Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Thursday, Nov. 1st.
1. NHIS Executive Secretary Sent On Compulsory Leave
The executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Usman Yusuf, has been directed to proceed on administrative leave immediately. Olusegun Adekunle, permanent secretary (general services office) for the secretary to the government of the federation, who made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday, said the federal government has set up a panel to probe the allegations levelled Yusuf. Ben Omogo, a director in the office of the head of the civil service of the federation, has been deployed to oversee the affairs of the scheme in Yusuf’s absence.
2. FG Rejects N22,500 Minimum Wage Proposed By Governors
The federal government has rejected the N22,500 minimum wage proposed by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF). In an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday, Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, said he has made it known to the governors that the federal government is not in support of their proposal. Ngige said the N22,500 is lower than the N24, 000 recommended by the federal government.
3. Army Finally Discovers Remains Of Missing General
The Nigerian army on Wednesday discovered the body of its missing General Retired Major General Idris Alkali who was killed and buried in Jos, Plateau State. This was revealed in a statement by the leader of the search and rescue operation, Brigadier General Umar Mohammed. According to Gen Mohammed, the body of General Alkali was later found in Guchwet in Shen area of Jos South, Plateau State.
4. More Trouble For Governors As NLC Demands N66,500 Minimum Wage
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has pegged the new minimum wage at N66, 500, an increase of N36,500 from the N30,000 demanded by the organised labour. NLC President Ayuba Wabba lambasted the Nigeria Governors’ Forum for pegging the minimum wage at N22, 500. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Wabba said the NLC has now pegged the minimum wage at N66, 500.
5. Senator Adeleke Arraigned Over Alleged Exam Malpractice
The Senator representing Osun West at the Senate, Ademola Adeleke and four others, have been arraigned by the Federal Government before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja over their alleged involvement in examination malpractices. Adeleke and four others were slammed with a four-count charge of fraudulently, through impersonation, registering as students of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Ojo-Aro Osun State to enable them sit for the National Examination Council (NECO) examination of June/July 2017.
6. Oshiomhole Reacts To Plans By Some APC Governors To Remove Him
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has dismissed rumours that some aggrieved governors were mobilising to unseat him. Oshiomhole spoke to State House correspondents after having a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja.
7. Our Presidential Campaign Will Be Issue-based – PDP
Ahead of the presidential campaigns in November, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that its campaign will be focused on issues and solutions that have direct bearing on the welfare of Nigerians. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, made this known while addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.
8. What Tinubu Said About Atiku After Meeting With Buhari
National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu, says the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is free to strategise anywhere. Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, made this comment on Wednesday evening after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Nigeria’s capital.
9. FG’s Plan To Sell National Assets Will Cause Long-Term Pains – Atiku
The presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, says the plan of the federal government to sell national assets will cause long-term pains. Joe Anichebe, a director at the Bureau of Public Entreprises (BPE), said in September that the federal government may put up 10 state-owned companies for sale in the fourth quarter of 2018. But in a statement which his campaign council issued on Wednesday, Abubakar said the sale of the assets would only provide short-term gains.
10. #MinimumWage: Osinbajo Meets Labour, Finance, Budget Ministers
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has met with the Ministers of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, Finance, Zainab Ahmed, and Budget, Udoma Udo Udoma over the minimum wage. The Labour Minister, Chris Ngige confirmed the meeting to journalists at the State House on Wednesday. He noted that a full-scale meeting has been scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 1, 2018.
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.