ANNOUNCING 2BIL DOLLARS FOR SECOND NIGER BRIDGE WAS MY MISTAKE – OSINBAJO

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has admitted that he made a mistake in announcing the sum of $2 billion as the money released by the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) for the implementation of the second Niger bridge. He said in Abuja on Tuesday that he actually meant to say N2 billion while speaking during the flag off of the All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial campaign in Anambra State recently. According to a statement issued by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, the Vice President “misplaced the figures.” The statement said: “During…

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LABOUR SAYS THEY WON’T SETTLE FOR LESS THAN 50,000 AS MINIMUM WAGE

We won’t accept less than N50, 000 as minimum wage – Labour Punch Newspapers / Olusola Babarinsa / 1 hour ago The Kwara State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr Abdulyekeen Agunbiade, has called on the Federal Government to review the minimum wage in the country. The NLC chairman made the call in Ilorin on Tuesday while speaking with newsmen on the state of the nation. He added that according to Labour law, workers salaries should be reviewed every ten years. The labour leader explained that Nigerian workers would not settle for any…

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SENATE PROBES ETISALAT’S 1.2 BIL DOLLARS DEBT CRISIS

urges FG to probe telecom firm’s management Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate on Tuesday began an investigation of the crisis between Etisalat and 13 Nigerians banks over a loan facility amounting to $1.2bn. It warned that the crisis, if not well managed, could cause problems in the banking sector. The probe was based on the adoption of a motion by Senator Olamilekan Adeola (Lagos-West) at the plenary on Tuesday titled, ‘The Need for Senate’s Intervention in the Recent Etisalat (Nigeria) $1.2bn Debt Crisis.’ Prayers of the motion, which were unanimously…

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LADOJA JOINS PDP CHAIRMANSHIP RACE

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja A former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has joined the race for the national chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party. Ladoja returned to the party a few weeks ago. He left the party to join Accord about eight years ago. The constitution of the party stipulates that a member of the party will need to remain a member for two consecutive years before he could contest any elective election. Ladoja will, therefore, need a waiver from the party’ National Executive Committee before he could be…

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MAN RAPES AND KILLS REVEREND SISTER, DUMPS HER BODY IN A DAM

A Zimbabwean reverend sister, Plaxedes Kamundiya, met her demise at a prayer shrine in Mutoko after a man allegedly pounced on her, raped and killed her. According to Zimnews, the deceased was an official at St Georges High School. Her body was found floating in a dam after days of searching for her. It was learnt that Kamundiya visited the Mtoko Mother of Peace Community in an assessment tour in connection with a visit by mass server students from St Georges High School in Harare. After interacting with the orphans and…

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WOMAN GETS SWOLLEN EYE OVER TOKEN BY DEPUTY GOVERNORS WIFE IN EDO, SEE PICS

A Senior Special Assistant has been accused of battering a woman in Edo state. The woman identified as Josephine Etokhana from Etsako Central, was allegedly brutalized and given a swollen eye by the special assistant over donation by the wife of the deputy governor. Below is what Facebook user Aigbonoga Sylvester posted; See what SSA Oduma did to a woman from the same constituent just because of a token by d deputy Governor’s wife to d women in etsako central. The name of this woman is known as Josephine Etokhana…..

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KOGI WORKERS THREATEN MASS ACTION AGAINST GOV YAHAYA BELLO OVER ATTITUDE TO WORKERS’ PLIGHT

Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello AS the crisis between the organised labour and the Kogi state government persist, the workers on Tuesday threatened to embark on mass action if their present condition persist. The people noted that the state government had continued to or handle their welfare with levity and was not ready to reason with them. A statement signed by Secretaries of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Olakunle Faniyi, Trade Union Congress (TUC), James Kolawole and their Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JPSNC) counterpart, Isa Abubakar, said workers could…

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POLICE SERGEANT, NSCDC RAPE DIVORCEE IN JIGAWA

THE Jigawa State Police Commissioner, Mr Raheed O Akintunde confirmed the arrest and detention of a Police sergeant and an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), for allegedly raping a divorced woman at Maigatari local government area of Jigawa State. The Police boss who spoke through the command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Abdu Jinjiri, said: “Yes we received the report and the suspects where in detention at the criminal investigation department.” According to the state’s police command, the victim lodged complains at the Maigatari police…

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NOLLYWOOD ACTOR, IK OGBONNA SAYS HAVING SEX WITH ANOTHER WOMAN IS NOT CHEATING, WATCH THIS VIDEO

Nollywood actor, Ikechukwu Mitchel Ogbonna, popularly know as IK Ogbonna, says cheating is not having sex with another woman as commonly perceived. The actor, who is married with a child to Columbian model, Sonia Morales, said that contrary to the common perception of cheating by people, cheating is when there is evidence of emotional attachment and feelings with someone else other than your significant other. The actor gave a candid and down to earth definition about infidelity in relationships during an interview with BroadwayTV. Ogbonna also said he had never…

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