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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Today, Tuesday, 27th February 2018



Here is a summary from Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Today, Tuesday, 27th February 2018.

1. Minimum wage to be announced by third quarter of the year 2018

The minister of labour and employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has given assurances that the federal government would announce a minimum wage before the end of the last quarter of 2018.

The minister gave the assurance while speaking at the 40th Anniversary of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Abuja on Monday.

2. Abducted Dapchi school girls moved to Niger republic

Nearly half the girls abducted from Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Yobe State are said to have been ferried across the border into Niger Republic.

The girls were reportedly split into two groups; one was left in an enclave in northern Borno State and the other taken to a village in Niger Republic.

3. APC holds national caucus meeting

The ruling All Progressives Congress, yesterday held its caucus meeting at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.

The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari and had Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, APC Chairman John Odigie Oyegun, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, State Governors, Ministers, and others in attendance.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki was however absent at the meeting.

 4. Gov. Gaidam blames withdrawal of Army for Dapchi school attack

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has claimed the withdrawal of troops of the Nigerian Army from the area, made it easy for suspected Boko Haram insurgents to launch an attack on a government secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe state.

The Army have however refuted his claims.

5. Religious clash leave several dead, many injured in Kaduna

An unconfirmed number of people were reportedly killed and several houses set ablaze in Kasuwan Magani village, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State Monday, following a violent clash between Muslims and Christian youths in the community.

An unspecified number of people were also said to have sustained injuries as the youth engaged each other with dangerous weapons.

6. Freed UNIMAID lecturers, others visit President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday at the Aso Rock Villa, hosted 3 University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) lecturers, 1 policewoman and 9 other women, rescued from Boko Haram insurgents.

The President also used the opportunity to restate government’s commitment to the fight against insecurity.

7. PDP wasted $500b oil money in 16 years – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has alleged that the  People’s Democratic Party (PDP) embezzled about $500 billion oil earnings within the 16 years it was in power.

Buhari made the assertion while speaking during the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Caucus meeting, held at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, on Monday.

8. Yobe government shuts down Dapchi school indefinitely

The Yobe state government has announced the indefinite closure of the Government Girls Science and Technical College located in Dapchi, Yobe State.

This follows the attack on the school which according to the federal government, has left 110 students of the school missing after a suspected Boko Haram attack.

9. Neymar suffers leg injury ahead of Real Madrid clash

PSG star, Neymar is set to miss a crucial champions league tie against Real Madrid after suffering a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle.

The Brazilian star sustained the injury during PSG’s 3-0 win over Marseille.

10. Falcons withdraw from Turkey invitational tournament

The nations senior female national team, Super Falcons have withdrawn from the 12-nation invitational tournament this week scheduled for Turkey.

Logistic reasons were cited for the inability of the players to honour the invitation.

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Source: Naija News

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