Nigeria newspaper headlines phase 3.

  • The All Progressives Congress, APC, has begun moves to adopt the consensus method at its presidential primary due to the high number of presidential aspirants, which has almost hit 30. Despite the decision of the party to peg the cost of its presidential form at N100m, more aspirants are joining the race.
  • An Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti Division, has sentenced a 42-year-old prince, Ademola Omoniyi, to death by hanging for killing the traditional ruler of his community. Omoniyi was arraigned on one count charge of murder, contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap. C16, Laws of Ekiti State of Nigeria, 2012.
  • The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has said gone were the days Northerners felt blackmailed and intimidated by threats of restructuring, secession, break up or break down of Nigeria. The forum in a statement issued by the Secretary General, Murtala Aliyu, said the North had never been opposed to the election of any Nigerian as president, nor has it sought to dominate any part of the country.

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