Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Saturday, Dec. 8th.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has declined to assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018 for the fourth time. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly matters, Senator Ita Enang said President Buhari communicated to the National Assembly, the decision taken on the Electoral Act.
The Lagos state chapter of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has entered a secret agreement with Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor of the state, to self-destruct the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. Concise News reports that the statement of the opposition party is coming after Olawale Oluwo, Lagos state commissioner for energy and mineral resources, resigned his position.
The Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN) Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has said there was nothing wrong with him asking for donations from former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi. The fiery prophet was responding to criticisms over a video that went viral wherein he was seen trying to compel the Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP, Peter Obi, during the annual harvest and bazaar celebration of the church to disclose how much he would donate to his church project.
President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he rejected the electoral amendment bill because it could affect the 2019 elections. The president said this in a letter sent to the national assembly. Buhari said signing the bill into law could “create uncertainty and confusion” during the forthcoming elections.
A special session of FEC presided over by President Buhari has approved the proposals for the 2019 budget for presentation to the National Assembly. Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo-Udoma said the next stage was to liaise with the National Assembly to pick a date for the presentation of the estimates by Buhari.
The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), the umbrella body of workers of the National Assembly, has threatened to shut down activities of the federal legislature if the management failed to meet their demands. PASAN had on Tuesday shut down the National Assembly, picketed the chambers and paralysed legislative activities.
The Senior Pastor of House on the Rock, Paul Adefarasin, has warned Nigerians not to misuse the opportunity to call “Nigeria back to patriotism” in 2019. Adefarasin, who spoke at the Experience 2018 (#TE13), a musical concert held annually in Lagos, called on Nigerians to vote for their values when they go to the polling booths in 2019.
The National Chairman of the Action Alliances (AA), Tunde Anifowose-Kelani, has rejected the son-in-law of Governor Rochas Okorocha, Uche Nwosu, as the gubernatorial candidate of the party in Imo State. Nwosu, some aides of the governors and supporters had during the week dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State for the AA.
Nigerian singer, Ayoleyi Solomon, popularly known as Reekado Banks has announced his exit from Mavin Record, a music company owned by Don Jazzy. The 25-year old artiste announced the departure on Instagram on Friday after 5 years of working with the record label.
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.