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Reps seek review of workers’ minimum wage

The workers had reportedly booed Senate President of Senate Bukola Saraki and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, during the country’s May Day at the Eagle Square, Abuja. Moved by yesterday’s protest by the organised labour, the House of Representatives has called for a review of the national minimum ...

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Nigeria not your conquered territory, Ohanaeze tells northern leaders

Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex socio-political association of the Igbo, rose from a meeting in Enugu on Tuesday with a declaration that Nigeria was not the North’s conquered territory. Ohanaeze, which condemned the northern leaders’ opposition to calls for the restructuring of Nigeria, insisted that “all sections of ...

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Extra-budgetary bailout for states hits N1.75 trillion

• Debt profile nears N20tr, threatens Vision 20:2020 agenda The Federal Government has in the last two years supported states financially to the tune of N1.75 trillion. The funds were, however, “extra-statutory,” as they were not captured in the budget. The revelation contained in a recent survey by a fiscal ...

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Senate urges halt to Nigeria, UK prisoner swap deal

They are to appear before the joint Senate committees on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, and Foreign Affairs, which was directed to report back to the Red Chamber in one month. PHOTO:nta.ng EU condemns planned execution of convicts in Lagos The Senate has enjoined the Federal Government to stop ...

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South West leaders demand new constitution before 2019 elections

Executive Secretary, Nigerian National Summit Group (NNSG),Tony Uranta (left); former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana and Arewa leader, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai during a press conference calling for the implementation of the 2014 National Conference Report in Abuja…yesterday. PHOTO: LUCY LADIDI ELUKPO • Stakeholders seek action on 2014 confab report ...

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School feeding programme best way to save children from streets

Mrs. Maryam Uwais who represented Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the event, said the national home grown school feeding programme was one of the best government programmes targeted at pupils in primary schools. The Federal Government’s school feeding programme has been described as the best way to save children from ...

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Minister orders audit of NDDC abandoned projects in Akwa Ibom

Minister of Niger Delta of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani Agency’s debt profile rises to N1 trillion Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru Usani, has ordered that all abandoned projects of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), in Akwa Ibom State be audited in order to hasten ...

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Osinbajo panel submits report today

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Senate insists on Lawal’s prosecution Barring any last minute changes, the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo-led Presidential Committee investigating the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke and suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, over sundry allegations, ...

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CBN bans 11 banks from SMEs forex window

Acting Director of Corporate Communications, CBN, Isaac Okorafor said banks that refused to sell forex to the SME operators after accessing over $300 million offered to the SMEs wholesale forex window since its creation last month would be sanctioned accordingly. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has banned no fewer ...

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