Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Saturday, October 13th.
Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate For 2019 Presidency
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has picked former Anambra state governor Peter Obi as his running mate. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had on Thursday thrown his weight behind the presidential candidate of PDP for the 2019 elections.
Why I picked Peter Obi As Running Mate – Atiku
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, Friday night confirmed he had picked former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi as his running mate. The confirmation was contained in a statement by the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCO). APCO also gave reasons why Obi was picked, explaining that his choice was largely influenced by his youthfulness, vast knowledge of global and local economics as well as being a financial expert, an experience which it said Nigeria was in need of at this point in time.
INEC Insists APC Can’t Field Candidates For Zamfara
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has maintained that the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot field any candidate for the 2019 general election in Zamfara State. The ruling party in a letter by its National leadership had insisted that it would field candidates for the 2019 elections.
Any Man Of God Not With Buhari Is Not Called By God – Interfaith Group
A group of clerics has said that any man of God not in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid is not called by God. The group had earlier called for a 40-day fast and prayer for the President to actualise his second term aspiration.
Doyin Okupe Explains How Atiku Will Win 2019 Presidential Election
Former Public Affairs aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has predicted that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar would win the 2019 presidential election. In a post on Thursday on his Twitter page, the chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) claimed that Atiku, who is the presidential candidate of his party, will poll 70% votes in Noth East and North Central states of Nigeria to defeat Buhari in 2019.
Aviation Unions Call Off Strike
Aviation unions on Thursday called off their strike action against Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL). The unions are under the aegis of Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, the National Union of Air Transport Employees and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers.
It’s Obasanjo’s Right To Support Any Candidate – Falana
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has said that it is the right of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to support any presidential candidate of his choice. Falana said this while reacting to the former president’s recent endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, insisting Obasanjo has a constitutional right to do so.
I Am Not Leaving APC, Says Gov Yari
Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, on Friday said that he has no intention to defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC) with his supporters even though he is under intense pressure to do so. Yari, who is the Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) spoke with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
Davido, Chioma Hang Out Amid Break Up Rumours (Video)
Singer Davido and his girlfriend Chioma were seen hanging out on Thursday night, despite rumours of them breaking up. Reports had emerged on Thursday that the duo had gone their separate ways due to allegations of infidelity from the DMW boss, who was alleged to have gotten another woman pregnant.
Afcon Qualifier: Libya Arrive Uyo, Reject Hotel
The Libyan national team landed in Uyo Friday evening, ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Super Eagles. But the Mediterranean Knights refused to stay at the hotel reserved for them by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
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.