Top Newspaper Headlines for Thursday, 4th October 2018

These are the headlines making the rounds on Thursday, 4th October 2018.


Buhari reaffirms Leah Sharibu will be rescued, Sanwo-Olu promised to deliver as Ambode conceded defeat, double winners emerged in APC governorship primaries, Buratai fault plateau elders on killings and more are detailed in today's headlines.

1) Buhari calls Leah Sharibu’s mother, promises safe return of teenager


President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday spoke with the mother of the last kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirl, Mrs. Rebecca Sharibu, assuring her of the safe return of her daughter, Leah, from Boko Haram captivity.

Source: The Guardian

2) Ambode accepted defeat to avert impeachment –Sources


There were indications on Wednesday that the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, conceded victory to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his main opponent for the All Progressives Congress governorship ticket in Lagos, to calm frayed nerves and avert impeachment.

Source: The Punch

3) I won’t take mandate for granted, says Sanwo-Olu


Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised not to take the mandate given to him for granted.

Sanwo-Olu won the primary on Tuesday with 970,851 votes. His opponent, incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode  scored 72,901 votes.

Source: The Nation

4) Confusion mars Imo gov primaries as Uzodinma, Nwosu emerge winners


OWERRI—DISCORDANT tunes  yesterday heralded the declaration of results of Imo APC primaries with Kogi Police Commissioner, Ahmed Gulak  who presided over the panel that conducted the primary  declaring Senator  Hope Uzodinma as the APC gubernatorial candidate. But in a twist, the secretary of the panel  went ahead and declared Uche Nwosu, Okorocha’s in-law the winner of the primaries.

Source: Vanguard

5) Policeman kills undergraduate, injures another at APC primary


There was tension at the Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, on Wednesday, when a policeman deployed in the venue of the All Progressives Congress’ Delta North Senatorial District allegedly went berserk, shooting two students of the institution.

Source: The Punch

6) Army Chief Faults Plateau Elders Over Jos Killings


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has alleged that Plateau elders and elite are culpable for stoking the incessant and repeated violent clashes and their escalation in the state. He revealed that the body language of the elders, their actions and inactions had emboldened the youths to maim and kill innocent passers-by at their whims and caprices.

Source: Leadership

7) EFCC arraigns Saraki’s aide, others for alleged N3.5b fraud


THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arraigned Senate President Bukola Saraki’s Deputy Chief of Staff Gbenga Makanjuola at the Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged N3.5 billion fraud.

He and three others were arraigned before Justice Babs Kuewumi on 11-counts of money laundering.

Source: The Nation

8) CBN gives reasons for external reserves’ fall


The Central Bank of Nigeria has given reasons why the nation’s external reserves, which currently stand at $44bn, have been on a downward trend lately.

Speaking during the CBN Day at the ongoing Abuja International Trade Fair in Abuja on Wednesday, the Director, Corporate Communications at the apex bank, Mr Isaac Okorafor, explained that the external reserves had been going down recently because of higher yields in the United States.

Source: The Punch

9) MSMEs need incentives for voluntary conformity to standards — SMEDAN


The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has urged policymakers to provide incentives aimed at ensuring voluntary conformity to standards by Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

Source: Vanguard 

10) CAFCC: Enyimba lose to Raja Casablanca in Aba


Enyimba Of Aba have a herculean task of reaching the final of the Total CAF Confederations Cup competition, following their 1-0 loss at home to Moroccan side, Raja Casablanca in Wednesday’s first leg clash played at the Enyimba International stadium in Aba.

Source: TodayNg

11) Cristiano Ronaldo speaks out against rape claim


Cristiano Ronaldo has denied raping an American woman, saying his conscience is clear.

The Portuguese footballer tweeted a denial after Kathryn Mayorga claimed last week that he raped her in June 2009 in a Las Vegas hotel room.

Source: TodayNg

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