Newspaper headlines: Consensus plan for 2023 presidential ticket unsettles APC

Reports of the expected increase in the price of essential services like data, calls and electricity dominated the front pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that the All Progressives Congress consensus plan for its 2023 presidential ticket is unsettling the party. The newspaper reports that subscribers have rejected the telecommunications companies’ proposed 40% increase in tariffs.

The Nation says the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has asked the southern part of the country to stop making threats regarding zoning and transfer of power in the region in 2023. The newspaper says 17 presidential candidates purchased the CPA nomination form.

The Guardian claims that Igbo leaders have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The newspaper reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has asked political parties to meet the June 3 deadline for the primaries.

Daily Independent reports that consumers have opposed the planned increase in the electricity tariff. The newspaper reports that Ohanaeze Ndigbo ruled out running for vice-president for the southeast in the 2023 elections.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) has said COVID-19 has killed nearly 15 million people in two years. The newspaper reports that Nigerians have expressed their anger over plans by wives of Nigerian university vice-chancellors to attend a workshop in Turkey amid the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).