Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Sunday, Nov. 4th.
1. Strike: FG, NLC Leaders To Meet Sunday Over New Minimum Wage
The Federal Government and the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) will continue negotiations on the national minimum wage on Sunday, in spite of a court order stopping the labour from embarking on strike. The labour union had announced that it would embark on an indefinite strike action from Tuesday, November 5, 2018, to force the government to increase workers’ minimum wage from the current N18,000 to N30,000.
2. Oshiomhole Lacks Respect For Truth, Decency – Amosun
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state says the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, lacks respect for truth and decency. Amosun and Oshiomhole had been at loggerheads since the National Working Committee panel on governorship primary sent to Ogun State had declared Dapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate of the party, as opposed to the governor’s choice, Adekunle Akinlade.
3. First Son Of Biafra Warlord Ojukwu Dead
Sylvester Ojukwu, the first son of the late Biafra warlord, Emeka Chukwuemeka Odumekwu Ojukwu, has died at the age of 62. Concise News understands that Ojukwu slumped and died on Friday at a private hospital in Lagos state, southwest Nigeria.
4. 2019 Elections: Tinubu Speaks On Supporting Atiku
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has said he is not supporting the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar. Tinubu said this in response to a comment by a former Federal Capital Territory(FCT) Minister Abba Gana that he (Tinubu) will work for Atiku in the 2019 elections.
5. Buhari’s WAEC Certificate ‘National Embarrassment’ – Fayose
President Muhammadu Buhari’s West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate debacle is a “national embarrassment,” according to ex-Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose. Buhari, on Friday, got a certificate of attestation from WAEC at the Presidential Villa in Aso Rock, the nation’s capital. But Fayose has said the development leaves many questions to be answered.
6. Tears Flow In Abuja As Army Buries General Alkali
The remains of late Maj.-Gen. Idris Alkali, who was killed in Jos, Plateau state, were on Saturday laid to rest at Gudu Cemetery in Abuja. The burial was attended by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, former Military Administrator of Lagos, Retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa and former Minister of Works and Housing Alhaji Sunusi Dagash. A team of Nigerian Army on Search and Rescue Operation had on Wednesday, 31 October, discovered Alkali’s body in Guchwet, Shen area of Jos South.
7. Fayose Removed As Ekiti PDP Leader, Olujimi Takes Over
The immediate past governor of Ekiti state Ayodele Fayose has been purportedly removed as the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state by some party leaders. The leaders, it was learned, immediately appointed the senator representing Ekiti South, Biodun Olujimi, as the leader of the party in Ekiti State and South-West.
8. Tragedy In Makurdi As Wife Kills Husband, 3 Kids, Self
A man and his three children have been killed by his wife, who also took her life, police in Benue state have said. Concise News understands that the man, Nicholas Adetsav, and his wife were civil servants with the Makurdi Local Government Council. It was learned that the incident happened on Friday night.
9. Three Arrested For Trafficking 35 Pregnant Women, Newborns
Three members of Abia-based syndicate group that specialise in buying and selling of newborns within and outside Nigeria have been arrested by the police. Spokesman for the police CSP Aremu Adeniran said 35 pregnant girls and women, six children and one newborn were rescued from the Nma Charity and Rehabilitation Centre, Umunkpeyi, Abia state.
10. Iwobi Delivers Brilliant Assist As Arsenal Draw With Liverpool
Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi provided a brilliant assist as Alexandre Lacazette superbly equalised for Arsenal in a keenly-contested Premier League clash with Liverpool on Saturday evening. Super Eagles forward Iwobi threaded the needle with a great pass to find the Frenchman who thundered home the equaliser from a narrow angle.
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.