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Daily Archives: August 22, 2018

State governors causing delay on minimum wage assignment – Ngige

Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has confirmed that the new wage structure will not come into place any time soon. According to Ngige, this is because State Governors are yet to submit their proposal on a new wage system. The Minister told reporters in Anambra State that without a proposal from the governors, there cannot be an ... Read More »

Collaboration with entertainment coy is to create awareness for `Tour Nigeria’ brand – NTDC

Director-General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Folorunsho Coker, says collaboration with an Entertainment Company to organise a picnic is aimed at creating awareness for `Tour Nigeria’ and `Nigeria Flavour’ brands. Coker made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. The Entertainment Company Delphino Picnic usually organises picnics in August, and it ... Read More »

EFCC to Nigerians: Let’s fight corruption together

The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, has urged Nigerians across the globe to continue supporting the EFCC to win the war against the “hydra-headed” monster called corruption. Mr Nkem Lafia, National Publicity Secretary, Change Agents for Positive Transformation (CAPT), a Non-Governmental organisation (NGO), made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Lafia quoted ... Read More »

We believe Al-Makura will pay new minimum wage – Nasarawa NLC

Chairman of the Nasarawa State Chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Abdullahi Adeka, has expressed optimism that Governor Umaru Al-Makura would implement the new minimum wage as soon as it is announced. Adeka expressed his optimism in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Doma, Doma Local Government area According to him, the governor was ... Read More »

6 OAU students suspended over cultism

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has announced the suspension of six students of the institution over alleged involvement in cultism. A statement issued on Wednesday in Osogbo by the university’s Registrar, Mrs Margaret Omosule, said the suspended students confirmed their membership of secret cults after police investigation. According to Omosule, the school management on July 2 ... Read More »

3,721MW of power lost to gas unavailability – FG

The Federal Government has put the total quantum of electricity that was ungenerated and unfed to the national grid due to a myriad of problems at 3,721 megawatts. The central government on Tuesday said the unavailability of gas, transmission and distribution infrastructure as well as high frequency prevented the generation of over 3,700MW of electricity on August 20, 2018. The ... Read More »

Nigerians rubbish Miyetti Allah’s call for Saraki’s resignation

Nigerians have reacted to the call by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association, MACBAN, that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki should resign. The association said Saraki would be forced out of office if he refuses to resign his position immediately. MACBAN’s National Coordinator in Benue State, Alhaji Garus Gololo, gave the warning in Makurdi, the State capital yesterday. Gololo claimed that Saraki ... Read More »

Six lessons from the 20% Egypt saved

For age and want, save while you may; no morning sun lasts a whole day. –          Benjamin Franklin (1758) Genesis chapter 41 of the Holly Book relates the story of Pharaoh’s dream concerning the economy of his land, Egypt. While you are probably well acquainted with the story, it is instructive to point out certain things that pertain to the inevitability ... Read More »

Bolt takes first steps on Man United dream

Usain Bolt trains for the first time for the A-League football club Central Coast Mariners in Gosford. Usain Bolt has taken the first tentative steps towards his Manchester United dream after the sprint king joined Australian side Central Coast Mariners for his first training session Tuesday, AFP reports. Wearing gloves and tracksuit bottoms despite a mild winter’s day, the Jamaican ... Read More »

Plateau offers permanent appointments to 4,850 ad-hoc teachers

The Plateau government has offered permanent appointments to 4,850 ad hoc teachers engaged in 2016, Prof Mathew Sule, Executive Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has confirmed. Sule told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos that their appointments would take effect from Sept. 1. “The conversion of their appointments to permanent status is part of ... Read More »