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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Review (Monday, 14 October, 2019)

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Good Day Nigeria! Here’s our picks on today’s top stories cross major Nigerian Newspapers. Enjoy!

Falana wants FG to fund 2020 budget with recovered loot

Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria to use recovered loot to fund the 2020 budget.

According to Falana, the FG must seek for alternative ways of sourcing funds to complement the N10.33trillion 2020 budget presented last week by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“From the budget breakdown, N2.5 trillion has been earmarked to service debt; about 70 per cent of the balance would go for paying salaries and recurrent expenditure while the remaining 30 per cent will hardly be enough for necessary developmental projects,” he said.

“The budget is not sufficient and so the government must look at other areas to generate more wealth for the country and embark on a serious drive to recover looted wealth,” he added.

Forget money, fight for good governance instead – Makarfi tells labour

Former Governor Ahmed Makarfi of Kaduna State has urged the Nigerian Labour Congress to instead of fighting for money, fight for good governance.

“I had challenged, even before I became a governor, Labour leaders I knew that if they talked of money, money, money, they would end up with money that was not going to be useful.

“Rather, hold government accountable. Demand for good governance, demand for infrastructure, demand for security, demand for a lot of things that are expected from government, a living wage which will be minimal. But if you are always asking for money, somebody gives you N10 and takes away N30 for example, how do you benefit? He asked

Here’s why Aisha Buhari stayed long in the UK

Mrs. Aisha Buhari, the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has revealed that her long stay in the United Kingdom was due to doctor’s instruction.

“I have taken my holiday for this year and it happened that after the holiday, I needed to attend to my health before going to Saudi. When I went to Saudi, based on doctor’s instruction, I went back to the UK,” she said while speaking to journalists after she arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday.

Emir of Kano Sanusi denies report that he sacked palace chief

The Kano Emirate Council has vehemently denied reports that it has sacked Maja Siddin Sarkin Kano, Alhaji Auwalu, the custodian of the Emir’s horse, for allegedly welcoming the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje.

There was report which went viral that he was sacked by the emir as punishment for participating in the Welcome Home Rally for the state governor.

Nigerian Governors says economic situation is bad as NLC prepares for strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has directed its state councils to prepare for a nationwide strike from October 16, 2019, following disagreement with the Nigeria Governors Forum over specific salary adjustments for workers on the new National Minimum Wage.

Governor Kayode Fayemi, the Chairman of the NGF, however noted that any NLC strike would only be in futility as the states could not meet the specific demands on the salaries adjustments to meet the minimum wage because of the country’s economic situation.

“Where is Nigeria going to find the money? I mean the economy is in doldrums. Whether we openly admit or not, everyone knows. If you have an economy that earmarks N2.4tn for debt servicing; then what are we talking about? So, I hope good sense will prevail and that people will be able to convince labour that it is a futile effort if they do so because Nigeria cannot pay what it doesn’t have,” he said.

No second term for Obaseki until… – Ward APC leaders

Ward Chairmen of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State has vowed that they would be no second term for Governor Godwin Obaseki if he fails to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of elected members of the state House of Assembly.

“Until the governor issues a fresh proclamation, no second term deal,” the APC ward leaders warned, saying that Obaseki’s political rascality would not earn him a second term.

Nigeria’s education situation is “horrifying”, we’re in serious trouble – Soyinka

Prof. Wole Soyinka has raised an alarm over the state of education in Nigeria. The Nobel Laurete described the education situation as “horrifying”, saying that the country is in trouble.

“We are in serious trouble, education wise in this country. Let me not kid you; it’s horrifying. That was why I was happy about the initiative of creating a model school and trying to resurrect this Government College and present it as the ideal. We are really very low, education wise,” Soyinka who spoke at the University of Lagos during the presentation of a play, ‘Folly of Men’, to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Government College, Ibadan, said.

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