The conclusion was that since the organised labour and organised private sector are in agreement and in the spirit of tripartism, two against one was a done deal. It is therefore a pure mischief by the Minister to declare that the ILO convention 131 speaks to ability to pay by employers. The present scenario seems to lend credence to insinuations within labour movement that the present government is not committed to implementing a new minimum wage. Speaking at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, Ngige said the Federal Government proposed N24, 000 as the new minimum wage for civil servants. He said in accordance with Convention 131 of the ILO, the most important thing to consider in fixing the new minimum wage is the ability to pay.
October 16, 2018 04:07 UTC
Our beloved Chief Olusegun Obasanjo professes to be God-fearing, and it is his avowed love for the Christian religion that informed his decision to pursue a doctoral degree in religious studies. Would it not have been a waste of precious time inviting such a person, even for an interview? If all what Obasanjo wrote about Atiku are true, any knowledgeable individual will take them to be intrinsic to the essence of the subject. Those attributes of Atiku, presented as they were by Obasanjo, could not have made the former that great President the nation is now rooting for. Obasanjo, in now endorsing Atiku for President, could be said to be licking his own vomit.
October 16, 2018 03:56 UTC
Lagos, being the economic hub of Africa, must be at the vanguard of judicial reforms, he said, adding that the state’s justice sector must be fair and effective. Our justice system must remain sound, fair and effective. “The plague of delay in justice delivery is still a major concern. All stakeholders in the sector must ensure that the issue of delay is tackled vigorously by creating innovative models for achieving speedy and efficient justice delivery system, which can be replicated more broadly across the country. He said that since the commencement of his administration, conscious efforts had been made and initiatives put in place to enhance justice delivery, as well as respect the constitutional roles of the three arms of government.
Part of the letter read: “We the undersigned leaders in Lagos Central Senatorial District wish to inform you that we have unanimously selected Chief Adesunbo David Onitiri as the consensus candidate for the Lagos Central Senatorial. Grateful for your kind consideration and positive action on our request.”Similarly, protesters from Cross River State bore several placards with inscriptions such as “Who sold PDP mandate to Ayade should step aside,” “Let the people choose their leader through transparent primaries,”“Don’t impose Ayade on Cross River State,” and “Give us Ibeshi or lose Cross River State,” among others. The protesters under the aegis of Cross River State PDP Support Group, in a protest letter addressed to PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, condemned the exclusion of Ibeshi from the primaries. Whatever the consideration, is it worth losing Cross River State? “We are calling on the NWC to urgently correct this anomaly by cancelling the recently conducted gubernatorial primaries in Cross River State and ordering a fresh and inclusive primaries as was the case in the just concluded PDP presidential primaries in Port Harcourt.”
While stressing the need to choose a candidate who does not have an evil record, the former Vice President of World Bank, Africa Division, declared: “Nigerians must not be told that all they are deserving of is a choice between evils. The poor person in Kano does not care, whether I speak Hausa or any other language. On restructuring, Ezekwesili said: “My idea of restructuring is a conversation that should focus on the economic governance structure that would enable Nigeria become a modern economy of the 21st century. We need the kind of economic governance structure that enables this country attain the quality of productivity and also take it to a place of prosperity. The presidential candidate said there was the need to develop the human capital to drive productivity and competitiveness in the economy.
The Ojukaye Flag-Amachree faction of the party had approached the court to appeal the judgment of the state’s high court, presided over by Justice Chiwendu Nwogu, that nullified all state congresses and primaries held last month for nomination of the governorship and legislative candidates of the party. Factional executives of Flag-Amachree and Peter Odike are in legal tussle over the conduct of APC congresses in May. The court’s three-man panel presided over by Justice Isaiah Akeju, while addressing the parties in suit no: CAP/198/2018 yesterday, told counsel to the warring factions not to take further steps to undermine the case pending before the court until the Supreme Court rules on the appeal before it. Luke had told the court that the appeal of his clients in suit no: SC/764/2018, before the Supreme Court had been fixed for hearing yesterday at the same time the appellate court was sitting. In the circumstance, we pray the court to adjourn sine die or to a known date pending the outcome of the proceedings at the Supreme Court, so as not to render the decision of this honourable court void,” he said.
October 16, 2018 03:22 UTC
This medical doctor who plays politics without bitterness asked journalists not to join desperate politicians to be a danger to democracy. All of these speakers seemed to be singing from the same hymn book but were they preaching to the converted or to the heathens? Journalists will play a very important role in ensuring that the game is played according to the rules. It will also be the journalist’s role to watch how INEC does its work and how the security agencies behave. It is the totality of the performance of all the actors that can lead to free, fair and credible elections.
