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Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Monday, August 13th.

PDP Alleges Fresh Plots To Implicate, Arrest Saraki, Ekweremadu

The PDP on Sunday said it uncovered a fresh plot by the APC and the cabal in the Presidency to use security agencies and the EFCC to invite, arrest and detain the Senate leadership. The main opposition party also disclosed that the persistent request by the presidency and the leadership of the APC for the legislature to reconvene and consider the INEC budget was a ploy to impeach the two principal officers.

Tambuwal Stuns PDP, Defects To APC With 10,000 Supporters

Former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto state Abubakar Shehu-Tambuwal has led about 10,000 faithful to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Tambuwal area of the state. Shehu-Tambuwal said on Sunday that they made the decision freely based on their concern to take part in politics that would improve the state.

APC Caucus Accuses Saraki Of Withholding PDP Defectors’ Letters

Senators elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have accused the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, of withholding defection letters from members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). According to the APC caucus, Saraki refused to read the letters from those who defected from the major opposition PDP to the APC. Saraki has however denied the allegation, as he challenged the senators to publish their letters.

PDP Senators Reiterate Support For Saraki

Forty-nine Senators of the PDP have written to Senate President Bukola Saraki to inform him of their confidence in his leadership and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole had on Friday vowed that the party will impeachment him.

EFCC Berates Buhari’s Aide For Linking It To Saraki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has slammed the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, for accusing it of colluding with Senate President Bukola Saraki to undermine President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari’s aide had accused the senate president of plotting the blockade of the National Assembly by the DSS as well as the freezing of the accounts belonging to the governments of Benue and Akwa Ibom.

APC Defeats PDP In Bauchi Senatorial Bye-election

The candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Lawal Gumau, has emerged winner of the Bauchi South senatorial bye-election held on Saturday.According to the Returning Officer of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ahmed Fadam, Gumau won in six of the seven local government areas in the district. The APC candidate polled 119,489 votes to beat his closest rival, Peoples Democratic Party’s Ladan Salihu, who polled 50,256 votes.

Buhari Trained To Kill, Not To Govern – Bafarawa

Former governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari as a soldier was trained to kill and not to govern. He blamed Nigerians for voting President Buhari to become the president.

Saraki Can’t Declare Akpabio’s Seat Vacant – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that Senate President Bukola Saraki can’t declare vacant the seat of Godswill Akpabio for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The Reformed-APC had call on the Senate President to declared the sit of Akpabio vacant for joining the APC.

Oshiomhole Ignorant, Operating With ‘Thug Mentality’ – PDP

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole has introduced “thug mentality” into Nigerian politics, the Peoples Democratic Party has said. A statement by the PDP on Sunday also accused the former governor of Edo state of “spewing hate speeches.”

Quadri Wins Nigeria Open

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri on Sunday won the International Table Tennis Federation Challenge Nigeria Open at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. Quadri, by virtue of this feat, becomes the first Nigerian player to win the tournament. He defeated Antoine Henchard 4-2 in the final of the men’s single in front of a capacity crowd at the stadium.

That’s the roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow.