Good morning Nigerians, welcome to Egalitarian Voice News roundup for top Nigeria newspaper headlines for today, Tuesday, 20th June 2023.
1. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed new Service Chiefs, Inspector-General of Police and Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service. This is contained in a statement Monday evening by Mr. Willie Bassey, Director, Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
2. President Bola Tinubu is expected to leave Nigeria today to join world leaders in Paris, France, on Thursday, to review and sign a new global financial pact that places vulnerable countries on priority list for support and investment, following the devastating impact of climate change, energy crisis, and after effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. The National Industrial Court on Monday declared that the order barring the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress from embarking on their planned strike subsists. The court, as a result, ordered the parties to maintain the status quo and adjourned the matter until July 20, for a hearing.
4.President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the immediate dissolution of the Governing Boards of all Federal Government Parastatals, Agencies, Institutions, and Government-Owned companies in the exercise of its Constitutional Powers and in the Public interest.
5. The naira slumped further to the dollar after closing at N770.38/$ at the end of trading on the investor & exporter forex window on Monday. According to figures obtained from the FMDQ on Monday, the trading rates had closed at N686.96/$ on Friday.
6. The Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on Monday, again accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of frustrating its petition challenging the result of the February 25 presidential election. Their lawyer, Jubrin Okutepa (SAN), complained to the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja, that: “All the documents we have asked for, INEC has refused to give us.”
7. Organised labour and the Federal Government on Monday agreed on an eight-week deadline to thrash out all contentious issues and implement the resolutions arising from the demands of labour.
8. The President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, and former world richest man, Bill Gates, on Monday visited President Bola Tinubu at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
9. The Lagos State Police Command has arraigned three men, Stanley Gabriel, Yusuf Olaitan, and Ifeanyi Ogbu, for allegedly stealing roofing sheets worth N60m property of a company, Landing Zhao, in the Dopemu area of the state. The trio were arraigned before Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun on three counts of stealing and receiving stolen goods.
10. The Federal Government, on Monday, confirmed that it had commenced the implementation of the payment of 7.5 per cent Value Added Tax on Automotive Gas Oil, popularly called diesel. Officials of the Nigeria Customs Service and Federal Inland Revenue Service confirmed this in Abuja.
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