Thisday Newspaper News Today Saturday 26th January 2019
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target=_blank>Minimum Wage: Labour Prepares for War, to Storm N/Assembly Monday
Legislators must stand in solidarity with workers By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja Members of the organised labour have vowed to moblise workers to the National Assembly to attend the Public Hearing on the new minimum wage bill scheduled to hold on Monday. Addressing journalists after a meeting of the Central Working Committee of the Nigeria Labour
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target=_blank>Anger, Protests, Trail Buhari’s Suspension of Onnoghen
• Atiku: This is an act of dictatorship taken too far •Saraki: It’s a deliberate attempt to endanger the nation’s hard earned democracy •NBA: It’s coup against the judiciary • Fani-Kayode: It’s a clear breach of the rule of law and the constitution •Ozekhome: Buhari has suspended the constitution •Southern/Middle Belt Leaders: Constitutional crisis looms • IYC: It
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target=_blank>FG Earns $1bn from Renewal of 22 Oil Blocks
Set to deploy N72bn intervention fund to tackle power crisis By Chineme Okafor and Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, being Nigeria’s substantive minister of petroleum resources, has approved the renewal of 22 expired and expiring oil blocks, from which the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) realised about $1 billion for the government, THISDAY has learnt. This
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target=_blank>Two Courts Issue Conflicting Judgments on APC Candidates in Zamfara
By Davidson Iriekpen in Lagos and Alex Enumah in Abuja Two courts yesterday issued conflicting rulings on whether the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) can accept candidates presented by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Zamfara State elections in 2019. In Zamfara State, a High Court sitting in Gusau, ruled that the governing APC actually conducted primaries in
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target=_blank>FG Backs US, UK Threat to Punish Election Riggers
By Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja The federal government has declared its support for the statements credited to the governments of United States and the United Kingdom wherein they demanded a credible and peaceful election in Nigeria. The two major powers had also threatened punitive measures against election riggers and perpetrators of electoral violence out of concerns
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target=_blank>At Last, Hearing in Offa Bank Robbery Commences
By Hammed Shittu in Ilorin At last, the hearing of the Offa robbery case commenced yesterday at a High Court in Ilorin, Kwara State, with a prosecution witness, Inspector Yusuf Dauda tendering exhibits, including some ammunitions, vehicles and car sticker allegedly used in the April 5, 2018 robbery operation in Offa. About 33 people, including nine policemen
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target=_blank>Bayelsa Prohibits Use of Oil Firms’ Security, Assets for Political Activities
The Bayelsa State Security Council has prohibited the use of assets, personnel and security operatives on attachment to surveillance contractors of oil and gas firms for political activities in the state. The Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Kemela Okara, said in a statement on Thursday that Security Council also decided to restrict assets, personnel
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target=_blank>Boko Haram: 15,000 Nigerians Flee to Cameroon, Chad
By Kuni Tyessi in Abuja No fewer than 15,000 Nigerians have fled to neighbouring Cameroon and Chad following recent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in some North-east states. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Antonio Jose Canhandula, disclosed this while speaking in Abuja Friday, at the pre-conference press briefing
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target=_blank>MTN Protests Kogi State Shutdown of its Facilities
MTN Nigeria has expressed grave concern over the arbitrary shutdown of its base transmitting facilities by the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS), over allegations that it has not met its tax obligations to the government. The state government is demanding for immediate payment of Social Service Contribution levy, Employee Development levy and annual rent
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Thugs Attack SDP Senatorial Candidate
Some political thugs yesterday allegedly attacked Kogi East Senatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dr. Victor Adoje leaving several people injured at Ejule in Kogi State The Senatorial candidate was allegedly attacked by some suspected supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Ejule in Ofu local government council of the state. According to […]
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