Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Thursday, Nov. 8th.
1. Buhari Undecided About N30,000 Minimum Wage, Says Lai Mohammed
The N30,000 minimum wage proposed by the tripartite committee set up by the Federal Government remains a recommendation, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said on Wednesday. Mohammed was reacting to reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had endorsed the recommended wage, which he said was still being considered by the President.
2. Approve N30,000 Minimum Wage Or We Go On Strike, Labour Replies FG
Organised Labour has reacted to Federal Government’s claim that the proposed N30,000 minimum wage is just a recommendation, threatening to go on strike if it is not approved. The General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress, Musa Lawal, said this while reacting to comments by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, that the report of the tripartite committee was a mere recommendation.
3. Atiku Cautions Buhari Against Reneging On N30,000 Minimum Wage
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar Wednesday warned President Muhammadu Buhari against reneging on the implementation of the new minimum wage as recommended by the tripartite committee in charge. The former Vice President said that a government must be trusted to keep its word.
4. APC Reacts To Oshiomhole’s Alleged Detention By DSS
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied knowledge of the detention and questioning of its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, by the Department of State Security (DSS). Concise News had reported that operatives of the DSS reportedly interrogated the National Chairman for nine hours on Sunday.
5. Senate In Disarray Over ‘Politicisation’ Of Buhari’s Intervention Programme
There were accusations and counter accusations at the senate on Wednesday as Minority Leader Senator Abiodun Olujimi alleged that the Social Intervention Programme applicants were being asked to provide details of their Permanent Voter Cards. The programme was introduced by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
6. Lagos Police Command Dismisses Drunk Officer
Inspector Kadima Useni, a Police provost attached to Police Mobile Force, Squadron 22 Base, Ikeja, Lagos State, was on Wednesday dismissed by the Police for getting drunk on duty. A statement issued by the Lagos State Police Command’s Spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, said the dismissed policeman was apprehended following a viral video which showed the policeman drunk in Dopemu area of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.
7. Asuu Strike: Senate Blames Federal Government
The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities have been urged by the Senate to bring to an end the crisis between them which has led to industrial action by lecturers. Senator Barau Jibrin, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, who moved a motion on the strike at the plenary on Wednesday, blamed the Federal Government for not implementing the agreements it reached with Asuu.
8. Ekweremadu: South-East Governors Reject Police Burglary Claims
South East governors have demanded a thorough investigation into the assassination attempt on the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. The Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi made this known while receiving the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, in charge of Zone 6, Mr Samuel Ogunjemi at exco-chambers government house Abakaliki on Wednesday.
9. BBNaija Star K.Brule Hospitalised After Ghastly Car Accident
Big Brother Naija star Kelvin Brouillette, popularly known as K.Brule, was on Sunday involved in a car accident which landed him in a hospital. K.Brule narrated the incident in a post on social media network, Instagram, on Wednesday, adding that the accident was caused by a tyre blowout, and according to witnesses, he caused it.
10. Man United Stun Juventus With Late Show In Italy
Manchester United came from a goal down to secure a memorable victory over Juventus with two late goals in the Champions League group stage. Former United talisman Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Champions League goal for Juventus, hitting a superbly-timed volley past David de Gea in the 65th minute, to put the hosts in front.
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.