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Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Monday

Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Monday, May 2, 2022.

1. Subsidy deductions hit states hard, govs owe salaries, workers lament [Punch Newspaper]

State workers and pensioners on Sunday lamented they were carrying the burden of a cash crunch in the country with many state governments failing to ensure regular payment of salaries, gratuities and other entitlements.

Labour leaders, who spoke separately with our correspondents in Ekiti, Benue, Ogun, Ondo, Rivers, Abia, Ondo, Edo and Kano states, noted that pensioners were worst hit by the failure of governors to perform their responsibilities.

2. 2023 PRESIDENCY: Anger as APC, PDP mull ceding tickets to North [Vanguard Newspaper]

ANGER yesterday, greeted alleged plots of some leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to cede their 2023 presidential tickets to the North.

After zoning their national chairmanship slots to the North, with northerners emerging as national chairmen of both parties, the leading parties have been foot-dragging on zoning the presidency to the South.

3. 2023: Six aspirants jostling for Lagos PDP governorship ticket [NewsWireNGR]

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday said that six aspirants are jostling for the party’s governorship ticket in the 2023 election.

The State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Hakeem Amode, in a statement, disclosed that the aspirants had appeared before the Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led screening panel at the party’s Zonal Office in Ibadan. Read more.

4. For Eid, Ganduje bars banners, posters at Kano prayer grounds [NewsWireNGR]

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, on Sunday, banned the hoisting of banners and posters by politicians during the Eid prayers and other Sallah festivities.

In his Sallah message contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, the governor noted that the act causes serious distractions during prayers. Read more.

5. For 2023, Former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode set to oust Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, out of office  [NewsWireNGR]

Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Organisation has vowed that the former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, would send the incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, out of office in 2023.

The chairman of AMCO and former Commissioner for Energy and Mineral resources, Wale Oluwo, who made this known on Sunday, said plans had been concluded to return Ambode to the governorship position in the state. Read more.

6. SERAP Sue Buhari over victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack [NewsWireNGR]

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari over “the failure to protect the rights to life, security, and dignity of the victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack, and the failure to secure the safe release of those held captive by the terrorists.”

The suit followed reports that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) failed to approve funds for surveillance equipment that could have helped to prevent the train attack. Read more.

7. Catholic priest joins governorship race in Benue [NewsWireNGR]

Rev. Fr.  Hyacinth Alia, a Catholic Priest and  governorship aspirant  on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has sought support as he joined the 2023  governorship race in Benue.

In 1992, Benue had a civilian governor and Catholic priest, late Rev. Fr.  Moses Adasu. Read more.

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