This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Tuesday, 17th, August 2019.
Finally, NFIU Breaks Silence On Plan To Probe, Lawan, CJN Tanko, Others
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has denied reports that it is planning to probe principal officers of the National Assembly and members of the National Judicial Council (NJC).
Naija News reports that news had emerged of plans by the NFIU to commence an investigation into bank accounts belonging to Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Speaker of the House of Reps Femi Gbajabiamila and other principal officers of the National Assembly.
Ecowas Begs Buhari To Reopen Closed Borders
The ECOWAS Parliament has pleaded with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to open its closed borders.
Naija News reports that the parliament stated that the closed borders hampers the implementation of free trade movement within the ECOWAS region.
Tribunal Delivers Judgement On Gov. Makinde’s Election
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on Monday, upheld the victory of Gov. Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Naija News reports that the victory of Governor Makinde at the governorship election tribunal comes after Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had filed a petition against Makinde in the March 9 governorship election in the state.
New Minimum Wage: Details Of Labour, FG Meeting Emerges
The Federal Government has failed to reach an agreement with the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) over consequential adjustment for the implementation of the new minimum wage.
Naija News reports that the Head of Service, Winifred Oyo-Ita, chaired the meeting, and the acting Chairman, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, as the Secretary of the negotiating council.
Obasanjo Breaks Silence On Xenophobic Attack, Sends Letter To South Africa
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday said it was a “fallacy” for South Africa to believe that xenophobia would make more jobs available to its citizens.