Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Thursday, September 13th.
APC’s Dogara Picks PDP Nomination Form
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has reportedly picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination form to return to the Green Chamber. The speaker picked the form on Wednesday, a day after dozens of his constituents traveled to Abuja from his home state of Bauchi.
Labour Gives FG 14-day Ultimatum Over New Minimum Wage
Labour leaders on Wednesday warned the Federal Government to stop delaying on the New Minimum Wage and allow the tripartite committee conclude its job to avert an industrial crisis. At a joint news conference addressed in Lagos, the labour leaders, who are members of the Minimum Wage Committee, issued the federal government 14 days to ensure that the committee concludes its work or be ready to face industrial action.
Buhari Committed To Minimum Wage Increase, Says Presidency
The Presidency has reassured Nigerian workers of the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to increase the minimum wage. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, gave the assurance in an interview with reporters in Abuja.
Buhari Invites Tinubu To Abuja Over Ambode
President Muhammadu Buhari has invited the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to Abuja over Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s second term bid. A source familiar with the matter told The Boss Newspaper that the President invited the APC chieftain to a parley at the Aso Rock, Nigeria’s Presidential Villa.
Ambode Denies Rift With Tinubu
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state has denied the rumour making the rounds that there is a rift between him and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. However, addressing party faithful in Epe during the election of delegates for the Presidential primary election and national convention of the party, Ambode said the reports indicating a fight between him and Tinubu were out of place and that there was no fight anywhere.
APC Faults EIU, HSBC Reports On Nigeria
The predictions of two multinational companies on Nigeria’s economic development and President Muhammadu Buhari’s political future has been condemned by the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Nigerian ruling party faulted the predictions in a statement on Wednesday by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena.
PDP To Put Aspirants’ Photos On Presidential Primary Ballot Papers
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has said ballot papers for the conduct of the party’s presidential primary will carry the photographs of aspirants. The PDP Chairman stated this in Abuja on Wednesday when he hosted the European Union team, headed by Bridget Markussen, in his office.
INEC Dismisses 2019 Election Postponement Reports
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday denied reports saying it plans to postpone the 2019 general election on the grounds of violence. Media aide to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said it was common knowledge that while the Osun State governorship election would hold on Saturday, 22nd September, the 2019 elections are only over 100 days away.
Nigeria Rated Best Economy In Africa
Nigeria has been rated as the 2018 best economy in Africa, according to a major research firm, Forbes Africa. The most populated nation in Africa came top with $172 billion, which was followed by South Africa with $166.735 billion.came top with $172 billion, which was followed by South Africa with $166.735 billion.
Nigeria Set Up Ghana Final In Wafu Cup
Nigeria edged Niger Republic 2-1 to reach the final of Wafu Zone B qualifiers for the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations. Olakunle Olusegun and Akinwunmi Amoo were the goal scorers as the Eaglets overcame the hosts at the Stade Général Seyni Kountché, Niamey.
That’s the roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow.