Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Saturday, October 6th.
Saraki, Dogara, Tambuwal, Other PDP Leaders Protest Osun Election Outcome At INEC HQ
Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday led a protest against the outcome of the recently held Osun State Governorship election. Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and the national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, led the protesters to the headquarter of INEC in Abuja.
IGP Idris Invites Saraki, Melaye Over Osun Election Protest
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has invited Senate President Bukola Saraki, Dino Melaye and Ben Murray-Bruce over alleged disturbance of public peace. Saraki, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus and other leaders of the party stage a protest to the headquarters of INEC in Abuja over the outcome of the Osun governorship election.
Jimi Agbaje Wins PDP Lagos Guber Ticket
Jimi Agbaje has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Lagos governorship ticket for the 2019 general election. Agbaje beat Adedeji Doherty to the party’s ticket after an indirect election on Thursday after getting 1,100 votes as compared to Doherty’s 742 votes.
APC ‘Withdraws’ Shehu Sani’s Automatic Ticket
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reportedly withdrawn Kaduna-South Senator Shehu Sani’s automatic ticket. Concise News had reported October 2 that the senator was given automatic ticket alongside Suleiman Abdul Kwari and Barnabas Yusuf Bala by the Kaduna state chapter of the party.
El-Rufai Says Shehu Sani’s Fate Lies With APC Delegates
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said that the fate of Senator Shehu Sani lies in the hands of the delegates of the APC in the state. Speaking to State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari on Friday, the governor described the president as a democrat who is against imposition.
Shehu Sani Accuses El-Rufai Of Plans To Organise ‘Kangaroo’ Primaries
Senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani has accused the governor, Nasir El-Rufai of organising a “kangaroo” primary election in the senatorial district. It will be recalled that the national working committee (NWC) of the party had initially given an automatic ticket to the lawmaker but was revoked following a protest by El-Rufai.
Herdsmen Kill Four, Burn 35 Houses In Plateau
Four persons including a soldier and a policeman have reportedly been killed during a midnight attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Nkiendoro village in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. A Catholic Church and Evangelical Church, in Nkiendoro village, were burnt during the attack which took place on Thursday night.
Murray-Bruce Claims Police Teargassed Him During Osun Election Protest
Senator Ben Murray-Bruce on Friday said policemen teargassed him and other leaders of the PDP in Abuja. The lawmaker had participated in a protest led by the National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, to express displeasure with the outcome of the Osun governorship rerun election which was won by the candidate of the APC, Gboyega Isiaka Oyetola.
Amazing D’Tigress Climb 15 Places In Latest Fiba Ranking
Nigeria’s women basketball team, D’Tigress, have moved 15 places from 34th to 19th in the latest Fiba world ranking. This comes after the team’s historic outing at the Fiba Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain.
Davido, Tiwa Savage Nominated For MTV Europe Music Awards
Nigerian music duo, Davido and Tiwa Savage have been nominated in the 2018 MTV Europe Music Award in the Best African Act category. Nominated along Davido and Tiwa Savage in the nominees’ list unveiled on Thursday include Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of Congo), Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Nyashinki (Kenya), and Shekhinah (South Africa).
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.