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Government cannot meet wages demand of labour—Ngige

THE Federal Government can not meet the demand of Labour within the new minimal wage regime, Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige, stated on Tuesday. According to him, the financial system will grind to a halt like that of Venezuela, ought to the federal government accede to Labour’s request, the minister added. Although the Federal Government has began paying staff on Grade Levels 1 to six, the N30,000 minimal wage, there’s disagreement with Labour unions over the share of increment for senior staff. Ngige stated about 1.four million staff in federal public service would take 33 per cent of presidency price range in 2020, ought to Labour’s demand be accepted. Ngige defined that the federal government would haven’t any cash to construct roads, airports, rails, well bei...

Another set of 173 Nigerians deported from libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday obtained two batches of 173 Nigerians stranded within the North African nation of Libya. The returnees, who arrived the nation in two flights, had been obtained by NEMA’s Coordinator for Lagos Territorial Office, Alhaji Idris Abubakar Muhammed, on the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, the Lagos State capital. The returnees had been flown in aboard a chartered plane belonging to Al Buraq Air with flight quantity BRQ189.14 and registration quantity 5A-DMG.MRA. They landed at Ikeja round 04.52 a.m. While 162 of the returnees boarded the plane from Misrata 11, others returned by way of Bengazil and landed round 5.15 a.m. The profiling of the returnees indicated that 52 of them are feminine adults; ...

Senate President Lawan lament on poor state of Nigerian roads

SENATE President Ahmad Lawan in Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on federal roads. Decrying the deplorable situation of the roads, he known as for improved budgetary allocation to repair them Lawan, who contributed to a movement within the Senate by Senator Gersham Bassey, titled: “The deplorable state of Nigeria Federal Roads”, stated N215billion was required yearly to repair federal roads. Also lamenting the situation of the roads, the chairman, Governing Council Board of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Tunde Lemo, stated the nation had been dropping N1trillion yearly because of loss in man-hours on account of unhealthy roads and visitors snarl. The ex-Central Bank of Nigeria Deputy Governor spoke on the yearly stakeholders’ assembly o...

Family lost properties to fire, remain homeless in Akwa Ibom

FIRE explosion from a lantern has rendered the household of the late Elder Robert Udo Nnanga homeless in Nkwa Ibiono in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The fireplace was mentioned to have began from an explosion from a kerosene lantern at about 7.30pm on Saturday night time after an influence outage. It was gathered that when the lantern exploded, it set the mattress within the room on fireplace and seven-year-old Gideon Robert who was within the room when the explosion occurred tried to tug the large mattress outdoors. But Gideon’s effort solely aggravated the fireplace because it unfold to the curtains, forcing him to desert the mattress in quest of his grandmother. By the time Gideon’s grandmother, 65-year-old Mrs Eno Roberts obtained to the scene, the blaze had al...

3 persons lost their lives and farmers herders clashes in Jigawa

A FARMER and two others have been killed on Wednesday as farmers and herders allegedly clashed in Jigawa State. The Commissioner of Police Bala Zama Senchi confirmed that separate clashes occurred in numerous native authorities areas. He stated one of many victims was from Guri Local Government Area, including that three individuals from Kirikasamma have been injured. Senchi stated one other particular person was killed in Shuwarin city in Kiyawa LGA. He was stabbed in his chest by an unknown particular person. Read Also: Council seals 332 drugs shops in Jigawa Another particular person was killed at Jiba village in Dutse. He was hit on the top. The victims’ particulars are but to be confirmed because the time of submitting this report. The Police chief stated the command has deployed 400 ...

Woman use iron, burnt maid with it in Kwara State

A WOMAN Balqees Y. Mohammed has been taken into custody by operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, for allegedly burning her two housemaids with a scorching iron. The housemaids recognized as Hauwa, 14, and Aisha, 12, it was gathered, had been punished for not flushing the bathroom after use. Hajia Mohammed mentioned to be a businesswoman in Ilorin allegedly used the new object on the victims’ buttock It was gathered that the victims had been observed by neighbours who noticed that they had been strolling with issue. Upon interviewing them, the victims had been mentioned to have opened up that their mistress inflicted accidents on them for not flushing the bathroom. Public Relations Officer of the state command of the NSCDC Femi Be...

