Lagos Ready to Pay Above N30,000 Minimum Wage, Says Sanwo-Olu

Segun James Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu Tuesday said that the State was ready to pay more than the N30,000 benchmark for the National Minimum Wage. Sanwo-Olu who disclosed this during a meeting with the organised labour unions held at the State House in Alausa, said the implementation of the new minimum wage payment …

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Falana Clarifies Remarks on Moghalu’s Resignation from YPP

Senior lawyer, Femi Falana, has clarified remarks he made about the resignation of Prof. Kingsley Moghalu from the Young Peoples Party (YPP), adding that he did not set out to embarass the former YPP presidential candidate. In a statement on Tuesday, Falana said “At the symposium held in memory of the late Fela Anikulapo-kuti in …

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Minimum Wage: House Moves to Resolve Labour, FG Impasse

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja Following the disagreement that between the federal government and labour unions over the implementation of the N30,000 national minimum wage, the House of Representatives has promised to resolve the impasse. Labour is demanding 29 per cent salary increase for officers at salary levels 07 to 14 and 24 per cent adjustment …

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Fayemi: Shortage of Funds Forced FG to Stop States from Rehabilitating Federal Roads

By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti The Governor of Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi has said shortage of funds forced the federal government to stop states from rehabilitating federal roads. Fayemi gave the clarification in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday at a colloquium tagged: ‘Building a Sustainable Economy Through Values Orientation and Innovative Thinking’, marking the first …

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IMF Foresees ‘Lacklustre’ GDP Growth for Nigeria in 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected that Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth will remain lacklustre in 2019. The fund stated this in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) for October 2019, released on the sidelines of the ongoing IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington DC. GDP growth in Nigeria stood at 1.94 per cent …

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2020 Budget: Senate Adjourns Plenary to Oct. 29 for Committees to Engage MDAs

By Deji Elumoye in Abuja The Senate on Tuesday adjourned plenary to October 29 to enable its committees to engage the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) over the 2020 budget proposals. Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, who made the announcement before the end of the day’s plenary advised the Ministers and heads of departments and …

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Constitutional, Legal Amendments can’t Stop Electoral Crises, Says INEC Chairman        

Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan The National Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Tuesday said relying on constitutional and legal amendments alone cannot solve the array of electoral crises in the country.  Yakubu, while delivering his keynote address at the public presentation of the report of the 2019 general election titled, “Women’s participation …

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Minimum Wage: Don’t Shut down Nigeria’s Economy, Ngige Urges Labour

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja Ahead of Wednesday’s make or mar negotiation between the federal government and organised labour, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has asked the unions not to contemplate any action that may adversely affect the economy of the country. He said that the threat by labour to embark on …

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Atiku’s Appeal: S’Court’s Statement Confirms APC, Apex Court Unholy Alliance

Alex Enumah in Abuja The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has described the attack on the opposition by the Supreme Court as a confirmation of an unholy alliance between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the apex court. The coalition also insisted that there is a grand plan to alter the order of appointing …

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Ndume: 847 Nigerian Soldiers Lost to Boko Haram Insurgency in Six Years

Deji Elumoye in Abuja Chairman of the Senate committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, on Tuesday disclosed that a total of 847 Nigerian soldiers had lost their lives to the Boko Haram insurgency in the last six years. Ndume, who spoke on the recent visit of the National Assembly joint committee on Army to the …

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Masari Seeks Subvention for N’west States Bedevilled by Banditry

Francis Sardauna in Katsina The Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari has called on the federal government to provide a special security subvention for North-west states hitherto bedevilled by banditry to adequately fund the peace deal and other security operations in the affected states. He said the grant, if provided, would enable the governors of …

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Concern Mount Over Imminent Violence in Kogi Governorship Election

Ibrahim Oyewale writes that many stakeholders have expressed fears over possible breakdown of law and order before, during and after the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State Ahead of the November 16 gubernatorial election in Kogi State, critical stakeholders have continued to express concern over imminent political upheaval that may characterise the election process …

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HDP Asks Supreme Court to Reverse Self in Judgment on Buhari’s Election

Alex Enumah in Abuja The Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and its candidate in the February 23 presidential election, Chief Ambrose Owuru, have asked the Supreme Court to reverse itself in the judgment dismissing the appeal filed against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari. The apex court had on October 3 struck out the appeal of …

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Buhari Asks Senate to Approve N10.069bn Promissory Note for Kogi

Forwards deep offshore and inland basin PSC bill to Senate Deji Elumoye in Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday  sought the approval of Senate for N10.069billion promissory note for Kogi state. He also forwarded to the upper chamber for consideration and passage the Deep Offshore and Inland  Basin Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) Amendment Bill 2019. …

