Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Friday, 5th October, 2018
1. Fayose threatens to sue EFCC, demands N20b damages
For placing him on watch list and directing that he should be arrested if he attempted to travel out of the country as a sitting governor conferred with constitutional immunity against any criminal proceedings, Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has demanded N20 billion as damages from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He also demanded a written apology to be published to all Security Agencies in Nigeria, three National Newspapers and the Social Media as well as withdrawal of the request/directive to Security Agencies to place him on security watch list.
2. El-Zakzaky’s trial stalled because of Osinbajo’s visit
A Kaduna High Court today, has fixed Wednesday, November 7,2018 for ruling on the bail application filed by the leader of Shiites, Ibrahim Zakzaky; and his wife, Zinat.
The matter was adjourned after the prosecution counsel, Dari Bayero, complained of lack of adequate security in Kaduna town as police said they have deployed personel to provide cover for the Vice Prersident’s visit.
3. Buhari holds closed-door meeting with APC governors
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday held a meeting behind closed doors with eight All Progressives Congress, APC, governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The agenda of the meeting is said to be in connection with the controversies surrounding the party primaries in those states.
4. Governor Ahmed emerges Kwara PDP senatorial candidate
Governor Abdulfath Ahmed of Kwara State was on Thursday in Omu-Aran, affirmed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s delegates as the party’s flag bearer for Kwara South Senatorial District in the 2019 general elections.
Delegates from the seven Local Government Areas of the District, in a well attended Zonal primary held at Irepodun LGA Secretariat in Omu-Aran, unanimously endorsed Ahmed against the incumbent Senator, Rafiu Ibrahim.
5. Omo-Agege dismisses reports of his suspension from APC
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has described as senseless and laughable, the report of his suspension by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State over alleged anti-party activities.
The Senator who represents Delta Central was suspended on Wednesday by Chief Cyril Ogodo-led APC faction.
6. 18 killed in fresh attack in Plateau state
At least 18 persons have been killed in a fresh attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ariri village of Miango District in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Eight members of a family were said to have been murdered in cold blood in the attack and four others inflicted gunshots injuries when the attackers invaded the village late Wednesday night.
7. NEMA reveals 12 states most hit by flood
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has declared 12 states along the River Niger and Benue as worst affected by flood disaster this year, while other states are being monitored.
The Director General of NEMA, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja, who made the disclosure when his agency hosted the monthly meeting of the Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (NEMA), said casualty have been recorded in several Nigerian states following heavy rains that caused the Rivers Niger and Benue to overflow.
8. Bianca Ojukwu defeated in APGA senatorial primaries
Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu from Nnewi South local government area was declared winner of the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA ,senatorial candidate for Anambra South zone, last night.
He defeated Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu, wife of the late Ikemba Nnewi and Dr. Anselem Enyimba to emerge APGA candidate for the 2019 election.
9. PDP accuses APC of trying to disrupt its national convention
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that no plan can stop its Saturday’s national conventional to elect its presidential candidate for 2019 general elections.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the party’s National Working Committee’s meeting held on Thursday in Abuja.
10. Nigeria may experience rice shortage in 2019 – Ogbeh
Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has stated that the country will experience rice shortage if measures are not taken to re-cultivate the crop after the recent flood in some states.
The Minister made this disclosure on Thursday in Abuja at the end the 2018 Seed Fair and Farmer’s field day.