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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 23rd January 2019

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Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Wednesday, 23rd January 2019

1. 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.

2. 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.”

3. ‘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.

4. 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.

The congress stated that since the Tripartite Committee has submitted its initial report, the council has no power to override the amount initially agreed upon.

5. Buhari’s campaign organisation slams Atiku with N40m libel suit

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.

6. 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.

7. CJN Onnoghen applies for indefinite suspension of his trial before CCT

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.

8. Shitte leader, El-Zakzaky’s trial adjourned to March 25th, 2019

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.

9. Supreme Court withholds ruling on Rivers APC primaries till further notice

The Supreme Court has reserved ruling on the competence of appeal filed by Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi’s faction of Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

A five-man panel led by Justice Mohammed Dattijo, fixed ruling on a date to be communicated to the parties after listening to counsel’s submissions in the matter.

10. I am impressed by INEC’s preparations for 2019 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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