October 16, 2018 03:11 UTC
They were advised to take best advantage of technology as it impacts good corporate governance to organisations, improves level of engagement with stakeholders and provide better platforms for seamless implementation on delivery of tasks. These were the submission of experts on corporate governance, who spoke at the 2018 annual conference of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), Lagos chapter, themed ‘Governance and Technological Advancement in the 21st Century’. She said having a good basic knowledge of technology would assist company secretaries to properly guide their bosses, help companies manage risks and create positive communication channels among others. According to him, without strategic and risk management thinking, technology are inimical to organisational growth. The Director-General, Nigerian-American Chambers of Commerce, Joyce Akpata said to avoid risk, board should engage cyber risks, engage younger millennial intoboards, as they are technologically savvy to run organisations, noting that most of the jobs of company secretaries are becoming 70 per cent automated.
October 16, 2018 02:37 UTC
Despite Nigerian media reports that the 24-year-old medical aid worker Hauwa Liman was executed by the Islamic about three hours ago, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said that it cannot confirm the story,The stated this via their official page:We are hearing devastating reports Hauwa has been executed. At this stage, we don’t have confirmation this is true. We will provide an update when we have accurate information. This situation is heartbreaking, and our thoughts remain with her family. — ICRC (@ICRC) October 15, 2018The Red Cross was the first disseminator of the information in which a letter was drafted to plead with the government and the public to see that the life of Hauwa is spared.
October 15, 2018 21:56 UTC
The Nigerian government Monday said that a female aid worker has been killed following the expiration of the deadline given by her abductors. Hauwa Mohammed Liman was an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross. “We are deeply pained by this killing, just like we were by the recent killing of the first aid worker,” minister of information Lai Mohammed said in a statement. Khorsa, a midwife with ICRC was killed in September by the Islamic State for West African Province, a Boko Haram splinter group that is loyal to the Islamic State. “In all the negotiations, we acted in the best interest of the women and the country as a whole.”
October 15, 2018 20:09 UTC
Rising Nigerian DJ, Hassan Kayode Bello was better known as DJ Hazan has said Nigerians need to stop under-pricing DJs. “I started off as a rapper in my secondary school days with the likes of Vector and General Pype. After secondary school, I developed more affection and love for music. Being a DJ is beyond changing of songs. DJ equipment are expensive and we shouldn’t be priced like you are pricing tomato in a market.
October 15, 2018 19:41 UTC
She argued that the country currently spent 69 per cent of its revenue on servicing both local and international debts. “Already, the debt service to revenue is so high. “Your debt to GDP is three per cent and you think that gives you the legroom to borrow and borrow. “Your instrument is your debt service tool, which is the revenue,” she said. Ezekwesili urged the government to avoid plunging the country to insolvency someday with borrowings, by exploring innovative ways to increase revenue.
October 15, 2018 19:30 UTC
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm greetings to His Royal Majesty, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111, Iku Baba Yeye, on his 80th birthday. A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said Buhari joined the Council of Obas and Chiefs in Oyo State, Traditional Council, family and friends of the Alaafin of Oyo, who is heir to the historic Oyo Empire, in celebrating the landmark age. ALSO READ: Yoruba tradition takes centre stage as Alaafin of Oyo hosts traditional ruler from Benin RepublicAs His Royal Majesty turns an octogenarian, the President expressed his belief that his 48 years on the throne of his fathers have been most remarkable for the entire dynasty, illustrated by his contributions to the educational, social and cultural development of the people, both those at home and abroad. President Buhari extolled the Alaafin of Oyo’s courage in upholding the values of integrity, hard work and search for knowledge, which has been the hallmark of the great Oyo Empire, commending him for regular counsels to governments, institutions and families. The President prayed that the Almighty God will grant the royal father longer life, good health and more wisdom to sustain the legacies of his fathers.
October 15, 2018 19:07 UTC
Canada’s top medical journal warned Monday that the imminent legalization of cannabis for recreation use poses a major health concern despite broad support for ending the prohibition. A survey published Monday found that 70 percent of Canadians support or accept pot legalization. “Attitudes towards cannabis reflect the fact that a majority do not see it as any worse than consuming alcohol,” Abacus said in a statement. She points out that Health Canada, the country’s health ministry, estimates that pot legalization will cause a problem in one in three adults, and addiction in ten percent of users, with higher risks in youths. “We cannot expect cannabis firms to restrict their growth ambitions or to have use reduction as a goal,” Kelsall said.
October 15, 2018 19:07 UTC
Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr. Mohammed Babandede, has said that the issuance of Nigerian passport with 10-year validity will commence in December 2018. SEE ALSO: VIDEO: You have the numbers to change Nigeria in 2019, Falana tells youths“We thank President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the new passport with 10-year validity. Babandede said NIS had also improved accessibility to visa through the introduction of Visa-on-Arrival for immigrants whose country was without an embassy. In his response, Ajimobi charged NIS to ensure regular monitoring of the nation’s borders for the sustenance of peace in the country. Ajimobi, who was represented by his deputy, Chief Moses Adeyemo, admonished the NIS boss to initiate policies towards checking illegal immigrants into the country.
October 15, 2018 19:07 UTC