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Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

1. Olakunrin’s Murder: Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan Slams Buhari’s Government

Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan has berated the APC led federal government over the increased level of insecurity in the country.

Naija News understands that the ex-president said that insecurity is getting worse day by day in the country.

2. Nigerian Senate Proposes National Security Summit

With the level of insecurity in the country, the Nigerian Senate has called for the immediate convocation of a National Security Summit.

The request was made by the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan in sequence to a motion raised by Senator Ayo Akinyelure on the murder of Mrs Funke Olakurin, daughter of the Afenifere leader.

3. Minimum Wage: NLC Speaks On Issuing Strike Notice

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba has said that the Congress is yet to issue any strike notice with regards to the implementation of the new national minimum wage by the government.

Naija News reports that Wabba revealed that discussion over the implementation of the minimum wage and the consequential adjustment was going on smoothly.

4. Open Letter: You Are Not Patriotic, Buhari Fires Back At Obasanjo

President Muhammadu Buhari has described those relying on isolated cases of insecurity in the country to heat up the polity as unpatriotic Nigerians.

The President said this on Tuesday when he received the national executives of the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.

5. Atiku vs Buhari: PDP Witness Accuses INEC Official Of Collecting $10,000 Bribe

A witness for the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Ali, while speaking at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday alleged that an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission identified as Abubakar Kaura was found with the sum of $10,000 dollars on the day of the election.

Ali, who claimed that he was the ward collation officer stated that the $10,000 dollars was a bribe for the INEC officer to manipulate the result of the election in the area of Nasarawa State.

6. Senate Set To Screen Acting CJN, Tanko Mohammad

The Nigerian Senate has promised to screen the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammad on Wednesday (Today).

President Muhammadu Buhari had last week, forwarded Justice Tanko’s name to the Senate for confirmation, in accordance with Section 23(1) of the 1999 Constitution and the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

7. Supreme Court Delivers Judgement On Ned Nwoko’s Suit Against Nwaoboshi

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the two suits filed by Ned Nwoko, challenging the election of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Delta North district.

Naija News recalls that Nwoko was challenging the validity of the 2 Oct. 2, 2018 primary of the party held in Delta, which proclaimed Nwaoboshi as the PDP candidate.

8. What APC Told Makinde Over Asset Declaration

The Oyo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Governor Seyi Makinde, to explain the source of his N48 billion asset which he made public on Monday.

Chairman of the party, Chief Akin Oke made this known in a brief statement registering his reaction to the declaration of assets by Makinde.

9. Arrest Obasanjo Now, Miyetti Allah Tells FG

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) have demanded the immediate arrest of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

The group said this as part of its reactions to the latest open letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari on July 15 over the recent happenings in the country, particularly on insecurity.

10. 2023 Presidency: IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Issues Strong Warning To Tinubu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on Tuesday, berated the National Leader of the All Progress Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, accusing of betraying his people.

Kanu alleged the interest of Tinubu in aspiring for the nation’s presidential seat in 2023 has beclouded his sense of judgement and made him incapable of defending his people.

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.


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