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Latest news in Nigeria, February 20, 2024: Top 10 headlines for Tuesday

Latest news in Nigeria, February 20, 2024: Top 10 headlines

Welcome to the AllNews Morning roundup! Check out today's top 10 Nigerian newspaper headlines for Tuesday, February 20, 2024, on www.allnews.ng and stay updated on local and global news.

NLC: Concerns as labour unions commonise strike, protest

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have long been at the forefront of advocating workers' rights and improved living conditions. However, a common theme emerges when examining their history of strike actions—a struggle to achieve significant, long-lasting results.

The TUC and NLC have staged numerous strikes across the country, demanding better wages, improved working conditions, and governmental accountability. Read more here.

Edo 2024: INEC to sanction media houses over premature campaign jingles

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo State issued a warning on Monday, threatening to report media houses airing campaign jingles of aspirants to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and other media regulatory bodies.

Dr. Anugbum Onuoha, the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, delivered the warning at a press conference in Benin, stating that it was necessary as INEC had not yet lifted the ban on campaigns. Read more here.

FG to establish transparency, integrity brigade for proper distribution of empowerment funds

The Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, has announced the federal government's plan to establish a Transparency and Integrity Brigade tasked with overseeing the proper distribution of funds designated for Nigerians.

Ohaeri Joseph, the minister's Special Assistant on Media, revealed this in a statement. Read more here.

Child trafficking: Wike orders profiling of orphanage homes

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has called for a thorough profiling of all orphanage homes and their recertification status in the FCT.

The Mandate Secretary of the FCT Women Affairs Secretariat, Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi, who made this known on Monday disclosed that the Minister gave the order after an orphanage home in Karonmajigi, Priesthood Orphanage was sealed off. Read more here.

Suspend N17tn tax waivers — Senate to FIRS

The Senate through its Committee on Finance on Monday frowned at the N17tn loss incurred by the country on tax waivers within the last five years.

It consequently urged the Federal Inland Revenue Service to suspend the tax waivers being largely abused and substitute it with a rebating system. Read more here.

FG set to install biometric gates in Nigeria's airports

Plans to build biometric clearance gates at the nation's international airports for the Nigeria Immigration Service have been finalised by the Federal Government.

The gates at these airports are scheduled to be operational by March 2024. Read more here.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo urges Igbo to refrain from protests

The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has issued a directive urging all Igbo individuals across the country not to participate in ongoing protests against hardship.

In a statement titled "Message to all Igbos worldwide," Iwuanyanwu addressed the challenging situation facing Nigeria's economy and emphasized the importance of unity and strategic action. Read more here.

Kolawole Babatunde pens tribute to late Akeredolu

Kolawole Babatunde, the immediate past Special Adviser on Rural and Community Development to former Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has paid tribute to the latter. 

Babatunde paid glowing tributes to Akeredolu in a statement issued on Monday in Akure, the Ondo State capital. Read more here.

PDP announces date for Edo guber primaries

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has scheduled its Edo governorship primaries for February 22.

Debo Ologunagba, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, announced this in a statement released on Monday in Abuja. Read more here.

Insecurity: Senate reveals plan to resolve Nigerians’ plight

Mohammed Monguno, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, and Legal Matters, expressed the National Assembly's deep concern over Nigeria's ongoing security challenges, despite significant budget allocations intended to strengthen the country's defence and security capabilities.

Monguno spoke at a stakeholders' dialogue on the State of Human Rights in Nigeria organised by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre in Abuja on Monday, emphasising the government's commitment to protecting lives and property. Read more here.

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