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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, 18th October, 2019



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Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Friday, 18th October 2019

1. Labour, FG Reach Agreement On Minimum Wage

The Federal Government and organised labour have finally agreed on the implementation template for N30,000 new national minimum wage.

Naija News reports that the Federal Government and organised labour reached the agreement on the percentage increase on the consequential adjustment in workers’ salaries as a result of the new minimum wage of N30,000 on Thursday night.

2. President Buhari Approves N10bn For Enugu International Airport

President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N10bn for the upgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

According to the President who made the disclosure via his Twitter account on Thursday, the fund is an intervention fund for the upgrade of the airport.

3. Finance Minister Reveals Why Nigeria Is Borrowing $3bn From World Bank

Mrs Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, has stated the reason behind the Federal Government’s decision to borrow $3bn from the World Bank.

The minister noted that the fund would be deployed for reforms in the power sector.

4. Senate Stops Press Men From Budget Defence, Gives Reason

The defence of the 2020 budget for the various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) commenced on Thursday behind closed doors.

Naija News understands that the Senate barred all the pressmen present for the event from covering the proceedings.

5. Shiites To Embark On Nationwide Trek

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shiites have disclosed plans to embark on their annual nationwide Arba’een symbolic trek on Saturday.

Naija News reports that the IMN has assured that the symbolic trek will be peaceful and devoid of any attempt to disrupt the right of safe passage to other road users.

6. President Buhari, State Governors Meet In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with Governors of the nine oil-producing states in the country at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State said the issues discussed bothered on security, economy and the development of their various states.

7. Buhari Breaks Silence On Onitsha Fire, Gives Fresh Directive

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the victims of the recent Onitsha fire which claimed some lives and destroyed several properties.

It will be recalled that an inferno ravaged the upper Iweka area of the Onitsha market on Wednesday after a fuel tanker spilled its content and subsequently ignited a fire outbreak.

8. FG Proposes New Taxes On Soft Drinks

The need for more revenue generation has pushed the federal government to seek more sources of income as the proposal to place excise duty on carbonated drinks has been revealed.

Naija News understands that the Nigerian Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed who made this known said the government is working on how to maximize existing revenue streams while trying to identify new revenue streams.

9. Border Closure: Price Of Foodstuffs Will Soon Drop, FG Tells Nigerians

The federal government of Nigeria has told citizens that the nation has achieved food sufficiency which will result in cheaper prices of foodstuffs soon.

Director, Projects Coordinating Unit at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Maimuna Habib, made the submission on Thursday in Abuja during an interview with NAN against the backdrop of the 2019 World Food Day.

10. UK, EU Reach New Brexit Deal

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has announced that the United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed a new Brexit Deal.

He made the disclosure in a tweet on his verified Twitter account on Thursday.

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

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