Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Jamilah Nasir

    Minimum wage: We can only pay N22,500, say governors

Minimum wage: We can only pay N22,500, say governors

Governors have agreed to increase the minimum wage but not up to the expectation of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).According to Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara and chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF), he and his colleagues have agreed to pay N22,500 to workers.Yari explained that the acceptable minimum wage "must be done in such a way that total personnel [...]

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    Can’t sleep? These 11 foods can be your edible lullaby

Can’t sleep? These 11 foods can be your edible lullaby

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    MURIC: Another attempt might be made to cause fuel scarcity

MURIC: Another attempt might be made to cause fuel scarcity

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the federal government to be on the lookout for “sponsors” of artificial petroleum scarcity towards the end of the year.In a statement by Ishaq Akintola, MURIC director, the group described the scarcity as an “annual phenomenon, asking the government to avoid  a repeat of the situation in 2018.The group blamed the scarcity [...]

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    Buhari: Recharging Lake Chad is the best investment Europe, America can make in Africa

Buhari: Recharging Lake Chad is the best investment Europe, America can make in Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari says the greatest investment Europe and America can make in Africa now is helping the continent accomplish inter-basin water transfer to recharge the Lake Chad.According to a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said this while hosting Moussa Mahamat, chairman, African Union Commission, on Friday.Buhari said the Lake Chad, which provides a means of livelihood to [...]

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    Kaduna reinstates curfew as abducted traditional ruler dies

Kaduna reinstates curfew as abducted traditional ruler dies

Maiwada Galadima, traditional ruler of Adara ethnic group in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna, has died in captivity.According to the state government, Galadima died in the wee hours of Friday.Following his death, the state government has reinstated the 24-hour curfew in Kaduna and its environs.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, made this known in a statement.Galadima [...]

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    US secret service intercepts ‘explosive packages’ sent to Obama, Clinton

US secret service intercepts ‘explosive packages’ sent to Obama, Clinton

The secret service of the United States on Wednesday intercepted packages suspected to contain explosives devices sent to ex-President Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, Democratic Party presidential candidate in 2016.The devices were discovered by technicians who screen mails sent to the former US officials.The US secret service, in a statement, said a package addressed to Clinton was recovered late on [...]

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    ‘It’s fake news’ — Austin Akobundu reacts to reports of Ekweremadu’s defection

‘It’s fake news’ — Austin Akobundu reacts to reports of Ekweremadu’s defection

Austin Akobundu, national organising secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described as “fake news”, the reports of the defection of Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, from the opposition party.The deputy senate president is said to be aggrieved by the way the party treated him in the process of choosing the running mate of Atiku Abubakar, its presidential [...]

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    EFCC arraigns Kano governorship candidate over ‘N100m fraud’

EFCC arraigns Kano governorship candidate over ‘N100m fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Abdulkarim Abdulsalam, governorship candidate of the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) in Kano state.Abdulsalam was arraigned alongside one Ebere Nzechukwu, at a federal high court sitting in the state over alleged N100 million fraud.Lewis Allagoa, the presiding judge, had ordered the anti-graft commission to produce all the defendants.However, Johnson Ojogbane, the [...]

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    Curfew relaxed in parts of Kaduna

Curfew relaxed in parts of Kaduna

The Kaduna state government has eased off the 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis, giving residents between 1pm to 5pm “to restock on essentials”.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, said the decision was as a result of improved security in the location.El-Rufai had on Sunday, declared a 24-hour curfew in Kaduna towns and its environs to ease the [...]

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    ‘He launched a major reform’ — Garba Shehu defends NHIS ES

‘He launched a major reform’ — Garba Shehu defends NHIS ES

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has absolved President Muhammadu Buhari of allegations of double standard in the crisis rocking the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).Critics of the president have accused him of shielding Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the scheme, who has been involved in different controversies since he assumed office in July 2017.Yusuf was suspended by Isaac Adewole, minister of [...]

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    Atiku advises Buhari to adopt issue-based campaign

Atiku advises Buhari to adopt issue-based campaign

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has advised President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to base their campaign for 2019 on issues, rather than insults.He said this in a statement which Segun Showunmi, spokesman of his campaign, issued on Tuesday.He advised the APC to uphold the virtue, “if it is not too hard” [...]

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    Disregard for rule of law worse than corruption, says US envoy

Disregard for rule of law worse than corruption, says US envoy

William Stuart Symington, the United States ambassador to Nigeria, says injustice and disregard for rule of law is worse than the stealing of public funds.Symington said this on Monday at the convocation lecture of the University of Ilorin, Kwara state, where he delivered a lecture on “Citizen Leadership and the Link between Economic Diversity and Democratic Good Governance”.The ambassador described disregard [...]

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    DSS: We didn’t help Nnamdi Kanu escape

DSS: We didn’t help Nnamdi Kanu escape

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied allegations that its operatives played a role in the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from Nigeria.Until his reappearance in Israel on Friday, Kanu was last seen on September 14, 2017, after a raid on his Abia residence by the military.Following his appearance, Kanu made a [...]

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    Saudi crown prince calls Journalist Khashoggi’s son

Saudi crown prince calls Journalist Khashoggi’s son

Mohammed bin Salman, crowned prince of Saudi Arabia, on Monday called Salah Khashoggi, son of Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi journalist killed in the country’s consulate in Turkey, to express his condolences.Abdulaziz Salma, Saudi king, also made a similar call.Khashoggi, 59, was last seen on October 2, entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.He is alleged to have been killed on the orders [...]

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    Uwazuruike: Nnamdi Kanu came out of hiding to make money from 2019 elections

Uwazuruike: Nnamdi Kanu came out of hiding to make money from 2019 elections

Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has told the Igbo to ignore the things Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) said on Sunday.Uwazuruike, who spoke in Owerri, Imo state on Monday, said Kanu’s directive to the Igbo to boycott the 2019 elections except there is a referendum, is [...]

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    Kaduna violence: NYSC indefinitely postpones Batch C orientation

Kaduna violence: NYSC indefinitely postpones Batch C orientation

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