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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, 11th October, 2019

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Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Friday, 11th October 2019

1. Buhari, Jonathan Hold Closed-Door Meeting In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, held a closed-door meeting with the immediate past President of the country, Goodluck Jonathan in Aso Rock, Nigeria’s Presidential Villa.

Naija News reports that Jonathan, who conceded defeat to Buhari in the 2015 Presidential election, arrived at the forecourt of the State House around 2.58 pm.

2. Ex-Boko Haram Spokesman Sues Nigerian Government For N500m

A N500 million aggravated suit filed by a former spokesperson of Boko Haram, Ali Konduga has been struck out by an FCT High Court, Maitama on Thursday.

The suit, dated October 7 and filed on October 8 was struck out following an appeal by Mr Konduga’s counsel, Mohammed Tola to discontinue the case.

3. Sowore Appeals To Federal Government Over N150 Million Bail Condition

The convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore has pleaded with the federal government and the high court over bail conditions attached to his release granted to him last week.

Naija News recalls that Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare, who were charged with treasonable felony were granted bail in a ruling last Friday by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu.

4. President Buhari Promises To Review Cost Of Governance

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday promised to beam the light on issues of cost of governance in the country.

Particularly, the President said his administration will take a closer look at the cost of governance with a view to weed out possible corruption that exists anywhere.

5. Goodluck Jonathan Keeps Mute After Meeting With President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has met behind closed doors with former President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Naija News reports that the former president finished his meeting without speaking to journalists on the outcome of the meeting.

6. Minimum Wage: Labour Sends Another Warning To Federal Government

The organized labour in Nigeria has insisted there may be no going back on the planned workers’ strike should government fail to agree on the implementation of the new minimum wage.

The chairman of the Enugu State chapter of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Chukwuma Igbokwe stated this on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen in Enugu.

7. President Buhari Extends His Nephew’s Stay In The Police Force

The service years of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s Chief Personal Security Officer, Abdulkarim Dauda, has been extended by three years.

Due to his position as Presidential aide, Dauda is said to have enjoyed accelerated promotion twice within three years.

8. ASUP Threatens To Strike, Issue 21-Days Ultimatum

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has threatened to go on strike if the Federal Government fails to address the issues affecting the polytechnic education system in Nigeria.

The Union issued the strike warning on Thursday, during its National Executive Council meeting at the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra.

9. EFCC Speaks On Why It Raided INEC Office, Discovery Of N65m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has stated the reason behind its decision to raid the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Zamfara State where four Ghana must-go bags filled with money were discovered.

According to report, the commission raided the electoral office and took away four Ghana-must-go bags containing the sum of #65,548,000 in continuation of its investigation over alleged non-payment of ad hoc staff who conducted the 2019 general election.

10. Atiku vs Buhari: CUPP Alleges Plan To Pick ‘Special Justices’ To Hear Supreme Court Case

The Coalition of United Political Partes, (CUPP) has alleged fresh plans by the federal government to hand pick Justices to hear the 2019 presidential election dispute.

CUPP says the move is contrary to the age-long tradition of selecting the 7 most senior Justices as members of the Presidential Election Petition Appeal.

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


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