Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Wednesday, Nov. 7th.
1. Buhari Okays N30,000 As New Minimum Wage
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday accepted N30,000 as the new national minimum wage recommended by the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage. He made this known while receiving the report of the committee led by the chairman of the committee and a former Head of Service of the Federation, Ama Pepple, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
2. Nigerian Army Captain Ambushed, Injured By Gunmen
Defence Headquarters on Tuesday said that a Captain in the Operation Whirl Stroke stationed in Benue, Zakari Sani, has been wounded in an ambush, alongside other officers. In a series of tweets on its verified Twitter handle @DefenceInfoNG on Tuesday, the DHQ said that “a very courageous and hardworking officer, Zakari Sani, was ambushed alongside other soldiers in Benue, while on Operation Whirl Stroke.
3. Buhari Receives Prince Charles, Wife At Aso Rock
President Muhammadu Buhari has received Prince Charles and his wife, Princess Camilla, at Nigeria’s Presidential Villa, Abuja. Prince Charles, who is on a 3-day visit, and members of his entourage arrived at the State House at about 2.20p.m. on Tuesday.
4. Prince Charles Meets With Traditional Rulers In Abuja
Prince Charles on Tuesday met with notable traditional rulers in Nigeria in Abuja on the first of his three-day visit to the country. Some of the monarchs at the meeting held at the the residence of the British High Commissioner in Abuja are: Ooni of Ife Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Sultan of Sokoto Saad Abubakar, Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi 11, Obi of Onitsha Igwe Achebe, the Etsu Nupe Alhaji Yayaya Abubakar, Oba of Benin Ewuare 11 and Shehu of Borno Abubakar ibn El Kanemi.
5. Biafra: FG In Advanced Stage To Shut Down Internet, IPOB Alleges
The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that the Federal government is in an advanced stage to shut down the internet in Nigeria. The secessionist group made this allegation in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful on Tuesday.
6. Police Speak On Assassination Attempt On Ekweremadu
Police on Tuesday said they had started investigation on the alleged assassination attempt on the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu. Ekweremadu, his wife and son, allegedly escaped assassination attempt at their Apo residence in Abuja in the early hours of Tuesday.
7. Atiku Commends Buhari For Approving N30,000 Minimum Wage
The presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has commended the Buhari administration for agreeing to pay N30,000 minimum wage negotiated with labour leaders. He said that Nigerian workers were the “goose that lays the golden egg” worthy of the best pay that Nigeria could afford.
8. Four House Of Reps Members Dump APC
Four members of the House of Representatives have announced their defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmakers are Abiodun Awoleye-Dada, who has moved to the Accord party (AP); Samuel Segun-Williams, who has moved to the Labour Party (LP); and Lawan Hassan-Anka, who has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
9.Unilorin Hikes Fees By 35%
The Management of the University of Ilorin on Tuesday disclosed that it had increased its school fees by 35 per cent. The spokesman of the university, Kunle Akogun, stated that the initial increment was by 48.4 per cent as against the general conception of 100 per cent.
10. Red Star Belgrade Stun Liverpool To Record First CL Win In 26 Years
Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday defeated Liverpool 2-0 to put the Reds Champions League hopes in a precarious position. Milan Pavkov scored twice in seven first-half minutes to hand Red Star their first Champions League victory in 26 years.
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.