“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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Juve Secure 8th Serie A Title In A Row

Alex Sandro’s goal and an own goal from German Pezzella were enough to seal the title with five games to spare for the reigning champions Juventus confirmed their domestic supremacy in Italy by sealing a record eighth consecutive Scudetto win after Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Fiorentina. The Turin giants suffered disappointment in Europe in midweek, losing to Ajax to crash out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage. But in Italy at least Massimiliano Allegri’s men remain on top of the pile. Alex Sandro hit in the first half…

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Bearded Men Carry ‘More Germs Than Dogs’ ― Study

Men’s beards carry more germs than dogs do in their fur, a study has found. Scientists looked at the levels of bacteria lurking in 18 men’s facial hair and 30 dogs from different breeds. “The researchers found a significantly higher bacterial load in specimens taken from the men’s beards compared with the dogs’ fur,” Professor Andreas Gutzeit, of Switzerland’s Hirslanden Clinic, said. The study was designed to find out if there was a risk of humans picking up a disease from dogs if they used the same MRI scanner as…

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Akeredolu suspended byAPC NWC for anti-party activities

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has been suspended by the National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress, for anti-party activities. The party’s NWC had on March 1 resolved to issue a query to the governor over what it described as glaring anti-party activities. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Isa-Onilu, after a meeting presided over by the national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, the party had said the governor’s anti-party activities “greatly affected the fortunes of its candidates in the recently conducted presidential and National Assembly elections…

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19-year-old burnt to death in Bangladesh for reporting sexual assault

Less than two weeks after reporting a sexual harassment complaint against her headmaster, Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused with kerosene and set on fire at her school in Bangladesh. Her courage in speaking out against sexual assault, her death five days after being set alight and everything that happened in-between has gripped Bangladesh and brought attention to the vulnerability of sexual harassment victims in this conservative South Asian country. Nusrat, who was 19, was from Feni, a small town 100 miles (160km) south of Dhaka. She was studying at a…

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Liberian President chased from his office by snakes

The Liberian President, George Weah, has been forced out of his office by two black snakes. This has made the former world and African best footballer to work from his private residence since Wednesday. Weah’s Press secretary, Mr Smith Toby, said that two black snakes were found in the foreign affairs ministry building, Weah’s official place of work. In view of this, therefore, all staff have been told to stay away until 22 April. “It’s just to make sure that crawling and creeping things get fumigated from the building. “The…

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