayu, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said the party’s leadership will have no say in who becomes its presidential candidate,” the newspaper says.

Daily Independent says the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is in a dilemma over the party’s national convention. The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said 395 mutant poliovirus cases have been recorded in 27 states and the federal capital territory (FCT), the newspaper reports.

Daily Sun reports that the United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom have commended the restoration of Twitter operations in Nigeria. The newspaper says the federal government has inaugurated the governing board of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Guardian reports that Salihu Lukman, director-general, Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), has called for the sack of the APC caretaker committee. The newspaper says Ibadan chiefs who were previously crowned as Obas have decided to drop the crowns and revert to their original titles.


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