Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Tuesday, 8th October 2019
1. President Buhari Advocates For Made in Nigeria Goods
President Muhammadu Buhari has pleaded with public and private business sector leaders in Nigeria to invest more on made in Nigeria goods.
Naija News learnt that he made the plea at the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES25) with a charge to public and private sector leaders to look inward to solve the unique challenges confronting the nation’s socio-economic development.
2. Emir Sanusi Describes Nigeria’s Rising Population As A Liability
The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi (II), has described the rising population in Nigeria as a liability to the country.
Emir Sanusi stated this while speaking at a panel session of the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit currently holding in Abuja.
3. Tribunal Delivers Final Judgment On Ortom’s Election
The election of Governor Samuel Ortom has been affirmed by the Benue state governorship election petitions tribunal sitting in Makurdi, the state capital.
Naija News reports that Ortom contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party.
4. Minimum Wage: Gov. Fayemi Reveals Governors’ Position On Payment
Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi on Sunday said governors have taken a position on the implementation of the new minimum wage.
According to him, there is a difference between the national minimum wage increase and a general wage review and the governors have an understanding of this.
5. UNILAG Suspends Dr Boniface, Lecturer In #SexForGrades
Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, a lecturer and former sub-dean of faculty of art in the University of Lagos (UNILAG), has been suspended by the institution, for sexual harassment.
Naija News reports that Dr Boniface, who doubles as a head pastor of a Foursquare Gospel Church in Lagos, was exposed in a 13-minute video documentary released on Monday by the BBC Africa.
6. 2023: Edwin Clark Reveals Best Candidate To Become Nigeria’s President
Elder statesman and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark has declared support for the emergence of an Igbo person as Nigeria’s president in 2023.
The politician declared that the Igbo nation deserves to produce Nigeria’s next president and also merit the position.
7. Tribunal Upholds Gov Bala Mohammed’s Victory
The Bauchi State election Tribunal has upheld the victory of Senator Bala Mohammed as governor of the state.
Naija News reports that the tribunal judge, Justice Salihu Salisu, dismissed the petition of the Mohammed Abubakar and the All Progressives Congress (APC) for lacking in merit.
8. Taraba Assembly Deputy Speaker Impeached
The Deputy Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Hon. Mohammed Gwampo has been impeached earlier on Monday.
Naija News learnt Hon Gwampo was impeached after the motion for the impeachment was raised by the former Majority Leader, Hon. Albasu Kunini, of Lau State constituency over alleged lack of competence to discharge his duties.
9. Tunde Bakare Reveals Reasons Behind Buhari’s Behaviour As Nigeria’s President
The senior pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), Pastor Tunde Bakare has said President Muhammadu Buhari is striving to leave a worthy legacy behind when his tenure expires.
The fiery pastor noted that the health challenges faced by the President during his first term in office has pitched him in a race against time.
10. Court Approves Forfeiture Of N280m Linked To Invictus Obi
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the forfeiture of N280,555,010.65 found in bank accounts belonging to two companies owned by Obinwanne Okeke also known as Invictus Obi.
Naija News understands the court gave the approval for the temporary forfeiture of the money found in the corporate account of the alleged culprit. It will be recalled that Okeke is standing trial in the United States of American for an alleged $11m cyber fraud following his indictment alongside 77 Nigerians.