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    NLC: We have no problem with FG’s advisory committee on minimum wage

NLC: We have no problem with FG’s advisory committee on minimum wage

Ayuba Wabba, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says the federal government’s advisory committee does not affect the interest of workers.Wabba said this in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Thursday.President Muhamamdu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated a technical advisory committee on the implementation of the new minimum wage.Wabba said the union "initially" thought the committee was set up [...]

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    Saraki: We must block politicians from buying PVCs ahead of polls

Saraki: We must block politicians from buying PVCs ahead of polls

Senate President Bukola Saraki says politicians seeking to procure permanent voter cards (PVCs) ahead of the general election must be stopped.Yusuph Olaniyonu, media aide to Saraki, quoted the senate president as saying this in a statement on Thursday.On Monday, Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said the electoral body is aware of the vote-buying tricks [...]

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    Why Nigerians in diaspora ‘can’t take part’ in the elections

Why Nigerians in diaspora ‘can’t take part’ in the elections

Ben Okoyen, the consul-general of Nigeria in New York, says lack of reliable database is one of the factors delaying the implementation of diaspora voting.Okoyen made the remark when members of Legacy Initiative International Advocacy US chapter visited Nigeria House in New York.He said their is a need for Nigerians overseas to be united so as to produce a reliable [...]

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    FG approves four new private universities

FG approves four new private universities

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved the establishment of four new private universities in Kaduna, Oyo, Ogun and Osun states.Adamu Adamu, minister of education, made this known to state house correspondents at the end of the first meeting of the council in 2019.The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.According to the minister, the new universities are Greenfield [...]

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    Moghalu: It’s fake news to portray Buhari and Atiku as only presidential candidates

Moghalu: It’s fake news to portray Buhari and Atiku as only presidential candidates

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), has kicked against the "false narrative" that there are only two candidates for the presidential election.He said it is fake news to portray President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as the two contenders for the February 16 poll.Moghalu made the remark on Wednesday while speaking at the fake [...]

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    APC dep spokesman: This election is about integrity — Atiku, Peter Obi have none

APC dep spokesman: This election is about integrity — Atiku, Peter Obi have none

Yekini Nabena, deputy spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi, his running mate, lack integrity.Nabena said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday.The deputy spokesman challenged Obi to explain how his administration expended his security vote while he was governor of Anambra state."The coming presidential election [...]

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    Police propose fake news prohibition act

Police propose fake news prohibition act

The Nigeria police force has proposed a fake news prohibition act in the country.The police made the proposal on Wednesday during a conference on countering fake news organised by the BBC world service in Abuja.But some experts at the programme including Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, argued that rather than introduce a new law to fight fake news, existing ones should [...]

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    ‘Why my son refused to surrender’ — father of Boko Haram commander opens up

‘Why my son refused to surrender’ — father of Boko Haram commander opens up

Baba Modu, father of a Boko Haram commander popularly called Ba-Ana, says he has been unable to persuade his son to surrender to the federal government.In an interview with NAN on Wednesday, Modu spoke of his recent encounter with his son.Modu said his son was enrolled by the insurgents in 2012 at a farm in Dikwa local government area of Borno [...]

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    Garba Shehu: PDP violated peace accord by accusing Buhari’s family of corruption

Garba Shehu: PDP violated peace accord by accusing Buhari’s family of corruption

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has called on the national peace committee to act on an alleged violation of the peace accord by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The peace accord was signed by presidential candidates of different political parties ahead of the general election.In a statement on Tuesday, Shehu accused the PDP presidential campaign organisation of "bad faith, character assassination and [...]

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    Daily Trust editor freed by army

Daily Trust editor freed by army

Uthman Abubakar, north-east regional editor of Daily Trust Newspaper, has been released.Mannir Dan-Ali, editor-in-chief of the newspaper, announced the release after receiving Abubakar who was brought into the Maiduguri office by an army officer.On Sunday, soldiers invaded the head office of the newspaper in Abuja and its regional offices in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, and Lagos.The soldiers barricaded the gate [...]

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