Monday, November 19, 2018

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    Govs tight-lipped after meeting Buhari over proposed N30k minimum wage

Govs tight-lipped after meeting Buhari over proposed N30k minimum wage

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with state governors over the proposed N30,000 minimum wage.Following the meeting, the governors refused to disclose the outcome of their discussions with the president to journalists.The tripartite committee on the review of national minimum wage had on November 6 submitted its report to the president where it recommended N30,000 as the new national minimum wage.While [...]

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    Minimum wage: FG rejects N22,500 proposed by governors

Minimum wage: FG rejects N22,500 proposed by governors

The federal government has rejected the N22,500 minimum wage proposed by the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF).In an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday, Chris Ngige, minister of labour, said he has made it known to the governors that the federal government is not in support of their proposal.On Tuesday, Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara and chairman of the NGF, had [...]

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    Marafa lists 10 reasons why APC should expel Yari

Marafa lists 10 reasons why APC should expel Yari

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, should be expelled from the All Progressives Congress (APC).In a statement on Sunday, Marafa also asked Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of APC, to expel all those the governor declared as winners of the "controversial primaries" he conducted.The senator said sending the governor out of the party had [...]

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    Yari: Governors lack the capacity to pay new minimum wage

Yari: Governors lack the capacity to pay new minimum wage

Abdulaziz Yari, chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF), says governors are not against the upward review of the minimum wage but they lack capacity to pay it.The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) had demanded N30,000 as minimum wage but the governors proposed N20,000 while the federal government said it could afford N24,000.Briefing journalists on the outcome of the forum's meeting [...]

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    I’m under pressure to leave APC, says Yari

I’m under pressure to leave APC, says Yari

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says he is under pressure to leave the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Yari, who is not on the same page with Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the ruling party, said this while speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock.He had accused the national working committee of the APC [...]

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    Zamfara APC crisis: Yari organises parallel primary as NWC panel fails to meet INEC deadline

Zamfara APC crisis: Yari organises parallel primary as NWC panel fails to meet INEC deadline

The crisis in the Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took a new turn over the weekend as Abdulaziz Yari, the governor, and some of his loyalists organised a parallel governorship primary election.Mukhtar Idris, finance commissioner of the state, was announced as winner of the primary which held at the APC secretariat in Gusau, the state capital.Idris [...]

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    ‘It’s a fight to finish’ – Yari bars NWC panel from Zamfara (audio)

‘It’s a fight to finish’ – Yari bars NWC panel from Zamfara (audio)

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, has asked the panel the national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) set up to conduct a fresh governorship primary, not to visit the state.Yari said this while reacting to the dissolution of the state executive committee of the ruling party.The NWC had dissolved the exco and scheduled a fresh primary [...]

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    Marafa accuses Yari of ‘setting Zamfara on fire’ as APC cancels guber primary

Marafa accuses Yari of ‘setting Zamfara on fire’ as APC cancels guber primary

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has accused Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, of being responsible for the violence in the governorship primary.Many were reportedly injured during the exercise while election materials were allegedly snatched by the state government officials.Thereafter, Abubakar Faki, chairman of the election committee, cancelled the exercise.In a statement on Thursday, Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of [...]

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    It’s not a do-or-die affair, says Marafa on his governorship ambition

It’s not a do-or-die affair, says Marafa on his governorship ambition

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says his ambition to be governor of the state is not a do-or-die affair.Marafa said this while reacting to an alleged threat of Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, that there would be chaos if the direct primary is used to pick the state's All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate.The poll was shifted from [...]

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    Marafa: I will win Zamfara APC guber primary

Marafa: I will win Zamfara APC guber primary

Kabir Marafa says he'll win the Zamfara governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Marafa said he's taking part in the primary because "executives in the governor's camp" won't coordinate it.The executive officers of the Zamfara chapter of the APC loyal to Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, had adopted indirect primary.But the senator representing Zamfara central and seven other governorship aspirants [...]

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    2019: Zamfara deputy governor, defence minister tackle Yari, adopt direct primary

2019: Zamfara deputy governor, defence minister tackle Yari, adopt direct primary

Eight governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state have adopted direct primary for picking the party’s governorship candidate.The executive officers of the Zamfara chapter of the APC, believed to be loyal to Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, had adopted indirect primary election.Yari is said to be backing Mukhtar Idris, finance commissioner, for the party's ticket.But at [...]

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    Why Yari cannot anoint a successor

Why Yari cannot anoint a successor

BY AHMED A. AHMEDIn Nigeria today, when you hear some states, certain things come to mind, automatically: when you hear Borno, you think Boko Haram; you hear Benue, you mind races to herdsmen; and of course, when you think Zamfara, you think of bandits, killing thousands across the state.If bandits were the only problem in Zamfara State, we may [...]

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    Yari: Over 2,000 people have been killed in Zamfara since 2011

Yari: Over 2,000 people have been killed in Zamfara since 2011

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, says insecurity in the state has led to the loss of at least 2,300 people from 2011 till date.The governor said this while speaking at a special town meeting on security in Gusau, Zamfara capital, on Monday.Lai Mohammed, minister of information; Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence; and Suleiman Adamu, minister of water resources; attended the [...]

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    Marafa: Dambazau has vindicated me on Yari’s failure

Marafa: Dambazau has vindicated me on Yari’s failure

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, has vindicated him on the "failure" of Abdulaziz Yari, governor, to stop banditry in the state.The minister had said it is bad governance for Yari to withdraw as the state's chief security officer (CSO).In a statement on Friday, Marafa said Yari turned him into an enemy because [...]

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    Dambazau chides Yari, says it’s bad governance to withdraw as Zamfara CSO

Dambazau chides Yari, says it’s bad governance to withdraw as Zamfara CSO

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, says good governance is the solution to the security issues in Zamfara state.The state has been recording cases of killings and banditry in recent times.Last week, Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, said he is helpless over the security situation in the state, describing his status as chief security officer (CSO) as a “mere appellation”."We have [...]

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    APC congress: Okorocha briefs Buhari on Imo crisis

APC congress: Okorocha briefs Buhari on Imo crisis

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo states, says the "funny politics" witnessed at Saturday’s ward congress of the All Progressives Congress  (APC) across the country must stop.Delta, Imo and Oyo were some of the states that had cases of violence and ballot box snatching.Jeremiah Oghoveta, a chairmanship aspirant, in Delta was reportedly stabbed to death. In Imo, suspected thugs attacked the [...]

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