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Minimum Wage Bill Gets Fast-track Hearing In Senate

The National Minimum Wage Bill (2019) on Thursday scaled both first and second reading in the Senate after which it was committed to a Special Adhoc Committee for further legislative work. Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over plenary, noted that the Senate decided to give the National Minimum Wage Bill presented to it by President Muhammadu Buhari on ... Read More »

2019:Durotoye Commends Ezekwesili; says He’s Ready To Step down too

Alliance For New Nigeria (ANN)Presidential candidate, Mr Fela Durotoye has hinted that he is ready to sacrifice his ambition and join a coalition to wrest power in 2019. According to a series of tweets  he stated ” I have always believed that leadership is about service and sacrifice and today, I would like to commend Dr. (Mrs) Oby Ezekwesili @obyezeks ... Read More »

Fidelity Bank Splashes N16m on Excited Customers

Fidelity Bank Plc on Tuesday splashed 13 customers with N16 million under the Get Alert in Millions Savings (GAIM) season three initiative. Mrs Chijioke Ugochukwu, the bank’s Executive Director, Shared Services and Product, stated this at the third monthly prize presentation in Lagos that the promo was an initiated aimed at boosting financial inclusion and saving culture. Ugochukwu said that ... Read More »

Council Of States Approve N27,000 Minimum Wage

National Council of State has pegged the National Minimum wage at N27,000. This amount is for the least paid workers in the states and the private sector. The private sector is the liberty to pay any amount, so long as it is not below N27,000.   Read More »

Obasanjo Bombs Buhari ” You Are Another Abacha”, Warns INEC, Security Officials Over 2019 Elections

POINTS FOR CONCERN AND ACTION By Chief Olusegun Obasanjo I am concerned as a democrat who believes that with faithful and diligent practice of democracy, we can get over most of our political problems and move steadfastly and surefootedly on the course of stability, unity of purpose, socio-economic growth and progress for all. Democracy becomes a sham if elections are ... Read More »

At Last Dino Melaye Gets Bail

A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, Abuja has granted bail to Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, who was being held by the Police in the Department of State Services hospital in Abuja. Justice Yusuf Halilu granted him bail on health grounds following an application by his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN). Dino has been held by different agencies ... Read More »

Real Reason I Am In America-Atiku

  By Atiku Abubakar It has become pertinent for me to speak about my ongoing visit to the United States of America, where I met and I am still meeting with US administration officials and business leaders. I travelled to the United States of America because I had a mission and my mission is to create the right economic atmosphere ... Read More »

Opinion: Why Atiku’s US Trip Is A Super Coup-Dele Momodu

By Dele Momodu   Fellow Nigerians, this season of jolliness and bonhomie has not been the best of times for the ruling party, APC, and certainly not for its Presidential flagbearer, President Muhammadu Buhari. It may not be unfair to say that this has been one of the worst weeks since the President returned to power on May 29, not ... Read More »

Rihanna Sues Father For Doing Business with Family Surname!

  American pop singer and actress, Rihanna Fenty, has taken her father, Ronald Fenty, to court for stealing her ‘Fenty’ brand name to launch a business for himself. According to TMZ, Rihanna claims her father, recently started a talent development company in 2017 called Fenty Entertainment and he is profiting off the reputation she has created with Fenty. “Rihanna has ... Read More »

Why I Did Not Handover To Egbetokun- Imohimi

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, on Tuesday said that there would be no change of guard for now. Imohimi, who had invited the Press on Tuesday to witness the handing- and taking over ceremony between Edgal and the incoming CP, Kayode Egbetokun, said they were about concluding the process when they received a directive from Abuja to ... Read More »