NNPP chieftain tackles Govs over rejection of N60,000 minimum wage

A chieftain of the New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP), Amb. Olufemi Ajadi, has tackled the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) over rejection of Federal Government proposed N60,000 minimum wage. He said the Governors should henceforth be paid based on their qualifications as contained in Civil Service Salary Scale. A statement by Ajadi described rejection of the […]

Govt should go after Ekpa for masterminding tension in S’East – Ohanaeze spokesman

  The National Publicity Secretary of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr Alex Ogbonnia, shares his thoughts with AYOOLA OLASUPO on the killings of military personnel in Abia State, among other issues The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress recently embarked on a nationwide strike which was suspended. This is a result of the ongoing […]

Wage: Governors won’t pay above N70,000

Governors are not considering a minimum wage that is higher than N70,000, it was learnt last night. At a meeting yesterday in Abuja, the state helmsmen reviewed the economic situation and concluded that anything above N70,000 will not be affordable and sustainable. They ruled out the N100,000 option being dangled by some people. Sources at […]

Minimum wage: NLC, TUC begin indefinite strike Monday

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) yesterday declared an indefinite strike effective Monday, June 2 after the latest negotiation with the federal government on the new minimum wage and the recent hike of electricity tariff ended in a deadlock. Organised labour rejected the N60,000 which government and the private sector […]

Abba Kyari released from Kuje prison after 27 months

Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, has been released from the Kuje Custodial Centre in Abuja after 27 months in custody. This followed the ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja that granted Kyari two weeks bail. The court said the two-week bail was to allow Kyari to return home to conclude his […]

IPOB sit-at-home: Govs react over two soldiers killed, businesses suspended

  There was tension in Aba, Abia State, on Thursday, following the killing of two soldiers by yet-to-be-identified gunmen at a military checkpoint at the Obikabia Junction in the Obingwa Local Councils of the state. Though the Indigenous People of Biafra was yet to claim the attack, the development came following the warning to the […]

Tinubu laments poor governance, urges improvement at councils

President Bola Tinubu has again lamented the poor delivery of democracy dividends at the grassroots and called on state governors to prioritise the needs of local communities. This, according to him, should be done by the governors by ensuring accountability and effectiveness in the administration of local governments. President Tinubu made the call when he […]

BREAKING: Tinubu signs Bill returning old National Anthem into law

  President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday signed the National Anthem Bill 2024 into law. The bill seeks to reinstate the old anthem, “Nigeria, We Hail Thee.” A final assent to the passage of the bill will bring about a shift from the now-recognised, “Arise O Compatriots.” Read Also: Tinubu approves payment of N3.3tn power sector […]

JUST IN: Kano Gov bans demonstrations, orders arrest of ‘student protesters’

Kano Governor Abba Yusuf has banned all forms of public demonstrations in the State. He imposed stringent restrictions on all public gatherings intended to protest within the state. The Governor, in a statement by his Media and Publicity Director Sanusi Bature on Wednesday, said he was exercising the authority vested in him as the chief […]

APC points Obasanjo out over criticism of Tinubu’s reforms

The ruling All Progressives Congress has faulted former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s criticism of the current administration’s handling of its ongoing reforms and the coup d’etat in Niger Republic. Obasanjo had knocked President Bola Tinubu’s implementation of the removal of subsidy from petroleum products as well as the floating of naira. In the past few months, […]