Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Sunday, October 7th.
PDP Will Move From Opposition To Ruling Party In 2019 – Secondus
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has stated that the party has graduated from an opposition party in 2015 to a ruling party in waiting in 2019.
APC Convention: We Are Very Proud Of Our Record, Says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has performed impressively well since he rose to power in 2015. The Nigerian leader made this assertion after he was affirmed as the party’s presidential candidate in the early hours of Sunday morning at the national convention of the APC in Abuja.
PDP Convention: Saraki Splashes Cash On Delegates
Delegates were reportedly paid $1,000 each by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as the lawmaker seeks to emerge as the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate for the 2019 elections. Reports say that Saraki paid out $1,000 per delegate on Saturday afternoon in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, where the elective national convention took place.
Buhari Pledges To Rescue Nigerians Abducted By Terrorists
President Muhammadu Buhari said that the Federal Government remained committed to rescue all Nigerians abducted by Boko Haram terrorists. Buhari made the commitment during the Passing Out Parade (POP) of 365 cadets of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna on Saturday.
Ashafa Loses Senate Seat As Tinubu, Adeola Win
Senator Gbenga Ashafa has lost his bid to return to the Senate for a third term on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The senator lost the ticket for Lagos East senatorial district to a four-term House of Assembly member, Bayo Osinowo, according to the results announced on Saturday by Chairman of the electoral committee, Lucky Imasuen, in Ikeja.
Ambode Meets Tinubu, Fashola, Sanwo-Olu In Abuja
Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State on Saturday met with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, at the ruling party’s National Convention in Abuja. Ambode posed for photographs with Tinubu and the newly elected candidate of the APC for the 2019 Lagos governorship election, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, before taking his seat.
Former Speaker Bankole Wins Ogun ADP Gov’ship Ticket
A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, has emerged as the governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Ogun State ahead of the 2019 general elections. The returning officer, Chamberlain Amadu, disclosed this at a press conference held at the party secretariat located in Onikolobo area of Abeokuta on Saturday.
Nigerian President Most Irresponsible Globally – Bishop Kukah
The Nigerian president is the most irresponsible across the globe, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese Matthew Kukah has said. Rev. Fr. Kukah said this on Friday in Akure, Ondo State at the annual Ulefunta/Oyemekun Festival.
Sani Clinches APC Kaduna Central Senatorial Ticket
The Special Adviser to Governor Nasiru El-Rufai on Political and Intergovernmental Affairs, Uba Sani, has picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for Kaduna Central Senatorial District. Sani polled 2,088 votes to defeat incumbent Senator Shehu Sani, who got 15 votes, and three other aspirants. Prof. Eddie Floyd-Igbo, the APC electoral chairman for the Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone, declared the results of the primaries held at Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Sports Multipurpose Hall, Kaduna, on Saturday.
Police Bar Journalists From Covering Kaduna APC Senatorial Primaries
The Nigerian Police on Saturday bared journalists from covering the APC senatorial primary election in Zaria, Kaduna State. It was learned that the journalists used all persuasive means to get entry including parading their identity cards and making phone calls to some senior police officers but to no avail.
Sanchez Spares Mourinho’s Blushes With Late Winner
An under-pressure Jose Mourinho saw his Manchester United side fight back from two goals down to earn a dramatic 3-2 win against Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday. Substitute Alexis Sanchez grabbed the winner with a dramatic 90th-minute header, giving the hosts what had seemed like an unlikely victory and sending the stadium wild.
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.