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Nigeria Breaking News Today ,Wednesday January 23, 2019

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Welcome to the Naija News live breaking news update for January 23, 2019. Keep in touch with all the very latest news headlines from across Nigeria today. We will be bringing you regular updates throughout the day of all the breaking news and events from across Nigeria. We will also update you on pictures, video, tweets and comments covering the latest happening across Nigeria. If you have some information you can contact us via mail: newsroom@naijanews.com

Breaking: National Council Of State Approves N27,000 As New Minimum Wage

The National Council of State presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N27,000 as the new minimum wage to be paid to Nigerian workers. This was announced at the end of its meeting which held at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja on Tuesday, 22nd January 2019.

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CJN Onnoghen Applies For Indefinite Suspension Of His Trial Before CCT

In his absence, The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen has asked the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to adjourn indefinitely, the case of non-declaration of assets filed against him.

His counsel, Wole Olanipekun (SAN) made the application after bringing to the attention of the tribunal, several interim orders of several courts restraining the tribunal from going ahead with the case.

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NLC Turns Down N27,000 Minimum Wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has turned down the N27,000 new National Minimum Wage adopted by the National Council of State on Tuesday.The General Secretary of the Congress, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, made the mind of the Congress known to the press ) on Tuesday in Abuja.

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Shitte Leader, El-Zakzaky’s Trial Adjourned To March 25th

A Kaduna State High court has adjourned the trial of the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat.

The trial was adjourned till March 25, 2019.  The IMN leader is currently facing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of the public peace, among other charges.

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You’re An Election Rigger Without Peer’ — Tinubu Bombs Obasanjo In Open Letter

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has described former president Olusegun Obasanjo as an “election rigger without peer”.

Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos State also accused Obasanjo of being responsible for the flaws in Nigeria’s political economy since 1999.

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I Am Impressed By INEC’s Preparations For The Elections – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has noted that the ongoing preparations by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) towards the general election have really impressed him.

Garba Shehu, special adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, noted that Buhari made the remark while addressing a meeting with the European Union Observer Mission (EOM) to Nigeria, at the state house, Abuja.

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You Lack Respect’, PDP Blasts Tinubu Over Attack On Obasanjo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, has called on Bola Tinubu the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to be mindful of his choice of words.

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Biafra: Prophet Nwoko Sends Strong Warning To ‘Igbos’ Over Nnamdi Kanu

The spiritual leader of Biafra Agitation Movement, Prophet Anthony Nwoko, has warned Igbo people that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) will only “use and dump” them.

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Justice Onnoghen WIll Not Be Arrested Over Failure To Appear Before CCT – FG

The Federal Government has refuted claims that it was seeking to effect the arrest of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, for snubbing the Code of Conduct Tribunal for the second time.

Speaking after the court section on Tuesday, the prosecuting counsel, Aliyu Umar SAN, said, “Government would not demand the arrest of Onnoghen for failing to appear before the tribunal even though Paragraph 6 of the CCT Practice Directive empowers it to do so.”

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PDP Call On Buhari To Probe Adams Oshiomhole, Amaechi, Others

President Muhammadu Buhari has been called out by the Peoples Democratic Party, on Tuesday, charging him to order a probe of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole. The President was called on to order a probe into corruption allegations filed against them if his anti-graft fight was sincere.

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2019 Elections: ICPC partner INEC To Curb Vote Buying

The Independent Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC) has expressed its readiness to work with the Independent National Electoral Commission to curb vote buying during the 2019 general election.  The Public Relation officer of ICPC, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, made this known to journalist on Tuesday in Abuja.

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CBN Leaves Monetary Policy Rate Unchanged At 14%

The Central Bank of Nigeria, at the end of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on Tuesday in Abuja, left the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) unchanged at 14%.  With the MPR left unchanged, it is the 15th consecutive time that the rate will be left untouched by the MPC.

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Buhari’s Campaign Organisation Slams Atiku With Libel Suit, Demand N40m

A 40million libel suit has been issued against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)‘s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO), for alleged defamation of President Muhammadu Buhari and his family. The suit which was lodged before a High Court in Abuja had Buhari as the 2nd Plaintiff.

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Obasanjo And Buhari Meet, Days After Criticizing The President’s Administration

President Muhammadu Buhari, today, presided over the National Council of State meeting, at the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Naija News reports that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who, only on Sunday, heavily criticized the Buhari administration’s policies and alleged plans to rig the February elections, is also attending the meeting.

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Eedris Abdulkareem Set To Release Part 2 Of ‘Nigeria Jagajaga’, Pleads With Nigerians To Vote Out Buhari

Veteran Nigerian rapper and Jagajaga’ crooner, Eedris Abdulkareem, has reacted to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s outburst against President Muhammadu Buhari and his government. He said he believes Nigeria deserves a better leader than Mr. Buhari.

 


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