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NLC, TUC propose N56,000 as new national minimum wage to FG

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have jointly proposed and presented N56,000 as the new minimum wage to the Federal Government as against the present N18,000. The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, said this at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja. Wabba said that both the NLC and the TUC made the formal …

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Arase orders arrest, prosecution of persons selling petrol in plastic containers

 The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has ordered all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, FCT and State Command Commissioners of Police to arrest anybody found selling petrol and other petroleum products in plastic containers. Arase gave the order in a statement issued by the Acting Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, the Force Public Relations Officer, on Tuesday in …

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NASS Commission boss replies Saraki, insists on Acting Clerk’s appointment

The National Assembly Service Commission says there is no basis for withdrawing the appointment of the newly appointed Acting Clerk of the National Assembly (NASS), Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Omolori. Dr Adamu Fika, the Executive Chairman of the commission, said this in a letter he sent to the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, and copied to the Speaker of the …

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Falana writes Buhari, tells him to investigate cases of extra-judicial killings

Mr. Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to investigate cases of human rights abuses in the country. He specifically made allusion to extra-judicial execution of criminal suspects by the police and the unlawful killing of unarmed civilians including women and children by the armed forces.

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I will run for presidency under PDP in 2019 – Lamido

Former Gov Sule Lamido of Jigawa on Monday said he would constest for presidency on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019.   Lamido made this known to newsmen in his village – Bamaina – in Birnin-kudu Local Government Area of the State.   He, however, said a party’s ticket was not given to anybody on the platter …

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PDP sweeps Ondo State’s council polls

PDP has swept the chairmanship position in all the 18 Local councils in Ondo State. The results were announced on Sunday in Akure by Prof. Olugbenga Ige, Chairman of the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) at a post-election news conference. He said that the PDP won 202 out of the 203 wards in the councillorship election, while the Allied …

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Joint military force warns `militants’ against attacks on oil facilities

 The joint military force deployed to protect oil infrastructure in the Niger Delta on Friday reiterated its resolve to crackdown on vandals and economic saboteurs. A statement from its spokesman, Col. Isa Ado, said that the military was poised to deal with a reported threat by vandals to resume attacks on oil facilities. The statement assured that the force, christened …

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Persistent power crisis forces cybercafés, SMEs out of business

Investigations have revealed that many small and medium scale enterprises  in the country are being forced out of business by the persistent power and fuel crisis in the country. Some of the businesses heavily affected include hair dressing salons, tailoring outfits, welding/iron-bending firms, cybercafes etc Checks conducted in Lagos on Friday showed that many cybercafé operators are facing rough times …

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