These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will make your Friday morning.
1. XENOPHOBIA: Nigeria, South Africa reconcile
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa Thursday straightened relations between both countries over recent xenophobic attacks. This is coming weeks after a wave of violence against Nigerian nationals in Johannesburg and Pretoria strained relations between Africa’s top two economies. The presidents, at the end of Buahri’s three-day visit, said they regretted the violence and subsequent retaliation in Nigeria against South African businesses, pledging instead to deepen trade ties.
2. Borders should remain closed —Oshiomhole
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, says the party is strongly behind the Federal Government decision to close Nigeria’s borders with neighbouring countries. He appealed to the Federal Government to keep the borders closed until neighbouring countries complied with ECOWAS protocols.
3. MINIMUM WAGE: Osinbajo meets labour minister, TUC president behind closed doors
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Thursday night met behind closed doors with the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, and President of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Quadri Olaleye, at the State House, Abuja. Recall that the organized labour Wednesday gave the Federal Government one week ultimatum to conclude consequential adjustment on minimum wage.
4. BAYELSA: Oshiomhiole vows APC will defeat PDP in Nov. 16 Guber election
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has vowed that his party will defeat the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State. Oshiomhole, who said his people would not go low by joining issues with the outgoing governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, stated on Thursday while addressing the Bayelsa APC stakeholders as well as aggrieved governorship aspirants during a reconciliation meeting at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
5. Fashola urges senators to make road their constituency projects
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday challenged Nigerian senators to make road rehabilitation and construction their constituency projects. The minister threw the challenge when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Works at the National Assembly complex, Abuja, appealing to them to collaborate with the executive in the Federal Government’s drive to tackle the nation’s infrastructural challenges.
6. Kaduna govt condemns abduction of 6 students, speaks on rescue efforts
Kaduna State Government has confirmed the abduction of six students and one teacher of The Engravers College, Kakau Daji, Chikun Local Government Area of the State. The state government assured that security operatives were working to rescue the kidnapped victims.
7. Nigerian govt releases N625bn to varsities for research, others
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday revealed that the Federal Government has released the sum of N625 billion to Nigerian universities to enable them carry out research, teaching and community service. Osinbajo stated this at the 30th convocation ceremony of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, assuring that the Federal Government was determined to ensure that every Nigerian child has access to quality education.
8. Ortom queries aide for renaming Ahmadu Bello Way after him
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has queried the General Manager of the state’s Urban Development Board for renaming some streets in the state capital. Some of the major streets in Gboko were renamed, including the Ahmadu Bello way, which was renamed after the state governor.
9. Suspected cultists kill final year CRUTECH student
Suspected cultists on Thursday invaded the Cross River State University of Technology, Calabar, killing a final year student of the institution, Felix Egot on the school campus. According to eyewitnesses, the incident happened near the SUG secretariat on the school premises.
10. UI International School gives student 2 weeks suspension for wearing Hijab
A female student of the University of Ibadan International School, Ikhlass Olasubomi Badiru has been suspended by the school’s authorities for reportedly wearing a Hijab to school sometime in July. The two weeks suspension according to a letter, signed by the School Principal, Phebean Olowe, spans 7th and 18th October, 2019.
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