Newspaper Headlines: Consumers lament as food prices soar

The reaction to the position of southern governors on 2023 presidency by northern elders and groups dominated the headlines of Nigerian newspapers.

The Guardian says the surge in cryptocurrency transactions has threatened the financial system, despite the ban of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and dwindling prices of digital assets. The newspaper reports that northern elders and groups have rejected the position of southern governors on zoning of the 2023 presidency.


The Punch newspaper reports that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) sounded a warning over the abduction of schoolchildren — with 348 students currently being held by bandits.


Daily Independent says consumers are currently groaning as food prices move up to 15 percent in a month. The newspaper reports that the UK parliament will debate the repatriation of the IPOB leader to Nigeria.


The Nation says the south-west region will adopt a joint position on the ongoing constitution amendment. The newspaper reports that the presidency defended the crackdown on Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and Sunday Adeyemo, a youth leader, better known as Sunday Igboho.



The Nigerian Tribune reports that south-west governors are set to meet federal lawmakers over constitution amendment. The newspaper says gunmen kidnapped four farmers in Ekiti state and demanded N50 million ransom.


Daily Sun reports that the house of representatives approved a bill for the creation of state police. The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says President Muhammadu Buhari has lost his grip on the security of the country.




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