Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Monday 29th August 2022.
The PUNCH: The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party is presently divided over the demand by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, that the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, must resign before he would agree to reconcile with the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The Guardian: Amid political consultations, alignment and realignment, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, visited residences of two former Heads of State, retired Generals Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar. Obasanjo arrived Minna, the Niger State capital, at midday and spent about an hour in Abdulsalami’s house before going to the hilltop residence of Babangida.
This Day: Last week’s London meeting between the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike, though shrouded in secrecy, was actually not a successful engagement, THISDAY has learnt. Tinubu was alleged to have declined committing to all of Wike’s conditions precedent to working together during next year’s presidential election.
The Nation: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said yesterday he had no special candidate for next year’s presidential election. The ex-president, however, said he had a national agenda, which would be unveiled soon. He spoke against the backdrop of speculations that Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) is his preferred candidate for the race to Aso Villa, Abuja.
Daily Trust: Persistent brain drain by doctors is depleting the country’s medical care expertise and taking the country farther away from the recommended number of doctors per population, medical associations and experts have said.
Thank you for reading, that is all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.
This article was originally published on Naija News