Nigéria

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Nigéria, All Africa, Inglês
2024-07-12 06:08:21
President Bola Tinubu and the LEADERSHIP of organised labour have adjourned talks till next for wider consultation with stakeholders on the new national minimum wage. The president met yesterday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) apparently to end the protracted imbroglio over the new wage. Tinubu said Nigerian workers deserve improved welfare, better wages, and safe and enhanced working conditions as the nation’s driving force. The meeting was attended by NLC president Comrade Joe Ajaero and his of Nigeria TUC counterpart Comrade Festus Osifo. Tinubu, in a statement by presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale, said he is concerned about the welfare of Nigerian workers and that his administration is prioritising their concerns. “I pay attention to everything around me. A happy worker is a productive worker. And society depends on the productivity of the happy worker,” the President...
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Nigéria, Punch, Inglês
2024-07-12 02:14:34
A group, the Coalition of Rivers State Leaders of Thought, has called on the Martin Amaewhule-led House of Assembly to drop its plan to impeach Governor Siminalayi Fubara to avoid anarchy in the state. The coalition said the recent actions of the 27 lawmakers loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, were capable of plunging the state into an unimaginable crisis. The Appeal Court, on July 4, ruled that Amaewhule and 24 other lawmakers in his faction remained members of the state House of Assembly, voiding the earlier High Court order which restrained the lawmakers. Following the judgment, Amaewhule, while presiding over plenary on Monday, gave Fubara a seven-day ultimatum to re-present the 2024 Appropriation Bill before the House. Responding on Wednesday, Fubara, while receiving on a solidarity visit, the leadership structure, critical stakeholders, opinion leaders, women and youths of Etche and Omuma Local Government Areas,...
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Nigéria, The Guardian, Inglês
2024-07-12 02:13:22
Ahead of President Joe Biden’s high-stakes news conference, his first since last month’s dismal debate performance with Donald Trump, Britain’s new Prime Minister, Keir Starmer, has denied that Biden is senile or too old to be president of the United States. Starmer insisted the president was “on really good form” during their hour-long bilateral meeting at the White House yesterday. Biden is under increasing pressure to withdraw from the November presidential election, following an incoherent debate performance last month that put his mental acuity under the spotlight. A growing number of Democrats have called on Biden to step aside from the presidential race. Asked during a sit-down interview with BBC on if the president had appeared “senile” during their meeting, Starmer rejected the suggestion, saying Biden was “absolutely across the detail.” It was the first time the U.K’s new PM, who was elected last week and is in Washington for...
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Nigéria, All Africa, Inglês
2024-07-11 20:07:21
Kaduna – Polytechnic lecturers in Nigeria have flayed a “contentious document” titled “Scheme of Service for Polytechnics by the National Board for Technical Education ( NBTE), alleging that it lacked inclusive stakeholder input, particularly from their union and stakeholders in the polytechnic sector. The aggrieved lecturers issued a 15-day ultimatum to the Federal Government effective July 8, 2024, to suspend the implementation of “the rough work called “Scheme of Service for the Polytechnics” or face diverse forms of industrial action by our Union. While addressing a press conference in Kaduna, the Zonal Coordinator, Zone A of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics( ASUP), Dr Abdulazeez Ibrahim Badaru, said it has become imperative to address critical concerns regarding the newly released Scheme of Service (SOS) for Polytechnics. ” These observations and reservations were meticulously discussed during the 110th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of ASUP on July 4, 2024, as well...
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Nigéria, Punch, Inglês
2024-07-11 16:46:04
President Bola Tinubu has lauded the Supreme Court’s judgment affirming the constitutional rights of local governments, emphasizing its critical role in advancing effective governance at the grassroots level. In a statement released on Thursday, Tinubu highlighted the importance of the judgment, describing it as a reaffirmation of the Constitution. The statement was signed by Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale. He noted that ineffective local government administration has been a significant obstacle to national progress, with governance at the grassroots level nearly non-existent. “The Renewed Hope Agenda is about the people of this country, at all levels, irrespective of faith, tribe, gender, political affiliation, or any other artificial line they say exists between us. “This country belongs to all of us. By virtue of this judgment, our people – especially the poor – will be able to hold their local leaders to account for their actions and...
