Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
Nigerians in South Africa has been given a twelve-hour ultimatum to leave areas of northern cape province. Speaking on the validity of the threat, Adetola Olubajo, President of Nigeria Union in South Africa, disclosed that some indigenes of Keimoes and Upington areas of northern cape province in South Africa gave Nigerians and other foreign national a 12-hour ultimatum threat.
Human rights and constitution lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has denied claims that he asked President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the rule of law in other to fight corruption. Naija News reports that Niyi Akintola (SAN) has in an interview in 2016 said Falana and himself rose in defence of Buhari at an event in Washington, US.
The World Bank has predicted that Nigeria’s economy will grow by 2.1 percent in 2020, adding that growth in the West African Economic and Monetary Union is expected to stabilize at 6.4 percent. Naija News learned that the bank made the prediction in its January 2020 Global Economic Prospects which was released on Wednesday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said Senator Shehu Sani has questions to answer in his alleged involvement in obtaining $25,000 from the ASD Motors boss, Alhaji Sani Dauda. Naija News reports that the EFCC had arrested Senator Sani last week over alleged extortion.
State governments that are yet to implement the N30,000 new minimum wage for workers have been given a January 31 deadline to comply with the Trade Union Congress (TUC). The Labour Union gave the warning in a communique at the end of its National Executive Council meeting in Lagos on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari gave the advice because according to him, “whether we like it or not, we will someday handover to Nigerian youths.” This the president said, when he received the All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leaders from the six geo-political zones, at the presidential villa, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, over its “terminal decline and future in national politics.” Naija News reports that President Buhari mocked the PDP in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity on Thursday, January 9.
Foremost novelist and traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu in the Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuemeka Ike, is dead. Naija News understands that the writer reportedly died at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, after a brief illness on Thursday.
English Premier League side, Arsenal will be without three first-team players ahead of their clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday. Hector Bellerin is yet to fully recover from a right hamstring and won’t be available for the selection in the London Derby.
Temi, daughter to renowned Nigerian billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, has been named among others to feature in a new movie by popular film producer, director, and actor, Kunle Afolayan. Kunle Afolayan, who hails from Kwara State is well known for creative, powerful and educative movies that Nigerians never get bored of watching.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.