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Good day, Nigeria and the rest of the world. Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Friday, May 17th, 2019.

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Minimum Wage: FG Increases Corps Members Allowance To N30,000

The Federal Government has increased the monthly allowance of members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) to N30,000, Concise News reports. Nigeria’s Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed said this on Thursday in Abuja during a press conference where she added that N649.434 billion is ready to be shared to states as Paris Club fund.

Nigeria Customs Service Speaks On Imported Poisonous Rice

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service Hameed Ali has warned Nigerians to stop consuming imported rice as it is poisonous, Concise News understands. This news medium reports that Hammed gave the warning on Thursday in Abuja during a news conference.

Nigerian Senate Approves June 12 As Democracy Day

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday concurred with the Public Holiday Act (Amendment) Bill, passed by the House of Representatives, which approved June 12 as Democracy Day. The upper legislative chamber took this decision after a presentation of conference report by the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, at plenary.

Senate Okays Emefiele For Second Term As CBN Governor

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Godwin Emefiele as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for a second term, Concise News reports. Emefiele’s confirmation followed a screening by the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions on Wednesday.

INEC Fixes New Date For Kogi, Bayelsa Governorship Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has picked another date for the Bayelsa and Kogi state governorship elections, Concise News reports. The commission says the elections, initially slated for November 2, will now hold on November 16.

I Have Fulfilled My Promise To Lagosians – Ambode

With just 12 days remaining to complete his tenure, Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has said he is fulfilled in his administration’s quest to transform the infrastructural landscape of the state. He spoke during the inauguration of the Agric Access Road, Egan, and the Lagos Theatre in Igando area of the state.

Ekiti: Fayemi Sacks 2000 Workers ‘Hurriedly Appointed’ By Fayose

The Ekiti Governor Fayemi Kayode has sacked more than 2,000 persons from the services of the state following their hurried appointment by his predecessor Ayodele Fayose. Concise News understands that Fayose appointed them the July 2018 governorship election in the state.

Osun Guber: PDP’s Adeleke Faces Fresh Lawsuit

Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State has been hit with yet another lawsuit by a member of his party, Ajayi Shuaib. Joined in the fresh suit were the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission as 2nd and 3rd respondents respectively.

Naira Marley Risks 7 Years In Jail As EFCC Files 11 Charges Against Singer

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has charged singer Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, with 11 counts bordering on alleged credit card fraud. Concise News understands that Naira Marley, based on the charges, risks seven years in prison if found guilty.

Ailing Ex-Super Eagles Boss Christian Chukwu Arrives London (Photo)

A former Super Eagles captain and coach Christian Chukwu has arrived in London, the United Kingdom for treatment with the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick visiting, Concise News understands. Concise News had reported that Chukwu is suffering from prostate cancer and had been treated in Enugu State.


That’s the roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website.