Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Thursday, October 3rd, 2019.
1. Third Term: Don’t Let ‘Cabal’ Push You, PDP Cautions Buhari
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari against pushing for a third term, Concise News reports. There have been insinuations in some quarters that Buhari will be gunning for a third term when his government ends in 2023.
2. FG Warns Police Against Arrest Of Young Nigerians Carrying Laptops
The Federal Government has warned security agencies against wrongful profiling and arrest of young Nigerians with laptops and tablets. The Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami disclosed this in a statement signed on Tuesday by his spokesperson, Uwa Suleiman.
3. Presidency Not Personal Property, Jonathan Blasts African Leaders
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has hit out at African leaders who want to cling onto power by all means, Concise News reports. Jonathan said this on Wednesday during the Constitutional Term Limits Summit in Niamey, the Nigerien capital.
4. Lagos: Sanwo-Olu Govt. Closes Costain Bridge, Roundabout
The Lagos State government has said it will close the Costain roundabout inwards Funso Williams Avenue for three months, Concise News understands. This closure came in a statement by the Lagos State Government on Wednesday where it said the development will start from Thursday, October 3.
5. Toll Gate: PDP Knocks Buhari Govt., Says Development Ill-Conceived
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has bashed the President Muhammadu Buhari government to planning to return toll gates on highways. Nigeria’s Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola said this on Wednesday at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja.
6. Minimum Wage: What APC Chieftain Said About El-Rufai Paying Salary
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Eze Chukwuemeka has hailed Governor of Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for implementing the minimum wage. Concise News understands that El-Rufai is one of the first governors in the country to start the payment of the new N30, 000 minimum wage approved by the Federal Government.
7. Lagos: Gov. Sanwo-Olu Discloses Administration’s ‘Major Priority’
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said that the provision of qualitative education is a major priority of his administration, Concise News reports. Speaking on Tuesday at The Platform, an annual forum organised by the Christian Covenant Centre, Iganmu, Lagos, Sanwo-Olu said the state was retraining teachers to improve on the quality of their output.
8. Kano Guber: Ganduje Defeats Kwankwaso’s Son-In-Law At Tribunal
The election of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has been upheld by the state Election Petitions Tribunal on Wednesday, Concise News reports. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ganduje, who contested the last gubernatorial poll under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the election but Abba Yusuf, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, challenged his victory.
9. BBNaija 2019: I’m Back, Better, Tacha Reveals
Recently evicted Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) housemate Tacha has in a video revealed that she is now a better version of herself, Concise News reports. This is coming a few days after there were speculations that the organisers of the reality show held her hostage after her eviction.
10. Olympic: Nigeria Face South Africa In Qualifying Competition
Nigeria’s Dream Team have been paired with South Africa, in Group B of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifying tournament. Concise News understands that the draws were made on Wednesday in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.