Minimum wage: FG, Labour shift ground, negotiations continue Wednesday, ‘strike unlikely’

Tribune OnlineMinimum wage: FG, Labour shift ground, negotiations continue Wednesday, ‘strike unlikely’ The meeting between the organised labour and representatives of the Federal Government have been moved till Wednesday, October 16, to allow for sorting out of all grey areas of contention. A top Labour Official, who pleaded anonymity, hinted that the organised labour had …

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Stop dreaming of one-party state, third term in Nigeria ― CUPP tells APC

Tribune OnlineStop dreaming of one-party state, third term in Nigeria ― CUPP tells APC The opposition Political Parties under the umbrella of “Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP)” on Monday advised the All Progressives Congress, APC, to forget all its evil agenda of turning Nigeria into a One Party State and launch a third term …

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NDDC: Ministry transmits Commission’s 2019 budget to NASS at last

Tribune OnlineNDDC: Ministry transmits Commission’s 2019 budget to NASS at last The Ministry of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has finally transmitted the 2019 budget proposal of the Commission to the National Assembly for consideration as required by its Act. A top official of the Ministry told the Nigerian Tribune in confidence in Abuja over …

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Senate President meets minister, NSA, security chiefs

Tribune OnlineSenate President meets minister, NSA, security chiefs President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday held a crucial meeting with top National and security officials of the Federal Capital Territory over the security situation in the territory. Lawan led the meeting between the Principal officers of the Senate and the security chiefs led …

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Atiku’s appeal: CUPP fires back at Supreme Court

Tribune OnlineAtiku’s appeal: CUPP fires back at Supreme Court The opposition Political Parties under the umbrella of “Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP)” on Tuesday expressed dismay over a statement credited to the Supreme Court in which the apex court descended heavily on the coalition for alerting Nigerians on issue of appointing Supreme Court justices …

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Sokoto: 2,400 civil servants trained on ICT ― Head of Service

Tribune OnlineSokoto: 2,400 civil servants trained on ICT ― Head of Service Sokoto State Government has trained not less than 2,400 of the state civil servants drawn from different categories on Informations and Communications Technology, ICT. This was disclosed by the state Head of Service, Dr Ibrahim Bello Kware, during his opening address at a …

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847 soldiers killed, buried in one grave in Borno ― Ndume

Tribune Online847 soldiers killed, buried in one grave in Borno ― Ndume Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume has said that no fewer than 847 soldiers were killed by insurgents in Borno. The former Senate leader said the recent visit of his committee members to Borno State was revealing on the level of …

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Kogi gov mocks Kogi PDP says your destructive agent has left the senate

Tribune OnlineKogi gov mocks Kogi PDP says your destructive agent has left the senate THE Director-General of Media and Publicity to the Kogi State Governor, Mr Kingsley Fanwo has mocked the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) over its desperate attempt at blocking the payment of over 10 billion Naira promissory note due to Kogi State Government as …

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Buga returns with ‘It has been baba all the way’

Tribune OnlineBuga returns with ‘It has been baba all the way’ Popular musician, Jesse King (a.k.a Buga), without doubt, is a proudly Nigerian artiste that is poised in projecting the image of his fatherland positively, mostly through Nigeria’s traditional culture to the world. The effort, which has become a brand for the revered musician as …

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Defence budget inadequate to fight insurgents ― Ndume

Tribune OnlineDefence budget inadequate to fight insurgents ― Ndume Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume has described the N100bn budgetary proposal for defence as paltry and incapable of funding the war against insurgency. He said the amount was less than one per can’t of the budget called for more action at equipping the …

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Lagos ready to pay above N30,000 minimum wage ― Sanwo-Olu

Tribune OnlineLagos ready to pay above N30,000 minimum wage ― Sanwo-Olu Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday assured of better days for workers in the state as he declared readiness of his government to pay to them more than the N30,000 benchmark for the national minimum wage. Governor Sanwo-Olu gave this assurance …

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Buhari’s achievements not adequately projected APC governors lament

Tribune OnlineBuhari’s achievements not adequately projected APC governors lament Governors on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) has expressed concern over what they termed poor handling of the activities of President Muhammadu Buhari and their respective states. Operating under the auspices of Progressives Governors Forum, the chief executive of APC controlled states …

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National ID card renewal costs N5,000 — NIMC

Tribune OnlineNational ID card renewal costs N5,000 — NIMC The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), says the renewal of the National Identity Card will cost five thousand naira (N5,000) payable through remita. This was disclosed by its tweeter handle (@nimc_ng) monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday, and confirmed by …

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Mininum wage: Reps move to avert planned nationwide strike

Tribune OnlineMininum wage: Reps move to avert planned nationwide strike The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, expressed its resolve to avert the planned nationwide strike declared by the Organised Labour over non-implementation of the N30,000 national minimum wage. Chairman, House Committee on Labour and Productivity, Hon Ali Wudil who gave the assurance at the Committee’s …

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NUC approves take-off of postgraduate programmes on migration at Azikiwe varsity

Tribune OnlineNUC approves take-off of postgraduate programmes on migration at Azikiwe varsity The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the commencement of postgraduate programmes on Migration by the Centre for Migration Studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. The Master’s degree programmes: M.A. Migration, M.Sc. Migration Studies and Master of Migration Studies of the University were formally …

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Kwara health workers appeal on 7-month salary arrears

