Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Thursday, Nov. 15th.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) says there is no way state governors can afford to pay N30,000 as workers’ minimum wage. Making this known after an emergency meeting in Abuja on Wednesday night, the NGF said states would go bankrupt if they paid workers the proposed minimum wage. The governors, to this end, are to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to find a way out.
Senate President Bukola Saraki has called on the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to resign from politics. The Senate President was reacting to reports that Oshiomhole allegedly collected bribes during the conduct of the ruling party’s primary elections. Saraki said there was no moral justification for him to continue to remain in politics.
Protesters on Wednesday asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPI) to prosecute the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. Speaking to newsmen, the CNN Convener, Stanley Onu, advised Oshiomhole to resign owing to the allegations against him which led to his invitation by the operatives of the Department of Security Service (DSS).
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is damaged as it accused the party of churning out fake news to mislead Nigerians ahead of the 2019 elections. Spokesman for the APC Lanre Issa-Onilu made this known on Wednesday while declaring support for efforts aimed at checking the spread of fake news.
Ahmed Aliyu, the deputy to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, has resigned his position. Ahmed is the governorship candidate of the APC for the state and he is expected to contest against his former boss, Tambuwal, who may fly the flag of the PDP at the governorship election in 2019. It was learned that the deputy governor was not forced to resign.
Former governor of Ondo state and presidential candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) for the 2019 elections, Olusegun Mimiko, has reportedly withdrawn from the race. It was learned that Mimiko pulled out of the race to run for the Ondo central senatorial election under the same party. Nigeria’s electoral umpire, INEC, had listed former commissioner in the state, who served under Mimiko, Gboye Adegbenro as the party’s candidate for next year’s election.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Wednesday said it was prepared to resume negotiations with a Federal Government team to resolve its ongoing strike. Lecturers commenced the strike on 5 November, to press home their demands for improvement in the funding of public universities in Nigeria. Asuu President Professor Biodun Ogunyemi told journalists on Wednesday that meeting with government delegation had been scheduled for Thursday.
Police in Imo state say their personnel have arrested two suspects who were allegedly on their way to bomb a community in Orlu town. Concise News learned that the suspects came from neighbouring Ebonyi State. Commissioner of Police in the state , Dasuki Galadanchi, paraded the suspects, 28-year-old Friday Ehereobia and 30-year-old Ozioma Nwosu, on Wednesday in Owerri, the Imo state capital.
Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency is set to arraign former lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Prof. Richard Akindele for allegedly demanding sex from one of his students Monica Osagie. The management of OAU had sacked the professor for demanding for sex in order to upgrade Osagie’s academic result from fail to pass. And the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says Akindele would be arraigned at the Federal High Court in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, on Monday.
Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa says the Super Eagles are fully ready to get the better of South Africa in a Group E 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Johannesburg. The two sides will face off on Saturday, 17 November, at the FNB Stadium in a top-of-the-table clash. And speaking ahead of the game, Musa said South Africa, which stunned the Eagles 2-0 in Uyo in the first leg in 2017, were not strangers as they know them very well.
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.
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