This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Thursday, October 11 2018
Court strikes out EFCC’s fraud suit against Innoson after failing to appear in court
An Ikeja Special Offences Court has struck out a suit instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Innocent Chukwuma a.k.a Innoson.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Olusola Williams had in a short ruling on Wednesday struck out the case following innoson’s failure to appear in court on seven occasions for his arraignment over alleged fraud.
Atiku Asks President Buhari 14 Tough Questions
The Presidential Campaign Organisation of Peoples Democratic Party Flag-bearer, former vice president Atiku Abubakar has tackled President Muhammadu Buhari with 14 questions.
Atiku’s campaign organisation said Buhari’s government and the All Progressives Congress, APC had deviated from governance and taken up the full duty of hurling insults at the former Vice President.
We will resist any attempt to frustrate enactment of Electoral Act, use of card readers for 2019 elections – Dogara
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has stated that the House of Representatives would resist any further attempt to frustrate the enactment of the Electoral Act Amendment Billl
as failure to do so would be indicative of a desire not to improve on the successes recorded in the 2015 elections.
Delivering a speech to mark the resumption of the House from its annual recess at the National Assembly, Hon Dogara said the passage of the Bill is also important in order to quell fears that some forces intend to manipulate the forthcoming elections by exploiting identified loopholes in the Electoral Act currently in force.
Fayemi Will Pay Your Salary Arrears – Fayose Tells Ekiti Workers
He said the federal government had withheld the money for payment of salaries until the assumption of the incoming governor.
Minimum Wage: Labour Rejects N24,000, Insists On Agreement
The Organised Labour has insisted that the Tripartite Committee on the new National Minimum Wage has concluded its assignment for onward submission to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Joe Ajaero, President, United Labour Congress (ULC), said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.
2019: Atiku To Choose Running Mate From Peter Obi, Adesina, Three Others
This is coming as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deadline for the submission of names of parties’ candidate expires on Monday.