Nigerian Newspapers: 10 Things You Need To Know Wednesday Morning

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1 Minimum Wage Negotiation Deadlocked:

The tripartite minimum wage negotiation meeting involving Organised Labour, the federal and the state governments, and the Organized Private Sector, OPS, on Tuesday ended in deadlock, following Labour’s dismissal of the government’s N54,000 offer as expected. Labour leaders also lamented the absence of state governors in the meeting to present their offers.

2 Suspected Bandits Kill Over 40:

Suspected bandits have reportedly killed over 40 persons after they attacked Zurak village in Bashar District of Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State. It was gathered that the armed men invaded the Zurak community when people in the community were about to retire after their normal daily activities.

3 Rivers State Governor Inaugurates Commissioners:

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara has inaugurated eight commissioners cleared by three lawmakers led by Victor Oko-Jombo. The governor made this known Tuesday night in a tweet on his X-handle.

4 House of Representatives Urge IGP to Carry Out Comprehensive Mop-up:

The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to carry out a comprehensive mop-up of all arms, ammunition, AK-47 rifles, cutlasses, and other weapons in the possession of herders and individuals and to prohibit the public from carrying such arms and weapons.

5. ISWAP Members Kill Senior Police Officer:

Suspected members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have killed a senior police officer in the northern part of Borno State. It was gathered that the ISWAP members sneaked into New Marte at about 7:30 pm on Monday and attacked a health worker who fortunately escaped.

6. Rivers Governor Fubara Speaks:

Governor Similanayi Fubara of Rivers State has said he started taking decisions as a governor in February, 2024. Fubara, who spoke on Tuesday at Egbeda Community Secondary School field, venue of the inauguration of some internal roads project in Emohua Local Government Area, inaugurated by Delta State governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, reiterated that the projects people were seeing were accomplishments of four months.

7. Arewa Consultative Forum Laments:

Foremost Northern mouthpiece, the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has lamented that some policies of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led government are responsible for the deteriorating standard of living, inflation and unemployment in Nigeria. The forum also warned that Nigeria might witness social chaos, particularly in the northern region if nothing was done to address the biting economic crisis.

8. Price of Diesel Increases:

The price of Automotive Gas Oil, popularly called diesel, produced by the Dangote Petroleum Refinery has increased from N940/litre to N1,100/litre due to the crash of the naira against the United States dollar, it was gathered on Tuesday.

9. Seven Found Dead in Music Studio:

Seven persons, among whom were students of the Niger Delta University, Yenagoa, were found dead inside a music studio on Tuesday morning after inhaling what is suspected to be generator fumes. It was gathered that the music studio along Transformer Road in the Amarata area of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, was operated by one of the deceased, identified as Akpos Barakubo.

10. APC Dismisses Merger Talk:

The All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday, dismissed the potential merger talk between the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar and the standard-bearer of the Labour Party in the election, Peter Obi. APC, in a statement, described Atiku and Obi as desperate politicians who could not be trusted with power.

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