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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 30th January 2019



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Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Wednesday, 30th January 2019

1. NJC gives Onnoghen, Mohammed 7 days to respond to petitions

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has given suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen and Acting CJN, Tanko Mohammed, seven working days to respond to petitions filed against them.

Naija News recalls that the President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen last week Friday and immediately appointed Mohammed as the Acting CJN. Onnoghen was accused of non-declaration of assets.

2. Reps approve N30,000 minimum wage

The House of Representatives has passed the bill increasing the national minimum wage and adopted N30,000 as recommended by the tripartite committee.

The lower legislative chamber passed the bill after considering the report of its ad hoc committee during plenary on Tuesday.

3. 5 things Atiku mentioned as he petitions France, Germany, UK, US, and EU against Buhari

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alh. Atiku Abubakar, has written a petition against President Muhammadu Buhari to the international community.

The former Vice President of Nigeria, in the letter, accused Buhari of perpetrating constitutional breaches.

4. Onnoghen fights back, drags Buhari govt to court over suspension

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has filed a suit against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government over his suspension.

Naija News recalls that President Buhari suspended Onnoghen last week Friday and immediately appointed Tanko Muhammad as the Acting CJN. Onnoghen was accused of non-declaration of assets.

5. Speaker Dogara, other Rep members, officially dump APC for PDP

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has officially announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He announced his defection on the floor of the house during plenary on Tuesday.

Two other APC lawmakers – Ahmed Yerima representing Misau/Damdam constituency in Bauchi state and Edward Pwajok who represents Jos south-east constituency in Plateau state also joined the speaker in dumping the APC for the PDP.

6. Acting Police IG, Mohammed Adamu, NSA meet with state governors

The acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, met with state governors in Abuja on Tuesday.

The meeting was convened to address security issues and how to tackle them ahead of the 2019 general elections in the country.

7. Biafra: IPOB fixes February 16 for referendum, same date as Nigeria’s presidential election

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared February 16, 2019, as the new date for its referendum on the declaration of sovereign Biafra.

The date clashes with the day Nigerians are also expected to head to the polls to decide who will become the country’s president for the next four years.

8. FG slams Walter Onnoghen with fresh criminal allegations

The office of the Attorney General of the Federation has sent a list of criminal allegations against Justice Water Onnoghen to the National Judicial Council.

The petition, it was learnt, contains a number of damaging allegations against Justice Onnoghen, including bank statements and title deeds of properties said to have been traced to him.

9. Abia State APC Chairman kidnapped hours before Buhari’s campaign

The Abia State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Donatus Nwankpa has reportedly been kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Monday night.

According to information gathered, his personal assistant escaped, but another party official wasn’t lucky to also escape.

10. Nigeria improves in TI’s corruption index ranking

Nigeria made progress, moving up four places in the Transparency International corruption perception index (CPI) for 2018, according to the latest report released on Tuesday morning.

Of the 180 countries that were surveyed last year, Nigeria is ranked 144 – representing an upward movement of four places compared to the 148 out of 180 ranking in 2017.

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