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Nigéria, The Guardian, Inglês
2024-07-11 16:44:26
A law firm, Deji Adeyanju and Partners, has charged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, with conducting an impartial and unbiased fresh investigation into the death of Erasmus Emhenya, who was allegedly tortured to death in police custody last April. In a letter to the IGP, signed by Adeyanju, the firm insisted that the investigation must be conducted with utmost integrity and transparency throughout the process. They urged him to ensure a thorough and uncompromised investigation to restore public confidence and ensure justice prevails. The law firm commended Egbetokun for reopening the investigation into the death of Emhenya, who was allegedly tortured to death in police custody last April. The body noted the seriousness of the allegations and the need for an impartial investigation, especially in light of “prejudiced statements” made by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Olumuyiwa Adejobi. READ ALSO: Police denies killing suspected cultist in...
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Nigéria, All Africa, Inglês
2024-07-11 11:00:42
The Correctional Service said the woman concealed the drugs in food packs. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service has arrested a woman, Precious Yusuf, while trying to smuggle drugs to an inmate at the Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre, Abuja. The command’s spokesperson, Adamu Duza, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. He said the woman disguised herself like a visitor to perpetrate the act and concealed the drugs in food packs. He said she was arrested during a search by the correctional service officials. “The Nigerian Correctional Service, FCT Command has apprehended a lady called Precious Yusuf trying to push in drugs to an inmate of the Medium Security Custodial Centre Kuje, Abuja. “This occurred on Tuesday when the lady mentioned earlier came in the guise of a visitor to an inmate. During the usual routine search by officers of the Kuje Custodial Centre,...
Nigéria, Punch, Inglês
2024-07-11 07:52:53
LeBron James and Steph Curry made a winning start as USA team-mates in an 86-72 victory over Canada in a pre-Olympics exhibition game in Las Vegas on Wednesday. The two NBA superstars are part of a formidable USA basketball roster that will be chasing a fifth consecutive gold medal when the Paris Olympics get under way this month. James and Curry are playing alongside each other for the first time as international team-mates, and showed glimpses of a near telepathic understanding during Wednesday’s game. Curry finished with 12 points while James had seven as the US recovered from an early 11-1 deficit to cruise to victory in their final game at home before Paris. They decamp to the United Arab Emirates for exhibition games against Australia and Serbia next week. Los Angeles Lakers ace James gathered the USA team for a huddle following a win which suggested the Americans will,...
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Nigéria, The Guardian, Inglês
2024-07-11 07:51:45
The Federal Government (FG) on Wednesday launched the security and logistics committee for the population and housing census in Abuja. A statement on the X handle of the National Population Commission (NPC) revealed that the National Security Adviser (NSA), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu and the chairman of NPC, Hon. Nasir Isa Kwarra, inaugurated the committee. According to the statement, the committee is tasked with ensuring the secure and efficient movement of personnel and distribution of materials for the upcoming census. Ribadu chairs the committee, Kwarra serves as co-chairman while the membership comprises service chiefs. “This milestone marks a crucial step towards a successful and peaceful conduct of Nigeria’s first fully digital census,” the NPC stated. “The establishment and inauguration of this committee demonstrate a commitment to ensuring a smooth and secure census process.” READ ALSO: Next census will be fully digital, transformative, green, says Niger NPC commissioner The NPC last year...
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Nigéria, All Africa, Inglês
2024-07-11 03:17:59
The presentation is in line with the welfare programme of the inspector-general of police, an official said. The Police in Cross River State have presented cheques of N43 million to the families of 17 deceased officers who died while on duty in the state. The Commissioner of Police in Cross River, Gyogon Grimah, presented the cheques to the families of the deceased officers in Calabar on Wednesday. Mr Grimah said that the presentation was in line with the welfare programme of the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun. He said that the welfare programme of the inspector-general covers the serving, retired and deceased personnel of the force. He urged the beneficiaries to make the best use of the financial support and desist from creating division in the family because of the money. “I urge you all to make the best use of the amount for the prosperity of the family, especially...
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