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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines and Naija news today, Tuesday 20 September 2022, can be accessed below.

 top Naija news headlines from Nigerian newspapers today, this means the latest Naija news, top Nigerian newspaper headlines and happenings in Nigeria can be accessed on this page.

Below are the Nigerian Newspaper headlines & Naija news today from Nigerian newspapers.

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel to the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has said his client has been diagnosed with gastrointestinal disorder. In a statement on Monday, Ejiofor said the development followed a persistent heartburn earlier experienced by the secessionist.

2. The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Kennedy Ibe, yesterday announced his resignation as the Speaker of the House, saying it was for the interest of the party. This was disclosed on Monday during an emergency plenary session of the lawmakers at the State House of Assembly complex.

3. A kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, and his co-defendant, Victor Aduba, were on Monday sentenced to 21 years imprisonment. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos State gave the judgement.

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4. The Federal Government has revealed plans to increase the minimum wage of workers from the current N30,000. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, stated this in Abuja on Monday while addressing members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) at a public presentation of a publication titled, “Contemporary History of Working Class Struggles.”

5. Several flights have been rescheduled following the ongoing protest by students at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. Students had made good their threat to shut down the airport over the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

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6. About four billion people on Monday viewed the televised proceedings of the State funeral held for Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Elizabeth Alexandra Windsor, officially known as Queen Elizabeth II, who died on September 8, 2022, at age 96.

7. The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has warned the Peoples Democratic Party, its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and other chieftains to resolve the crisis in the party and placate Governor Nyesom Wike ahead of the campaign season. He lamented that the party leadership has failed to deploy its internal mechanism to resolve the crisis rocking the party.

8. Suspected herders, on Sunday, allegedly killed three people in Ngban community in the Guma Local Government Area, the hometown of the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom. In the last three weeks, no fewer than 13 people were killed at Tse Numgbera, Umella, Yogbo and Ukohol communities, all in Guma LGA.

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9. The Nigeria Customs Services has allegedly sold about 6,000 impounded vehicles and other items to selected firms and individuals. The auction of the vehicles, it was gathered, was done without open competitive bidding, contrary to the Bureau of Public Procurement Act, 2007.

10. There are strong indications that the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, may be a beneficiary of the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as some PDP governors and leaders are said to have pledged to work for him in the 2023 presidential election.

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