Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 8th October

Vanguard

Comedian Baba Sala is dead

Nigeria’s 82-year-old ace comedian, Moses Olaiya, popularly known as Baba Sala, is dead

Thisday

Kogi, Okowa, Obi Hail Atiku on His Victory, Congratulate PDP on Successful Convention

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has congratulated former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on his victory in the presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Sun

2019 election: APC‘ll win NASS seats in Bayelsa – Sylva

A former Governor of Bayelsa State and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Chief Timipre Sylva, has boasted that the party would defeat the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the 2019 National Assembly elections.

Guardian

Saraki congratulates Atiku, lauds PDP, members for sucessful convention

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has congratulated former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, for emerging as the Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the just concluded national convention of the party held in Port Harcourt.

Daily Times

Buhari not aware of el-Rufai’s letter – Presidency

The Presidency has dissociated President Muhammadu Buhari from a letter currently in circulation, which alleged that the President had authorized Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai or anyone else for that matter to “deal with traitors and disloyal members of APC, especially Senator Shehu Sani.”

Leadership

LA Hails Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Presidential Candidate 

The Peoples Democratic Party candidate for the Kaduna Central Senatorial seat, Lawal Adamu Usman (Mr LA) has joined millions of well-wishers across the country to congratulate former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar for clinching the Party’s presidential ticket.

Daily Trust

APC primaries: 60 aggrieved aspirants vow to challenge results in Kano

Some aggrieved aspirants that have participated in the just concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in Kano state have revealed that, no primaries were held in Kano saying they will challenge the announced result to a logical conclusion.

The Nation

Parties pick Duke, Mimiko, Ezekwesili, Al-Mustapha, others as presidential candidates

More presidential candidates were unveiled yesterday, the last day of primaries according to the Independent national Electral Commission (INEC) schedule of activities for the elections.

Tribune

Eagle vs Eagle: Atiku’s emergence good for 2019 – Bakare

Convener of Save Nigeria Group (SNG), Pastor Tunde Bakare, who is also Senior Pastor, Latter Rain Assembly, on Sunday congratulated former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on his emergence as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, saying his victory would make the 2019 General Elections keen and interesting.

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