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News In Nigeria: Top Newspapers Headlines Today, Jan. 24, 2019

News In Nigeria: Top Newspapers Headlines Today, Jan. 24, 2019 - OkayNG NewsTop Nigerian Newspapers Headlines ©

Okay News brings you our daily segment of Top headlines for today, January 24, 2019.

1. TY Danjuma exposes plans to cause unrest to rig elections

TY Danjuma, former Minister of Defence, has said some people are planing to cause unrest so as to enable rigging in the upcoming general elections.

The former Chief of Army Staff made this known while inaugurating a medical laboratory at the Rufkatu Danjuma Maternity Hospital in his Takum hometown in Taraba State. – Continue Reading HERE

2. Sowore pledges to pay workers 100,000 minimum wage if elected president

Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), has pledged to pay workers 100,000 as minimum wage if elected in the upcoming general elections.

He made this promise at a town hall meeting tagged: ‘The Candidates’ organised by the MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with NTA and DARIA media. – Continue Reading HERE

3. Higuain completes loan move to Chelsea

Gonzalo Higuain, Juventus striker, have completed a loan move to Premier League side Chelsea, till the end of the season.

Higuain flew from Italy earlier Wednesday to complete his medical at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground in London will not feature for the Blues in their encounter against Tottemham. – Continue Reading HERE

4. Buhari forwards new minimum wage bill to national assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has transmitted the minimum wage bill to the national assembly (NASS) after its approval by the national council of state on Monday.

The national council of state had approved the sum of N27,000, while the federal government said it would increase to N30,000 for its workers, Okay News reports. – Continue Reading HERE

5. Buhari signs act prohibiting discrimination against person with disabilities

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an act Discrimination Against Persons with disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018.

The Act prohibits all forms of discrimination on the ground of disability and imposes fine of N1, 000, 000 for corporate bodies and N100, 000 for individuals or a term of six months imprisonment for violation concurrently it guarantees right to maintain a civil action for damage by the person injured against any defaulter. – Continue Reading HERE

6. Alex Badeh buried amidst tears in Abuja [Photos]

Alex Badeh, Former Chief of Defence Staff, has been buried at military cemetery in Abuja.

Okay News recalls that Alex Badeh was killed after his vehicle was attacked by unknown gunmen along Abuja-Keffi road on Tuesday, 18 December 2018. – Continue Reading HERE

7. NUT: Nigerian teachers reject N27,000 new minimum wage

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has joined other unions to reject the N27, 000 minimum wage approved for Nigerian workers by the National Council of State.

The National Council of State, at its Tuesday meeting, approved N27,000 as the new minimum wage, Okay News reports. – Continue Reading HERE

8. Court grants bail to Dino Melaye again

The FCT High Court in Maitama has again granted bail to Sen. Dino Melaye who was arraigned on an eight-count charge of evading arrest.

The ruling was presided over by Justice Yusuf Halilu. – Continue Reading HERE

9. Simi drops new song “Ayo” [Audio]

The X3M music singer earlier teamed up with her husband Adekunle Gold to release a join single titled “Promise” which also featured their secret wedding in the video. – Continue Reading HERE

10. OFFICIAL: Huiguain speaks after loan move to Chelsea, shirt number revealed

Gonzalo Higuain’s loan move to Chelsea from Juventus has been confirmed in a statement made available on its website.

The 31-year-old striker will be wearing the number nine ‘9’ jersey at the club, Okay News gathered. Continue Reading HERE

11. COMPLETED: Mario Balotelli joins Marseille on free transfer

Mario Balotelli has completed his free transfer move from Nice to Marseille, the French Ligue 1 club confirmed on Tuesday. – Continue Reading HERE

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