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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Thursday, 10th January 2019



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Here Are The Major Newspaper Headlines For Thursday, 10th January, 2019

1. President Buhari inaugurates technical committee on new minimum wage

President Muhamamdu Buhari on Wednesday, inaugurated a Technical Advisory Committee on the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage and reiterated his commitment to its implementation

Inaugurating the committee shortly before the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, Buhari restated his commitment to an upward review of the minimum wage “as it is time to do so’’.

2. EFCC arrests man with undeclared $207,000 in Kano airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have apprehended, for alleged money laundering, one Mr. Sani Abdullahi, at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport.

The EFCC arrested Sani during the screening of passengers boarding the China bound Ethiopian Air from Kano, for failing to fully declare the sum of 207,000 dollars (N63,135,000) in his possession.

3. No electronic transmission of 2019 election result – INEC clarifies

Few days to the general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would only do a nationwide pilot electronic transmission (e-collation) of results in the forthcoming general elections.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made this clear in his opening remarks at the Commission’s regular quarterly meeting with the media on Tuesday in Abuja.

4. Atiku is focused and trusted, PDP replies Tinubu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation have come for Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), over his constant criticism of Atiku Abubakar.

Reacting in a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, advised Tinubu to remember that as the Asiwaju of Yoruba land, “he has the responsibility of tutoring the younger generation on the culture of the Yorubas, which holds that when a child is given the errand of a slave, he delivers it like a freeborn”.

5. I won’t finance my presidential campaign from the nation’s treasury – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, has, on Wednesday said that money for his re-election campaign will not be sourced from the nation’s treasury, as it was the usual case with previous government.

The President reinstated his readiness to put an end to corruption in campaign financing in the country.

6. Boko Haram: Army blocks, re-open Maiduguri highway

The road leading from Maiduguri to Damaturu and Damaturu to Potiskum in Borno and Yobe states was on Wednesday, shut down by troops of the Nigerian Army.

The highway has since been re-opened to the public with the military authorities explaining that the temporary closure was done as part of activities targeted at flushing out Boko Haram terrorists from the area.

7. FG fixes January 23 to transmitt minimum wage bill to NASS

With the Nigeria Labour Congress and its affiliate unions threatening a protest and a nationwide strike, the government on Tuesday agreed to send the bill on January 23.

This is coming after series of talk between the government and labour leaders with the last one that yielded results held on Tuesday at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, whilst the protests was going on.

8. Police declare NURTW official wanted over attacks at APC Lagos rally

The Lagos state police command has declared one Mustapha Adekunle, a.k.a Segio wanted for disrupting the rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held on Tuesday.

Seigo is a member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), and has been accused of masterminding the violence that erupted at the campaign event on Tuesday.

9. Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu blasts Buhari over Arise TV interview

The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to correctly name ministries in the country during an interview with Arise Television.

Naija News reports that Arise Television aired the President’s interview on Monday, where he responded to allegations of marginalisation of the Igbo in his appointments.

10. Jeff Bezos and wife set to divorce after 25 years marriage

The Richest man in the world and the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos have concluded plan to get a divorce after 25 years of marriage.

The 54 years old world richest man according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, with an estimated wealth of $137bn, made the announcement on his twitter handle.

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