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Minimum wage: Reps recommend N30,000 to avert looming strike

Minimum wage: Reps recommend N30,000 to avert looming strike

Members of the House of Representatives warned on Thursday that a nationwide strike by workers over low wages could force the country’s economy back into recession.   They urged the Federal Government to consider an increase in wage to N30,000 as the new National Minimum Wage to avert an industrial action by workers.   The

No issuing of visas on arrival for Africans, Says Nigerian Govt

The federal government yesterday denied it has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans. The deputy chairman of the African Union, Kwesi Quartey, was reported to have broken the news in Addis Ababa in a Facebook post. He praised the action as a “laudable move towards Africa’s integration agenda.” The AU’s political

Buhari a decent man, has reconciled Baru and me – Kachikwu

Dr Ibe Kachickwu, the minister of State for Petroleum has finally broken his silence on the conversation between him and President Buhari over the controversial memo in which he made certain allegations against the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru.   Kachikwu spoke at the end of a three-day Nigerian Content Workshop

South African President, Jacob Zuma, Visits Imo

The South African President, Jacob Zuma, has arrived in Owerri, the Imo State Capital on a two-day working visit. Present at the Sam Mbakwe Airport to welcome Mr Zuma, were the state governor, Rochas Okorocha Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo,  Former Governor of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki, and Former INEC Chairman, Morris Iwu. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo,

GCE 2017/2018 Registration For Private Candidates Begins Monday October 9th 2017, Ends Friday December 29th

The West African Examinations Council WAEC will begin conducting two series of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private candidates as from 2018. The First Series will be conducted between January and February while the Second Series will be conducted between August and October every year. The WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2018

South-West APC Leaders Meet In Oyo On Thursday

Serving and former Governors, Ministers, Senators, House of Rep members and other major stakeholders in the APC from the South West have arrived at the Oyo State Governor’s office for a stakeholders’ meeting to discuss salient issues affecting the region and its progress. Among those present on Thursday were past and present governors of Oyo, Osun and Ondo

Israel To Withdraw From UNESCO Along With U.S.

Israel will withdraw from the UN’s cultural and education body after a United States decision to do the same on accusations of bias against the Jewish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday.   “The prime minister instructed the foreign ministry to prepare Israel’s withdrawal from the organisation alongside the United States,” Netanyahu’s office said