Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Friday, October 12th.
Obasanjo Endorses Atiku For 2019 Presidency
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has thrown his weight behind the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar. Atiku, who was Nigeria’s vice president during Obasanjo’s presidency from 1999 to 2007, is the main candidate challenging President Muhammadu Buhari for Nigeria’s highest office in 2019.
Presidency Reacts To Obasanjo’s Endorsement Of Atiku
The presidency has described the endorsement of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a predictable somersault. Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said the president would not be distracted by the move.
Keyamo Attacks Obasanjo, Oyedepo For Endorsing Atiku
The spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari reelection campaign, Festus Keyamo, has come after former President Olusegun Obasanjo following the latter’s endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Keyamo urged Nigerians not to join ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in receiving the curse he allegedly invoked on himself, over former Vice-President.
Nigerians React As Obasanjo Endorses Atiku For 2019 Presidency
Several reactions have trailed former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate for the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar. Obasanjo endorsed Atiku at a meeting on Thursday, saying he was willing to work with the former vice president to realise his presidential ambition and take the nation out of its challenges.
Kachikwu Reacts To Report He Lied About Graduating With First Class Honours
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, has dismissed the report that he lied about graduating with First Class in Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. An online newspaper Premium Times had reported that Kachikwu misrepresented information about obtaining a First Class Degree from the prestigious University, citing a presentation done at the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Abuja.
Ekiti Assembly Speaker Kola Oluwawole, Deputy Speaker Impeached
The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Kola Oluwawole has been impeached by the House. Oluwawole, who was impeached by fourteen members of the House on Thursday, was immediately replaced by Ebenezer Alagbada.
Labour Counters Ngige, Insists Agreement Was Reached With FG On New Minimum Wage
The Organised Labour has faulted the claims of the Federal Government that it had not reached an agreement on the national minimum wage with the labour leaders. In a statement on Wednesday, jointly signed by the union leaders, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, Comrade Bala Bobboi Kaigama and Comrade Joe Ajaero, the organised labour leaders insisted that the tripartite committee had concluded its work, contrary to the claims of the Federal Government.
British PM Appoints First Suicide Prevention Minister
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed the country’s first ever Minister for Suicide Prevention in an effort to cut the number of people taking their own lives. According to the British government press release on Thursday, May announced that health minister Jackie Doyle-Price is to become the UK’s first Minister for Suicide Prevention.
Senate Rejects Buhari’s NPC Nominee Over Certificate Scandal
Abdul Malik Mohammed Durnnguwa, a commissioner-nominee for the National Population Commission (NPC), has been rejected by the Nigerian Senate. Concise News reports that Durnnguwa was among the twenty-three nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation as NPC commissioner. Giving a reason why Durnnguwa was not cleared, the Senate on Thursday explained that Durnnguwa’s West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate was questionable.
Rohr To Hand Mikel’s No. 10 Role To Iwobi, May Start Success
Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi may be handed the No. 10 role when the Super Eagles face Libya in a crunch 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier on Saturday in the absence of captain Mikel Obi. Mikel was excluded from the game as he is still battling to regain full fitness after featuring for Nigeria at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia. Rohr could also hand Isaac Success his first start in his second appearance for the Super Eagles. The Watford star made his debut in a 1-1 draw against Senegal in an international friendly played in London in 2016.
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.