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Nigerian Newspapers (Friday, 19 April, 2019 Edition)

President Muhamadu Buhari with Nigerians in Krakov, Poland

Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Friday morning????. Enjoy!

1.President Buhari on Thursday in his Easter Message to Nigerians, said that the recent rise in banditry, kidnapping and other crimes in Nigeria came as a shock to him. But he however assured Nigerians that the bandits would be defeated eventually.

“Our nation is currently gripped with gloom over unfortunate killings, kidnappings and violence, as seen in the recent tragic incidents in some states of the federation,” he said.

“Under my watch, the nation will triumph over them – terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and the like,” he noted.

2. Report has it that members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee met over the 9th National Assembly leadership.

The PDP NWC congratulated the lawmakers-elect and also discussed about the election of principal officers for the next National Assembly.

No decision was however taken regarding which candidate to support or what to do to ensure the party influence the emergence of principal officers in the next NASS.

3. Senator Ali Ndume has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari had given him permission to contest for the office of the Senate President.

He further noted that Buhari despite the position of the All Progressives Congress, has nothing against his ambition.

“And I believe that Mr President has nothing against my aspiration for the office of the Senate President because I sought his permission long before the general elections and he gave me the go-ahead. I have not heard anything otherwise from him,” the senator said. Read full detail on Naija Buzz

4. President Buhari on Thursday when he received Letters of Credence from the High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, Mr. Abhay Thakur, revealed that India is now Nigeria’s biggest crude oil buyer.

“India has helped Nigeria in many ways, and we are very grateful. In trade, you are, today, our biggest customer in crude oil purchase,” Buhari said.

5. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday signed the N30,000 National Minimum Wage Bill into law.

Senator Ita Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to Buhari on National Assembly Matters, revealed the development to journalists at the Presidential Villa.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Minimum Wage Repeal and Enactment Act 2019.

“This makes it compulsory for all employers of labour in Nigeria to pay to their workers the sum of N30,000. And this excludes persons who are employing less than 25 workers; persons who work in a ship which sails out of jurisdiction and other persons who are in other kinds of regulated employment which are accepted by the Act.

6.Chief Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba Land, on Thursday told Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, to inform Mr. President that Nigerians are hungry.

“I want you to pass this message to the President because I remember when President Goodluck Jonathan was in power, he said when they are in that Villa, it’s just like being in a prison or a cage; they don’t know what is happening at the grass roots. But coming to this event, we need to pass this information that you can tell Mr President that Nigerians are suffering. Ebi n pa awon ara ilu (the people are hungry).”

Prof. Akin Onigbinde also described Buhari’s alleged achievements as a reality we cannot see, said; “I welcome my friend, Adesina, telling us the reality we cannot see; we are not wearing glasses, these are things I encounter on a daily basis. I have heard about the Metro Rice in Ogun State, I saw it only on television; it is not in Daleko Market and the rice is also not in Kuto. Read more on Naija Buzz

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