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    Segun Adeniyi to unveil new book on Nov 22

Segun Adeniyi to unveil new book on Nov 22

Segun Adeniyi, chairman, THISDAY editorial board, will unveil "FROM FRYING PAN TO FIRE: How African migrants risk everything in their futile search for a better life in Europe", his latest book, in Abuja on November 22.Adeniyi disclosed this during a visit to Ford Foundation office at Banana Island, Lagos state, on Thursday.He said Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, would [...]

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    Dialogue is the most effective way, FG’s negotiating panel tells ASUU

Dialogue is the most effective way, FG’s negotiating panel tells ASUU

The team set up by the federal government to negotiate with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says dialogue is the most effective way of resolving the lingering dispute between the union and the government.University lecturers across the country are currently on strike to protest the alleged refusal of government to meet their demands.While declaring the strike on Sunday, [...]

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    Shake-up in army as operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander

Shake-up in army as operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander

The Nigerian army has announced Benson Akinroluyo, a major general, as the new theatre commander for operation Lafiya Dole.Lafiya Dole is the military operation set up to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east.Akinroluyo is replacing Abba Dikko who had spent only three months as the theatre commander.In a statement signed on Saturday by Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, the [...]

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    Minimum wage: Duke advocates review of salaries every 10 years

Minimum wage: Duke advocates review of salaries every 10 years

Donald Duke, presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has called on the federal government to find a long-term solution to the lingering minimum wage crisis in Nigeria.In a statement on Saturday, Duke also called for a periodic review of salaries every ten years, considering variables such as inflation.Duke said the government's “fire brigade” response to the minimum wage [...]

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    INEC: 56 political parties ready for 2019 elections

INEC: 56 political parties ready for 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 56 political parties out of the 91 registered parties in the country are set to participate in the 2019 general election.Obo Effanga, the resident electoral commissioner in charge of Rivers, said this during a media briefing on Friday in Port Harcourt.He said INEC was interested in all the 91 registered political parties, adding [...]

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    ‘You’re attacking petty traders’ — Laolu Akande responds to TraderMoni criticism

‘You’re attacking petty traders’ — Laolu Akande responds to TraderMoni criticism

Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, says the TraderMoni loan given to petty traders is not meant to buy voters.In a statement on Friday in Abuja, Akande said Nigerians are not for sale and cannot be bought.He was reacting to a statement by southern, middle belt leaders who accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of “bribing [...]

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    Maryam Uwais: No govt has invested in people like Buhari’s

Maryam Uwais: No govt has invested in people like Buhari’s

Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social investments, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is the most successful in investing in people.In a statement on Friday, Uwais said since the inception of the social investment pqrogramme (SIP) of the federal government, N500 billion has been budgeted for it."In the last three years we have heard thousands [...]

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    Southern, middle belt leaders accuse Osinbajo of ‘bribing’ voters with TraderMoni

Southern, middle belt leaders accuse Osinbajo of ‘bribing’ voters with TraderMoni

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of buying votes ahead of the 2019 general election.The group said this in a communiqué released after meeting in Abuja.The document was jointly signed by Yinka Odumakin for the south-west, Bassey Ewa-Henshaw for south-south, Isuwa Dogo for the middle belt and Chigozie Ogbu for the south-east.The vice-president was [...]

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    ALERT: Retailers using ‘sniper’ to preserve beans, says CPC

ALERT: Retailers using ‘sniper’ to preserve beans, says CPC

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) says it has confirmed that retailers in the open market are using a pesticide popularly known as sniper to preserve beans.In 2017, some traders were arrested in Lagos for using the pesticide, and on Thursday, a video showing some of the traders using sniper to preserve beans had gone viral.In an advisory signed on Friday [...]

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    Buhari heads to France for Paris peace forum

Buhari heads to France for Paris peace forum

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Friday for Paris, France, to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum which opens on Sunday and ends on Tuesday.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday.The forum is organised by the French government and a number [...]

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