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NEC Meets, Fails To Discuss Minimum Wage

The National Economic Council (NEC) met on Thursday but did not discuss the crucial matter of a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers, an official said. The NEC is headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and has all the 36 governors and some ministers as members. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the NEC meeting which held at …

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Senate Stands Down Electoral Bill Consideration

The Senate on Thursday stood down consideration of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for third reading and passage, until Tuesday. The bill, which was captured on the Order Paper, was stood down at plenary for more legislative work. Announcing the development, Leader of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said “in view of the sensitive nature of the bill and its …

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Fayemi Restores Free Education In Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has cancelled the education development levy imposed on pupils of public and private schools by former Governor Ayo Fayose. Fayemi gave the order on Tuesday at the Ekiti North senatorial town hall meeting held in Ido-Ekiti as part of activities to mark his inauguration. The governor declared free education in public primary and secondary schools …

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FG Targets 4 Million Barrel Per Day Production – DPR

The Federal Government has unveiled plans to produce 4 million barrel of oil daily by 2020, it was learnt on Wednesday. The Executive Director, Upstream Monitoring Division, Mrs. Pat Fasali Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) made this disclosure in the DPR Half Hour on Radio Nigeria. According to her, about 2.98 barrel of oil is stranded and undeveloped in the …

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LASG Resumes Work On Lagos-Badagry Road

Lagos State Government has assured commuters that effort to rehabilitate the bad portions of the Lagos-Badagry road has resumed following cessation of the rains. The Government promised to keep its maintenance workers and equipment on the road until commuters and other users are relieved of the stress caused by the bad portions. Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya …

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Court Bars APC NWC From Submitting Candidates List To INEC

A Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State has retrained the National Working Committee, NWC of the All Progressives Congress, APC from submitting the list of all party candidates for the 2019 election from Delta State to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The presiding judge, Justice Toyin Adegoke in her ruling, ordered the NWC not to submit any …

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Alhassan Strips Taraba APC Office, Retrieves All Donated Furniture

Former women affairs minister Aisha Alhassan, who recently resigned her appointment and dumped the APC, has retrieved computers and furniture she donated to the party’s state secretariat in Jalingo. According to Mr Aaron Artimas, APC publicity secretary in the state, Alhassan also removed rugs, air-conditioning sets and tables she had bought for the political party when she was a member. …

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Senate Asks CBN To Suspend ATM Charges, Summons Emefiele

The Senate on Wednesday asked its committees on Banking, Insurance & other Financial Institutions and Finance to invite the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, to explain why its approved official charges are skewed in favour of banks as against ordinary bank customers. The committees are also to investigate the propriety of ATM Card maintenance charges in …

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3 Injured, Vehicles Vandalised

.As Bus Drivers Battle Lagos Taskforce Officials Activities in Igando and Iyana-Iba axis were Wednesday paralyzed when hundreds of commercial drivers engaged officials of the Lagos Taskforce within the axis. The riot which started at about 11am forced many commuters to trek long distance under the scorching sun to their preferred destinations, while those that couldn’t withstand the stress returned …

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Alleged Corruption: Fayose Still In EFCC Custody – Lawyer

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, is still being held by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) 24 hours after he reported at the agency, his lawyer has said. Mr Fayose turned himself up at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, the day after his tenure as governor ended. If by Thursday, the EFCC does not release …

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