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Tinubu To Consult Further as FEC Steps Down Memo On Minimum Wage

Tinubu To Consult Further as FEC Steps Down Memo On Minimum Wage

The contentious issue of a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers may not be resolved soon as the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Tuesday stepped down the memorandum on the report of the Tripartite Committee on New National Minimum Wage for further consultation.  Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, who disclosed this to...

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Senate never proposed new aircraft for Tinubu, Shettima – Akpabio

Senate never proposed new aircraft for Tinubu, Shettima – Akpabio

The Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has dismissed the report that the 10th Senate is proposing that the Federal Government procure a new aircraft for President Bola Tinubu and his Vice, Senator Kashim Shettima. Akpabio, in a statement on Tuesday by his media aide, Jackson Udom, was quoted to have made this known while speaking...

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Bangladesh’s Deadliest Executioner Shahjahan Bhuiyan Dies at 74 

Bangladesh’s Deadliest Executioner Shahjahan Bhuiyan Dies at 74 

Shahjahan Bhuiyan, Bangladesh’s deadliest executioner, died at 74 after being admitted to Dhaka hospital due to chest pains. Bangladesh’s deadliest executioner, who hanged serial killers and politicians alike and even wrote a book about it, has died.  Bhuiyan, 74, was admitted to hospital on Monday in the country’s capital, Dhaka, after complaining of chest pains....

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Obasanjo, Ooni of Ife , Gov Adeleke, others attend CHIVIDO’24

Obasanjo, Ooni of Ife , Gov Adeleke, others attend CHIVIDO’24

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, have graced the wedding venue of Nigerian Afrobeat singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, and Chioma Avril Rowland. The wedding has become a hot topic, attracting celebrities, politicians, and dignitaries from far and wide. Obasanjo, a revered elder statesman and key...

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NCDC activates Cholera emergency centers nationwide

NCDC activates Cholera emergency centers nationwide

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, NCDC, has activated a National Cholera Multi-Sectoral Emergency Operations Centre to coordinate cholera outbreak response in the country. The Director General of NCDC, Dr Jide Idris said the activation of the Centre was to underscore the gravity of the situation of cholera as well as protect the...

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Customs officer dies while attending House of Reps committee hearing

Customs officer dies while attending House of Reps committee hearing

A senior Customs officer appearing before the House Committee on Public Accounts developed health complications on Monday, June 25, and died at the National Assembly clinic. The official, whose name could not be identified immediately, was rushed to the National Assembly clinic where first aid responders were said to have attended to him, but could...

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Petrol price hits N2,000 per liter in Adamawa

Petrol price hits N2,000 per liter in Adamawa

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Adamawa/Taraba chapter, has expressed resolve to continue its ongoing strike even as petrol sells N2,000 per litre. The IPMAN Chairman, Dahiru Buba, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Tuesday. He said the strike was occasioned by incessant harassment of...

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Kenneth Okonkwo calls out LP leadership, labels them “workers of iniquity.

Kenneth Okonkwo calls out LP leadership, labels them “workers of iniquity.

Kenneth Okonkwo, a prominent figure in the Labour Party (LP), described the Julius Abure-led executive as “workers of iniquity” and accusing them of operating as a “secret society led by a group of clowns.” The former LP presidential spokesman, expressed deep dissatisfaction with the current state of the party under Abure’s leadership. He threatened to...

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Man murders victim after collecting car, tricycle, other items

Man murders victim after collecting car, tricycle, other items

A 36-year-old man, Aliyu Yakubu from Adamawa State, has confessed to murdering his client, identified as Bassey Isah. According to the confession, Aliyu  promised Bassey to print Naira notes and make him rich overnight. He succeeded in collecting valuable items from Bassey in the process. The items he collected at various times include three bags...

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4,732kg of hard drugs seized in Adamawa

4,732kg of hard drugs seized in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has confiscated 4,732.128 kilograms of hard drugs. The illicit drugs, seized from across the state within the past year, include Cannabis sativa or Indian hemp; Methamphetamine, which goes by the street name Ice; Cocaine; Tramadol; Exol-5; Diazepam tablets; Codeine-based syrup; Rohypnol tablet; and...