New minimum wage: Presidency speaks on paying workers N30,000

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, has said N30,000 as minimum wage for civil servants is not feasible. The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has been at loggerheads with the federal government, over a demand for an increase in the minimum wage. Labour has rejected the proposal of the federal government to raise the minimum wage from N18,000 to N24,000. Speaking on Channels TV programme on Thursday, Adesina admitted that some Governors were unable to pay the N18,000, not to talk of N30,000. “So if they can’t pay N18,000 and…

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How Femi Kuti disappointed Osinbajo at Fela’s shrine, tells VP ”I won’t support you

Nigerian musician, Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti, popularly known as Femi Kuti has said that he will not support President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election. The music star, who recently headlined the annual Felabration event at the popular shrine in Lagos, openly stated that he won’t support the Buhari-led government because of his father, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Kuti revealed this to the crowd in the presence of the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo. He said, “When I went to his (Osinbajo’s) house, he asked me to support him…

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57-year-old man allegedly rapes daughter to death

A 57-year-old man, ‎Daramola Kehinde has been remanded in prison by an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping his 16-year-old daughter death. Kehinde, of no fixed address, is facing a count charge of rape. The prosecutor, Insp. Johnson Okunade, told the court that the accused committed the alleged offence on Aug. 10, at Iyin-Ekiti. Okunade said that the accused raped his 16-year-old daughter, which led to her death. According to the Prosecutor, the offence contravened the provisions of Section 31 (2) of Child Rights Law and Section 214 of…

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Ernest Shonekan is not dead, Ogun Govt denounces rumour

The Ogun State Government on Tuesday said former Head of Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan is still alive and not dead as being rumoured. Rumours of Shonekan’s spread on Tuesday evening, but the Ogun State Government said such rumours should be disregarded as the former Interim President was still alive. Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, denounced the rumour through a telephone call to journalists Share on: WhatsApp

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Over 30 per cent farmland lost to flooding in 2018 – Uduaghan

The Delta South Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan has lamented the devastating effects of flooding this year, 2018. He said “it has led to premature harvesting and destruction of farmlands, including fish ponds in the country, particularly in the oil-rich region.” Uduaghan made the assertion at his Warri residence while speaking in commemoration of the 2018 World Food Day. The former Delta State governor said 30 percent farmlands have been lost to the ravaging floods. He said the situation will no doubt result…

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Air hostess falls out of plane

The accident occurred at Mumbai’s international airport as the crews were getting ready to welcome passengers aboard the New Delhi-bound flight. “The cabin crew member fell off while closing the back door of the Boeing 777 and sustained injuries on Monday morning,” Pravin Bhatnagar, a senior manager at Air India, told AFP. “She is receiving treatment in hospital. An investigation will be carried out to determine the exact cause of the incident.” Share on: WhatsApp

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Bishop Oyedepo speaks on his presence at Obasanjo, Atiku meeting

Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, (Winners’ Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, has insisted that he never received bribe from any politician. Oyedepo said this during his Sunday sermon titled: “Convenant day of open doors”. The fiery cleric, who was last week criticized for attending the reconciliation meeting between PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and former president Olusegun Obasanjo, maintained that he belonged to no political party. He, however, stated that he was a peace mediator. Oyedepo said, “I have never belonged to any political party and will never…

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One dead as suspected cult groups clash in Delta community

A suspected cultist has been reported dead in a rival cult clash in Ovwian Community in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State. We gathered that latest clash broke out between the Aye, Dominion and Aro-Bagger confraternities. Details of what led to the bloody clash remain unknown at the time of filing this report. Our correspondent learnt that the deceased was killed in a fierce battle at about 3pm on Monday. The decease whose remains had been deposited in a mortuary had tattoos all over his body. The cult groups…

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Abuja jets crash: Nigerian Air Force begins probe into incident

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has instituted an air crash investigation, to determine the remote and immediate causes of its two F-7Ni aircraft, involved in an air incident on Friday in Mpape, Abuja. This was confirmed by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, in a statement on Friday in Abuja. “Two Nigerian Air Force (NAF) F-7Ni aircraft taking part in the rehearsals for the aerial display to mark Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary Celebrations were involved in an air incident…

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