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Nigeria approves committee to fix new minimum wage

Nigeria’s  Federal Executive Council chaired by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved a 29-member National Minimum Wage Committee to negotiate with labour unions and work out  a new minimum wage. Labour Minister, Dr. Chris Ngige announced this at the end of the ...

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Nigerian economy maintains path to recovery – Presidency

The Presidential Adviser on Economic Matters, Dr Adeyemi Dipeolu, has analysed the statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) saying it showed the economy maintained path to recovery. According to Dipeolu, it is an encouraging indication of a ...

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Another PDP lawmaker defects to APC

Adamu Kamale, A member of the House of Representatives from Adamawa State, who represents Madagali/Michika federal constituency, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress. His defection was announced in a letter read by the Speaker of the House, Yakubu ...

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PDP CRISIS: Supreme court rules in favour of Makarfi, dismisses Sheriff’s application

The supreme court of Nigeria has struck out an application by Ali Modu Sheriff, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), asking the court not to hear the appeal of Ahmed Makarfi, national caretaker of the party. Makarfi had ...

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Stop criticising Buhari unduly – Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Sunday urged Nigerians, especially political leaders, to stop undue blames and criticisms of President Muhammadu Buhari for Nigeria’s challenges. Nigerians should support the President, Okowa advised in Benin at the end of a seven-day ...

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INEC declares APC winner of Katsina bye election

The independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mansur Ali of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the bye-election conducted in Mashi/Dutsi federal constituency. Prof Hudu Ayuba, the Returning Officer to the election, who announced the results ...

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Ease of doing business: Osinbajo signs 3 pro-business orders, 48 hour visa

Foreigners seeking Visa to Nigeria can now get it within 48 hours, according to one of the three executive orders signed Thursday  by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, The signing was the climax of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council ...

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FRESH: Supreme Court affirms Ikpeazu as Abia Governor

The position of Okezie Ikpeazu as Abia state governor has been upheld by the Supreme Court of Nigeria. On June 27, Justice Okon Abang, of the federal high court, Abuja, ordered Ikpeazu’s removal on the allegation that he submitted false ...

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Buhari has taken me as a brother, treats me like a son

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari treats him like a son. Mr. Osinbajo, 60, said this at the palace of the Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumin Usman, during a visit to the state for the ...

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BREAKING: National Assembly passes 2017 budget

The National Assembly has passed the 2017 Appropriations Bill with a total estimate of N7.441 trillion. President Muhammadu Buhari presented a proposal of N7.28 trillion to a joint session of the national assembly on December 14, but the assembly jerked ...

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