Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Monday, September 24th.
National Assembly Postpones Resumption To Oct. 9
The National Assembly has postponed its resumption from the ongoing two-month annual recess to October 9, 2018, Concise News has learned. It was gathered that the decision followed a meeting by the leadership of the National Assembly on Sunday night. The Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, in a statement issued shortly after the meeting, announced the postponement.
#OsunDecides2018: INEC Sets Date For Rerun
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed September 27 for Osun State governorship election rerun, following the declaration of Saturday’s poll as inconclusive. INEC declared the election inconclusive due to irregularities which marred the poll at some polling units in Ife North, Ife South and Orolu local government areas.
#OsunDecides2018: Why INEC Declared Election Inconclusive
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the 2018 Osun state governorship election inconclusive, fixing September 27 for a rerun. Declaring the outcome of the election at the INEC headquarters in Osogbo on Sunday, the commission’s Presiding Officer, Professor Joseph Fuwape, announced that the PDP candidate scored 254,698 votes while his APC counterpart scored 254,345 votes. Fuwape, however, said that the number of votes in places where the election was cancelled prevented him from declaring Ademola Adeleke of the PDP as the winner.
PDP Rejects INEC’s Inconclusive Declaration Of Osun Election
The Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the Independent National Electoral Commission’s declaration of Saturday’s governorship election in Osun state as inconclusive. The party insists that the process was conclusive and that its candidate, Senator Adeleke was in clear lead and should be immediately declared winner by INEC, having met the requirements of the 1999 Constitution (as amended). Spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that Section 179 (2) (a)(b) of the 1999 Constitution, (as amended), was clear and very unambiguous in spelling out the conditions for returning a candidate to the office of governor of a state.
APC Speaks On INEC’s Inconclusive Declaration Of Osun Election
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) baseless calls that the inconclusive Osun governorship election is announced in its favour. The party also commended the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in ensuring that elections in the country are more peaceful, credible and acceptable. APC said this in a statement signed by its acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, in Abuja, on Sunday.
Saraki Reacts To INEC’s Inconclusive Declaration Of Osun Election
Senate President Bukola Saraki has stated that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong in declaring the Osun Gubernatorial election as inconclusive. Saraki, who is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Council on Osun Gubernatorial Election, in a post on his social media page on Sunday, called on the PDP and its candidate to seek further legal interpretation on this decision by the electoral body.
INEC Calls For Peace During Osun Rerun Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed to Osun residents to remain calm and peaceful during the rerun scheduled to hold on September 27. The electoral body also praised the residents for their conduct in the governorship election which took place on Saturday. INEC said this in a statement issued on Sunday by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Solomon Soyebi.
Again, APC Fixes New Date For Presidential Primary
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has shifted the date of its presidential primary election from September 25 to September 27. The ruling party, last week, shifted the election from September 20 to September 25. Yekini Nabena, the APC National Publicity Secretary, announced this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
We Will Support Whoever Emerges PDP Presidential Candidate – Bafarawa
A presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Attahiru Bafarawa, has said that all the aspirants are committed to supporting any of them that emerges the party’s candidate. Bafarawa, former governor of Sokoto State, stated this in an interview with journalists in Bauchi on Sunday.
NLC Rejects Ortom’s Panel On N15bn Paris Club Refund
Benue State workers have rejected the composition of a committee set up by Governor Samuel Ortom to handle the disbursement of the N14.9bn Paris Club loan refund to the state. Some of the workers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, expressed doubt in the ability of the panel to do justice to the funds disbursement. The state chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Godwin Anya, disagreed with the setting-up of a panel to disburse the funds.
Tiger Woods Wins First Title In Five Years
Tiger Woods claimed his first title in five years as he held firm down a nerve-shredding back nine to secure a two-shot victory at the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta. The 14-time major winner hit a one-over 71 at East Lake to top the elite 30-player field as his closest overnight challengers Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose struggled to mount any resistance.
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.