Nigerian newspapers

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Thursday, Dec. 6th.

1. Asuu Tells Members To Prepare For Long Strike

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President of Academic Staff Union of Universities (Asuu), Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has called on the striking lecturers of public universities in Nigeria to get ready for a long industrial action as the Federal Government has, according to the union, yet to show any commitment in rescuing public schools from collapsing. He urged Asuu members “to be on the watch and prepare for a long drawn out struggle to salvage the University System”.

2. God Will Punish Obasanjo, Atiku Thoroughly In 2019 – Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has reminded ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo that he said God should punish him if he ever supported Atiku Abubakar. Speaking while hosting APC women leaders from Edo, the former Edo governor stated that Nigeria could not afford to return to the era when owners of private jets had business addresses but just because they had connections with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation or the likes.

3.  Army Deploys Additional Troops In Borno To Combat Boko Haram

More troops have been deployed in Jakana, a town in Konduga area of Borno state in Nigeria’s northeast region, following reports that Boko Haram plans to attack the town. It was learned that many soldiers tied to the Operation Lafiya Dole squad were seen with heavy offensive artillery.

4.  Fayose Involved In Auto Crash In Lagos

Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, was on Wednesday involved in an auto crash on Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos. According to his Media aide Lere Olayinka, the former governor is in stable condition and receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital in Lagos.

5. Lagos Commissioner Dumps APC, Endorses PDP’s Agbaje

Lagos state commissioner for energy and mineral resources, Wale Oluwo, has dumped the All Progressive Congress (APC), vowing to work for Jimi Agbaje, the 2019 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. Oluwo, who also quit the cabinet of Governor Akinwumi Ambode, accused the ruling party of deliberately overseeing an “integrity-deficient” governorship primary” in October

6. President Buhari Fixes ‘Special’ FEC Meeting Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday preside over a ‘Special’ Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting to deliberate solely on 2019 draft budget proposal. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this on Wednesday when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the Council’s meeting.

7. More Than 40 Parties Endorse PDP’s Atiku As Presidential Candidate

The Presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has emerged as the consensus candidate of the Coalition of United Political parties (CUPP). The CUPP, which is an umbrella body of over 45 major opposition parties, opted for Atiku during a closed-door meeting at Yaradua Centre Abuja.

8. Tinubu: Why APC Chieftain Refused To Lead Buhari Campaign Revealed

Bigwig of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has purportedly rejected an appeal to him by the party to lead the campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 elections. It was learned that Tinubu said while he would do everything to ensure Buhari wins, he wants to focus his attention on the South-West region.

9. Ekiti Govt Reverses All Last-Minute Appointments By Fayose

Key appointments made by former Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose in the tail end of his tenure was on Wednesday cancelled by the state’s executive council. The review also affects all other appointments made into the state’s public service.

10. Man Utd, Arsenal Share Spoils As Chelsea Fall At Home To Wolves

Manchester United had to come from behind twice against Arsenal in an entertaining 2-2 Premier League draw at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Shkodran Mustafi’s opener was cancelled out by birthday boy Anthony Martial. Alexandre Lacazette capitalised on a Marcos Rojo mistake in the second half only for Jesse Lingard to respond almost immediately. Meanwhile, Wolves produced a stunning second-half turnaround as two quickfire goals earned a shocking 2-1 win at Chelsea to end a six-match winless run.

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.