Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Friday, 28th September, 2018
1. INEC declares Oyetola of APC winner of Osun governorship election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Isiaka Oyetola of the APC as the winner of the Osun state governorship election.
The APC candidate, Isiaka Oyetola gathered a total of 255,505 votes while his runner-up from the PDP, Ademola Adeleke scored 255,023 votes.
2. APC disqualifies Shittu from Oyo governorship race
The minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, has been disqualified by the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Oyo state governorship racefor failing to participate in the one-year mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.
Shittu who graduated from the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU) at age 25 failed to serve as a NYSC corp member.
3. FG summons labour leadership over minimum wage strike
The Federal government, on Thursday, called the leadership of the organised labour to an emergency meeting in Abuja.
Mallam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to the President, reportedly presided over the closed door meeting with organized labour led by the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba.
4. Prince Charles of England to visit Nigeria
Prince Charles of England will be visiting Nigeria, as part of his tour to three African country, which Nigeria is first of.
Clarence House revealed that Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting three country in Africa which are synonymous with the slave trade, they are Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria.
5. FG to pay workers’ salaries despite labour strike
The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris has restated the commitment of the federal government to pay salaries of all workers on the Federal Government payroll in spite of the on-going labour strike.
Mr. Idris said Buhari has given a standing order to pay workers salaries from the 25th of every month.
He however said that the payment of salaries cannot be achieved in an atmosphere where the critical stakeholders are not allowed access to their offices.
6. Aisha Buhari denies release of her ADC by DSS
Mrs Aisha Buhari, Nigeria’s first lady has refuted reports and speculations that the Department of State Services (DSS) has released her Aide De Camp (ADC), CSP Sani Baban-Inna.
The Director of Information in the office of Mrs Buhari, Mr Suleiman Haruna, made this revelation in a statement via his social media handle on Thursday in Abuja.
7. APC postpones Governorship primaries till Sunday
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed its governorship primary election across the 36 states of the federation, and the FCT, Abuja till Sunday, 30th September.
The exercise was earlier slated to hold on Saturday, but APC spokesman, Yekini Nabena, announced the new date Thursday night on Twitter.
8. APC disqualifies Aisha Al-Hassan from Taraba governorship race
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has disqualified the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, also known as Mama Taraba, from seeking to become Taraba State governor on the party’s platform.
The party however, did not give reason for her disqualification by the screening committee for the failure to clear Mrs Alhassan.
9. PDP rejects result of Osun governorship election
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday rejected and demanded the cancellation of the rerun governorship election in Osun State.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, made the call while rejecting the rerun process on Thursday in which Oyetola of the APC was declared winner.
10. Army refutes story of soldiers begging for food
The public have been urged to ignore trending video showing how soldiers battling Boko Haram insurgents in the North East beg for food, and sleep in classrooms.
Defence headquarters described the video as one of the strategies targeted at breaking the fighting spirit of the troops.
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