Newspaper Headlines: N250,000 minimum wage demand not sacrosanct, says TUC

Conversations on the proposed minimum wage bill dominate the front pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The PUNCH reports that the national assembly may consider inserting a clause which involves seizing the allocations of the defaulting states and LGAs in the proposed minimum wage bill. The newspaper says Nigeria has recorded 30 deaths from cholera infections and 1,141 suspected cases.


Daily Trust reports that shipping companies acting as collection agents for the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) allegedly colluded with management staff of the agency to avoid paying over $79.9 million to the federal government. The newspaper says the house of representatives committee on national security and intelligence has asked the federal government to purchase new aircraft for President Bola Tinubu and Vice-President Kashim Shettima.


The Guardian reports that employers and workers are anxiously waiting for the federal government to transmit the minimum wage bill to the national assembly. The newspaper says a federal high court in Kano has ordered the state government to pay N10 million damages to Aminu Ado Bayero, deposed Emir of Kano, over a breach of his fundamental human rights.


The Nation reports that Festus Osifo, president of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), said organised labour is not hellbent on the N250,000 minimum wage offer. The newspaper says the court of appeal in Port Harcourt has ordered the parties involved in the struggle for the leadership of the state assembly to maintain the status quo.

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