Newspaper headlines: Crude oil worth N1.36trn stolen in 14 months, FG says

The decision of a consensus agreement by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the national convention on Saturday appeared on the front pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Nation says APC explained why it chose the consensus option to choose party officials at the national convention on Saturday. The newspaper reports that $3.27 billion worth of crude oil has been stolen in the country over the past 14 months.

The Punch reports that President Muhammadu Buhari’s last-minute decision towards a consensual deal for the APC national convention did not yield the right results as some candidates disagreed. The federal government said as many as 207,000 cases of tuberculosis were reported in 2021, including 12,977 cases affecting children, the newspaper said.

Daily Sun reports that the consensus option for the APC national convention is gaining traction. The newspaper says Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra, has joined the race for the 2023 presidential election.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that the consensual arrangement for the APC national convention is currently in jeopardy. The newspaper reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a zoning committee for its 2023 presidential ticket.

The Guardian reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the action over the court order sacking David Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi, his deputy and 16 members of the state assembly. The newspaper reports that the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum approached former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto, over zoning disregard in the run up to the 2023 presidential election.