Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Wednesday, 12th September, 2018
1. President Buhari receives 2019 APC nomination form
The National Consolidation Ambassadors Network, NCAN, a political group working for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, has presented the Expression of Interest and Nomination Form to the President for the 2019 presidential election.
The group, led by its National Coordinator Sanusi Musa, made the presentation at the New Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday.
2. PDP fixes presidential primaries for October 5 and 6
The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), has announced that it would hold its presidential election on October 5 and 6 respectively.
The party also stated that it’s governorship primaries is scheduled to hold on Thursday, September 27, 2018, while the senatorial primary on Friday, September 28, and the House of Representatives primary will hold on Sunday, September 30, 2018.
3. Femi Otedola to contest Lagos governorship race on PDP’s platform
Femi Otedola, Businessman and Chairman of Forte Oil PLC, has reportedly accepted a governorship ticket offered to him by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This was disclosed by Dele Momodu via his twitter handle yesterday, making the happenings in the Lagos political terrain more interesting ahead of 2019.
4. Dogara to seek re-election into house of representatives
Hon Yakubu Dogara, Nigeria’s House of Representative Speaker has heeded the call of the people of his constituency to seek re-election for Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency seat of the House of Representatives.
The Speaker told the teeming crowd who came out in their numbers to show him support, on Tuesday, that he was already thinking about stepping aside, having represented the constituency for almost 12 years now, but would heed their call.
5. APC dismisses impeachment threat against Ambode
Alleged plans to stop Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s 2019 gubernatorial bid has been dismissed by stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state
However, there are signs that the governors is struggling to save his political career over his second term ambition as Lagos state governor.
6. FG orders deportation of 36 Indians and 2 South Koreans
The Federal government has assented to the immediate deportation of 36 Indians and 2 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea nationals for various immigration laws infringement.
Retired Lt.- Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, the Minister of Interior, made this revelation in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Mohammed Umar, on Tuesday in Abuja.
7. Weakest politicians have defected from the APC
President Muhammadu Buhari, while receiving his nomination form on Tuesday, said that a chain of weakest politicians have left the All Progressives Congress, (APC).
According to him, those who left the party could not place national interest above their selfish interest in line with the objectives of the administration.
8. FG say states must pay arrears of workers’ salaries before accessing new Paris fund bail out
The federal government has told state governments to pay arrears of workers’ salaries before they can be able to access their share of the $2.6b Paris Club Refund.
The federal government’s position was disclosed by the Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr Hassan Dodo, on Tuesday, who said the federal government would commence phased payments of the refund to the states once the condition and others listed were met.
9. Lamido refuses to step down for Atiku in PDP presidential ticket race
Pleas by former Vice President and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar that Jigawa state former governor, Sule Lamido, should step down from forth coming 2019 presidential race has fallen on deaf ears.
Reacting to Atiku’s statement, Lamido through his media aide Adamu Usman opined that he would not step down for Atiku, noting that former vice president age-wise is his senior but politically, Atiku is his junior and should be the one to step down for him.
10. Shehu Sani, some other aspirants reject indirect primaries in Kaduna
Sen. Shehu Sani and 14 other aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have written the National leadership of the party over adoption of indirect primaries by the Kaduna State Chapter of the party.
The Kaduna State Executive Committee of the APC had announced it would use indirect primaries or delegate method to select candidates for the 2019 polls.