Newspaper Headlines: Jega, Utomi float new political movement to 'rescue' Nigeria – TheCable

The cover pages of the Nigerian newspapers were dominated with issues on the 2023 presidential election, especially on zoning and the floating of a new political movement. 
Daily Independent says prominent Nigerians like Attahiru Jega, Ahmed Abdulfatai, Donald Duke and Pat Utomi are leading a movement to upstage the All Progressives Congress (APC). The newspaper says the federal government plans to register new mobile phones before use in the country.
The Punch says experts are lamenting over the federal government’s decision to spend N20 billion on Ajaokuta steel in six years. The newspaper reports that the UK employed 353 Nigerian doctors in 100 days.
The Nation reports that Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, said the anti-open grazing law enacted by some southern governors is not implementable. The newspaper says 1,783,676 people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Nigeria.
The Guardian says experts are divided over the nomination of members of the Nigerian National Petroleum (NNPC) board by President Muhammadu Buhari. The newspaper reports that el-Rufai said the northern region is in crisis and needs help to avert the Afghanistan scenario.
Daily Sun reports that southern and northern leaders have joined forces to fight the two major political parties in the country. The newspaper says the court adjourned the case of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), over the non-appearance of the federal government.
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