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  • Minister of Information

    Advocate for realistic wages for workers, FG tells Labour

    Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, has encouraged Organised Labour to agree to a national minimum wage that won’t harm the economy. The Minister underlined the need for a realistic and sustainable minimum wage structure that balances workers’ needs with the nation’s economic reality. He spoke Wednesday, on the first day of the Charismatic Bishops Conference of…

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  • NLC disputes President Tinubu’s assertions on minimum wage agreement

    By Innocent Raphael  Organized Labour has rejected President Bola Tinubu’s assertion that a consensus on a new national minimum wage has been reached.  In his speech on Wednesday, during his nationwide broadcast commemorating Democracy Day., President Tinubu announced that an agreement had been struck between the Federal Government and Organized Labour on the long-debated new minimum wage and that an…

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  • NCAA issues AOC to Abuja-based Flybird aircraft company 

    By Innocent Raphael  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has granted an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to Flybird Aircraft Management Services Limited, a non-scheduled operator headquartered in Abuja.  Acting Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Capt. Chris Najomo, speaking at the formal ceremony on Monday, urged Flybird to demonstrate its capability and capacity to justify the issuance of the AOC.…

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  • PRP condemns alleged monetization of electoral processes in Nigeria 

    By Innocent Raphael  The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has raised concerns about what it described as the monetization of the country’s electoral processes.  In a statement released by Comrade Muhammed Ishaq, the party’s Acting National Publicity Secretary, on the occasion of Democracy Day, the PRP criticized the current state of Nigeria’s democracy. The statement highlighted that as Nigeria celebrates 25…

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  • Power minister, Adebayo Adelabu

    Electricity subsidy reduced to N1trillion, says Adelabu

    Government subsidy on electricity has decreased from over N3 trillion to N1 trillion, the Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu said. The Minister spoke on Tuesday in Abuja at a public hearing on electricity tariffs, organised by the House of Representatives Joint Committee on Power, Commerce, National Planning, and Delegated Legislation. According to the Minister, the introduction of Band A…

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  • Not only President Tinubu; anyone can miss his step – Shehu Sani

    A former Nigerian lawmaker and human rights activist, Senator Shehu Sani, Wednesday, dismissed those making a fuss over the incident involving President Bola Tinubu during the Democracy Day celebration at Eagle Square, Abuja. Sani was reacting to videos circulating on social media showing President Tinubu momentarily losing his footing as he stepped into the parade vehicle. Taking to his X…

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  • vp shettima

    Let’s stay back and salvage Nigeria, Shettima tells Resident Doctors

    Kunle Sanni Vice President Kashim Shettima has appealed to Nigerian doctors to stay put in Nigeria and join hands with the Tinubu administration in the ongoing efforts to salvage the nation. Apparently cautioning against the recent surge in a phenomenon colloquially referred to in the local parlance as “Japa Syndrome” the VP did not just ask the doctors to remain…

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  • Nigeria’s democracy, a classical state capture, says Peter Obi

    By Innocent Raphael  Former presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has criticized the state of Nigeria’s democracy, describing it as a “classical state capture.”  In a statement posted on his X handle on Wednesday, the former Anambra State Governor expressed concerns over the nation’s leadership and systemic corruption, which he claims have led to severe insecurity, suppression of…

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  • BREAKING: NASS to receive Executive Bill on minimum wage agreements, says Tinubu

    Kunle Sanni President Bola Tinubu announced that the National Assembly will soon receive an Executive Bill that will formalise the agreement reached between the organized labor unions and the federal government. Tinubu made this announcement during his Democracy Day televised live broadcast on NTA on Wednesday, stating that this decision will be part of the law for the next five…

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  • Minimum wage: No one was arrested, oppressed during nationwide strike

    Kunle Sanni The Federal Government has given itself a passing mark for its handling of the recent nationwide strike organized by labour unions. The strike action was held last week by organized labour over a new minimum wage. President Bola Tinubu who said this during his Democracy Day televised live broadcast on NTA on Wednesday said no one was arrested,…

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