Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Monday, Dec. 3rd.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has debunked the allegation by the self-acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, that he is an impostor. Concise News reports that since the IPOB leader resurfaced, he has been alleging that President Buhari is an imposter whose real name is Jibrin Aminu Al-Sudani from Sudan.
The Federal Government’s silence on the N30,000 minimum wage proposal was on Sunday described by the Nigeria Labour Congress as provocative. The NLC stressed that it expected President Muhammadu Buhari to have sent a draft bill to the National Assembly weeks after report on the minimum wage was submitted to him.
The Nigerian army says it is yet to get $1 billion approved to fight the insurgency and other security challenges in the country. Concise News reports that the national economic council (NEC) approved the request of the current administration to withdraw $1 billion from the excess crude account (ECA) for the fight against the insurgency in 2017.
The self-acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, has countered the assertion of the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, alleging he said President Muhammadu Buhari was cloned. Concise News reports that the Minister had said the idea of Buhari being cloned was “not only absolute idiotic but also sheer bunkum.”
Staff of the National Assembly under the aegis of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), have fixed December 4 to stage a protest over unpaid salaries and allowances. The union’s Secretary-General, Suleiman Haruna, announced this in a statement in Abuja.
The Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has appointed three youths and a woman as his aides. The spokesperson for the former Vice President, Paul Ibe, disclosed this in a statement to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.
The self-acclaimed leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has alleged that late Dora Akunyili, a former minister of information, sacrificed her life to ensure Goodluck Jonathan became Nigeria’s President. Concise News reports that Jonathan was the then Vice President under Umaru Yar’adua, while Akunyili was the minister of information and had demanded that Jonathan be made the acting President when Yar’adua was sick and flown abroad.
Barring any last-minute change, Nigerians might experience fuel scarcity, this is because oil marketers have given the federal government a seven-day ultimatum to settle outstanding debts totalling N800 billion, failing which depots would cease operation across the country. The marketers, comprising Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) and Independent Petroleum Products Importers (IPPIs), said failure to meet the deadline would force its members to disengage workers from depots.
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has denied reports that he was supporting the 2019 presidential bids of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party. In a statement on Sunday by his Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Don Adinuba, Obiano said he was rather supporting the ambition of the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Gen. John Gbor, in the race.
The national female football team Super Falcons have returned to the country following their triumph at the just concluded 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (Awcon) championship in Ghana. Leading other prominent Nigerians and top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation to receive the girls on arrival in Abuja on Sunday evening was the Chief of Staff to the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Federal Republic, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), Abba Kyari.
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.