Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Friday,19th April 2019.
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the national minimum wage bill into law. The Senate passed the bill on March 19, approving N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. The house of representatives had earlier passed the bill.
The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Thursday convicted the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, and has banned him from holding any public office for 10 years. Africa News24 understands that the CCT passed the judgment after finding Onnoghen guilty of breaching Code of Conduct for Public Officers.
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has dismissed a suit filed by Spectrum Wireless Communications Limited against Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services (EMTS), owners of 9mobile, challenging the sale of the company. In his ruling on the preliminary objections filed by counsel to EMTS, C.J. Aneke, the presiding judge, upheld the defendant’s prayers that there is no direct shareholding relationship between Spectrum Wireless and EMTS.
Celebrity police officer, Dolapo Badmus, who was until her recent re-deployment, the Zone 2 Police Public Relations Officer, has been appointed to a new post. Africa News24 understands CSP Badmus has been appointed Force Provost following her deployment to the Enforcement and Disciplinary Department of the Nigerian Police.
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and winner of the February 2019 election, Muhammadu Buhari, has faulted claim by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar that they won the election. Africa News24 reports Buhari told the Presidential Election Tribunal that, by the result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, he (Buhari) and his party, were victorious in the last election.
An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday ordered the remand in prison of a 23-year-old man, Rasheed Shitta, for allegedly stabbing his father to death. The Magistrate, Adeola Adedayo, remanded Shitta in Ikoyi Prisons and ordered that the case file should be sent to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
Consular officers of the United States embassy in Nigeria has said that wearing a suit to interview is not a guarantee that visa will be given. The consular officer spoke during a Facebook live session on Wednesday. According to the officers, the applicants could come for an interview in traditional Nigerian dresses which they find unique.
Nigerian singer and Five Star music act, Kcee is a year older today. The singer shared these cool new photos to celebrate his birthday with the caption, ‘my being alive and healthy today is as a result of none other than the almighty God.