NLC rejects N22,500 by govs, Indefinite Strike Begins Nov 6

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected the N22,500 proposed by the state governors as the New National Minimum Wage for workers in the country. Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, said this while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) had issued a communique after its meeting claiming that state governors can only pay N22, 500, as the new national minimum wage. “We wish to reiterate our position adopted at our National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Oct.…

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Hadiza Ali Dies Of Years Of Undisclosed Sickness, Throws Customs Officers Into Mourning

By Stephen Ubanna It was unexpected that Hadiza Jumai Ali, a 53 year-old wife of Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel, and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, will die on Monday , October 29, 2019. This is because  there had never been any rumor from the rumor mills that she was sick and thus, receiving treatment in any of the known Hospital at Abuja. Ali, the Customs Comptroller General , was said to have been going about his official duties without worry  of  having a sick wife to attend to …

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Confusion As Federal Government Rejects Governors’ Minimum Wage

By Oji Odu In what can best be described as a surprised twist, the Federal Government has rejected the N22,500 minimum wage which Nigerian governors’ said they could pay their workers. To many, this absence of a united front by both federal and state governments confirms the alleged untrustworthiness of government by organised labour in the quest for a new minimum wage regime.  The Minister of Labour and Productivity,  Chris Ngige, said that Federal Government has rejected the N22,500 minimum wage proposal by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF).  “The governors…

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The Black Mafioso: How Lagos Indigenes Reel under the Vice Grip Of Game of Thrones

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By Uche Mbah Lagos has, for years now, become a classic example of a state under the grip of different political mafia groups that has been fighting over the control of its vast resources-it is by far the richest of all the states in Nigeria. With a huge war chest of internally generated revenue (it hit N103.4 billion in the first quarter of 2018, which is the combined IGR of 31 states of the Federation) and Federal Allocations (N9.1billion in March alone) it is no wonder that many who are…

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Srivaddhanaprabha: Leicester City’s Visioneer Tragic End

  Death is no doubt a necessary end. But it reminds the living of his/her own mortality. No one predicted that it would be end of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Even the sky gazers never knew Vichai would be the world farewell so soon. The author of Leicester City’s Football Fairytale bidded the world farewell in one of the saddest and ugliest circumstances, goal keeper Kasper Schmeichel said, during his speech and tribute to the Thailand business tycoon. the Thai billionaire owner of Leicester City who died after his helicopter crashed outside…

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2019 Polls: Buhari Woo PDP Governors

By Akinwale Kasali As the 2019 polls draw closer, President Muhammadu Buhari is not leaving any stone unturned to remain in power beyond 2019. The Daura born president has come out of his shell, and as began strategizing with less than five months to the 2019 presidential polls. Four key governors in the South-South, under the platform of the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are currently having a closed door meeting with President Buhari inside the Aso Rock villa in Abuja. The governor are; Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State,…

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Mikel Obi In Limbo

By Akinwale Kasali John Obi Mikel is yet to dorn the green and white jersey since the Super Eagles were booted out at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at the group stage of the mundial. Since then, Obi is yet to feature for the Gernot Rohr tutored team. Obi ruled himself out of the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Seychelles in Victoria and the double header against Libya early this month. Reason for Obi’s absence was that he needed to concetrate more on his club career…

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Citizenship Brouhaha: Trump Blows Hot

By Akinwale Kasali The hope of Nigerians, mostly Africans is presently dangling like a pendulum, and could be dashed following the statement of President Donald Trump of the United State of America, who said that been born in the US no longer qualifies one as a citizen. It has become a norm and culture for a rich and average Nigerian, who prefer to give birth in US, for their kids to automatcially become citizens of ‘God’s Own Country’, as the US is called. Trump plans to abolish the right to…

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Atiku’s Dubai Office Turns Into A Mecca Of Sorts

By Uche Mbah Prominent Nigerians are trooping to Atiku’s Dubai office for consultations and political jobbing with the hope of positioning themselves for the post-2019 presidental election appointments. Others are party leaders who are there on consultations on the modalities ogf the 2019 prsidential eletions.Many are using the opportunities of the lesser Hajj for political meetings also in Saudi Arabia. This magazine gathered that leading figures of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have converted the office of Atiku into the new Mecca. Besides, aggrieved party, ethnic…

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Lagos Attacks the StateTraffic Demon

By Oji Odu Monday, October 29, 2018, Lagosians are seen stranded at the bus stops waiting for vehicles to take them to their destinations. Unfortunately, most of these vehicles are off the roads. Reason? The Lagos State government has, again, embarked on sanitising Lagos roads, a decision that has become a yearly ritual. This is because the lawless traffic situation returns no sooner the operation ends. Will this year’s own which kick-starts today be any different? Will it mark the beginning of a new sanitised Lagos traffic system? The Lagos…

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