Here Are The Major Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For Today, Sunday, 28th April 2019.
1. New Minimum Wage: How AGF Is Delaying Implementation Process
The implementation of the new National Minimum Wage bill signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari has been hit by some bottlenecks. Officials of some state governments told Saturday Punch that they had yet to receive the documents containing the implementation guidelines from the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, almost 10 days after the wage bill was signed into law.
2. JAMB Latest News: See When JAMB Will Release Results
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has assured candidates of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that results would be ready from April 29. The Board’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Bwari.
3. Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Speaks On Collecting Money From PDP’s Atiku
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has denied reports that he collected money from the 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. Naija News understands that the secessionist leader made this during a recent live broadcast on Radio Biafra.
4. PDP To Back Goje, Ekweremadu For Senate Leadership
The horse-trading for the leadership of the 9th Senate intensified yesterday with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spearheading negotiation with some aspirants from the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the office of the President of the Senate. The PDP is plotting a joint ticket by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Sen. Danjuma Goje and the outgoing Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu.
5. Victims Of Easter Attack: Slain Members Of Gombe Boys Brigade Buried Amid Tears
The slain members of the Boys and Girls Brigade in Gombe State have been laid to rest. Naija News learnt that a funeral service was conducted in their honour on Saturday at the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Centre in Gombe, the state capital.
6. Gombe Government Imposes 24hrs Curfew On State Capital
The Gombe State government has imposed a curfew within the state capital. Naija News Understands that the acting Secretary to the State Government, James Pisajih, announced the restriction in a statement earlier today.
7. Southeast APC Rejects NASS Zoning Arrangement
The Southeast caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday demanded a review of the zoning arrangement ahead of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly. The zone took the stand during a stakeholders meeting held in Enugu State.
8. Nigerians Praise #EndSARS Convener, Create ‘Sega Tron’ Movement
Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to heap praises on the convener of #EndSARS campaign, Segun Awosanya, creating a new movement tagged “Sega Tron” in the process. Naija News reports that #EndSARS campaign is a coalition of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), involved in the current citizens’ push for the reform of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, more particularly the agitation for the scrapping of the Special Anti-robbery Squad, SARS.
9. See States With Highest Unemployment Rate
NBS said this in its “Labour Force Statistics – Volume 2: Unemployment and Underemployment by State”, for Third Quarter, 2018, posted on its website, NAN reports. The bureau said that Rivers had the second highest reported unemployment rate with 36.4 per cent followed by Bayelsa with 32.6 per cent.
10. Xenophobia: Another Nigerian Killed In South Africa
Yet another Nigerian has been killed in South Africa, The Nigerians Citizens Association in South Africa (NICASA) disclosed today. The Nigerian Victim identified as Tony Elochukwu from Nnobi Anambra State was said to have been killed by an unidentified gunman in South Africa.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.