Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Wednesday, 7th November, 2018
1. President Buhari receives report on new minimum wage
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, received the report of the tripartite committee set up to work on the new national minimum wage for the country.
This follows the conclusion of discussions and meetings by the committee.
2. Senate begins investigation of N3.5b alleged mismanaged NLNG fund
The Nigerian Senate has set up a committee to investigate the alleged unauthorized withdrawal of $3.5 billion by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, from the account of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas company, NLNG.
Senator Bassey Akpan had raised the issue on the floor of the Senate during plenary session after citing orders 43 and 95 of the Upper Chamber’s rule.
3. Prince Charles and wife visits Nigeria
Prince Charles of England, and his wife Princess Camilla arrived the shores of Nigeria on Tuesday through the presidential wing of the Nnmadi Azikwe International Airport Abuja.
The British prince inspected a guard of honour mounted in his honour, before proceeding to the Aso Rock Villa to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari.
3. Four house of rep members dump APC for other parties
Another defection Tsunami has hit as four members of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the House of Representatives have announced their decision to dump the party.
They are Mr Abiodun Awoleye-Dada, who has moved to the Accord party; Mr Samuel Segun-Williams, who has moved to the Labour Party; Mr Lawan Hassan-Anka, who has joined the Peoples Democratic Party, and Mr Lam Adesina, who defected to the African Democratic Congress.
4. Orji Uzor Kalu gets 7 days ultimatum to appear in court
The Federal High Court in Lagos has given a former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu not more than seven days to appear before it to continue trial over fraud allegations against him.
The High Court judge, Justice Mohammed Idris gave the order on Monday at the resumed hearing in the case in Lagos.
5. Keyamo says it is impossible for Atiku to achieve N97/litre of petrol
Festus Keyamo, spokesperson of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, on Monday, challenged Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over his claim that he would lower the pump price of petrol to N97/litre if elected President in 2019.
According to Keyamo, there is no chance any President could sell the product for any price in the region of what is being mentioned by Atiku.
6. No plan to increase senators’ allowances – legislative aide
Olu Onemola, the Special Assistant on New Media to the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that there are no plans to increase the allowances of Senators.
He said this in response to a a tweet by SERAP (The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project) which alleged that the Senate President plans to increase the allowances of Senators.
7. Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu escapes assassination attempt
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu alongside his wife and children, early Tuesday morning, escaped an assassination attempt on their lives.
Information gathered by Naija News reveals the attempted assassination attempt was carried out by gunmen who invaded Ekweremadu’s residence in Apo legislative quarters.
8. FG targets 2m traders with trader moni scheme before end of 2018
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the federal government is targeting 2 million petty traders with its interest-free and no-collateral loan.
The Vice President stated this when he visited Lagos markets to distribute the loan to beneficiaries in the company of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
9. Kano state house of assembly vow to continue Governor Ganduje’s bribery investigation
The seven-man committee set-up by the Kano State House of Assembly to investigate the alleged bribery video clips against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the State has vowed to continue with its assignment despite the court order stopping it.
The Chairman of the committee, Alhaji Baffa Danagundi disclosed the committee ‘s decision on Tuesday, saying the committee’s work is in line with the constitution.
10. NAF bombs Boko Haram hideout
The Nigerian Air Force on Tuesday said, that its fighter aircraft operating in the northeast have bombed a Boko Haram camp in Borno, killing many of the terrorists and destroying their equipment.
A statement signed by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of NAF Public Relations and Information, said fighter aircraft used in the operation include the Alpha Jets, the F-7NI and the Mi-35 helicopter gunship.