Minimum Wage: Labour, FG Fail To Agree, Reschedule Meeting

  The Federal Government and representatives of organised labour have failed to reach an agreement on the full implementation of the new minimum wage, which includes the consequential adjustments of salaries for civil servants from grade level 7 to 17. Members of both parties will also meet tomorrow (Wednesday) to finalise and possibly reach an …

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KEDC Workers Barricade Gate, Protest Alleged Non-Payment Of Salaries

   Aggrieved Workers of the Kaduna Electric Distribution Company on Tuesday protested over non-payment of salaries and non-remittance of their two years pension to their respective Pension Fund Administration (PFAs). The workers under the umbrella of the National Union of Electricity Employees blocked the gate of the corporate headquarters of the company located in …

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Child Trafficking: Kano Govt Promises To Commence Investigation, Ensure Justice For Victims

  The Kano State Government has promised to investigate the case of nine children who were kidnapped and trafficked from Kano to Anambra State. The governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, gave the assurance in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, on Tuesday. He also gave an assurance that the arrested suspects would …

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2020 Budget Passes Second Reading In Senate

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, speaks during plenary in the Senate Chamber in Abuja The 2020 Appropriation Bill submitted to the National Assembly last week by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday scaled second reading on the floor of the Senate. The upper chamber has subsequently adjourned plenary till 29th November 2019, to enable Ministries, …

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Lebanon Turns To Neighbours For Help In Fighting Forest Fires

Fire takes out forests in the mountainous area that flank Damour river near the village of Meshref in Lebanon’s Shouf mountains, southeast of the capital Beirut, on October 15, 2019. Flames devoured large swaths of land in several Lebanese and Syrian regions. The outbreak coincided with high temperatures and strong winds, according to the official …

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Nigerian Painting Fetches £1.1m After Google Search

A painting entitle “Christine” by Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu, that sold for £1.1 million (1.3 million euros, $1.4 million), after being originally valued at £100,000-150,000. AFP   A painting by the Nigerian artist responsible for the “African Mona Lisa” sold at auction in London on Tuesday for £1.1 million after the family who owned it …

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