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No-work, no-pay to apply during strike – FEC

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the implementation of the no-work, no pay principle when workers go on strike in the federal public service. Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, disclosed this on Wednesday in the Presidential Villa, Abuja while briefing State House Correspondents after FEC meeting presided…

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Arrested suspects confess selling 31 human heads, many body parts

Eight suspected ritualists arrested by the police in Ilorin Kwara state have confessed selling 31 human heads to some yet-to-be identified prominent personalities in the country. They also confessed selling vital body parts for rituals and spiritual powers. The suspects were busted by a Police Joint Investigative team, following the arrest…

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I’ll rather die than repeat jail term – Anambra inmate

An inmate in Anambra State prison, Kingsley Mgbemena, has expressed remorse over the actions that led to his prison sentence. He said he would prefer death to committing any other crime that would bring him back to the prison custody. The 32-year-old inmate made the confession on Wednesday at the prison yard…

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2019: Why I took back property I gave to APC – Mama Taraba

The former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development in the present administration, Aisha Alhassan, a.k.a Mama Taraba, has revealed why she allowed her supporters take back property she donated to her former party, the All Progressives Congress, APC. The former Minister said it was not wrong because of the…

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N1.3bn: Why Fayose surrendered himself to EFCC – Brother

Jones Omotunde Fayose, brother to the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said that his brother has no plan to run away from Nigeria. According to him, Fayose submitted himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, because he was law-abiding and does not fear a fight. Omotunde…

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Senate confirms nomination of seven appointees to CCB board, withholds three [Full list]

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the nomination of seven appointees to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) board. They were confirmed after Sam Anyanwu, chairman of the committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions, presented a report for the consideration of the senators. However, while presenting the report on Wednesday, Anyanwu…

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Fayose: EFCC gives update on probe of ex-gov

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, who on Tuesday reported at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) office in Abuja in accordance with his promise is still being interrogated by the commission. Head, Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren disclosed this in a telephone…

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2019 presidency: US Government speaks on supporting Buhari, Atiku

The US has insisted it has no anointed candidate for next year’s general election in Nigeria.Philip Franz, the Political Officer of the United States Embassy in Nigeria, disclosed this in Katsina on Wednesday, while on a courtesy call on Governor Aminu Bello Masari. Franz stated that the Embassy would not…

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Minimum Wage: Organised labour to take final decision Thursday

The Organised Labour says it will meet on Thursday to take final decision on the new National Minimum Wage for workers, following the delay by the Federal Government to announce its figure. Mr Ayuba Wabba, President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), made this known in an interview with the News Agency of…

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40 percent of my cabinet will be women if elected – Atiku

Former Nigeria’s Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday made an undertaking to give 40 percent slot in his cabinet to women and youth if elected president next year. Abubakar, on his twitter handle @atiku, lamented that Nigeria, under President Muhammadu Buhari…

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2019: APGA will suffer for injustice against me

Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of late Biafran warlord, Odumegwu Ojukwu, has said that the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, is facing a crisis that would leave grave repercussions on the party going into the 2019 general elections. Ojukwu said this yesterday in a statement she personally signed. She stated that APGA…

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Oyo 2019: 3 lawmakers join Ex-governor, Alao-Akala in ADC

Three members of the Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday announced their defections from their various political parties to join a former governor of the state, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala in the African Democratic Congress (ADC). This was disclosed through a letter read by the Deputy Clerk of the House,…

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Osun election: Senator Adeleke accuses police, APC of conniving to frustrate his petition

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has stated that the police was conniving with the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to stop him from retrieving what he described as his stolen mandate. Barely a day to the September election, Adeleke was summoned…

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Senate moves against illicit, excessive bank charges, summons CBN Governor, Emefiele

Senate Thursday resolved to probe the alleged illicit and excessive charges by the commercial banks imposed on their customers. The upper chamber also mandated committees on banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions and Finance to summon the Governor of the Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele to appear before it for explanation. It…

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Saraki reveals how he introduced ATM in Nigerian bank, laments excessive charges

Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki said, has said he introduced the use of Automated Teller Machine, otherwise known as ATM in Nigeria. He stated this on Wednesday while giving his remark on a motion, “Illicit and excessive charges by Nigerian Banks on customers account with particular focus on Automated…

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Senate in rowdy session as Akpabio confronts former godson, Akpan during plenary

Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio and his former political godson, Senator Albert Akpan representing Akwa Ibom North East engaged each other in war of words over the alarm raised through a point of order by Senator Akpan. Senator Akpan had raised a point of order where…

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Labour warns Buhari govt over power sector

Some leaders of organised labour, on Wednesday, called on the Federal Government to declare a national emergency in the power sector to enhance production of goods and services in the country. The labour leaders made the call at the 40th anniversary and the 30th Education Conference of the National Union…

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Atiku/Obi: Take a chill pill, don’t weaken PDP’s chances – Ben Bruce tells Gov. Umahi

The Senator representing Bayelsa East at the National Assembly, Ben Murray Bruce, has cautioned the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi against creating tension in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Ben Bruce said the party does not need anyone to jinx the effort of the presidential candidate of the party,…

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Timi Frank talks tough over Fayose, warns ex-governor mustn’t die in EFCC custody

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has warned that no harm must befall the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, while being detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. This was as Frank alleged that information available to…

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Alleged forgery: Wike risks disqualification from 2019 guber as lawyer heads to court

The Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike risks disqualification from the 2019 governorship election in the state as an Abuja-based lawyer, Achi Wobodo, has charged the Governor to court over an alleged forgery. Wobodo, in suit no. FHC/ABJ/CS/1020/201, said the case was instituted pursuant to Section 182(1)(j) of the Constitution of…

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