Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Thursday, 13th September, 2018
1. Yakubu Dogara defects to PDP
Speaker Yakubu Dogara has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He also picked the nomination form to return to the House of Representatives on the platform of the opposition party.
The speaker picked the form on Wednesday, a day after dozens of his constituents traveled to Abuja from his home state of Bauchi.
2. Labour gives FG two weeks ultimatum over new minimum wage
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned the Federal Government against further delay on the New Minimum Wage and allow the tripartite committee finish its job to avoid industrial crisis.
The Labour leaders stated this at a joint news conference in Lagos where they also gave the federal government 14 days ultimatum to ensure that the committee conclude its work or face industrial action.
3. No disagreement between myself and Tinubu – Ambode
The governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has refuted claims that he is at logger head with the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Ambode made this known while addressing party faithfuls in Epe during the election of delegates for the presidential primary election and national convention of the party.
4. Police arrest lawyer of Evans the kidnapper in court
Olukoya Ogungbeje a former lawyer to billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans has been arrested by operatives from the Lagos state Criminal Investigation Department in Panti, Yaba.
Ogungbeje was whisked away as he made to park his car at the court’s car park where he was billed to appear before the vacation judge, Justice Muslim Hassan.
5. President Buhari submits nomination form at APC national secretariat
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday at the APC national secretariat in Abuja, submitted his expression of interest and nomination form to contest the party’s presidential ticket.
On hand to receive him was the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomole and other party officers.
6. Okorocha sacks son-in-law, 12 others in Imo state
Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha has sacked 13 political office holders in the state, which includes his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu.
The chief press secretary to the governor, Samuel Onwuemeodo in a statement today, said the sacked appointees are seeking elective positions on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform.
7. INEC deny plans to shift 2019 general elections
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has denied rumours that it is planning to shift the dates for the 2019 general elections in the country.
The electoral body stated this in reaction to news that threats of violence may force it to change the dates.
8. Nigerian Army engages Boko Haram in gun battle
Troops of 145 Battalion in Damasak, Borno State, yesterday, engaged Boko Haram terrorists who came to attack their location at about 6 p.m.
A military source confirmed that the insurgents stormed the town with anti-air craft guns, bombs and other weapons, while the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Texas Chukwu, said the troops are dealing with the terrorists.
9. Court orders WAEC to deposit affidavit on Adeleke’s result
An Abuja federal high court has given an order mandating the West African Examination Council (WAEC), to depose to an affidavit confirming or denying that the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination conducted by the council at Ede Muslim High School, Osun State, in May/June 1981.
The court also gave an order compelling WAEC through any of its any designated officers, to produce the ledger containing the results of all candidates that sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination conducted by the council at Ede Muslim High School, Osun state in May/June 1981, within five days of being served the order.
10. Governor Wike accuses Buhari of plans to rig 2019 elections
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the amended Electoral Act bill into law is part of a plot to rig the 2019 general elections.
The governor made the allegation in an interview at the Government House in Port Harcourt, rejecting the reasons given by the Presidency for the refusal to sign the bill into law.