Newspaper headlines: FG will merge agencies – PAS will lay off workers, says Zainab Ahmed

President Muhammadu Buhari’s warning to the All Progressives Congress (APC) about the party’s crisis ahead of the 2023 elections appeared on the front pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Nation says Buhari has asked APC leaders to put their house in order in order to retain power in 2023. The newspaper reports that the federal government has said there are no plans to fire the federal workers.

The Punch reports that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is planning to deploy the Super Tucano aircraft against bandits. Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, explained that the federal government will merge agencies and not lay off workers, the newspaper reports.

The Guardian says the Buhari-led administration will fight backlash from the planned removal of the petrol subsidy, 10 years after benefiting from the Occupy Nigeria protest. The newspaper reports that 19 people died and 26 injured in a car accident in Kano.

The Daily Independent reports that Benue Governor Samuel Ortom has asked the president to declare Miyetti Allah a terrorist group. The newspaper says five indigenous oil and gas companies are considering submitting bids to buy Shell’s onshore oil fields.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti, allegedly plotted within the APC to smear his reputation ahead of the 2023 presidential race. The newspaper reports that gunmen attacked a police station in Ideato south LGA, in Imo State.