Here Are The Major Newspaper Headlines For Wednesday, 9th January, 2019
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, says he has been fair to the people from South East in terms of appointments despite the low number of votes he received from the region during the 2015 elections.
The President made the comment in response to allegations of marginalisation of the Igbo in his appointments.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday, launched a nationwide protest as their demand for the 30,000 new minimum wage has not yet received satisfactory attention.
The protesters actively participated in the protests in Cross River, Lagos, Edo, Abuja, Osun, Kaduna, Benue, and many other states.
A leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Mc Oluomo, was on Tuesday stabbed in the neck at the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.
MC Oluomo, was said to be beside Sego, another prominent member of the union, when he was stabbed and has been rushed to the hospital for treatment.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said he doesn’t mind the media exposing his wife, Aisha, or his son, Yusuf if they are found to have benefited from illegal government deals.
This is coming at a time when there are growing concerns and comments over Buhari’s alleged ties with corrupt people.
A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has said that Governor Kashim Shettima’s tears would continue to flow until he opens up on the role he allegedly played in the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls.
Fani-Kayode tweeted, “The Governor of Borno State wept about the plight of his people in the hands of Boko Haram during a meeting with Buhari.
Another audio clip of Rotimi Amaechi, Director-General of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign organisation, has surfaced in which the embattled Minister of Transport allegedly describes Lagos as a ‘glorified village’.
According to the audio tape, Amaechi said there was very little infrastructure in Lagos, especially water and roads, while lamenting the spate of traffic jams in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally broken silence over the expired tenure of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, adding that he will take action on him soon.
The President who spoke during a recorded interview aired on Arise TV was reacting to growing demands for the IG, who has reached the retirement age of 60, to step aside.
8. FG to transmit new minimum wage bill to NASS on January 23
The federal government has revealed that the draft bill on the new minimum wage will be transmitted to the National Assembly on January 23.
This was disclosed in Abuja by the minister of labour and employment, Dr. Chris Ngige.
Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader has questioned the integrity of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Tinubu said Buhari is a man of his word while Atiku sways back and forth on issues.
10. Police say Sen. Melaye is fit to continue trial
Police authorities say embattled Senator Dino Melaye is pretending to be ill.
Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood says all tests conducted on the Senator proved negative and he is therefore fit for trial.