PDP govs support Labour on new minimum wage demands

Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), have backed labour’s demand for a new minimum wage, saying it is “eminently justified”. The PDP governors made their opinion known in a communiqué signed by the spokesman, Bala Mohammed and issued on Wednesday at the end of their meeting in Enugu State. Mohammed addressing the media on behalf of the PDP governors said a minimum wage increase is important, especially with the worsening economic hardship in Nigeria. They, however, believe that the final agreement on the new national minimum wage must be…

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Senator Ndume removed as Senate chief whip

Senator Ali Ndume has been removed by the Senate as the Chief Whip and replaced with Senator Tahir Monguno. Ndume’s replacement by the Senate followed a directive issued to that effect in a letter written by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Umar Ganduje and National Secretary, Senator Bashir Ajibola. The request was put to voice votes by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, and loudly affirmed by all the APC senators. According to the letter, the party accused Ndume of making hurtful comments against the administration of President…

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UAE denies $10,000 bank balance, N640,000 fee for Nigerian visa applicants

The United Arab Emirates has denied approving $10k bank balance, and N640k fee requirements for Nigerians applying for visas into the country, reports The Cable, an online news agency. The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, announced on Monday, that the UAE authorities agreed to vacate travel restrictions imposed on Nigerians. Idris further revealed that applicants must fulfill certain conditions part of which was obtaining a document verification number on documentverificationhub.ae. According to the website, the verification costs a non-refundable N640,000 excluding VAT for each application. This does…

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Nigerians react to $10,000 bank balance, other conditions to obtain UAE visa

Following the lifting of Visa restrictions on Nigeria by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), some Nigerians have reacted to the conditions required to obtain the visa. Recall the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, on Monday, revealed that the Federal Government and the UAE authorities have reached an agreement vacating travel restrictions imposed on Nigerians with immediate effect. The minister revealed that Nigerian passport holders can now travel to the UAE without any hindrance. He also asked Nigerians seeking information on the updated UAE visa conditions to visit…

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Tech entrepreneur arrested for alleged fraud

A tech entrepreneur, Kingsley Inegbedion, has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his alleged involvement in romance scams and business email compromise schemes that witnessed him and an accomplice, Efemena Igbe, who is still at large, posing as legitimate business owners to defraud American citizens between April 2020 and May 2023. The FBI said the duo used sham corporate entities to receive fraudulent funds distributed into other accounts within and outside the US to conceal the fraud. The FBI, in a statement, said it had been seeking…

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Crypto billionaire Blord arrested over fraud, terrorism links

The Chief Executive Officer of Blord group of companies, Linus Williams, has been arrested by police following suspicion of terrorism funding, cryptocurrency fraud, and aiding internet fraud. The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made this known in a statement titled, “Alleged Fraud,, Violation of CBN Act: Police Interrogates CEO Blord Group of Companies, Linus Williams.” He said, “The FCID (NPF-NCCC) is currently investigating complaints lodged against BLORD GROUP, BLORD REAL ESTATE LTD, BLORD JETPAYE LIMITED, and BILLPOINT TECHNOLOGY.  “These offences include allegations bothering on crypto-currency fraud, aiding internet…

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Ignore eviction ultimatum to herders in Igboho – Oyo police

The police in Oyo have advised citizens to ignore a viral video by suspected separatist groups which surfaced on social media issuing eviction ultimatums to herders in the Igboho area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Adewale Osifeso, made the call in a statement Wednesday in Ibadan. Osifeso said that the video which surfaced online in the early hours of Tuesday was specifically designed by agents of mischief to disrupt the relative peace being enjoyed in the state by inciting violence and civil disturbances.…

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Igboho issues fresh eviction notice to Fulani herders in Southwest

Sunday Adeyemo, Yoruba Nation agitator, popularly called Sunday Igboho, has allegedly issued a fresh eviction notice, warning all notorious herders who continue kidnapping and robbing people in the South West zone to leave immediately. The activist allegedly said this through his spokesperson, Olayomi Koiki, in an audio message.  Though the veracity of the notice still remains cloudy, the activist may have acted on the cries of his people from Oke Ogun area of Oyo State, who constantly experience all forms of vice from the herders. An indigene of the affected…

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Couple trying to sell two-year-old son to fund Canada trip arrested

A couple (name withheld) attempting to sell their two-year-old son to travel to Canada have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command. The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this on Thursday in Lagos. Hundeyin said that the couple, aged 28 and 22, were apprehended on Tuesday while trying to sell their child off. He stated that around 2.45 p.m. on Tuesday, the Isolo Divisional Police Officer received information that the couple went to Isolo General Hospital and expressed their intention to sell their baby boy. “Upon…

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Fidelity Bank eyes oversubscription to N127.1 billion combined offers

Against the background of groundswell of supports and enthusiasm for the bank’s ongoing offers, Fidelity Bank Plc has started preparations to allow the bank absorb oversubscriptions. With investors rallying behind the bank’s N127.1 billion combined rights and public offer, market pundits had indicated that the bank would raise more than initial size of the combined offer. Reports have shown high subscription levels for the offers early weeks of the offer period, riding on the back of acceptances by existing shareholders and demand by the general investing public. Fidelity Bank is…

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