Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Tuesday, September 11th.
I Can’t Afford APC Nomination Form Except I Sell My House – Gov. El-Rufai
Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna state says he cannot afford N22.5milion for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship nomination form. The governor, who made this comment after five groups purchased the APC nomination form for him on Monday, maintained that he would only have been able to afford the form had it been he sold his house.
Scrap Nomination Fees Or We Conduct Our Primaries – Presidential Aspirants Tell APC
A coalition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2019 Presidential aspirants have warned the ruling party that they would conduct their primaries if the party does not scrap the N45 million nomination fee. Apparently displeased with the said amount, a Coalition of 2019 APC Presidential aspirants in a statement on Monday, called on the party to scrap nomination fees, in line with the laws of the land.
2019 Elections: Buhari To Get Presidential Form Tuesday
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday receive the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms of the ruling All progressives Congress for the 2019 elections. The event will hold at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, at 11.30am. Concise News understands that the Nigeria Consolidation Ambassadors Network, the socio-political group that paid for the forms, would be presenting them to Buhari.
Many Feared Dead In Nasarawa Gas Explosion (Photos)
More than ten people have been reported dead with many others seriously burned after a filling station exploded in Lafia, Nasarawa state. Concise News learned that the incident occurred when the station operators were refilling their cylinder.
Afenifere Labels Osinbajo Buhari’s ‘Attack Dog’
The Yoruba socio-cultural group Afenifere has described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as an “attack dog” of the President Muhammadu Buhari government. Afenifere spokesman Yinka Odumakin said this in reaction to a comment by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the restructuring of the country.
Osun Does Not Have My Kind Of Money – Tinubu
A former governor of Lagos state Bola Tinubu says Osun state does not have his kind of money. Tinubu said this during a visit to the palace of the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, in reaction to reports that he was trying to impose Gboyega Oyetola, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Osun governorship election, on the people.
Osun Residents Protest Against Tinubu’s Comment
Some Osun residents on Monday took to the streets of Osogbo, the state capital, to protest a comment by a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu. Tinubu on Saturday at the palace of Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, said the state does not have the kind of funds that will interest him. Tinubu was reacting to the allegation that he is supporting APC governorship candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, to gain access to the treasury of the state.
PDP Nearly Turned Nigeria Into One-Party State, Oshiomhole Alleges
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole has alleged that Nigeria was almost slipped into a one-party country under the rule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former Edo State governor made the claim in an interview on Channels Television’s Roadmap 2019 which aired on Monday.
Your PhD Certificate Is Fake, Akume Tells Ortom
The senator representing Benue North-West Senatorial District, George Akume, has questioned the authenticity of Governor Samuel Ortom’s Ph.D. certificate in what was a war of words between the two Benue political gladiators on Monday. Akume had at the All Progressives Congress expanded caucus meeting in Makurdi described Ortom as a non-performer, alleging that the governor was parading a fake doctoral degree.
Afcon Qualifier: Libya To Host Nigeria In Algeria
Libya will host Nigeria in Algiers for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash in October. Due to a Fifa ban imposed on the country after the 2011 civil war, they have had to prosecute their home World Cup and Afcon qualifiers in Mali, Egypt, and Tunisia.
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.