Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Tuesday, Nov. 6th.
1. Labour Suspends Nationwide Strike
The organised labour’s planned nationwide strike earlier scheduled to begin on Tuesday to press home workers’ demand for a new national minimum wage has been cancelled. Ayuba Wabba, the National Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, announced the suspension following the end of the last meeting of the tripartite committee set up to come up with the new minimum wage on Monday evening.
2. We Can’t Afford Asuu’s Demand Now – FG
The Federal Government, on Monday, said it was not financially buoyant to meet the demands of the Academy Staff Union of Universities (Asuu). The government blamed the administration of late President Umaru Yar’Adua, for making what it said was bogus promises to the union during a period of oil boom.
3. INEC Clears 300,000 Names From Voter Register
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it had been purging the voter register of some irregular registrations and had removed over 300,000 names as of last week. The commission said it will on Tuesday (today) publish the voter register across the 120,000 polling units across the nation.
4. Obasanjo May Withdraw Endorsement For Atiku – ACF
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has said ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo may withdraw his endorsement for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. Speaking to Independent on Sunday, the Secretary-General of the forum, Anthony Sani said Obasanjo is an inconsistent leader who “does not accommodate conviction and vision expected of a statesman of his status”.
5. I Remain Valid Imo APC Guber Candidate – Uche Nwosu
Governor Rochas Okorocha’s chief of staff, Uche Nwosu, has said he remains the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State despite the submission of the name of Sen. Hope Uzodinma. The National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, had said the party had accepted the results of the Ahmed Gulak-led primary election committee that produced Uzodinma.
6. Buhari Appoints Son-In-Law As Head Of Nigeria’s Border Agency
Junaid Abdullahi, President Muhammadu Buhari’s son-in-law, has been appointed as the head of Nigeria’s Border Communities Development Agency. Abdullahi is married to Buhari’s first daughter, Zulaihat, who died in 2012 following complications during childbirth at the age of 40.
7. Court Orders Orji Uzor Kalu To Return From Germany For His Trial
Justice Muhammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos, on Monday, ordered former Governor of Abia State Orji Uzor Kalu to return from Germany within seven days and appear before the court. Hearing in the trial Kalu, for an alleged fraud of N7.65bn was stalled on Monday due to the absence of the ex-governor from court.
8. Sanwo-Olu Is Prepared, Lagos APC Replies PDP
The Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted that its governorship flag bearer, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is qualified to rule the state. The party was responding to the remark by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Sanwo-Olu, is “an emergency candidate that is unprepared for the job”.
9. Buhari Says FG Saves N24bn Monthly Through TSA
The implementation of the Treasury Single Account and the elimination of ghost workers from the civil service ensures that the Federal Government saves a total of N24.7bn per month, according to President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari disclosed this at the opening of the e-Nigeria Conference in Abuja on Monday.
10. Nigeria Number One Keeper Doubtful For South Africa Clash
Francis Uzoho may not feature for Nigeria in a crucial 2019 Africa cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in Johannesburg due to injury. It was learned that the 20-year-old shot stopper sustained the injury while manning the goal for his Spanish club Elche, who were beaten 5-1 by Cadiz on Sunday.
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.