Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Monday, October 8th.
Atiku Abubakar Emerges PDP Presidential Candidate For 2019
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has emerged winner of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary election. The Waziri Adamawa received 1,532 votes in the exercise which held in Port Harcourt, Rivers state from Saturday to Sunday.
What Atiku Said About Obasanjo After Winning PDP Presidential Primary
Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has praised former President Olusegun Obasanjo for the role he played in his development in politics. The Waziri Adamawa paid tribute to Obasanjo on Sunday while giving his acceptance speech at the PDP convention venue in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state.
Buhari Campaign Attacks Atiku, Says ‘Leopard Can’t Change Its Skin’
The Presidency and the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) on Sunday launched a ferocious attack on PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar, saying he is “full of credibility crises”. Spokesman of the BCO, Festus Keyamo and Special Assistant on Social Media to the President, Laureta Onochie in separate statements fired shots on Atiku, alleging monetization of the process at the PDP convention in Port Harcourt.
PDP Presidential Primary: Most South-East Delegates Voted Atiku – Sources
Investigations have revealed that the votes of the South-East delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) mostly went to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. It was learnt that nearly all delegates from Ebonyi State voted for the former vice-president.
Buhari Blasts Oshiomhole Over Irregularities In APC Primaries
Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari has condemned the irregularities that marred the primaries of the APC, across the nation, taking a swipe at the party’s National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole in the process. Concise News reports that the APC National Convention took place on Saturday in Abuja, with President Buhari emerging unopposed in a direct primary election, but the exercise in some states was marred by controversies.
Mimiko Emerges ZLP Presidential Candidate
A former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, was on Sunday elected as the presidential candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) for the 2019 election. Mimiko was elected as a consensus candidate by members of the party in Abuja at its national convention.
Alao-Akala Picks ADP Governorship Ticket
Former Governor of Oyo state Adebayo Alao Akala will contest the governorship election on the platform of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) after picking the party’s ticket. The former governor who lost out in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries, has also directed all his supporters to join ADP.
APC Presidential Aspirants Reject Buhari As Sole Candidate
A coalition of presidential aspirants on the platform of the APC has rejected the results of primaries of the party which affirmed President Buhari as the candidate of the party. The aspirants made their position known in a statement jointly signed by Alhaji Mumakhhai Unagha and Dr S.K Ogbonnia.
Veteran Comedian Baba Sala Dies
Veteran comic actor, Moses Olaiya Adejumo, Popularly known as Baba Sala, has passed away. The iconic dramatist died on Sunday at his house in Ilesa, Osun state, southwest Nigeria at aged 82.
Barcelona Stretch Poor La Liga Form With Draw Against Valencia
Barcelona’s winless run in La Liga continued on Sunday with Lionel Messi scoring a brilliant goal to salvage a 1-1 draw with Valencia. Ezequiel Garay capitalised on terrible marking to convert a corner in the second minute, but Valencia were unable to make the most of their early dominance at Mestalla on Sunday.
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.