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Observe Protocols in Edo, Obaseki Tells Oshiomhole

Adedayo Akinwale ín Abuja. The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has said that the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, should observe protocols while visiting the state in order to ensure less acrimony. The governor who stated this in a statement issued on Tuesday by his special adviser on media, communication and …

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Quality Projects, Hallmark of my Administration, Says Ihedioha

Imo State Governor, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has stated that quality projects would be the hallmark of his administration as standards would not be compromised in any of the projects his administration would implement across the state. Ihedioha made this statement during his tour of the 27 local government areas in Imo State to inspect and …

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SON, Food Industry Collaborate to Improve Plastic Production Process

Bennett Oghifo The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and stakeholders in the food industry have collaborated to develop new standards that would improve the production processes of plastics in the country and save the nation huge amounts of forex that would have gone into importation of these products. Records show that Nigeria is the third …

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Power Disco Uncovers 240,000 Illicit Consumers in Network

The Abuja electricity distribution company (Disco) which distributes electricity to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Kogi, Nasarawa and parts of Niger states has reported that up to 240,000 people are illegally connected to its network, and consuming electricity unlawfully. The Disco also disclosed that in nine of the 32 areas of its network, where it …

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Obi Calls for Investment in Nigerian Youths

Funmi Ogundare A former Anambra State governor and vice presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, yesterday stressed the need for Nigeria to invest in her human capital as it is being done in developed countries, noting that this would go a long way in improving the leadership qualities in the country. …

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Acting CJ Commissions Federal High Court Toilets Renovated by SAN

By Akinwale Akintunde The Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Hon Justice John Tsoho, last Thursday, commissioned the public conveniences of the Federal High Court, in the Lagos Division, newly renovated for public use. Human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, had voluntarily taken up the project of renovating …

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Retired Judge, NGO, Sue NAFDAC, Others over Importation of Banned Chemical

By Akinawle Akintunde A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, has been asked to compel the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to investigate, identify and destroy in a healthy and safe manner any methyl bromide, an odorless, colorless gas used to control pests in agriculture, which has serious negative effects …

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Association of Blind to Address Basic Education, Other Needs

Provides White Cane for Members to Aid Movement Rebecca Ejifoma The Nigerian Association of the Blind (NAB), Lagos Chapter, has mapped out plans to rectify some sordid challenges threatening members existence especially in terms of basic education. The Association disclosed this in a media parley on World Sight Day held at their Surulere Secretariat. This …

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Pinheiro Calls for Legislative Review of Garnishee Rules in Judgement Debts

By Akinwale Akintunde A Lagos-based Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Kemi Pinheiro, SAN, has called for a legislative review of all laws relating to garnishee banks, including the Sheriffs and Civil Process Act, Laws of the Federation 2004 (SCPA), to accommodate the effects and benefits of fast growing technology. Pinheiro said the legislative review of …

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Glo Empowers Onitsha Indigenes at 2019 Azu Ofala Celebrations

Globacom has empowered five indigenes of Onitsha with five brand new tricycles, which is popularly known as Keke, to mark the successful celebration of the traditional Ofala Festival of Onitsha town in Anambra State. The beneficiaries of the keke were Ekpechi Henry, Okey Eneh, Ifeanyi Deluo Ike, Emeka Henry Chidi and Mofunanya Onochie. They were …

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NBA-SBL Chairman Appointed as Oyo State Director of Odu’a Investment Company

By Akinwale Akintunde Senior Advocate of Nigeria and current Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL), Seni Adio, has been appointed a Director of Odu’a Investment Company Limited. Odu’a Investment Company Limited, is an investment company set up for the business interest of old Western States of Nigeria, which includes, Oyo, …

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Senegal, Nigeria Draws with Brazil Excite Gernot Rohr

*Says it is sign that African football evolving Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, believes the Super Eagles have ‘good future’ after they played out a 1-1 draw against Brazil in Sunday’s international friendly in Singapore. The 66-year-old German tactician paraded a young team against the five-time world champions, following a spate of withdrawals by …

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Nigerian Stock Exchange Lists FGN N15 Billion 7-Year Green Bond

Goddy Egene The Nigerian Stock Exchange(NSE) has listed the Federal Government of Nigerian (FGN) N15 billion Green Bond. The bond has a coupon rate of 14.50 per cent on June 13, 2019 and is due to mature on June 13, 2026. This Series II Green Bond, issued to finance renewable energy, afforestation and transportation projects, …

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