Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday 22nd November, 2019


Good day, and welcome to JNJGLOBALGIST.COM roundup of the Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines for today Friday, November 22nd, 2019.

1. Minimum Wage: Fed Govt Releases Circular To Labour

The Federal Government has released a template for minimum wage payment. As was contained in the template, the least paid federal worker on Level 1 Step 1 will earn N360,000 per annum while the highest-paid at Level 17 Step 9 will take home N6,215,435 per annum.

2. Maina: Fresh Update On Alleged N2bn Fraud Case

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, stepped down proceedings in the continuation of trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, who chaired the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM) due to his failing health. JNJGLOBALGIST.COM reports that the presiding Judge, Justice Okon Abang, asked Maina to then take his medication after Francis Orasanye, the lawyer to the Maina, had told the court that his client was bleeding.

3. Federal Govt. Approves N200b Loan For Bank Of Industry

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the issuance of a Sovereign Guarantee N200bn loan to the Bank of Industry (BoI), JNJGLOBALGIST.COM has learned. Concise News understands that the money is from the Credit Suisse AG London Branch and a syndicate of international lenders.

4. Queen’s College: Presidency Speaks On Viral Student ‘Eyelashes’ Video

Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on Social Media, has condemned Queen’s College over the viral video of its student with eyelashes. This news medium understands that a mother of a Queen’s College student had attacked security guards of the school over alleged abuse of her daughter.

5. Senate Approves Buhari’s Request To Increase VAT, Six Other Taxes

The Nigerian Senate has approved the request by President Muhammadu Buhari to increase Value-Added Tax (VAT) from 5 percent to 7.5 percent. JNJGLOBALGIST.COM had reported that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in September approved an increase in VAT and sent a bill to the National Assembly for consent.

6. INEC Fixes Date For Kogi West Re-run

The conduct of supplementary and re-run elections for Kogi West Senatorial District and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency has been fixed for November 30 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, n a statement, said the decision was taken at the meeting held on Thursday in Abuja.

7. Why Whistle Blowing Has Reduced – FG

There has been a reduction in reported cases of whistle blowing due to some challenges, according to Mohammed Dikwa, the Permanent Secretary, Special Duties in the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning. Dikwa said this at a national workshop to discuss the draft bill of the whistle blowing policy in Abuja on Thursday.

8. Edo: Ize-Iyamu, Others Dump PDP For APC

A two-time governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). A former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Bright Omokhodion, former Deputy Speaker, Festus Ebea, former state chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, Tony Omoaghe were other political heavyweights in Edo State to joined Ize-Iyamu to defect to the APC.

9. Kogi Election: INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Bello

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented the Certificate of Return to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State. JNJGLOBALGIST.COM had reported that INEC Returning Officer for the election, Ibrahim Umar, said Bello polled a massive 406,222 votes to defeat his main rival, Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 189,704 votes.

10.Former Nigerian Footballer Critically Down With Liver Disease (Photo)

A former Golden Eaglets star who played at the 1985 U-17 World Cup Chukwumah Nwaoha is critically down with liver disease, JNJGLOBALGIST.COM has learned. JNJGLOBALGIST.COM understands that Nwaoha won the competition with the team that included Nduka Ugbade, Jonathan Akpoborie, Fatai Atere and others.

That’s the roundup of the Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on JNJGLOBALGIST.COM website.

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