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Newspaper Headlines: FG mulls minimum wage review as labour threatens to begin strike Wednesday

Newspaper Headlines: FG mulls minimum wage review as labour threatens to begin strike Wednesday
June 03
07:51 2023

The discussion on the removal of petrol subsidy has remained an intense one which the national dailies succinctly report alongside other biting matters in the national and sub-national politics of the country.

Punch reports that the federal government said it is considering an increase in the national minimum wage, to reflect the current economic realities in the country. The newspaper says 3,383 Nigerian-trained nurses and midwives were licensed to practice in the UK in one year.

Tribune says the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has directed its state councils across the federation to mobilise their members to protest against fuel subsidy removal. The newspaper reports that the witness tells the presidential tribunal that Atiku, PDP was rigged out of the election.

ThisDay says that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) denies Nigeria Air approval for phase 2 of the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) certification process. The newspaper reports that the Bayelsa government and Julius Berger, a construction giant, said travellers shouldn’t be fearfully concerned over a crack on a portion of the Berger flyover in Yenagoa, the state’s capital.

Daily Trust highlights that Nigeria loses 965 soldiers and police officers to Boko Haram, IPOB In two years. The newspaper says Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, defended President Bola Tinubu’s decision on subsidy removal.

The Nation reports that All Progressives Congress (APC) governors have thrown their weight behind the decision of the federal government to remove petrol subsidy. The newspaper says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) told the state election tribunal that Uba Sani won the March 18, 2023 election fair and square and lawfully.

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