Press focuses on death of governorship candidate, threat over minimum wage

23/Nov/2015   //    Viewers:250    //    Likes:    //    Shares:    //    Comments:


The death of the leading candidate in Kogi state governorship election held on Saturday and the warning of the Nigeria Labour Congress over plans to reduce minimum made the headlines in many Nigerian newspapers on Monday.

The Punch newspaper screams that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Kogi governorship election, Abubakar Audu, died a few hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the Saturday poll inconclusive.

The Leadership newspaper zoomed also on the story, saying that the death of Audu, has created a lacuna, which has left stakeholders in a dilemma and may plunge the state into a constitutional crisis.

The Guardian reported that Audu's coveted ambition to return to the Kogi State Government House was scuttled irretrievably by death just as jubilation and back-slapping that accompanied the declaration of most of the results of Saturday’s governorship election.

The Vanguard newspaper said the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) warning that attempts by the governors through the Governors’ Forum to renege on the N18,000 national minimum wage signed into law by former President Goodluck Jonathan in March 2011, was an open declaration of war against the Nigerian workers

The Nation newspaper reported that a female suicide bomber killed herself and seven others on Sunday as officials screened people fleeing attacks by Boko Haram.


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