What are the Nigerian newspapers headlines for today
1) The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended its planned strike in response to the subsidy removal-caused increase in fuel prices. To prevent a nationwide strike, the union demanded that the Federal Government reinstate the previous rate of N197.
2) The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has urged President Bola Tinubu to increase the minimum wage for workers in the country to mitigate the effects of subsidy elimination. In order to implement the Petroleum Industry Act, it was stated that this should be completed by the end of June, and that the consequential adjustment to Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) should be considered.
3) The former governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has revealed that he is not too large to serve in President Bola Tinubu’s administration. He stated, however, that he would consult with his wife and close friends before deciding whether or not to accept Tinubu’s offer.
4) President Bola Ahmed Tinubu stated on Monday that security is the key to Nigeria’s economic revival, prosperity, and development. He instructed security and intelligence agencies to ensure the nation’s safety. After touring the new Office of the National Security Adviser and the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in Abuja, he made his remarks.
4) Chidiebere Okoroafor, a pastor, has been sentenced to death by hanging for murder by a Port Harcourt-based High Court.
Okoroafor, the General Overseer of the Altar of Solution and Healing Assembly in Oyigbo, Rivers State, was tried for the murder of his choir mistress, Orlunma Nwagba, whom he had allegedly impregnated. Read More
5) Sunday evening, according to the Rivers State Police Command, three suspected cultists were killed in a shootout in the Udebu community in the Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state. When the police stormed the area, it was discovered that members of the Icelandic and Greenlandic cult groups terrorising the Ahoada East and West Local Government Areas had mobilised for a supremacy battle.
6) On Monday, Sokoto State Governor Ahmed Aliyu convened an emergency security meeting in response to Saturday’s attacks in the state’s northern region, which claimed 37 lives. Aliyu, who cut short his official visit to Abuja as a result of the attack, vowed to make the state inhospitable to bandits and other criminals.
8) On Monday in Lagos, the 81st Division of the Nigerian Army paraded six suspects believed to be impersonating military personnel. Lieutenant Ayodeji Owoyomi, speaking on behalf of the Commander of the 81 Division Provost Group, Brigadier General Mohammed Abubakar, added that the division was also searching for a man who, according to Lieutenant Owoyomi, was impersonating a Brigadier General.
9) Aondona Dajoh, who represents the Gboko West State Constituency, was elected Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly on Monday. In the second ballot, Dajoh defeated Becky Orpin from the Gboko East State constituency with 17 votes to 15 votes to become Speaker.
10) The Labour Party (LP) and its presidential candidate Peter Obi submitted additional INEC Form EC8As containing polling unit result sheets from eight states of the federation as exhibits yesterday.