Reps seek attention of private section in National Housing Fund

Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Housing and Habitat have referred to as for a overview of the Act establishing the National Housing Fund (NHF). They stated the overview ought to embody the personal sector to deal with the nation’s housing deficit. Its Chairman, Mustapha Dawaki, who spoke on the inaugural assembly of the committee in Abuja, stated the present Act excludes the personal sector, which he described as a vital stakeholders within the nation’s housing wants. He stated: “We have housing deficit in Nigeria. It is barely in Nigeria that you simply see somebody who has been working for a number of years and after retirement doesn’t have a roof over his head. “It is the work of this committee to make it possible for that is corrected. Even if it’s the ...

Boy of 3 years kidnap from school in Imo State

A THREE-year-old boy, Chidalu Ike was on Tuesday kidnapped on his method from college in Atta group in Njaba council space of Imo State. Head of vigilante providers in Njaba council space, Chidi Nwamadu confirmed the incident to our correspondent in a phone interview. According to him, the incident occurred round three pm instantly after the pupils dismissed from college at Central School, Atta close to the Afor Atta Market. It was realized that Chidalu, a local of Umuduru Egwedu Autonomous Community in Njaba Local Government Area, was kidnapped whereas strolling dwelling along with his elder brother, Nnaemeka, when two suspected kidnappers accosted them. It was additional learnt that the abductors despatched Nnaemeka, 10, to purchase satchet water for them and as he went to purchase it, t...

Man bang 5 months in prison for stealing car battery

A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court on Tuesday sentenced a 25-year-old man, John Moses, to 5 months in jail for stealing automotive battery. The decide, Ibrahim Balarabe nonetheless gave Moses an choice of N23,000 as fantastic and warned him to desist from committing crime and be of fine behaviour. Moses of Tipper Garage, Kubwa, Abuja was convicted and sentenced over felony trespass and theft. The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun advised the courtroom that one Vincent Ogbu of Kubwa, Abuja reported the matter on the Kubwa Police Station on Oct. 11. He stated Moses acted in a doubtful method and criminally opened the bonnet of the complainant’s automotive and eliminated the automotive battery valued at N16,000. Olanipekun stated the offence contravened Sections 342 and 287 of the Penal Code. Moses, wh...

Kaduna declare compulsory free education after passing N258 budget

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday introduced a funds draft of N257.9 billion for the 2020 fiscal 12 months, additionally declaring obligatory free schooling as much as the secondary college degree for each baby within the State. Presenting the funds draft with the title “The 2020 Budget of Progressive Renewal” earlier than the State House of Assembly, Governor El-rufai, represented by the Acting Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, mentioned no baby might be allowed to roam the streets throughout college hours by subsequent 12 months. “The size of the proposed 2020 Budget is N257.9 billion. The capital component is N190.03 billion, an unprecedented figure in absolute and percentage terms in the fiscal history of the State,” based on Dr Balarabe, talking on behalf of the Govern...

Over 847 soldiers killed by Boko Haram in Borno—Ali Ndume

Chairman, Senate committee On Army, Mohammed Ali Ndume, on Tuesday, mentioned over 847 troopers have to this point been killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State alone since 2013. Ndume who addressed Senate correspondents in Abuja, additionally dismissed claims of the existence of mass graves the place troopers killed by Boko Haram insurgents had been buried. He mentioned in the course of the go to of his committee to theatre instructions in Borno State, it was found that troopers had been under-equipped to confront the insurgents. He additionally decried the insufficient variety of troopers confronting insurgents. He referred to as on the federal government to recruit extra males into the service to help the battle.

2 men, who allegedly broke into a phone shop and stole phones and accessories worth N635,000 appeared before court

Two males, who allegedly broke right into a telephone store and stole telephones and equipment value N635,000 on Tuesday, appeared earlier than an Agbowa-Ikosi Magistrates’ Court in Ikorodu, Lagos State. The two defendants, Nejib Nuru, 20, and Shefiu Nafiu, 19, whose occupation and deal with weren’t said, are dealing with a three-count cost of conspiracy, housebreaking and theft. They, nonetheless, pleaded innocence of the offences. The prosecutor, Insp Yomi Egunjobi, advised the court docket that the defendants dedicated the offences on Aug. 12 at 1:00 a.m. at Oko-Ito neighborhood, Ikorodu. He stated that the they conspired to burgle a telephone store belonging to at least one Mrs Mary Ogunbadejo and stole 47 several types of telephone, 187 telephone batteries and different telephon...