Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Sunday, Nov. 11th.
Singer Olubankole Wellington known with stage name Banky W has declared his candidacy for the Eti Osa, Lagos seat at the House of Representatives in the 2019 general elections. The EME Records boss who made the declaration on Saturday at an event tagged “Play Your Part” revealed that he will be running under the Modern Democratic Party (MDP).
The presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) Kingsley Moghalu, says there will be “massive” inflation if a minimum wage of over N30,000 is approved. Concise News report that the organised labour is agitating for an increment of the present N18,000 minimum wage to N30,000, and a proposal to the effect has been submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole, has given an insight into why he was interrogated by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). Concise News had reported on Friday that Oshiomhole was on his way back to the country after visiting his indisposed wife, Iara, in the United States, and subsequently meeting APC national leader Bola Tinubu in the UK.
Ahmed Gulak, the chairman of the panel that oversaw the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Imo, says he was offered a bribe to manipulate the exercise. In an interview with Vanguard, Gulak, a former adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, said an unnamed person offered him $2 million and a private jet flight to Imo state before the primary began.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has endorsed the Ogun State governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Prince Gboyega Isiaka, describing him as “good, credible and worthy candidate” to govern the state in 2019. Obasanjo said this on Saturday during the formal presentation of Isiaka and his running mate Mrs Olabisi Okeowo-Bolade, to him at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.
The Nigerian Army has redeployed 103 senior officers “to inject new hands into its ongoing operations.” Among them are the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole and some General Officers Commanding (GOCs).
The Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has moved their sittings to Abuja. The posted the notice of the relocation which was signed by its Secretary, Adamu Aliyu, on the information board of the tribunal in Osogbo on Saturday.
8. APC Is Full Of Sharks, Crocodiles, Sen. Shehu Sani Warns Yuguda
Senator Shehu Sani has warned former Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda, to careful of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the party is full of ‘crocodiles and sharks.’ Sani was responding to Yuguda’s defection from the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) to the APC.
9. Nigerians Are Hopelessly Frustrated – Obasanjo
Former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday lamented the state of the nation, saying many Nigerians are “disillusioned and hopelessly frustrated.” Obasanjo said Nigeria ought to have ceased to exist owing to “many mistakes that have been made,” but God did not allow such calamity to befall the country.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is hoping good form of Nigerian players abroad will the team beat South Africa in their 2019 Afcon qualifier on November 17. The Bafana Bafana host the Eagles in a Group E top-of-the-table clash in for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
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.