Top Newspaper Headlines for Thursday, 18th October 2018

These are the headlines making the rounds on Thursday, 18th October 2018.


Saraki must go, says Akpabio. EFCC obtains court order to detain Fayose for two weeks. INEC, APC set for showdown today over Zamfara candidates’ list. BRT bus crushes power bike rider to death. FG approves N74bn refund to A-Ibom.  Saraki ordered clerk to rearrange sit Over rowdy session. Labour unions will resist No Work, No Pay. 

1) EFCC obtains court order to detain Fayose for two weeks …ex-gov to sue anti-graft agency


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has obtained a remand order from a Federal Capital Territory High Court to keep former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State for two weeks, The PUNCH can confirm.

The remand order, it was learnt, is subject to renewal which implies that Fayose could spend longer than two weeks in custody.

Source: The Punch

2) INEC, APC set for showdown today over Zamfara candidates’ list


The Independent National Electoral Commission and the All Progressives Congress are set for a showdown over the submission of the list of candidates for elections in Zamfara State, The PUNCH has learnt.

The deadline for submission of the names of the candidates for presidential and National Assembly election is Thursday (today) and the APC is expected to submit its own list today.

Source: The Punch

3) BRT bus crushes power bike rider to death


A power bike rider, whose identity has yet to be established, has been killed by a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicle, in the Agric area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.

The incident, which happened on Wednesday, reportedly occurred in the BRT lane.

Source: The Punch

4) FEDERAL ROADS: FG approves N74bn refund to A-Ibom


UYO—The Federal Government has approved  N74 billion to Akwa Ibom State government for the construction and rehabilitation of federal roads.

Commissioner for Works, Ephraim Inyangeyen, who made the disclosure, said the federal government was indebted to the state to the tune of N142 billion expended on the construction and rehabilitation of federal roads.

Source: Vanguard

5) Saraki orders Clerk to re-arrange seats


ABUJA—FOR more than 30 minutes, yesterday, the Senate was in rowdy session over sitting arrangement, as Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, also prevented the immediate past Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio (APC, Akwa Ibom North West), from using an unrecognized microphone to speak.

Source: Vanguard

6) Minimum wage: Organised labour holds crucial meeting


The Organised Labour says it will meet on Thursday to take final decision on the new National Minimum Wage for workers, following the delay by the Federal Government to announce its figure.

Ayuba Wabba, President, Nigeria Labour Congress, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.

Source: TodayNg

7) Ibori loses appeal against United Kingdom graft conviction


EX-Delta State Governor James Ibori has lost an appeal against his conviction in London, United Kingdom (UK).

He was jailed in Britain for laundering tens of millions of dollars in stolen public funds, through British banks and acquisition of properties.

Source: The Nation

8) Akpabio to Saraki: Senate leadership must change


The calm that reigned in the Senate since its return from recess last week was shattered yesterday.

Senator Godswill Akpabio called for the reconstitution and restructuring of the upper chamber — in line with the numerical strength of parties. “The majority must always preside over the minority,” he said.

Source: The Nation

9) We Will Resist No Work No Pay Policy – NLC


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it would resist any attempt by the federal government to implement a No Work No Pay policy.

NLC president, Ayuba Wabba while reacting to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) white paper on No Work, No Pay policy said workers would also implement a No Pay No Work policy.

Source: Leadership

10) No Threat To 2019 Polls, INEC Insists


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has affirmed that there is no threat to the conduct of the 2019 general elections and that everything is on course towards a successful outcome.

The electoral body said nothing has changed from the earlier timetable and schedule of activities it released last year, adding that the commission is on the third stage now, which involves collation of candidates’ names from various political parties.

Source: Leadership

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