Top headlines of key Nigerian newspapers for Monday, October 7, revolve around the doggedness of organised labour unions to get the federal government to begin implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage.
The Nation reports that the leadership of organised labour will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, October 8, after his presentation of the 2020 budget at the National Assembly.
The labour had given the federal government an ultimatum of Wednesday, October 16, to implement the earlier agreement or else there will be a nationwide strike.
Vanguard reports that labour unions have kicked against the federal government's plan to re-introduced toll gates on highways.
The unions said that if implemented, the move will increase the level of poverty and misery of the average Nigerian.
This Day reported that the Katsina state government has begun a decisive step towards ending the activities of bandits and criminalities in the northwest.
Governor Aminu Masari revealed that since the use of force from security agencies is not yielding expected results, discussions with the bandits are underway.
Punch reports that a new group (Congress of University Academics) has emerged in the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in order to give the handling of challenges faced by institutions a new approach.
However, the president of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, speaking on Sunday, October 6, stated that the new group, CONUA, formed by five universities, is not a registered union.
The Guardian reports that the famous medical practitioner, Dr Jeremiah Ojonemi Alabi Abalaka, who had claimed that he has a cure for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), has lashed out at Europe.
Abalaka said that the western world is not interested in finding a cure for HIV, but only has the agenda of growing a market where it can sell its "toxic" pills to Nigeria, and in fact, Africa.
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