Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    NLC asks workers to vote out governors opposed to N30,000 minimum wage

NLC asks workers to vote out governors opposed to N30,000 minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says its members will not be intimidated by threat from the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) to sack workers if the new national minimum wage of N30,000 is implemented.Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, said this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja.The governors had said paying N30,000 new minimum wage would lead to bankruptcy, adding that [...]

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    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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    Probe of security vote: Governors hire lawyers to challenge EFCC

Probe of security vote: Governors hire lawyers to challenge EFCC

Governors under the auspices of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) say they have hired lawyers to challenge the power of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe security vote of states.Abubakar Badaru, governor of Jigawa state, disclosed this at the end of the monthly national economic council (NEC) meeting presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the [...]

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    Governors support creation of state police

Governors support creation of state police

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) says the creation of state police will assist in tackling the high rate of insecurity in the country.Speaking on Monday at the end of the national summit on security organised by the senate, Abdulaziz Yari, chairman of the NGF, said the country could not be policed effectively from Abuja.His statement comes three days after Vice-President [...]

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    Governors protest NNPC’s ‘non-remittance’ into federation account for five years

Governors protest NNPC’s ‘non-remittance’ into federation account for five years

The Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF) has accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of shortchanging the country for a period of five years.The governors said the commission failed to remit the joint venture cash call to the federation account from 2010 to 2015. Former President Goodlcuk Jonathan led Nigeria between 2010 and 2015.Abdulaziz Yari, NGF chairman and governor of Zamfara [...]

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    Buhari never said he’s unhappy with us — govs tackle Femi Adesina

Buhari never said he’s unhappy with us — govs tackle Femi Adesina

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has described as “very unfortunate” reports that President Muhammadu Buhari is not happy with governors over unpaid salaries.Some governors had met with Buhari before he left for Turkey.In a statement released after the meeting, Femi Adesina, Buhari's spokesman, said his principal asked the governors how they were able to sleep when workers had not been paid.“How [...]

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    Yari threatens showdown with EFCC, says ‘enough is enough’

Yari threatens showdown with EFCC, says ‘enough is enough’

Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari, has accused Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), of intimidating governors "for no just cause".Yari, while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, said he intends to report Magu to the federal government.The chairman of Nigeria governors forum accused the commission of not "tidying its work" before going to court [...]

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    Don’t make Yari a scapegoat, govs tell EFCC

Don’t make Yari a scapegoat, govs tell EFCC

The Nigerian governors' forum (NGF) says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is "shadow-boxing" Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara governor and chairman of the forum, for want of a scapegoat in its fight with national assembly.In a statement on Wednesday, Abulrazque Barkindo, head, media and public affairs of the NGF, told the agency to allow Yari face his job.It said the [...]

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    Governors worried over substandard products consumed by Nigerians

Governors worried over substandard products consumed by Nigerians

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) on Thursday raised the alarm over the “substandard” quality of rice consumed by Nigerians.In a statement issued after its meeting, Abulrazaque Bello-barkindo, its head of media and public affairs, called on the Nigeria customs service to urgently address the situation.The governors expressed worry over the “huge consignment of rice” that is still finding its way [...]

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    Paris Club refund paid to state govts NOT Saraki, seven ex-govs

Paris Club refund paid to state govts NOT Saraki, seven ex-govs

Reports of Senate President Bukola Saraki’s alleged complicity in the pilfering of parts of the Paris Club loan refund rippled with a strong current on Monday.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had leaked a report vicariously indicting him of money laundering.According to the report, Saraki’s aides and Robert Mbonu, his associate, diverted N3.5bn of the funds.The Nigeria Governors’ Forum [...]

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    Governors: We’ve done nothing illegal as far as Paris Club refund is concerned

Governors: We’ve done nothing illegal as far as Paris Club refund is concerned

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) says there is no illegality in the disbursement of the Paris Club loan refund.The refund was a result of over-deductions from the statutory allocations of the states for debt-servicing from 1995 to 2002.The forum was reacting to reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had indicted Senate President Bukola Saraki, his aides, and [...]

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    Jang’s NGF says Taraba crisis not religious

Jang’s NGF says Taraba crisis not religious

The Governor Jonah Jang-led Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has dismissed claims that the recent crisis in some parts of Taraba was religiously motivated.This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Osaro Onaiwu, Administrator of the NGF secretariat on Monday in Abuja.The call by the Taraba Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on the state House of Assembly to [...]

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