Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Friday, Nov. 2nd.
1. APC Has Lost Five Million Voters Because Of Oshiomole, Okorocha Reveals
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has revealed that the ruling All Progressives Congress has lost about five million voters since the inception of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. Okorocha, who is also the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, made this known when he spoke to State House Correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock.
2. Earth Tremor Hits Abuja Again
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Nigeria Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) on Thursday confirmed an incident of earth tremor at the Maitama District of the Federal Capital Territory. Both agencies confirmed this in a joint statement signed by Vincent Owan, Director, Planning, Research and Forecasting NEMA and Abdulrazak Garba of the NGSA and made available to journalists in Abuja.
3. Corruption Perceptions About Atiku Politically Motivated – Gbenga Daniel
A former governor of Ogun State Gbenga Daniel, says the perception of corruption about former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is being fuelled by his political opponents in the country. Daniel, who is the Director General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, made this comment in an interview on Channels Television on Wednesday.
4. Former PDP Governor Joins Ruling APC With 5,000 Supporters
A former Bauchi State Governor Issa Yuguda has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) with 5,000 of his supporters. Yuguda’s defection was announced by his former Commissioner for Information Salisu Wakos at a press conference on Thursday. According to Wakos, the defection was to help President Muhammadu’s re-election quest in 2019.
5. Jimi Agbaje Picks First Bank Director As Running Mate
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State Jimi Agbaje has picked Haleemat Busari, a serving director in First Bank in Sierra Leone, as his running mate. This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina.
6. Kano House Of Assembly Summons Ganduje Over Bribery Claims
The Kano State House of Assembly has summoned the state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to appear before them on Friday. In the letter, gotten and stamped by the Office of the Executive Governor, Government House, it requested the appearance of Ganduje at the investigative hearing to give the committee his perspective on the issue.
7. Why PDP Did Not Nominate Obi As Atiku’s Running Mate – Wike
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has said Atiku Abubakar picked his running mate for the 2019 presidential elections since the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) believes he (Atiku) needs someone he can work with. Also, Wike said the party did not zone the vice-presidential post to the South East.
8. FG Is At Its Best To Secure Leah Sharibu’s Release – Lai Mohammed
The Federal Government said it was doing its best to ensure that one of the kidnapped Dapchi school girls held captive by the Boko Haram insurgents, Leah Sharibu is released. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the reassurance at the 100 years celebration of St. Andrews Catholic Church, Oro, Ilorin, Kwara state.
9. FG Allays Fears Of Abuja Residents After Earth Tremor
The Federal Government has assured Abuja residents that there was no cause for panic, following another report of Earth Tremor occurrence in Maitama District, Abuja. Concise News recalls that vibration and movement of the earth occurred at about 12.26p.m on Thursday. Special Assistant to the Minister of State of Mines and Steel Development, Ishaku Kigbu, made this known in a statement in Abuja.
10. Afcon 2019: Gernot Rohr Targets Qualification In South Africa
Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr is confident the Super Eagles will beat South Africa to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The three-time African champions, who lead Group E on nine points, will take on Bafana Bafana on 17 November in Johannesburg.
That’s the roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow.