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How Buhari led APC govt is using Osinbajo to buy votes – PDP

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The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Lagos State chapter, has alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC, government was buying votes ahead of the 2019 election. The PDP described the N10,000 Trader Moni as an inducement. In a statement on Wednesday by its Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, PDP accused the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of going round the country, …

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NYSC warns corps members ahead of election

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Ahead of the 2019 elections, the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has warned Corps members’ against taking bribe from politicians. The Director General of the corps, Brig. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure issued the warning while visiting corps members at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Suru Local Government Area, Darkingari, Kebbi State, News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. Represented by Mrs …

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PDP hypocrisy: Much ado about PMB’s certificate

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By Andrew Akinwale, Osogbo It is no longer news that the WAEC certificate of the President, General Mohammadu Buhari has generated a lot of controversies in recent times but what is alarming is the way the main opposition, the People Democratic Party has taken the matter to the head. The party argued that the president is not qualified to run …

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Breaking: Buhari approves N30,000 new minimum wage

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President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the new national minimum wage of N30,000 proposed by the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage. The President gave the approval on Tuesday shortly after the report of the committee was presented to him. While promising to forward new minimum wage bill to National Assembly for action, he urged Nigerian workers against being used as …

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Lagos Police inspector found dead in pit

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An Inspector of Police, Samuel Onwuerigho, attached to the 22 Police Mobile Force, Lagos, Tuesday was found dead in a pit along Ekwuoma Road, Owerri Olubo in Delta State. The 51-year-old’s weapon and ammunition were taken away by those who murdered him, confirmed the eyewitness who spoke with The Guardian. The cause of the incident and those responsible for this …

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Breaking: Deputy Senate President Ekweremadu, Wife, Son escape assassination attempt

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The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his wife, and son on Tuesday morning escaped being assassinated by armed attackers. The armed men, according to a release by Ekweremadu’s media aide, Uche Anichukwu, evaded the security at the Deputy Senate President’s Apo Quarters residence in Abuja to gain entry at about 4 am. The attackers, who could not immediately shoot …

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BREAKING: Labour suspends strike

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The organised labour union has called off the nationwide industrial action initially scheduled to commence on Tuesday to press home workers’ demand for a new national minimum wage. The National Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, announced the suspension at the end of the last meeting of the tripartite committee set up to come up with the new …

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NLC strike: Buhari begs NLC

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appealed to the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress to consider the rot his administration inherited. Buhari made the appeal when he received members of the Association of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria led by Ambassador Oladapo Fafowora at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The appeal came barely 24 hours to the commencement of the indefinite …

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Soldiers kill one as youths protest flooding in Rivers

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A group of soldiers on Monday shot and killed one Aleruchi Woko during a protest against flooding by youths of Nkpolu Community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the Rivers State. A policeman, whose identity could not be immediately ascertained, was alleged to have been seriously injured by the angry youths, while four other protesters were said to have also …

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Osun government disburses N851m loan to farmers

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The Osun Government says it has disbursed more than N851 million loan to farmers through its agriculture initiative, Quick Impact Intervention Programme (QIIP) since 2011 till date. Mr Ismaila Jayeoba-Alagbada, the Commissioner For Commerce, Industries and Co-operatives, disclosed this at a news conference on Monday in Osogbo. Jayeoba-Alagbada said that 496 farmers’ co-operatives groups with 11, 460 members had benefited …

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Lend a Hand for Africa to give grants to children in local communities

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Lend a hand for Africa, a non-governmental organisation, will on Tuesday talk to the community residents in Majidun, as well as parents of the children on the scheme to sign a partnership agreement with them. Lend a hand for Africa, a registered Non-governmental organisation aimed at reducing poverty and illiteracy by providing educational support to children in local communities. The …

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Breaking: WAEC presents Buhari’s certificate

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West African Examination Council has confirmed the West African School Certificate obtained by President Muhammadu Buhari after the completion of his secondary school education, the presidency said on Friday. According to presidential spokesman Femi Adesina, the Council has also issued an attestation certificate. “WAEC presents attestation certificate and confirmation of school cert result to President Buhari. What will the naysayers …

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Journalist Jumps From Third Mainland Bridge Into Lagos Lagoon

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A journalist with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) on Friday jumped from the third mainland bridge into a lagoon in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city. It was learned that the yet-to-be-identified reporter alighted from a commercial bus conveying him and some of his colleagues to work and immediately dived into the lagoon. According to witnesses, the journalist pretended that …

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BREAKING: Tinubu arrives Aso Rock to meet Buhari

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has just arrived the Presidential Villa, Abuja for a scheduled meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. Tinubu, clutching a book, arrived at about 4pm. The party chief arrived the Presidential Villa alone. The agenda of the meeting was not clear as of the time of filing this report The meeting, …

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NLC slams state governors, increases minimum wage demand to N66,500

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Nigeria Labour Congress on Wednesday lambasted the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for proposing N22, 500 as minimum wage. This is coming barely 24 hours after the governors of Nigeria’s 36 states after an emergency meeting on Tuesday said they could only pay N22,500 as the new national minimum wage. “Governors, therefore, agreed to pay a national minimum wage of N22,500,” …

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