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The wages of waste-Simon Kolawole

Here we go again. Nigeria is set for a crisis over the implementation, or the non-implementation, of the new minimum wage. The federal government, empowered by the constitution to set the national minimum wage, had approved N30,000 after consultations with state governors, who meet regularly under the aegis of the...

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FG, Labour Agree On Implementation Of N30,000 Minimum Wage

The Federal Government and organised labour have reached an agreement on the implementation of the new minimum wage after three days of talks that ran through nights and ended in the wee hours of mornings. At a meeting which started around 7 pm on Thursday and ended after 2 am...

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OWO ARUGBO: Ekiti Begins N20,000 Payment To The Elderly As Monthly Stipend

. Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi; with state officials pose with some beneficiaries of the State’s Social Security Scheme for elderly citizens (Owo Arugbo), during the relaunch of the scheme in Ado-Ekiti…on Wednesday Governor Fayemi had introduced the monthly payment of stipends to the...

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MEET ARGENTINA’S SELF-STYLED ANTI-ABORTION FEMINIST

Carla Pitiot Because she is fueling the abortion debate with campaigns for contraception and sex ed. Argentine Deputy Carla Pitiot believes in leveling the playing field for women. She has fought workplace harassment and the gender pay gap, campaigned for shared parental leave and criticized the Catholic Church for its...

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The Rising Cost of Governance – Thisday Editorial

Government cannot afford to be spending money it does not have Since the return to democratic rule in 1999, Nigerian public officials have cultivated the wasteful habit of undertaking frivolous foreign trips under one guise or the other. But perhaps the most egregious is the convergence in New York, United...

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Oyo State Pays 2012-2013 Gratuity Backlog

Governor Oluwaseyi Makinde In its bid to bring succor to both working and retired citizens of Oyo State, the Seyi Makinde-led administration has distributed cheques for payment of gratuities in order to make life better for old and young people living in the pace-setter state. According to the Honorable Commissioner...

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Presidential Powers and the VP – Reuben Abati

President Muhammadu Buhari recently set up an Economic Advisory Council, to replace the country’s Economic Management Team. He also moved some departments and agencies of government to the new Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. I don’t see why this should become a source of agitation and...

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Three reigns and a new king- Dare Babarinsa

This is a roaring time for the people of Owo, an ancient town in Ondo State. The town has just installed a new traditional ruler, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye, the Olowo of Owo. Another son, Rotimi Akeredolu, is the governor, the second son of the city to be so elected....

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Kwame Nkrumah

Today marks the 110th birthday of foremost Pan-Africanist and first president of Ghana Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Born to Kofi Ngonloma of the Asona Clan and Elizabeth Nyanibah of the Anona Clan at Nkroful in the Western Region of what was then known as the Gold Coast, Nkrumah led the...