Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Wednesday, September 12th.
Fayose Informs EFCC Of Readiness For Interrogation A Day After Tenure Expires
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has written the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), notifying the commission of his decision to make himself available for interrogation. Fayose, who is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, disclosed this on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
Buhari Vows To Recover More Stolen Assets
President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his resolve to recover stolen funds and assets from corrupt Nigerians. To this end, the Nigerian leader called on the National Assembly to ensure it passes the pending Proceeds of Crimes Bill. The President, who made this known while receiving the report of the three-man presidential committee set up to audit recovered funds, said that the bill, when passed and assented to, would “revolutionise our asset recovery and management architecture.”
Buhari Accepts N45m Presidential Forms Bought For Him
President Muhammadu Buhari has received his All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential expression of interest and nomination forms from the Nigeria Consolidation Ambassadors Network (NCAN). Members of the group, which obtained the forms last week while the President was attending a summit in China, presented Buhari with the forms on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
PDP Offers Femi Otedola Lagos Governorship Ticket
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has offered billionaire Femi Otedola its Lagos governorship ticket for 2019 elections. Media Mogul Dele Momodu, who disclosed this on Twitter on Tuesday, said the Forte Oil owner accepted the offer. The development means Otedola would be running in 2019 against Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and other aspirants.
12 Igbo Groups Back IPOB’s Sit-At-Home Order
The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a secessionist group in Nigeria, has received a boost in Enugu following an endorsement by 12 groups in the state. Concise News learned that the 12 groups met on Monday and endorsed the move.
#MoneyPalaver: I Won’t Say Anything To Demean Osogbo People – Tinubu
A former governor of Lagos state Bola Tinubu says he will never do or say anything to demean the people of Osogbo in Osun state, Southwest Nigeria. Concise News recalls that the APC chieftain was quoted as saying “Osun doesn’t have my kind of money” while speaking at the palace of Ataoja of Osogbo, Jimoh Olanipekun, on Saturday. However, in a statement on Tuesday, Tinubu’s spokesman, Tunde Rahman, said the APC chieftain’s comment was twisted.
I Am The Only Person That Can Defeat Buhari – Kwankwaso
A former governor of Kano state Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso says he is the only person that can defeat President Muhammadu Buhari. Kwankwaso, a Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said based on this, he would prefer to go for the primary rather than backing down for anybody.
Why PDP Should Offer Ambode Ticket, Not Otedola – Adeyanju
Former New Media Director of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Deji Adeyanju has called on the National Working Committee of the opposition party to offer Governor Akinwunmi Ambode its Lagos state governorship ticket. Adeyanju’s call comes following a report that the PDP had offered billionaire Femi Otedola its governorship ticket for Nigeria’s commercial capital.
Saraki Appoints Jonathan’s Ex-media Aide Okupe As Head Of Campaign Team
Senate President Bukola Saraki has appointed Doyin Okupe, a chieftain of Accord Party (AP), as the Chairman of his Presidential Campaign Media Council. Saraki announced Okupe’s appointment on micro-blogging site, Twitter, on Tuesday afternoon.
Atiku, Saraki, Others Reject Consensus, Insist On PDP Primary
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, as well as elected governors on the platform, has on Tuesday night met in Abuja with aspirants of presidential seat. It was gathered that the meeting took place at the private residence of the Governor of Ekiti State, who is also the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Ayodele Fayose. The purpose of the meeting was to amicably choose the presidential fore-runner under the party’s umbrella.
2019: PDP Confirms Dates For Primaries, National Convention
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday confirmed its “Presidential primary and National Convention would still hold on Friday, October 5 to Saturday, October 6, 2018″ as earlier scheduled. The party also said its “governorship primary across the states of the federation holds on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.”
Nigeria Defeat Liberia 2-1 In Friendly
Nigeria got the better of the Liberian national team by beating them 2-1 in a friendly played on Tuesday night at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium, Monrovia. Goals from Simeon Nwankwo and Henry Onyekuru handed the Super Eagles a slim victory over the Lone Star who got their lone strike via penalty.
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.