Newspaper Headlines: APC Asks Presidential Candidates to Sign ‘Withdrawal Letter’

Reports relating to political party primaries have dominated the front pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that southern leaders have warned that several presidential candidates from the region are threatening the chances of producing a southern president. The newspaper says the federal government ordered MTN and Mafab to start rolling out 5G technology services in August.

According to The Nation, All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu said the presence of many presidential candidates is a good sign for democracy. The newspaper reports that 73.8 million bank accounts are not linked to bank verification numbers (BVN).

According to the Daily Independent, Antonio Guterres, the UN secretary-general, advised the federal government on how to eliminate terrorism in the north of the country. The newspaper reports that telecommunications companies are considering a 40% increase in call and data rates over energy and operational costs.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the APC has extended the sale of nomination forms for all elective positions while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its LG Congresses. The newspaper reports that two people have been killed in an explosion at an oil facility in Imo State.

The Guardian says the APC is growing increasingly concerned about a ‘withdrawal letter’ attached to nomination forms sold to candidates. The newspaper reports that the House of Representatives has approved anti-terrorism and anti-money laundering bills.