Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Wednesday, 17th July 2019.
Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, July 16, approved the immediate implementation of the N30,000 new national minimum wage. Chief Richard Egbule, the Chairman of the National Salaries, Income, and Wages Commission, made this known while addressing a news conference on the implementation of the new national minimum wage earlier today, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday approved the appointment of Ola Awoniyi as his new Special Adviser on Media. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, Lawan also appointed Karage Mamman as his Deputy Chief of Staff.
The Nigerian presidency has praised the action of the Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde after he publicly declared his assets. Naija News recalls that the Governor publicly declared his assets in fulfillment of his campaign promises to the people of the state.
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Enugu State, during the National Assembly election for Enugu North/South Federal Constituency, Mr. Nelson Maduka Arum, prays to withdraw his petition from the tribunal. The APC candidate had dragged Hon, Offor Chukwuegbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the Tribunal, seeking the nullification of his victory.
Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has lambasted the family of Senator Ademola Adeleke for claiming the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the state governorship election. Naija News reports that the Supreme Court had declared All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyetola, as the real winner of the controversial governorship election.