Naija News examines the major events making the headlines in Nigeria’s national newspapers today Thursday, May 5, 2022.

The punch: In a bid to ensure the South produces the next president, Southeast and Southwest leaders are expected to meet separately on Thursday and Friday, The PUNCH has learned

The Guardian: Ahead of next week’s deadline for the sale of All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination forms, the ruling party is growing concerned over a controversial Form 18 “Letter of Withdrawal” attached to nomination forms expression of interest and nomination sold to aspirants to fill out and submit along with other forms and their credentials.

Avant-garde: There are strong indications that a section of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is exerting increasing pressure on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to extend the deadline for the presidential primaries.

This day: A conservative estimate by THISDAY showed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) could raise more than 30 billion naira through the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms, giving the ruling party enormous firepower to facing the 2023 general election

The nation: The growing number of All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential hopefuls is good for democracy, said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a frontline candidate for the single stick.

Daily Trust: The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has stressed the need to address the root causes of terrorism in order to end the threat to the lives of innocent Nigerians.

Thanks for reading, all for today, see you tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.