Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Thursday, 11th October, 2018
1. FG proposes N24,000 new minimum wage
Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, on Wednesday, revealed that so far, no agreement has been reached by the Tripartite Committee on Minimum Wage on any figure.
Ngige, while fielding questions from newsmen after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said negotiation and consultations were still on-going.
2. APC would present candidates for Zamfara in 2019 – Oshiomhole
Allegations that the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara state did not conduct primaries within the time frame stipulated by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has been denied by the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Oshiomhole replied INEC, emphasising that his party indeed held governorship, national assembly and state assembly primaries in Zamfara state and will present candidates for the general elections.
3. Again, President Buhari meets with APC governors
President Muhammadu Buhari has yesterday, met with all governors under the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Aso rock villa in Abuja over crises trailing the just-concluded primaries of the party.
The governors who were led by Rochas Okorocha, the chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, arrived around 4.p.m.
4. Labour rejects N24,000 minimum wage
The Organised Labour has rejected the N24,000 minimum wage been offered by the federal government as explained by the minister of labour, Chris Ngige.
Mr Joe Ajaero, President, United Labour Congress (ULC), while reacting to Ngige’s statement on the new minimum wage, insisted that the Tripartite Committee on the new National Minimum Wage has concluded its assignment for onward submission to President Muhammadu Buhari.
5. FG drags Senator Ekweremadu to court over asset declaration
The Federal Government has charged the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and Senator Bassey Akpan, with offences bordering on alleged refusal and negligence to declare their assets to the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property.
On Wednesday, the Federal High Court in Abuja where two separate sets of charges were instituted against the senators, ordered that the charges and other accompanying papers be served on the two of them through the Clerk of the National Assembly.
6. Court cancels APC primaries in Rivers state
A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has nullified the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries held in Rivers state.
The court ruled that all the congresses that conducted all the electoral positions in disobedient to court order is null and void, and consequently nullified the APC primaries for disobeying initial court order.
7. Osun PDP chieftain, Diekola slumps in court
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Mr Fatai Oyedele, popularly known as Diekola on Wednesday, collapsed in court.
Recall that Diekola, Segun Adekilekun and Sikiru Lawal were arrested by the police shortly before the state governorship rerun held on September 27.
8. Atiku tackles Buhari with 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.
9. Fayemi will pay your salary arrears – Fayose tells Ekiti workers
Mr. Ayodele Fayose, the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, has asked Ekiti State workers to hold the governor-Elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi responsible for their outstanding four months salary arrears.
He said the federal government had withheld the money for payment of salaries until the assumption of the incoming governor.
10. INEC disqualifies APC from contesting elections in Zamfara state
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has told the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the party is not eligible to present candidate for elective positions in Zamfara state in 2019.
This, INEC said is because the APC failed to successfully hold a primary for elective positions in Zamfara State before the October 7 deadline stipulated by the electoral umpire.
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