The negotiation by the tripartite committee on a new national minimum wage, has come to an halt as the Federal Government has come to the conclusion that it cannot afford more than N25,000 per month as the new minimum wage The organized labor and Organized Private Sector (OPS) have refused to accept the figures tendered by the Federal Government and are insisting on N30,000 minimum wage per month.
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As the debate on which of the three geo-political zones in the South should produce the running mate of PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, there are indications that the South-West is also making case for the position over what sources called “political balancing.” The debate revolved around the thinking that since President Muhammadu Buhari was not likely to change Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as running mate, the PDP would gain more mileage in the South-West if it chose Atiku’s running mate from the zone.
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President Muhammadu Buhari will lead other eminent Nigerians to the inauguration of Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday. Fayemi will be sworn in alongside the Deputy Governor-elect, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, by the state Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, at the Ekiti Parapo Pavilion. Buhari, who had promised to attend Fayemi’s inauguration shortly after the latter won the All Progresse Congress (APC) primary, will be the Special Guest of Honour.
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The Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation has challenged the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to mention three projects it has initiated, started and completed in the last three years. The Buhari Campaign Organisation had on Sunday launched an attack on the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and on Monday, the Acting National Publicity Secretary of All Progressive Congress (APC) Yekini Nabena also accused him of being desperate.
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The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has ordered that the former Governor of Edo State Adams Oshiomhole be served with court processes of an application, seeking an order of mandamus to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest and commence criminal proceedings against him over alleged financial fraud while Oshiomole was in office. Justice Anwuli Chikere gave the order on Tuesday while ruling on the exparte application brought before the court by an anti-corruption crusader, Bishop Osadolor Ochei, who wants Oshiomole prosecuted for alleged diversion of state funds to personal use.
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THE brickbats continued yesterday between President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Congress (PDP) are gearing up for the February presidential election. Atiku beat 11 opponents to get the PDP ticket at the weekend. The APC ratified the direct primary election of President Buhari in Abuja. The APC said the choice before Nigerians in 2019 is that of light, which it said President Buhari represents, and darkness.
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The All Progressives Congress has taunted Senate President Bukola Saraki over his dismal run for the presidency of Nigeria at the Port Harcourt convention of the Peoples Democratic Party. Saraki was a member of the ruling APC, until 31 July, when he switched allegiance to his old party, the PDP to run for the presidency. The APC spokesman, Yekini Nabena, in a statement on Tuesday described Saraki: “A Rolling Stone That Gathers No Moss” and asked him to vacate the senate presidency honourably. “He should be a distinguished Senator in name and in deed. He cannot continue to preside over the APC-dominated Senate as a member of the minority PDP”, Nabena said.
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AHOADA—TWO villagers who hurried to their farms in Rivers State to harvest cassava due to the threatening flood have regrettably been drowned by flood, while an outbreak of skin diseases has been reported in some of the over 70 communities affected by flood in the state. Chairman of Ahoada West Local Government Area, AWELGA, Mr Hope Ikiriko, said: “The report I got is that two people have drowned in the flood. The report has it that the people went to harvest their premature cassava when flood caught up with them and they could not be rescued.” Paramount ruler of Okparaki community, one of flood-ravaged communities, Chief Paul George, and displaced residents, decried the outbreak of skin diseases in a chat with NDV. Submerged area in AWELGA, Rivers The affected communities are in Ahoada West, Ahoada East, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni and Abua/Odua Local
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