HEADLINES (June 15, 2019)
We bring to you the top stories across major newspapers trending today.
Buhari’s cabinet: Tinubu men begin moves to stop Ambode’s nomination, may petition EFCC
There are indications that the immediate past governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, may be part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s next cabinet.
It has, however, been gathered that party men loyal to the National Leader of the ruling party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, may have begun moves to scuttle plan to appoint Ambode as a minister.
Read the rest of the story here: https://punchng.com/buharis-cabinet-tinubu-men-begin-moves-to-stop-ambodes-nomination-may-petition-efcc/
Minimum wage: Labour rejects FG’s proposal
The negotiation committee set up by the Federal Government to negotiate the consequential adjustment arising from the N30,000 new minimum wage has rejected what the government is offering.
The committee, which was inaugurated on May 14, has also failed to meet the four-week deadline to submit its report.
Read the rest of the story here: https://punchng.com/minimum-wage-labour-rejects-fgs-proposal/
Gorilla ‘swallowed’ N6.8 million’, says Kano zoo accounts officer
A gorilla at the Kano Zoological Gardens is being accused of ‘swallowing‘ N6.8 million cash realized from gate takings during last week’s Eid el Fitri.
An accounts officer at the zoo claimed that the gorilla sneaked into an office where the money was kept and then proceeded to ‘swallow’ it.
Read the rest of the story here: https://thenationonlineng.net/gorilla-swallowed-n6-8-million-says-kano-zoo-accounts-officer/
Controversy as Saraki ‘personalises’ Nigeria’s Senate President’s Twitter handle
Nigeria’s immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has come under online attacks after being accused of taking ownership of a Twitter handle belonging to his former office.
The account @SPNigeria, verified by Twitter, was created in June 2015. It was created for the purpose of information dissemination from the office.
Aisha Buhari wants to be addressed as ‘First Lady’
WIFE of the President, Dr. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has said that henceforth she should be addressed as ‘First Lady’.
Mrs Buhari in the past four years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was addressed as ‘Wife of the President.’
Read the rest of the story here: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/06/aisha-buhari-wants-to-be-addressed-as-first-lady-2/
MAN CRIES TO BUHARI, WIKE: I could not afford N15m bribe, DSS beat me so mercilessly I became blind
May 9, 2014, will forever remain indelible in the memory of 49-year-old businessman, Mr Williams Nicholas Ejimozor, as it charted an insufferable course to the entire family.
The light complexion man and members of his family had woken up that Friday morning, without any inkling of what awaited any of them.
How 33-year-old first-timer emerged Plateau Assembly speaker
A zoning formula in Jos East that insisted on a single tenure for each State Assembly lawmaker has placed a rear opportunity on the lap of 33-year-old final year law student, Ayuba Abok, who recently emerged as Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly.
Read the rest of the story here: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/how-33-year-old-first-timer-emerged-plateau-assembly-speaker.html
I’ll win APC primary by whichever means – Bello
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State yesterday said whether by direct or indirect means, he would win the APC primary for the November 16 governorship election in the state.
Speaking to State House correspondents in Abuja, he said a tenant cannot send a landlord out of his house.
Read the rest of the story here: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/ill-win-apc-primary-by-whichever-means-bello.html
Security: Makinde may lift ban on Oyo NURTW next week
Indication emerged on Friday that the ban placed on the activities of members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers Union (NURTW) by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State might be lifted anytime next week.
The word of assurance was given by the NURTW National President, Alhaji Nojeem Yasin while addressing journalists after a meeting with the Governor at the Agodi Government Secretariat, Ibadan.
Read the rest of the story here: https://thenationonlineng.net/security-makinde-may-lift-ban-on-oyo-nurtw-next-week/
ON THE FOREIGN SCENE, ON THE BBC
Hong Kong extradition protests: Government suspends bill
The Hong Kong government has suspended its highly controversial plan to allow extraditions to mainland China, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced.
She had previously refused to scrap the bill despite mass protests from Hong Kong residents.
Read the rest of the story here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-48645342
Jair Bolsonaro: Man who stabbed Brazil’s leader acquitted
A man who stabbed Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at a campaign rally last September has been acquitted, after a judge ruled he was mentally ill.
Adélio Bispo de Oliveira cannot be tried under Brazilian law because he was not fully aware of his actions at the time, the federal judge concluded.
Read the rest of the story here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48645339
NOW TO SPORTS,
Enyimba Domestic Double Ambition Sets Tone For Aiteo Cup Round Of 64 Fixtures; Face Kano Pillars Feeders In Ilorin
After claiming this year’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPF) trophy, during the concluded Championship play-offs in Lagos, Enyimba will return to the pitch today (Saturday) to begin their quest for domestic double with Aiteo Cup Round of 64 clash against Kano Pillars Feeders in Ilorin, Completesports.com reports.
Paul Pogba ‘insists on Real Madrid move’ despite Manchester United refusing to sell him with Zinedine Zidane determined to make it happen
Saturday, 15 June, 2019.