LG Autonomy Will Foster Development At Grassroots – Obasanjo

Anonymous, Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has called for the strengthening of the local government as the third tier of government in Nigeria saying that the current practice has continued to hamper real development at the grassroots. He said this on Monday while receiving members of the Friends of Democracy group at his residence in the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The former president maintained that people at the grassroots are better served if the local government is strengthened. He said, “The Local Government is meant to…

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Elohim Political Forum charges Nigerian youths, Delta central to go for their PVCs

By Joel Grandball National President of Elohim Political Forum, EPF, Prince Emmanuel Omote has charged youths in the country, particularly in Delta Central senatorial District to use the opportunity of the ongoing collection of Permanent voter’s card to equip their selves with their PVCs ahead of the forthcoming elections in 2019. Addressing hundreds of youths in an enlarge meeting of the forum in Ughelli North Local Government Area, Omote said, “The time has come for youths to take their destinies in their hands with the voter’s card, you cannot be…

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Beware of poisoned beans – CPC warns Nigerians

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has advised consumers to extensively parboil their beans before consumption and to make sufficient inquiries before engaging in purchases. In a statemnet issued by Mr Babatunde Irukera, Director General of the council, he warned Nigerians to beware of beans retailers who use 2,2-dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate (DDVP) compound popularly known as sniper to preserve their beans from weevils. The warning followed a video which had gone viral on social media where some young men were seen in a market mixing their beans with sniper before bagging…

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Shehu Sani tackles Buhari, Jonathan over ‘politicised’ N-Power, SURE-P

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has criticised the N-Power programme introduced by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration,saying it is used as a means of maintaining grassroot political support. The senator shared the same view on the SURE-P program of the former administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr Sani, who left the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) some weeks ago, was reacting to an allegation that the disbursement of the N-power fund has been politicised. Senate Minority Leader, Biodun Olujimi, said, on Wednesday, that the fund had been “politicised”…

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Minimum wage: Atiku to pay his workers N33,000

Former Vice President and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has directed the implementation of N33,000 minimum wage to all employees in his companies. The directive was issued to heads of business units of companies owned by the former vice president and was to take immediate effect. Muhammad El-Yakub, the Managing Director Gotel Communications, a company promoted by the former vice president in his home state in Adamawa, said the implementation of the payment would commence after a meeting with union officials. He said the…

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N30,000 minimum wage is a mockery of democracy, Nigerians- Ughwanogho

  By Grandball Joel Delta Central Senatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Olorogun Dr. Ovie Ughwanogho has described the N30,000 minimum wage offers by the Federal government as a Greek offer of a bag of rice to milk Nigerians more from the current situation. Addressing newsmen, Ughwanogho said, “The new minimum wage agreed by the federal government is a mockery on democracy and Nigerians. According to him, “The federal government should reduce their wardrobe, car maintenance, travelling and medical allowances to increase the welfare of civil servants in the…

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Muhammadu Buhari approves N30,000 minimum wage

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. He said this while receiving the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The report was submitted by the committee’s chairman, Amal Pepple. Buhari has also promised to send a bill to the National Assembly to effect the change from N18,000 to N30,000. Source: today.ng

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Senator Misau deplores security siege at National Assembly

A member of the Senate, Sen. Isa Misau, says siege at the National Assembly on Tuesday by Department of State Services (DSS) operatives was a “bad example to other African democracies’’. Misau, who represents Bauchi Central Senatorial District, said that barricading the gate of the assembly complex and denying some legislators access into their offices was a gross illegality and affront on democracy. As early as 7 a.m., security operatives blocked the entrance of the complex, barring workers, journalists and some legislators from going in. The DSS personnel, who were…

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National Assembly: Osinbajo summons DSS DG, IGP Idris

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Director-General of the Department of State Security, Malam Lawan Daura at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the two security chiefs, who arrived Aso Rock at different times, were to update the acting president on security developments including the blockade of the National Assembly by security officials. The Inspector-General of Police was the first to arrive at about 12.35 p.m before the arrival of the DSS Director General at…

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APC: President Buhari’ll win in 2019

The All Progressives Congress has expressed confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari will coast to victory in the 2019 elections despite the gale of defections that has hit the party within the last few weeks. The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr Yekini Nabena, said this in an interview with journalists in Abuja, on Sunday. He was responding to a question on the possible effect the exit of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on the party’s fortunes come 2019. Nabena explained…

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