“95 Per Cent Of States Can’t Pay N30,000 Minimum Wage” – Ebonyi Gov.

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Wednesday in Abakaliki, the state capital, declared that 95 per cent of states in the country cannot pay the proposed N30, 000 minimum wage to workers. Mr Umahi, who is the Chairman of the South East Governors Forum, said this while inaugurating a 36-member fact-finding committee to ascertain the mode of workers’ promotion arrears payment in states across the six geo-political zones of the states. According to Mr Umahi, the payment of the N30, 000 can only be realised if the federation account…

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Buhari Extends Muhammad’s Appointment as Acting CJN

Request of President Muhammadu Buhari for the extension of the appointment of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) for another three months has been approved by the National Judicial Council (NJC), at the weekend. The decision to extend Muhammad’s appointment, according to a statement from the Council, was reached on Thursday April 18, 2019, at the Council’s 88th meeting. The statement also cleared the air on reports by an online newspaper and a national daily that the body would be meeting next week to take…

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11 dead, many missing in Benue community

In a Good Friday attack by unknown armed men on people returning from church at Tse-Aye and Tse-Ngibo, Ikurav Tiev in Katsina/Ala local government area of Benue state, 11 persons were reportedly killed and many unaccounted for. It was gathered that the attack was a fallout of the deep rooted rivalry and power tussle between the people of Shitile and other neighbouring communities in Sankera area of the state comprising Logo, Ukum and Katsina/Ala local government areas.   According to a highly placed government official who preferred anonymity, the crisis…

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My 25 year-old son was a product of my inexperience – Taye Currency

Fuji artistes are no strangers to having children out of wedlock. Long before the ‘trend’ caught on with pop musicians, Fuji singers had been having baby mothers. Many were shocked when musician, Taye Currency’s 25-year-old son, Yusuf, was elected into the Oyo State House of Assembly during the recently concluded polls. Firstly, it was heartwarming that someone that young could win such an election, and people were also surprised that Taye Currency, who is a little over 40, could have such an elderly son. However, Currency said he never planned to…

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37-year-old Nigerian woman arrested in Hong Kong with cocaine

Over half of a kilogramme of cocaine was recovered by Customs officers at Hong Kong International Airport, from a Nigerian woman who allegedly hid the drug in her body. The 37-year-old  arrived in the city on a flight from Lagos via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Customs officers intercepted the suspect, who claimed to be a businesswoman and was said to be acting suspiciously, shortly after her arrival on Thursday. She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei for a check-up and confirmed to have foreign objects in her…

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