Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Wednesday, October 31st.
1. Governors Resolve To Pay N25,500 As Minimum Wage
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum on Tuesday in Abuja said it can only increase workers’ salaries from N18,000 to N25,500 per month. Chairman of the NGF, who is also the Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, said that the welfare of all Nigerians was the ultimate concern to the governors. The resolve of the governors was contrary to the demand of the Organised Labour, which insists that the minimum wage must be increased to at least N30,000. Federal Government had earlier offered to pay N24,000 as minimum wage.
2. Shi’ites Protest Turns Bloody In Wuse 2, Abuja (Video)
The protest by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi’ites, has turned bloody in Wuse 2, Abuja, with several persons injured. Concise News understands that members of the Islamic group were marching to the Central Business District of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, when they were stopped by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, who fired gunshots and teargas to disperse them.
3. PDP To Buhari: If You Have Nothing To Hide, Produce Your Waec Cert
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to submit his West African Senior School Examination Certificate to electoral umpire, INEC, if he has nothing to hide. The party was responding to Buhari’s media aide Garba Shehu, who had accused the opposition party of sowing division among Nigerians. Spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that Buhari’s media aides should “do the needful by placing the certificate in public domain instead of confronting and threatening Nigerians for demanding that Mr. President shows his certificate.”
4. Presidency Slams Prophet For Predicting Atiku’s Victory Over Buhari
The presidency has lambasted Bishop Wale Olagunju for saying that the candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 elections. Reacting in a post on Twitter, the president’s social media aide, Lauretta Onochie, said the clergyman was in bed with thieves and kingpins of corruption.
5. NNPC Breaks Silence On Change In Pump Price Of Petroleum Products
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that there are no plans to review the prices of petroleum products in the country. The came in a statement from the NNPC on Monday where it noted that it is working to ensure the availability of the products during the festive season. The NNPC thus warned against the spread of falsehood as it could have an impact on the price of the commodity.
6. FG Describes Reports Of Starving Soldiers As Fake
The Federal Government has dismissed media reports that troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists in the North East were starving and poorly kitted. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the federal government’s position public at a media briefing in Abuja, on Tuesday. He said the troops were being fed centrally, thrice daily and that it was impossible for any of them to starve, as was claimed in the report.
7. Presidency Seeks Enforcement Of Law To Curb Social Media Abuse
The Presidency has called for strict enforcement of law by the security agents to curb abuse of social media. Personal Assistant to President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, who made the call in an interview in Abuja, said that the challenge in the country was that the laws were not being enforced by the appropriate authorities. She added that the country had the necessary laws to guide what was being published and spoken online.
8. Afenifere Suspends Omisore For Supporting APC During Osun Poll
Afenifere has announced the suspension of Senator Iyiola Omisore for one year for supporting the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the rerun election in Ife South and North Local Government Areas of Osun State. The group said his action was said to have gone against the position of his party, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Afenifere. In a communique issued at the end of the monthly meeting of the group and read by a chieftain of the group, Chief Korede Duyile, it said Omisore allegedly went against the position of Afenifere during the last governorship election in Osun State.
9. Keyamo Caught, Exposed For Manipulating Image To Rubbish PDP
Festus Keyamo (SAN), Director of Strategic Communications of the Buhari 2019 Campaign Organisation, has been condemned on Twitter for manipulating images. Keyamo had posted a photo of a tree growing on a rail track in Gaza, in the disputed area between Israel and Palestine, and passed it off as Nigeria. But some Twitter users decided to do a Google image search and discovered that the photo was first posted online on October 5 by a Chadi Faraj in Gaza and retweeted by A Paulikevich on October 6.
10. Fifa Bans Kwesi Nyantakyi For Life
World football governing body Fifa has banned former Ghana FA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi for life for breaking corruption and bribery rules. The life ban follows extensive investigations by Fifa’s Adjudicatory Chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee into the conduct of Nyantakyi who was filmed in an undercover investigation by controversial Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman.
That’s the roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow.