Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Friday, Nov. 16th.
The self-acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed to expose the ‘dirty work’ of the Nigerian ruling cabal.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says its members will not be intimidated by a threat from the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) to sack workers if the new national minimum wage of N30,000 is implemented. NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, said this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Zamfara state governor and chairman of the NGF, Abdulaziz Yari, said it was impossible to implement the N30,000 minimum wage without downsizing the workforce all over the country.
Head of the ruling All Progressives Congress Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has insinuated that many states in Nigeria are struggling to pay workers’ salaries because of sharp practice in the public sector. The former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said Nigeria’s major problem was stealing of public resources in the name of salary payment and as such called on governors to block all loopholes aiding corruption.
No fewer than three soldiers were reportedly killed and several missing after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in Borno state. It was learned that the Boko Haram fighters may have come from the IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province. The militants temporarily dislodged troops from the base before being repelled with aerial support, according to AFP report.
Negotiations between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (Asuu) and a federal government delegation will continue next week, the union’s president has said. Speaking after Thursday’s meeting in Abuja, the union’s president, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, said that his team and the government’s had yet to conclude discussions. He then said that they would meet again next week, without stating the exact day, for further negotiations.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has filed N3 billion suit against an online newspaper Daily Nigerian and its publisher, Ja’afar Ja’afar, for releasing videos of him allegedly collecting kickbacks from a contractor. In the suit dated November 13 and filed at a federal high court in the state, Ganduje, through his counsel, Nuradeen Ajagi, asked the court to declare the publication as a defamation of character and wrongful.
Violence broke out when the Anambra State House of Assembly resumed sitting on Thursday, with policemen blocking the entrance to the premises, while they also fired teargas. The sitting followed the purported impeachment of the Speaker, Rita Maduagwu, on Tuesday. She had claimed that “They need two-thirds of our members to impeach the Speaker or the governor,” and that since they did not achieve that, “So, I’m still the Speaker.”
The immediate past governor of Ondo state Olusegun Mimiko has confirmed his withdrawal from the 2019 presidential race. Report had emerged on Wednesday that Mimiko, a member of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), had pulled out of the race for Nigeria’s topmost office. It was learned that Mimiko pulled out of the race to run for the Ondo central senatorial election under the same party.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has admitted that his team would miss Odion Ighalo, Francis Uzoho, Wilfred Ndidi and Abdulahi Shehu in a crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations clash with South Africa on Saturday. While Shehu, Uzoho and Ighalo are injured, Ndidi is serving a one-match suspension due to two yellow cards. But Rohr expects Samuel Chukwueze, Victor Osimhen, Theophilus Afelokhai and Mikel Agu to fill the voids.
Mavin Records first lady and Nigerian music goddess, Tiwa Savage, has again dropped another hit single titled ‘One‘. This latest addition is coming closely on the heels of her last hit single Lova Lova featuring Duncan Mighty and collaboration with Wizkid in ‘Fever‘.
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.