In this report, AKINWALE ABOLUWADE takes a look at plights of people with eye impairment and government’s initiatives vis-a-vis experts’ views on eye care. It was broad daylight. The sun was hot and scorching. It shone with force and fervency. One could see clearly but Alhaji Hamid Omotara Okugbaja could not see things around him; his vision was blurry. Having been down with untreated cataract that deteriorated for close to 13 years, Alhaji Okugbaja, Chief Imam of Palupo area, Asolo, Ibadan, struggled with veiled vision before he eventually got a respite.
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ABUJA – Leadership of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) has warned of the possibility of the country plunging into another round of recession, a threat it wants President Muhammadu Buhari to avert immediately. The professional accountants gave the advice during a courtesy call on Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday, where they also endorsed him for a second term in office. President of the Association, Shehu Usman Ladan, spoke to State House correspondents after he and his delegation emerged from the meeting with the president.
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The United States First Lady Melania Trump has said she is one of the most bullied persons in the world. Melania Trump said this in an interview with ABC News. She said her experience spurred the “Be Best” initiative which is focused on discouraging cyberbullying.
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There are indications that unless there is timely intervention from the President, Muhammadu Buhari, Organised Labour may soon call out workers for yet another round of strike following insinuations that the government was yet to agree on a new National minimum wage with Organised Labour. The leadership of Organised Labour said they cannot guarantee industrial peace and harmony in the country if the government delayed further the announcement and implementation of the new National minimum wage following the completion of the work of the tripartite committee set up by the President to come up with a new minimum wage for the country.
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The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the forthcoming 2019 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Friday picked the former governor of Anambra state, Mr Peter Obi as his running mate. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, candidate in the forthcoming primaries of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Since PDP elected Atiku as its Presidential candidate, reactions on whom he is going to pick as his running mate in order to oust the current government have flooded the social media. Ex-governor of Anambra state, Mr. Peter Obi Nigerians have recommended several Political giants like Peter Obi; Ike Ekweremad the deputy senate president; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance; Osita Chidoka, former minister of aviation and others believed to have equal political strength with the incumbent government. Details later
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National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus has urged the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) to ensure victory in their respective constituencies in the 2019 general elections. Uche Secondus Secondus made the call at the meeting of the BoT members with the party’s Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Thursday night in Abuja. Secondus attributed PDP’s failure in 2015 presidential election to complacency, saying every BoT member must deliver his or her unit, ward or constituency. “We must build a consensus and arrangement that you will be rewarded and be recognised when you deliver. We cannot play the type of Abuja politics that made us lose in 2015,” he said. Secondus said that the BoT should not leave
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Following the emergence of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), one of the runners-up during the primaries, Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State, has congratulated and pledged his support to him. Dankwambo declared his support for the party’s presidential candidate in 2019 elections on Friday in his congratulatory message, made available to newsmen in Abuja.According to the governor who has been offered Gombe North Senatorial District ticket, God-willing, victory will be delivered to PDP in 2019 presidential election. “I assure you of my personal commitment and that of my supporters all over the country in the next presidential race.“I have no doubt, that with God on your side, coupled with your wealth of experience and exposure, our party will be victorious in the next election,” he said.
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The National Vice Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South South, Mr Emmanuel Ogidi has said that restructuring was the only way to addressing all economic problems facing Nigeria including the challenge of an acceptable minimum wage. Reacting to the outcome of the ongoing negotiations between the government and Labour Unions, Ogidi said it would be difficult to have all states pay uniform salaries with the current structure. Chief Emmanuel Ogidi The Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr Chris Ngige had on Wednesday said that the Federal Government after consulting with the 36 states governors had proposed N24,000 while the Governors proposed N20,000 as minimum wage for civil servants. Ngige said that the Labour Unions discussing the demand for new minimum wage had proposed to increase it from the current N19,200 to N30,000 while the organised private
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