Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Thursday, October 11th.
Buhari Tightens Tax, Money Laundering Rule With New Executive Order
The Muhammadu Buhari administration is stepping up the regulations on money laundering and tax evasion by releasing a new Executive Order number eight, tagged Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularization Scheme (VOARS). According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the president, Garba Shehu, the new Executive Order (008) takes effect from Monday, October 8, 2018, the day it was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Atiku Presidency An Extension Of Fulani Hegemony – IPOB
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not different from President Muhammadu Buhari. Atiku was on Sunday declared the winner of the PDP presidential primary held in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
2019 Election: Sagay Says Obasanjo Irrelevant
Professor Itse Sagay (SAN) on Tuesday warned Nigerians against attaching importance to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in the forthcoming 2019 election. The Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee (PACAC) said as far as the 2019 presidential election was concerned, Obasanjo’s opinion was not relevant.
Reasons Atiku May Pick Running Mate From South-West
Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is likely to choose a running mate from the South-West for the 2019 elections due to some factors. However, there is still a “very strong case” for a running mate from the South-East.
INEC Stops APC From Fielding Candidates In Zamfara For 2019 Elections
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) ineligible to field candidates for all elective positions in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections. Concise News gathered that this is because the party failed to meet the October 7 deadline for conducting primaries to elect candidates for the elections.
Tambuwal May Still Get Sokoto PDP Governorship Ticket
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State might have replaced Manir Dan’iya, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. Tambuwal, who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP, contested but lost the presidential ticket of the PDP.
Court Nullifies APC Primaries In Rivers
The High Court in Port Harcourt has nullified all actions taken by the Ojukaye Flag Amachree led All Progressives Congress in Rivers state. Ruling, Justice Chiwendu Nworgu ordered that the nomination and subsequent election of candidates for the Governorship seat and all elective positions in the APC in the State was null, void and of no effect.
Ekweremadu Laughs Off Assets Declaration Charges
The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has accused the Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Ofem Obono-Obla, of plot to smear his name “in midst of the current political activities.” Ekweremadu described the suit filed against him by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation on behalf of the SPIP over his refusal to declare his assets to the panel as laughable and malicious.
I’m Not Afraid Of You, Fayose Tells EFCC
The outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has expressed his readiness to face the investigation team of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Media report had claimed the EFCC had already set up a special team to grill the governor for allegedly receiving over N1.2bn from a former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (retd.) through a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.
Ronaldo Admits Having ‘Consensual’ Relationship With Accuser
The lawyer who has been hired to represent Cristiano Ronaldo has branded allegation of rape made against the player a “complete fabrication”. Ronaldo has “vehemently” denied the rape allegation, saying he had “consensual” relations with his accuser.
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.