The killing of four persons by gunmen and the southern leaders’ insistence on restructuring of Nigeria were some of the main stories in newspapers on Monday.
The Sun said four persons have been reported dead and one other critically injured after gunmen attacked Bakin Kogi village, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Nine former employees of the Nigerian Telecommunications (NITEL) Limited were killed in a road accident in Kaduna State on Sunday, the Sun reported.
Punch said Southern groups, including the Ohanaeze Ndigbo; the pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, and the Ijaw Youth Council, said restructuring must be central to the plan by the North to form an alliance with zones in the South for presidency in 2019.
Leadership said a former Minister of Internal Affairs, General John Shagaya (rtd) is dead. He died yesterday at the age of 75 in a ghastly road accident along Langtang-Pankshin road in Plateau State.
Vanguard reported that there are indications that the coming on stream of the US$16 billion Egina project will enhance the revenue profile of Nigeria and other stakeholders as plans have been concluded to export one million barrels in January, 2019.
Guardian said violence continued in Benue State at the weekend as suspected Fulani herdsmen ambushed a police patrol team at Tse-Akpam Azege in Logo Local Government Area.
Daily Trust said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to quit as Minister of Petroleum Resources in view of the lingering fuel crisis in the country.
This Day reported that members of northern Nigeria’s political elite met Saturday in Abuja to deliberate the fate of the region ahead of the 2019 presidential election.
Nation said governors are yet to identify with the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) – former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s antidote to Nigeria’s leadership quandary.