Good morning Nigeria, welcome to the Publisher roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today, Wednesday, 13th September 2023.
1. The organised labour, on Tuesday, threatened to begin an indefinite strike should the Federal Government fail to meet its demands at the end of a 21-day ultimatum which will expire in approximately one week’s time. The National Assistant General Secretary of the NLC, Mr Christopher Onyeka stated this in an interview on Tuesday.
2. All the media aides attached to the office of the Ondo State Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, have been relieved of their positions. This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Richard Olatunde, on Tuesday.
3. A former Minister of External Affairs, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, says President Bola Ahmed Tinubu inherited a lot of problems from the bad leadership of the past governments. Speaking on Tinubu’s trip to the G20 summit, the former minister said in a TV interview that if Nigeria wanted to be a permanent member of the prestigious G20, the country must work hard to improve its image in the international community.
4. Those involved in illegal land transactions in Abuja would henceforth have it rough, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Nyesom Wike, warned on Tuesday. Wike vowed to do everything within the ambit of the law to stop sharp practices, which he described as “unacceptable”. The minister gave the warning at the inauguration of FCTA Mandate Secretaries. The secretaries are at par with commissioners in the states.
5. Artiste Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Alabama, aka MohBad, has reportedly died. He was 27. MohBad, who was formally signed under the Marlian record, died on Tuesday. This was announced on the ‘X’ handle of music executive, Ovie, on Tuesday evening.
6. Hon. Justice Mohammed Tukur-led Panel 1 of the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Jos on Tuesday upturned the election of Hon. Beni Lar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the member representing Langtang North/South Fed constituency. The National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal also nullified the election of a two-term member of the House of Representatives in Plateau State, Dachung Musa Bagos.
7. Kidnappers of eight Akwa Ibom State graduates, abducted in Zamfara State on their way to Sokoto State for the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Orientation Camp, have demanded an additional N200 million as ransom, after collecting N13 million earlier paid by the victims’ families. The victims, who were kidnapped on August 17, have spent 26 days in the kidnappers’ den.
8. The Benue State government, on Tuesday, confirmed the abduction of 10 passengers from two Benue Links vehicles near Okene, Kogi State on their way to Lagos last Sunday. The government also said 20 others, including two drivers and 18 passengers, were safe and reached their various destinations in Lagos.
9. A former deputy governor of Kogi State, Arc Yomi Awoniyi has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of the November 11 governorship election in the State. This was contained in a statement by Governor Yahaya Bello‘s Chief Press Secretary, Mohammed Onogwu on Tuesday in Lokoja.
10. A 40-year-old man, Ibrahim Umar, has been arrested for allegedly killing two casual workers in Taranka village, Gamawa Local Government Area of Bauchi State, for ritual purposes. The suspect was said to have come to the said Taranka village for charcoal business, and in the course of his stay, the two persons went missing.