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Month: November 2018

BREAKING: Labour Calls Off Nationwide Strike At The Eleventh Hour

Breaking News
The organised labour has called off its industrial action originally scheduled to begin at 12am on Tuesday in the final lap of its agitation for the raising of the national minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000. Ayuba Wabba, National Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), made the announcement in Abuja very late on Monday night — minutes before the industrial action was to kick off — after the second leg of the marathon meeting of the tripartite committee constituted by the Federal Government to decide a new national minimum wage. See Also Breaking News BREAKING: First Part Of FG’s Meeting With Labour Ends In Stalemate 0 Comments 9 Hours Ago "The tripartite negotiating committee, as rightly put by the chairperson, has, this period, concluded its assignment; agreement

Shettima Swears In 21 Commissioners Seven Months Before End Of His Tenure

Politics
Kashim Shettima, Governor of Borno state, has sworn in 21 newly appointed commissioners to serve as members of the State Executive Council. This comes seven months before the end of the governorship tenure of Shettima, who was first sworn in as Governor in 2011 and will quit the post on May 29, 2019. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Government House, Maiduguri, on Monday and was administered by the acting Chief Judge of Borno State, Justice Fadawu Umoru. The event was held amidst tight security, and attended by an unprecedented crowd, including supporters from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. The Governor had dissolved the former cabinet a week before the election of APC candidates to allow some of the aspirants, who were commissioners, participate...

Nigerians To Pay More As FG Withdraws From Shouldering Service Charge On TSA Deposits

Business
Paying taxes or tariffs to the Federal Government is about to get higher, as Ahmed Idris, the Accountant General of the Federation, has announced that the burden of transactional fees associated with making payments to the Treasury Single Account (TSA) would no longer be borne by the government.  A media release issued by Johnson Oise, Director Press, Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, on Sunday quoted Idris as saying the government had expended N16 billion on shouldering the responsibility. ”Henceforth, the Federal Government would no longer bear the service charge on all payments to its Ministries, Departments and Agencies as such costs would be borne by the payer,” he said. “Within the last two years, the government spent almost N16bn in this direction, which ordi

Tiwa Savage Becomes First Female To Win MTV Best African Act

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Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has emerged the 2018 Best African Act at the MTV European Music Awards. The singer who was at the venue of the event in Bilbao, Spain on Sunday, clinched the award after beating fellow Nigerian, Davido, and other African acts. She is the first African female to win the award. A few days ago, Tiwa Savage went viral on social media internet recently when she featured as a video vixen for the music video, 'Fever' by Nigerian singer Wizkid.  See Also Entertainment 'He Was Just Touching Everywhere' — Nigerians React To Wizkid's Raunchy Video WIth Tiwa 0 Comments 1 Week Ago The MTV EMA is an event which seeks to honour pop artistes. Entertainment News AddThis :  Featured Image :  Original Author : 

Lagos APC Presents Hamzat As Sanwo-Olu’s Running Mate

Politics
The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has officially presented Dr Femi Hamzat as the deputy governorship candidate for the state. The announcement was made at the party secretariat on Sunday. At the event, which was attended by party executives in the state, Hamzat was officially declared the running mate to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the APC governorship candidate. Hamzat was born in 1964 in Lagos and holds a B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering and M.Sc. in Crop Processing Engineering, both from the University of Ibadan. He also has a doctorate degree in System Process Engineering from Cranfield University, England. He was appointed Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in Lagos State in 2011. Elections Politics News AddThis :  Featured Image :&n...

Rights Group Demands Justice After Its members Were ‘Stripped Naked’ By Police

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A human rights group, Behind Bars Rights Foundation, known for advocating for justice for victims of police brutality, extortion, bribery, unlawful arrest and detention and all form of human rights abuses as well as the promotion of human rights advancement, has accused the Delta State Police Command of assault, death threats and unlawful detention of its members. Last week, the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Mustafa, had alleged that the founder and Director General of Behind Bars Rights Foundation, Harrison Gwamnishu, and his group invaded the C Division Police Station, Asaba, to free suspected cultists, and in the process beat up the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Eyoh Anietie, the DCO and other officers as well as damaged valuables and properties in the DPO's offi...

Rancour In APC Deepens As Amosun Rips Into ‘Offshore Rigger’ Oshiomhole

Politics
Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of Ogun State, has berated Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), accusing him of not submitting the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Party Candidate Form (CF001) to any of the 26 candidates that won the primaries for the tickets to contest for the Ogun State House of Assembly. According to the Governor, "Oshiomhole, who became the APC Chairman barely three months ago, is already threatening to write the epitaph of the party in his 100 days of ignominy." He stated this in response to the comments credited to Oshiomhole on the controversy trailing the primaries held in the state. A statement signed by Adedayo Adeneye, the Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, on Saturday, noted tha...