Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 8th January


Minimum Wage: FG, Organised Labour to reconvene Tuesday, 1p.m

The Federal Government says the meeting with the Organised Labour to prevent the threat of national industrial action over non transmission of the New National Minimum Wage Bill to the National Assembly will reconvene by 1p.m on Tuesday.


Shettima Meets Buhari, Weeps over Boko Haram’s Siege to Borno

Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, yesterday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and wept profusely over unrelenting devastation of his state by Boko Haram terrorists, asking the president to do more to save the people from destruction by the terror gang.

The Sun

Lagos: Agbaje, Sanwo-Olu, 8 others to debate Jan 14

The governorship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will be among the 10 candidates, who will take part in a debate to be organised by the Lagos West Diocese of the Anglican Communion.

Daily Times

Presidency orders withdrawal of ‘fake news’ on NFF

The Presidency has ordered for withdrawal of what it described as “fake news” making the rounds that President Muhammadu Buhari directed the arrest and prosecution of the Nigeria Football Federal (NFF), Amaju Pinnick. Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, on Sunday, stated that “a press release in circulation in the last 24 hours, to the effect that President Buhari has ordered the arrest and prosecution of Pinnick” is fake.


Rivers: APC Assures Of Victory, Reacts To Court Judgment

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday reacted to the judgments of the Federal High Court on two separate suits against it, assuring  that it would get victory in the superior court.

Daily Trust

Fake soldier, 3 others arrested for alleged robbery, kidnap

A 38-year-old suspected leader of a kidnap gang, Ismaila Ebenezer, who was said to have impersonated as a personnel of the Nigerian Army, has been arrested in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.

The Nation

Lagos not in bondage, Razak tells Agbaje, others

A member of the Lagos State Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), Chief Lanre Razak, has dismissed as diversionary and cheap blackmail a recent claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mr. Jimmy Agbaje, that the state is under the firm grip of a political godfather from whom Lagosians must be liberated.


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