PDP Throws Race Open As Consensus Talks Collapse And Other Newspaper Headlines Today

After hours of grilling by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum in Enugu, all national chairman candidates yesterday opted for an election instead of a consensus choice. According to the Nation they also opposed imposition of any candidate by the Governors Forum, opting to allow the delegates determine their fate at the December 9 convention.

The new development on the case of teachers in Kaduna takes headline on the Vanguard saying Buhari Backs Plans To Fire 21,780 Teachers. President Buhari yesterday gave his backing to plans by Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to sack 21,780 teachers, who failed the competency test conducted by the state government.

Nigerian Tribune still follows the same story stating; Educational Reforms: Buhari Backs El-Rufai. Cabinet ministers and other stake-holders in the education sector, on Monday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to without delay, declare a state of emergency in the education sector in view of the rot and decay in the system.

Stay Away From South East, IPOB Warns Buhari fronts Independent. The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to stay away from the South East Zone or face grave consequences. The group gave the warning in a statement by Emma Powerful, its Media and Publicity Secretary, on Monday.

The Punch’s headline was a contrast from the rest reading; National Chair: PDP Aspirants To Sign Peace Accord In Abuja. Eleven governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party quizzed all eight National Chairmanship aspirants of the party at their meeting in Enugu on Sunday. The meeting ended in the early hours of Monday.