Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Thursday, 4th October, 2018
1. Buhari to set up campaign council after APC convention
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will soon name the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) to lead the All Progressives Congress, APC, to victory in the February 2019 general elections.
This disclosure was made known in a press statement made available to Naija News by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba.
2. Delta APC expels Senator Omo-Agege
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the senator Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial district in the National Assembly, has been expelled from the All Progressive Congress (APC) by the Cyril Ogodo-led Delta State executive of the party.
Senator Omo-Agege’s expulsion was announced after an emergency meeting was summoned by Ogodo-led State Working Committee (SWC) led by Chief Cyril Abeye Ogodo.
3. INEC presents certificate of return to Osun governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola
The Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC) has presented the certificate of return to the Osun state governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This is after Oyetola was declared the winner of the Osun governorship election by Returning Officer, Professor Joseph Fuwape, last week Friday.
4. Buhari calls Leah Sharibu’s mother, promises safe return of her daughter
President Muhammadu Buhari has promised Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, mother of Leah Sharibu, who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists, that his administration will do everything it would take to bring her daughter back home.
The President consoled the Sharibu family and assured the parents that the Federal Government will do everything possible to ensure the safe return of Leah.
5. Ambode finally concedes defeat to Sanwo-Olu
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has displayed the spirit statesmanship by conceding defeat and congratulating his contender Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the Lagos State APC governorship Primary election.
The governor also called on Lagosians and APC members to work for Sanwo-Olu’s victory in the 2019 general elections.
6. Aisha Al-Hassan emerges UDP governorship candidate in Taraba
The former Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan has emerged as the governorship flag bearer for the United Development Party (UDP) in Taraba state.
The returning officer and National Publicity Secretary of the party, Dr Olusegun Adeleye, on Tuesday declared her as the winner of the governorship primary which took place in Jalingo, the state capital.
7. APC NWC upholds Sanwo-Olu’s victory at Lagos APC governorship primaries
The National Working Committee panel of the All Progressives Congress has declared Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the Lagos governorship primary election which held on Tuesday.
Chairman of the panel, Clement Ebri confirmed this while addressing a press conference on the Lagos primaries on Wednesday in Lagos.
8. FG denies it has plan to increase tuition fee in universities to N350,000
The federal government has distanced itself from news been spread that it has plans to increase tuition fees in public universities to N350,000.
Ade Adejumo, zonal coordinator of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ibadan zone had accused the FG of planning to increase the fees.
9. Angry youths storm APC national secretariat in Abuja
Angry youths believed to be supporters of one of the aspirants contesting for the senatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja yesterday, stormed the party’s National Secretariat in protest.
The youths blocked the entry and exit points into the secretariat and demanded the resignation of the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
10. Tambuwal holds closed door meeting with Obasanjo
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Wednesday met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo behind closed doors at his Abeokuta residence.
Tambuwal told newsmen after the meeting that he was in Abeokuta to consult with Obasanjo in respect of the 2019 elections.