Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Friday, 29th November 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a letter of request to the Senate seeking approval for the federal government’s 2016-2018 external borrowing plan.
President Buhari’s letter was read during plenary on Thursday by Senate President Ahmad Lawan.
Former Military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has condemned the hate speech bill, sponsored by the senator representing Niger North senatorial district, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi.
The former president while stating his view on the proposed bill stated that nobody can deny Nigerians their freedom of speech.
Workers in the Lagos State civil service will now enjoy the payment of N35,000 as minimum wage beginning from November 2019.
This follows the approval of the new figure by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Kogi west senatorial election, Dino Melaye, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the Kogi West supplementary election scheduled for Saturday, November 30.
Naija News reports that Senator Melaye made this called while addressing journalists at INEC headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Wednesday, where he submitted another petition against the rerun poll, having first asked the commission to cancel it.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Thursday, gave its final ruling on the result of the March 9 governorship election in Benue State.
It will be recalled that Emmanuel Jime, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the election is challenging the victory of Governor Samuel Ortom at the polls.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said no law in Nigeria empowered it to cancel results of the just concluded governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States.
INEC made this known through its National Commissioner of Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye.
At least 50 persons have been injured and four persons lost their lives in a gas explosion that occurred early Thursday morning at Aduke Street, Ifelodun Local Council Development Area of Lagos state.
Among the dead persons were two kids.
The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has revealed how his predecessor, Abdulaziz Yari, paid himself N300million severance before leaving office in May.
Governor Matawalle stated this while assenting to the repealed law that stops former governors, deputy governors, speakers of the state House of Assembly from collecting about a billion Naira annually.
The former governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, has denied the viral poster of his alleged 2023 presidential ambition, he stated that it’s sheer distraction.
The Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District noted that there is no intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have made progress in the latest ranking released by the World football governing body, FIFA.
According to the November ranking released on the FIFA website, the Super Eagles are now ranked 31st in the World, moving up four spots from their previous position.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
Source: Naija News