Tribune OnlineKwara health workers appeal on 7-month salary arrears Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Kwara state chapter, has appealed to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to pay seven months salary arrears of its members in the 16 local government areas of the state. Speaking with journalists in Ilorin before inconclusive delegates’ conference of the …

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Wizkid, 2baba, others hit Dubai with One Africa Music Fest

Tribune OnlineWizkid, 2baba, others hit Dubai with One Africa Music Fest Nigerian international music superstars Wizkid and Tuface Idibia, popularly called 2baba, alongside other African artistes are set to hit Dubai with the best of Afro-music at One Africa Music Fest. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the music fiesta is slated to …

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Gov. Akeredolu says good healthcare service is citizen’s right

Tribune OnlineGov. Akeredolu says good healthcare service is citizen’s right Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has described the provision of good healthcare as a basic right of every Nigerian citizen. The governor made this statement at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Physicians’ Week on Tuesday in Akure. Akeredolu, who …

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Senate adjourns plenary for two weeks

Tribune OnlineSenate adjourns plenary for two weeks The Senate has adjourned plenary for two weeks to enable her committees to interface with Ministries department and agencies (MDA) who will be appearing before them to defend their respective budget proposals. Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, in his ruling on Tuesday said the Senate was adjourned to October …

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Minimum Wage: Anambra govt pledges commitment to adjust salaries

Tribune OnlineMinimum Wage: Anambra govt pledges commitment to adjust salaries Anambra State has reiterated its commitment to effect upward adjustment of workers salaries in line with the provisions of the new minimum wage as soon as guidelines for implementation is released. Speaking in the wake of renewed agitation by organized labour for immediate implementation of …

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World Egg Day: FACCO West Africa advocates regular consumption of egg

Tribune OnlineWorld Egg Day: FACCO West Africa advocates regular consumption of egg MANAGING Director, FACCO West Africa Limited, Mr Bolaji Adelayo, has advised Nigerians to consume egg on a regular basis as it is good for their overall well-being. Adelayo gave the advice during a sensitisation programme on the importance of egg consumption held in …

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Yellow fever: Six more reported dead in Bauchi

Tribune OnlineYellow fever: Six more reported dead in Bauchi It has been confirmed that six new deaths have been recorded in the Yellow fever outbreak in Bauchi State, thereby bringing the total number of confirmed deaths across the state to 22 even as immunisation of workers in the oil exploration sites in the state has …

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Ali Baba, Seyi Law decry sponsorship challenges

Tribune OnlineAli Baba, Seyi Law decry sponsorship challenges A-list Nigerian comedians, Atunyato Akpobome a.k.a Ali Baba and Lawrence Oluwaseyitan a.k.a Seyi Law, have decried challenges comedians face in getting sponsorship for shows. Veteran comedian, Ali Baba, took to his instragram page while responding to a fan question on why Very Important Personalities (VIP) tickets were …

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Budget ministry operations guided by good governance ― Bauchi commissioner

Tribune OnlineBudget ministry operations guided by good governance ― Bauchi commissioner Bauchi State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Dr Aminu Hassan Gamawa has reiterated that the operations of the Ministry will be guided by the cardinal principles of good governance for effective service delivery. Aminu Gamawa was speaking while receiving in audience, officials of …

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Ex-convict bags 5 months in prison for stealing 2 cellphones in church

Tribune OnlineEx-convict bags 5 months in prison for stealing 2 cellphones in church A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court on Tuesday sentenced a 22-year-old man, Dele Ayo to five months in prison for stealing two cellphones in a church. The Judge, Ibrahim Balarabe, however, gave Ayo an option of N23, 000 fine and warned him …

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Fayemi has renew people’s hope in government ― APC chieftain

Tribune OnlineFayemi has renew people’s hope in government ― APC chieftain The Director-General, Buhari/Osinbajo campaign council in the 2019 presidential poll in Ekiti State, Dr Olusegun Osinkolu, has said prompt payment of workers’ salaries and pensions by the present administration has reduced the level of poverty in the state. Osinkolu said Governor Kayode Fayemi had …

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Man admits stealing motorcycle, remanded in Kirikiri Correctional facility

Tribune OnlineMan admits stealing motorcycle, remanded in Kirikiri Correctional facility Twenty-seven-year-old Amosu Ali, who pleaded guilty to stealing a motorcycle, was on Tuesday remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional facility by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. The Magistrate, Mrs O.O. Fagbohun ordered that the defendant would remain behind bars pending sentence at the next date of adjournment. …

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Border closure: Don’t increase price of rice, CBN appeals to rice producers

Tribune OnlineBorder closure: Don’t increase price of rice, CBN appeals to rice producers The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Mr Godwin Emefiele has called on members of the Rice Millers Association of Nigeria (RIMAN), Rice Merchants and distributors not to increase the price of Rice over border closure. The Governor made this call …

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Tambuwal allocates land for proposed Nana Asma’u University in Sokoto

Tribune OnlineTambuwal allocates land for proposed Nana Asma’u University in Sokoto Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has directed the state ministry of lands and housing to provide suitable land for the immediate take-off of Nana Asma’u University of Medical Sciences in Sokoto to be established by the Sultan foundation. Tambuwal issued the directive …

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N138bn agric budget: FG not serious to diversify the economy —Stakeholders

Tribune OnlineN138bn agric budget: FG not serious to diversify the economy —Stakeholders Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have said the government has not shown seriousness to diversify the economy from oil dominated to non-oil. Reaction came when Nigerian Tribune sought the opinion of stakeholders on the N138 billion budget proposal for agriculture which President Muhammadu …

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