Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 16th October


Peter Obi: More knocks for S-East PDP govs, leaders

S-East govs rejection of Obi, shameful ‘Igbo EkunieWere dismayed by comments of govs, Igbo leaders’Nzuko UmuigboObi represents hope for younger generation ‘Anambra youthsBy Chioma Gabriel, Anayo Okoli, Chimaobi Nwaiwu & Victor AjihUMUAHIA’MORE people have continued to attack the Governor Dave Umahi-led South East Governors and some political leaders in the zone led by Senator Ike Ekweremadu over their rejection of Abubakar Atiku’s choice of Peter Obi as his vice pres

The Nation

2019: APC still barred from fielding candidates in Zamfara, says INEC chair

THE possibility of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not fielding candidates in the 2019 general elections in Zamfara State may have been sealed.Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said yesterday that the commissions stance on the issue has not changed.INEC had barred the APC chapter from fielding candidates in the elections after allegedly failing to conduct primary elections.The commission had set October 7, 2018 deadline for parties to conclude the


Minister Drags APC to Court over Disqualification from Oyo Governorship Race

Akinwale Akintunde The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has dragged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to court for disqualifying him from the governorship race in Oyo State over his non-participation in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme. Shittu, 65, had in his defence, said upon his graduation at the age of 25, he contested

Daily Sun

2019: Group urges Atiku to unite, strengthen PDP ahead general polls

Ado-Ekiti A political support group, the Atiku Abubakar South-West Assembly (AASWA), Ekiti State chapter, has congratulated the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the coming general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and charged him to carry all the caucuses of the party along in his bid to dislodge the All Progressives


Femi Falana Urges Presidential Aspirants To Listen To Fela’s Music For This Reason

Prominent Nigerian Human Rights activist, Mr Femi Falana SAN, while speaking at the 2018Felabration tagged “Fela @80: Overtaking Overtake”, at the Fela debates titled: ‘African Leadership in the Millennium’ in Lagos has advised Nigerian presidential candidates seeking office in 2019 to listen to the late legendary musician, Fela’s music, to get solutions to the nation’s 

Daily Times

FG did everything to save life of aid worker Hauwa Information Minister

The Federal Government has said it was shocked and saddened at the killing of another aid worker, Hauwa Mohammed Liman by Boko Haram on Monday

Daily Trust

Presidency ‘orders’ EFCC to detain Fayose ‘ PDP

The PDP has alleged that the Presidency has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest and incarcerate the outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose. The PDP, in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said information at its disposal and all over the social media indicated 


BREAKING: PDP names Saraki DG Campaign Council

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Senate President, Bukola Saraki as the Director General of its Presidential Campaign Council. According to a tweet by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbodiyan, in 


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