Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Monday, October 1st.
Nigeria Labour Congress Suspends Warning Strike
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called off its seven-day warning strike aimed at pressing home its demand for the implementation of a new minimum wage. President of the union Ayuba Wabba said the strike was called off due to the firm and formal assurance of the Federal Government to reconvene the tripartite committee on the new minimum wage.
Tinubu Finally Breaks Silence On Governor Ambode
National Leader of the ruling APC, Bola Tinubu, has officially endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the preferred candidate for the party in the 2019 governorship election in Lagos. Tinubu’s public endorsement of Sanwo-Olu brings to end weeks of speculation about his position on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s desire to seek a second term.
More Worries For Ambode As Federal Lawmakers Endorse Sanwo-Olu
Lawmakers representing Lagos state in the House of Representatives on Sunday declared their support for Babajide Sanwo-Olu ahead of the APC governorship primary in the state. Sanwo-Olu is being heavily backed by the ruling party’s hierarchy in Lagos to succeed the incumbent Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, who has since fallen out of favour with the party’s National Leader and political godfather Bola Tinubu.
Sanwo-Olu Support Splits Lagos APC As Ambode Petitions Oshiomhole
The Ambode Mandate Support Group (AMSG) has petitioned National Chairman of the ruling APC, Adams Oshiomhole, over the endorsement of Babajide Sanwo-Olu ahead of the party’s governorship primary in Lagos. The group said that the APC leadership in Lagos had violated the party’s constitution by endorsing Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s opponent for the ticket, an action it said was undemocratic.
You Are A Liar, Sanwo-Olu Replies Ambode’s Allegation
The APC governorship aspirant, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has tagged the incumbent Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode as a liar. This came after Ambode claimed that he was arrested in the United States for spending fake American dollars at a nightclub and was rehabilitated for an unknown ailment at the Gbagada General Hospital.
PDP Reacts To Ambode’s Press Conference
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has validated its position that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is a party of fraudsters and election riggers. The former ruling party was on Sunday reacting to a world press conference held by the embattled Lagos state governor.
Independence Day Service: Osinbajo Prays For Prosperous Nigeria
As part of activities marking Nigeria’s 58th Independence celebration, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday prayed for Nigeria and has called for God’s blessings for the nation and its citizens. The vice president, who is also a pastor, said that God deserved praises for preserving Nigerians to witness another anniversary of their great nation.
Ambode Boasts Of Victory Ahead APC Primary
A huge crowd of supporters on Sunday embarked on a peaceful match to reaffirm their resolute commitment to the second term bid of Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. The crowd who came out in their hundreds insisted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) must ensure a level playing field for all aspirants in the governorship primaries rescheduled for Monday.
Lawmaker Alleges Okorocha Sent Kidnappers After Him
Senator Hope Uzodinma (APC-Imo West) has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of masterminding a plot to kidnap him. Uzodinma, a gubernatorial aspirant of the APC, has had a long-running battle with Okorocha over his ambition to succeed him.
Buhari Accepts Minister’s Resignation
President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of Senator Aisha Alhassan as the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development. This was confirmed on Sunday in a post on Twitter by the President’s media aide, Bashir Ahmad.
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.