Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Wednesday, 16th October 2019
The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari through a delegation led by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, has ended its meeting with the organized Labour over the new minimum wage.
Naija News reports that the Federal Government and the organized Labour resumed negotiation on the full implementation of the new minimum wage today, however, the meeting just ended without an agreement.
The Hope Democratic Party (HDP) has filed a fresh suit at the Supreme Court challenging the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News reports that the HDP is asking the apex court to reverse itself in the judgment delivered on October 3, which on technical ground dismissed its appeal filed against the election of Buhari.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture has declared that efforts by the federal and affected state governments have ensured remarkable improvements in security situations across the country.
He stated this on Tuesday while giving his opening remarks at the special town hall meeting on security organized by his ministry on the efforts of the Federal Government and that of the North-West governments to tackle insecurity in the region.
The National Bureau of Statistics has released the Consumer Price Index which measures inflation with the index rising to 11.24 percent in the month of September.
According to report from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the inflation rose by 0.22%, higher than the 11.02% recorded in August and 11.08% in July 2019.
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has dismissed a list of candidates released by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in respect of the recruitment exercise into the Constable cadre of the Force.
Naija News reports that the dismissal was contained in a statement issued by the Head, Press and Public Relations of the Commission, Ikechukwu Ani, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The Nigerian Senate has given Standing Committees engage Ministries, Departments, and Agencies to defend the budget 2020.
Naija News reports that this is coming after the conclusion of its debate on the general principles of the 2020 Appropriation Bill.
Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State may be disqualified from contesting the November 16 governorship election should the court so rule.
This follows a legal suit filed by Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) before a federal high court in Abuja requesting it to disqualify Bello on the grounds of double registration.
Nigerians will have to pay N3,000 through remita for the renewal of National Identity Card and N5,000 for replacement, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said.
Naija News reports that this was disclosed in a series of tweets by the commission on its tweeter handle (@nimc_ng) on Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Nigerian Senate, seeking approval for the payment of N10.069billion as settlement of promissory note to the Kogi State Government led by Governor Yahaya Bello.
Naija News reports that this was disclosed in a letter sent to the Nigerian Senate by the President.
Senator Ali Ndume (APC-Borno South) on Tuesday said 840 Nigerian soldiers killed by Boko Haram terrorists from 2013 till date were buried in the Military cemetery located in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, the former Senate Leader said the figure did not include soldiers killed by Boko Haram and buried in other military cemeteries located in other parts of the North-East.