Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Tuesday, 9th October, 2018
1. INEC bars political parties from campaigning till November 18
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that campaigns by candidates vying for political position should not take off just yet.
The chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said this directive was in line with the timetable given by the agency and the provisions of the Electoral Act.
2. Kwara APC picks Abdulrahaman Abdulrazak as its governorship candidate
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared Alhaji Abdulrahaman AbdulRasaq winner of its governorship primaries in Kwara State.
According to the National Working Committee of the party, Abdulrasaq scored 29,098 votes ahead of other aspirants.
3. Biafra group rejects VP slot for South East
The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL has said the problems facing the south east are beyond the position of a vice presidency.
This the group said while reacting to the emergence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the subsequent yearning for the Vice President slot to go to the South East.
4. Fayose threatens to leave PDP
Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has threatened to quit the Peoples Democratic Party less that 24 hours after the party concluded its National Convention in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.
The governor lamented on Monday that some people within the party are trying to reap from where they did not sow, saying negotiations were however been held to resolve lingering issues.
5. Presidency welcomes National Assembly back to work
The Presidency on Tuesday welcomed back members of the National Assembly from their annual legislative vacation, as they prepare to resume legislative work, Oct. 9th.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Sen Ita Enang, welcomed the lawmakers back, urging them to consider the electoral amendment bill.
6. FG set to announce new minimum wage soon
The Federal Government will soon announce the new minimum wage as the tripartite committee completes its assignment for onward submission to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Ayuba Wabba, President of Nigeria Labour Congress, made this known while speaking with newsmen today in Abuja.
7. Court grants EFCC powers to investigate Benue accounts
The Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the suit filed by the Benue State Government challenging the power of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate accounts of the state.
Delivering judgment on the suit, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba held that the suit was lacking in merit.
8. APC senators would impeach Saraki – Omo-Agege
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who represents Delta central senatorial district, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) senators would look out for the slightest opportunity to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Saraki has been under attack after he defected from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as he jas been asked to step down.
9. Protesters storm APC national secretariat in Abuja
Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in some states of the federation have thronged the premises of the party in Abuja to express their displeasure concerning the party’s primaries in the state.
Dozens of protesters from Kano, Niger, Nasarawa, Enugu and Jigawa were at the APC secretariat at different times on Monday to register their displeasure over perceived injustice.
10. Veteran comedian, Moses Olaiya (Baba Sala) dies at 83
Veteran comedian and humour merchant, Apostle Moses Olaiya, popularly known as Baba Sala, has died of old age-related sickness.
Baba Sala, gave up the ghost at his private residence at Ilesa, Osun State, around 10.00 pm on Sunday night.