Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Sunday, September 30th.
Army Finds Missing General’s Vehicle In Plateau Pond
The Nigerian army has found the vehicle belonging to Idris Alkali, a retired major general who has been missing for weeks. The Army announced the discovery on Twitter on Saturday evening. According to a tweet by the Army, the black Corolla with plate number MUN-670AA was found in a pond in Lafendeg Du community in Jos South area of Plateau state, north-central Nigeria.
More Trouble For Ambode As 36 Lawmakers Back Sanwo-Olu Ahead Of Primary
Thirty-six of the 40 members of the Lagos state House of Assembly have pulled their weight behind the governorship ambition of Babajide Sanwo-Olu ahead of the primary of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos on Monday. Sanwo-Olu and the incumbent governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, are gunning for the ticket of the party.
Oshiomhole Reveals APC’s Agreement With Omisore
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has highlighted the agreement of APC with the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the Osun State governorship election, Sen. Iyiola Omisore. Giving the explanation at a press conference in Abuja on Friday, Oshiomhole said that there would not be automatic Senatorial ticket for Omisore in APC.
Hamzat Steps Down For Sanwo-Olu In Lagos APC Guber Primary
One of the governorship aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos Femi Hamzat has withdrawn from the race. Speaking to the press in Lagos on Saturday, Hamzat said he took the decision to support the ambition of another aspirant Babajide Sanwo-Olu. He, therefore, directed his supporters to cast their votes for Sanwo-Olu during the party’s primary on Monday (tomorrow).
Mama Taraba, Seven APC Lawmakers Defect To UDP
Former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development Aisha Alhassan has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the United Democratic Party (UDP). On Saturday, she withdrew her membership from the APC and also resigned her appointment from President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. Making her new party known, Alhassan said she left the APC with all local government party leaders as well as seven state lawmakers.
I Rejected N300m Bribe To Dump APC — Senator Garba
Senator Binta Garba, representing Adamawa Northern Senatorial District at the Senate, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the twilight of the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, approached her, as the Chairman of the Adamawa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, to dump the APC. The lawmaker said she was offered over N300m by the PDP so that Governor Jibrilla Bindow, the then-candidate of the APC, would not scale through.
APC Postpones Lagos, Imo Governorship Primaries
The All Progressives Congress has announced that the governorship primaries for Lagos and Imo States have been shifted to Monday. National Chairman of the party Adams Oshiomhole said the primaries were postponed for logistic reasons. The party had earlier fixed its governorship primaries nationwide on Saturday and later postponed it to Sunday.
I’ll Serve If It Becomes Necessary, Shittu Speaks On Skipping NYSC
Again, Leah Sharibu’s Parents Call For Rescue Of Daughter
Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah Sharibu, has once again appealed to the Federal Government to secure the release of her daughter from terror group Boko Haram. She made the emotional appeal during a news conference in Jos on Saturday, seven months after Leah was abducted. Interacting with journalists, Leah’s mother, who spoke in Hausa, said the appeal was urgent as Boko Haram had threatened to kill her daughter if the group’s demands were not met.
Sturridge Snatches Late Draw For Liverpool At Chelsea
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.