Boris Johnson apologizes for missing Brexit deadline

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will apologize to Conservative Party members who voted for him based on his promise to take Britain out of the European Union by Oct. 31. He told Sky News on Sunday that it was a matter of “deep regret” that he failed to do so. Asked if he was sorry about missing the deadline, Johnson said: “Yes, absolutely.” Johnson’s plant to leave the EU on Oct. 31 with or without a divorce deal was blocked by Parliament, which required him to seek…

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Payment of minimum wage non-negotiable – labour

The organised labour has sent a note of warning to governors, saying that there is no excuse for any of the states to refuse payment of minimum wage. Mr Emmanuel Ugboaja, General-Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), made this known while fielding questions from journalists on Sunday in Lagos. He said some of the leaders “ride in private jet, so they can pay.” Ugboaja also appealed to state Houses of Assembly to identify with workers by compelling governors to pay the new minimum wage. The Nigeria Governors’ Forum had…

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Brexit: EU prepares to grant UK three-month extension

The EU is preparing to sign off on a Brexit extension to 31 January 2020 with an option for the UK to leave earlier if a deal is ratified, according to a leaked draft of the agreement seen by the Guardian. Despite objections raised by the French government, a paper to be agreed on Monday circulated among member states suggests the EU will accede to the UK’s request for a further delay. The UK would be able to leave on the first day of the month after a deal is…

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Argentina gets new president amid economic crisis

Centre-left opposition candidate Alberto Fernández has been elected president of Argentina in a vote dominated by economic concerns. Fernández secured more than the 45% of the vote needed to win, beating conservative incumbent Mauricio Macri. Raucous crowds gathered at Fernández’s election headquarters to celebrate the result. The vote was held amid an economic crisis that has left a third of Argentina’s population in poverty. Macri had trailed behind his challenger in pre-election polls and was trounced by the opposition in primary elections in August. He conceded defeat on Sunday night.…

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Group prepares bill to tackle examination malpractice, sex for grades, others

  Zero Tolerance Social Immoralities Initiative (ZETSI Africa) says it is sponsoring an examination malpractice prohibition bill to, among other things, curb sex for grades and other irregularities . Founder of ZETSI Africa, Mr Rasaq Jeje announced this on Thursday at the group’s maiden summit on examination malpractices in Abuja. He said that examination malpractice was a major problem that had plagued the educational system for long. “ZETSI Africa has found out that the major purveyors of examination malpractices in Nigeria are tutorials centres also known as miracle centres .…

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2023 Presidency: My vote for Osinbajo not Tinubu

By Fredrick Nwabufo Why are Nigerian politicians ravished by the thought of election? They plot and machinate over it. And when they eventually get into office, they spend four years scheming for another turn instead of honouring their contract with citizens. There is always a blue-print for the next election, but a subterfuge for governance and duty. The last general election was held in February, and just eight months after, there are already ‘’crusades and evangelism’’ ahead of the next one in 2023. How can we make progress this way?…

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Okowa In The Eye Of The Media II

  By FIDELIS EGUGBO (On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa had his quarterly media briefing with members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council. Last Sunday, October 13, 2019, the first part of the feature story, “Okowa In The Eye Of The Media” which was as a result of the media chat was published on page 10 of The Pointer Newspaper. The concluding part of that piece as published on page 10 of The Pointer Newspaper of Sunday, October 20, 2019…

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Bet9ja Royal Cup :FC Galaxy Qualify for Round of 16, as Teams Celebrate #NonLeagueDayNigeria on MD 2

  FC Galaxy, Lord Honour, and Delta Eagles have all qualified for the Round of 16 in the 2019 Bet9ja Royal Cup. These characterized the major events of the opening set of Matchday 2 fixtures of the group phase in the competition, as all eight teams in action across all centers celebrated the #NonLeagueDayNigeria for the first time in all grassroot soccer tournaments in Nigeria on Thursday, October 17, 2019. At the Kwale Township Stadium, FC Galaxy were unstoppable in their Group C tie, as the slum side flew above…

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Delta Assembly Screens, Confirms DLA Members

  The State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed the nominees forwarded to the House by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for appointment as Director General and Directors of the Direct Labour Agency, (DLA). The screening of the nominees followed a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Honourable Tim Owhefere seconded by the Chief Whip, Honourable Pat Ajudua at Tuesday’s plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori . The nominees are Honourable Precious Ajaino, Director General, Engineer Blessing Enamuotor, Barrister Ndudi Osakunih-Izuegbu and Engineer Austin Bebeteidoh as Directors.…

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Omo-Agege Condemns Attacks On Oshiomole

.… CALLS ON PARTIES TO EMBRACE DIALOGUE The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has condemned the attacks on the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in Benin City, Edo State. Omo-Agege said this in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yomi Odunuga, in Abuja on Sunday. Describing the development as callous, cowardly, inhumane and totally unacceptable that should be condemned by all, he noted that political practice in the country should not be allowed to degenerate to a situation…

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