Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Wednesday, July 17th, 2019.

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1. Buhari Takes Action On New Minimum Wage Implementation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the immediate implementation of the N30,000 new national minimum wage for Federal Public Service workers currently earning below the wage. Concise News learned that the Chairman, National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, Chief Richard Egbule, made this known at a press conference in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

2. Insecurity: Northern Elders Tell Fulani Herdsmen In South What To Do

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) Tuesday called on Fulani herdsmen residing in southern Nigeria to leave the area if the safety of lives and property are not guaranteed. Concise News reports that the Chairman of the forum, Ango Abdullahi, said this at a news conference in Abuja. According to him, there was a move by some trouble elements to engage herders with violence in Southern part of Africa’s most populous nation.

3. Buhari Describes Critics Of Isolated Cases Of Insecurity As Unpatriotic

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that citizens criticising isolated cases of insecurity in Nigeria were not patriotic. Buhari said every country in the world was facing one security challenge or another. He made these remarks while receiving the National Executives of the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) at the State House, Abuja.

4. INEC Chairman Reveals Why Commission Couldn’t Transmit Results To Server

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, Tuesday dismissed claims that the commission transmitted the 2019 election results electronically. The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in Nigeria’s last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, are challenging the outcome of the last election before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).

5. Minimum Wage: NLC Speaks On Issuance Of Strike Notice

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has denied issuing any strike notice over the non-implementation of the new national minimum wage by the federal government. President of the Congress, Ayuba Wabba, disclosed this in Abuja. Wabba said discussion over the implementation of the minimum wage and the consequential adjustment was going on smoothly, pointing out that when the time comes for a strike ultimatum, Nigerians will be informed accordingly.

6. Obasanjo Letter To Buhari: Apostle Suleman Reacts During Benue Visit

Founder of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has hailed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for writing an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari while warning against criticising the ex-president. Concise News reports that Suleman called on Nigerians to differentiate between politics and reality to solve the nation’s security challenges.

7. Delta North: Nwaoboshi Floors Ned Nwoko At Supreme Court

Two suits filed by Ned Nwoko challenging the election of Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi as the PDP candidate representing Delta North district was on Tuesday dismissed by the Supreme Court. Nwoko was challenging the validity of the October 2, 2018, primary of the party held in Delta, which proclaimed Nwaoboshi as the PDP candidate.

8. NYSC Meets EFCC Over Graduates Who ‘Can’t Write Or Spell Any English Word’

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to assist the scheme in tracking fraudulent mobilisation of unqualified graduates for the annual national service. Concise News understands that the NYSC wants the EFCC to closely monitor higher institutions with a view to taming those that sell certificates.

9. TB Joshua Rape Allegation: Fresh Shocking Details Emerge

The accusation of sexual assault against prominent Pastor T. B. Joshua has taken a twist with a shocking confession of the accuser Vicki Royce. Concise News reports that, according to online outfit The Pointer News, Royce, a Lagos-based upcoming singer divulged how she was handsomely paid. This, in a bid to smear the name of the revered cleric.

10. 2019 AFCON: How Eagles Will Play Against Tunisia – Mikel

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has said the team will give their best when they take on Tunisia in the third place playoff at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Concise News reports. Nigeria were beaten 2-1 by Algeria in the semi-finals and will face Tunisia on Wednesday.

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