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Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Thursday

Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Thursday, April 21, 2022.

1. Buhari to APC Leaders: Avoid Dictatorial Behaviour, Imposition of Unpopular Candidates [ThisDay Newspaper]

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, told the 11th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja that the party’s leaders must eschew imposition of candidates if APC was to emerge victorious in the 2023 general election.

Buhari said the dictatorial behaviours of some leaders had cost the party many strategic elective positions, and led to the defection of several influential members of the party. Read more.

2. Presidential primary: APC silent on zoning, Nigerians condemn N100m nomination fee [Punch Newspaper]

The All Progressives Congress says it will begin its sale of presidential, governorship, national and state assembly forms on Saturday.

The APC, which revealed this after its 11th National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, failed to disclose if it would be zoning its presidential ticket or not thereby leaving its forms open for all to buy.

3. Protest in Edo, gunmen on rampage in Anambra, A-Ibom [Vanguard Newspaper]

Gunmen were again on the rampage in Anambra and Akwa Ibom states in the last 48 hours, attacking a police station and kidnapping the founder of a church, as frequent attacks by herders in Edo provoked protest by communities and civil society organisations, NGOs, which resulted in barricade of the busy Benin-Lagos highway.

4. AfDB approves €10m investment funding for African tech start-ups -from seed to growth stages [NewsWireNGR]

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved an equity investment of €9.8 million to support venture capital investments in African start-ups, from seed to growth stages.

Of the equity investment, €7 million will be sourced from the African Development Bank’s resources while the additional €2.8 million will be provided by the European Union (EU) through a partnership with the Organisation of African Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS). Read more.

5. APC pegs presidential nomination form at N100m, governorship N50m [NewsWireNGR]

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has pegged the cost of its presidential form at N100 million and governorship at N50 million.

This was finalised at the 11th National Executive Meeting in Abuja on Wednesday according to the national publicity secretary, Felix Morka shortly after the meeting. Read more.

6. Insecurity: People are very forgetful, now we’ve relative peace — Buhari [NewsWireNGR]

President Muhammadi Buhari has said his government is “going to be very tough” against terrorists while noting Nigerians are very forgetful because the state of insecurity has improved compared to the time before his government.

Buhari at the 11th meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday in Abuja said the major security challenges have remained in the North Central and North West. Read more.

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