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Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Tuesday, October 9th.

Battle Line Drawn As APC Senators Meet Over Saraki Ahead NASS Resumption

Some senators elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had an emergency meeting on Monday night over the fate of Senate President Bukola Saraki. It was learned that the senators met at a location in Abuja to decide on how to go about the removal of Saraki following his defection from the ruling APC to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

PDP Hands Saraki, Tambuwal, Kwankwaso Return Tickets

The Peoples Democratic Party is set to compensate three of its presidential aspirants who lost the party’s nomination with a return ticket in their current positions. Those to benefit from this offer are Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.

Atiku Knocks Buhari Campaign Organization, Says Presidency Confused

Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has said his emergence has thrown President Muhammadu Buhari’s camp into confusion. Atiku was over the weekend announced winner of the PDP primary and is set to battle incumbent Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the exalted position in 2019.

Source Of Atiku’s Wealth Questionable – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says the source of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar’s wealth is questionable. Acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, said this in a statement while reacting to the emergence of the Waziri Adamawa as the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Fayose Threatens To Dump PDP

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Monday threatened to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after the party’s National Convention. The opposition party held its presidential primary on Saturday in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, where former Vice President Atiku Abubakar was declared the winner and the party’s flagbearer ahead of the 2019 general election.

Why We Are Happy With Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Candidate – UK APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the United Kingdom (UK) has said the emergence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made President Muhammadu Buhari victory easy. The group made this known in a statement on Monday by its leader, Ade Omole. Omole insisted that Buhari remains the best candidate among the other candidates.

Saraki, Melaye, Ben Bruce Sue IGP Idris, Demand N500m

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Senator Dino Melaye and Senator Ben Murray-Bruce have dragged the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to court. This follows their invitation by the Nigeria Police. The three senators were among the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party who led a protest march to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Friday to protest against the outcome of the Osun State governorship election.

Mama Taraba Receives 50,000 APC Defectors

Former women affairs minister and governorship candidate of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Aisha Alhassan, fondly called Mama Taraba, has received 50,000 APC defectors into the Taraba state chapter of the party. Alhassan, who recently defected from the ruling APC after she was screened out of the race for the party’s governorship ticket, assured the defectors in Jalingo of equality and justice in the UDP.

FG Set To Announce New Minimum Wage

National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, says the Federal Government is set to announce the new minimum wage as the Tripartite Committee completes its assignment. Wabba made this known while speaking with newsmen on Monday in Abuja.

You Can’t Campaign Until Nov 18, INEC Warns Buhari, Atiku, Others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said there should be no public campaigning by presidential candidates until November 18. INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said this is in line with the timelines given by the agency and the provisions of the Electoral Act.

Ronaldo, Kane, Hazard Among Ballon d’Or Nominees

France Football Magazine has shortlisted 30 players for the 2018 Ballon d’Or with Cristiano Ronaldo again headlining the list. Ronaldo makes the list despite facing an allegation of rape by a woman he met in Las Vegas in 2009. He has denied the accusation. The Portuguese forward – who won his fifth Ballon d’Or in 2017 – is joined on the shortlist by Tottenham’s Harry Kane and former Real Madrid team-mates Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane.

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.

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