The Nigerian newspaper review for Wednesday, March 20, leads with the petition filed to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, among other stores.
Nigerian Newspaper The Nation reports that workers on Tuesday, March 19, won a major victory in their battle for N30,000 minimum wage as the Senate passed the National Minimum Wage Bill, which the president is expected to sign into law.
The approval of N30,000 is contrary to the N27,000 recommended by the federal government in a Bill it sent to the National Assembly in January.
Nigerian Newspaper The Guardian reports that the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, March 20, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to stop the collation and announcement of the result of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Bauchi state.
Justice Inyang Ekwo issued the order after hearing an ex parte application filed by the APC and the incumbent governor of the state, Mohammed Abubakar.
Nigerian Newspaper The Punch reports that some details of the petition filed by the PDP and its presidential candidate Atiku, to challenge the victory of President Buhari and the APC emerged on Tuesday, March 19.
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The petition, which sought to rely on 50 sets of documents, was filed before the presidential election petitions tribunal in Abuja against the Independent National Electoral Commission, Buhari and the APC as the first to the third respondents, respectively.
Nigerian Newspaper This Day reports that Zamfara state governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, on Tuesday, March 19, in Abuja said bandits terrorising the state were more equipped than the entire security forces deployed to combat their activities.
Yari, who made this disclosure while fielding questions from journalists in the State House after holding a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, said the bandits had stockpiled as many as 500 AK-47 rifles in only one of its armoury.
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