1. Buhari Govt Replies Obasanjo, Predicts What Will Happen To Atiku In 2019
The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has told ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo that his presidential candidate for the 2019 elections would be “roundly and comprehensively” defeated.
2. EFCC Denies Raiding Atiku’s Sons’ Homes
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday denied searching the apartments of the sons of the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. “The recent arrest of Ogbonna Orji, son of Sen. Theodore Orji, over money laundering, has absolutely nothing to do with the son of ex-VP Atiku Abubakar,” the commission said.
3. Asuu Hints At Suspending Nationwide Strike Next Week
A meeting between the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (Asuu) and a Federal Government delegation ended in another stalemate on Monday. But president of the union Professor Biodun Ogunyemi told newsmen after the meeting that Asuu would await the next meeting before it would take a decision on whether or not to suspend the strike.
4. Fuel Depot Owners Make U-turn On Shutdown Directive
The Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria has suspended the shutdown of operations barely five hours after it announced the directive to its members to shut down their depots by midnight on Sunday. The suspension was conveyed in a statement issued around 1.20am on Monday by the Executive Secretary, DAPPMAN, Olufemi Adewole.
5. Court Adjourns NBA President’s Fraud Case
6. Mbaka: Police Investigate Alleged Assassination Attempt
Police in Enugu state have commenced investigation into alleged attempted assassination of the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka. The popular cleric had alleged that there was an attempt to take his life, saying some unidentified gunmen fired gun shots at his vehicle, in transit within Enugu.
7. Atiku Better Than Buhari In Character, Integrity – PDP
The opposition PDP on Monday said that the ruling APC shot themselves in the foot by saying that President Muhammadu Buhari is not a match for Atiku Abubakar. the Presidential Campaign Organisation of the PDP noted on Monday that the APC, in raising the issue of personal character of candidates, had unwittingly sunk Buhari’s campaign.
8. Why INEC Needs Camels, Donkeys Among 800,000 Vehicles – FRSC
Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), needs about 800,000 vehicles to conduct the general election in 2019 without hitches, according to the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC).
9. Nigeria’s GDP Growth Rate Rises To 1.81% In Third Quarter – NBS
The country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has revealed that the economy grews at a rate of 1.81 percent year-on-year for the third quarter. This was revealed in the GDP report for the quarter by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Monday.
10. Chelsea Place Price Tag On Moses
Chelsea have placed £12million price tag on former Super Eagles winger Victor Moses, according to reports in England. It was learned that Crystal Palace and Fulham are showing interest in signing Moses, who is struggling for game time under current Chelsea boss Mauricio Sarri, from the club.