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Nigerian press zooms in on minimum wage, others

The plan to set up a committee on national minimum wage and the advice to President Muhammadu Buhari to retain the current anti-graft czar were some of the main stories in Nigerian newspapers on Saturday.Nation said that Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will soon approve the setting up of a 29-man committee to engage organised labour in negotiating a new national minimum wage for workers in the country.

It said that members of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption (PACAC) have faulted the Senate’s rejection of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu and advised President Buhari to retain the czar.

This Day said Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) invited the Department of State Security (DSS) and Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to recover about N11 billion worth of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) which it stored in the facilities of Capital Oil and Gas Limited.

Punch reported that popular singer, Davido, impregnated a 24-year-old Georgia University undergraduate named, Amanda.

The Sun reported that Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof Itse Sagay, has said that the governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose has implicated himself by admitting that former President Olusegun Obasanjo forced him and other governors to donate to his Presidential Library.

Leadership said that minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) has read riot act to South African authorities over the endless extra-judicial killings and xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

Guardian reported that the Federal Ministry of Health has directed all bottling companies to insert advisory warnings on all products for the benefit of the health of all Nigerians.

Daily Trust said that Federal Government has again admitted that oil-producing communities of the Niger Delta deserve a better deal.


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