FEC SETS DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT OF ARREARS OF NEW MINIMUM WAGE

  With the successful completion of negotiations for the new minimum wage and the consequential adjustments, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has ordered that payments must be completed by the 31st of December, 2019. A document to this effect is also to be set to the states to guide possible negotiation and implementation. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday. Ngige said that the…

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OLISA AGBAKOBA WRITES ON KIZZ DANIEL’S CONTRACT WITH G- WORLDWIDE

WotzupNG has obtained a copy of a caveat from G-Worldwide Entertainment legal counsel Olisa Agbakoba. Olisa Agbakoba Legal issued a general notice to the public concerning the contract the record label held with Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe popularly known as Kizz Daniel. The notice reveals that G-Worldwide owns the name ‘Kizz Daniel’, his albums “New Era”, “No Bad Songz” and some singles by the singer. See statement below. https://wotzup.ng/breaking-olisa-agbakoba-issues-notice-to-the-public-on-g-worldwide-and-kizz-daniel/

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THE UNILAG MERMAID STORY: HOW IT HAPPENED BY AM EYE WITNESS

There was a scene last night in front of a hostel in Unilag as a student was arrested. Students claimed she was arrested because she turned into a mermaid. This outrageous claim elicited hilarious reactions from Twitter users. However, one Twitter user shared screenshots of WhatsApp updates from eyewitnesses explaining what really happened. According to the Unilag students who claim to be close to the situation, the student got into an altercation with another student and she threatened to show the other “pepper”. They reported to the porter and the…

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BURNA BOY TO PERFORM IN SOUTH AFRICA WEEKS AFTER HE VOWED HE WON’T OVER XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

African giant, Burna Boy is set to perform in South Africa months after vowing to step his foot in South Africa over xenophobia. You can recall that Burna Boy in a series of  tweets two months ago had stated that he would never set foot back in South Africa, the Nigerian superstar will headline the Africans Unite concert right here in Mzansi. According to IOL, The concert was announced this week and will include performances from Kwesta, Jidenna, Busiswa and many more. Last month following reports of alleged xenophobic attacks…

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2BIL NAIRA FRAUD TRIAL: MORE WITNESSES TESTIFY AGAINST ORANSANYE

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday October 23, 2019, presented the 14thprosecution witness 14 (PW14), a Union Bank branch manager,  Adesegun Timothy, against the former Head of Service (HoS), Stephen Oronsanye and three others in the alleged N2billion fraud levelled against them by the Commission. The EFCC is prosecuting Oronsanye alongside Osarenkhoe Afe, managing director, Fredrick Hamilton Global Services Limited, the company and one other before Justice I E Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja for their alleged complicity in several contract award scams during Oronsanye’s…

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WOMAN ARRAIGNED FOR ORGANISING ILLEGAL PONZI SCHEME, SEE PIX

Mrs Titilayo Mary Eboh The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 arraigned a fake foreign currency dealer, Titilayo Mary Eboh before Justice M. L. Abubakar of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. She was arraigned on a five- count charge bordering on running a banking business without a licence and obtaining money by false pretence contrary to Section 1(2) of the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2014. One of the charges reads: “That you…

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FEC APPROVES CHANGE OF NAME OF COMMUNICATION MINISTRY

The Federal Executive Council has approved the change of name for Ministry of Communications. At the meeting on Wednesday, FEC says the ministry is now to be called Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo chaired the meeting in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari who is away on official duty in Russia. READ ALSO: NASS Tasks MDAs To Provide Targets For 2020 Budget Implementation This morning, I presided over the Federal Executive Council Meeting. pic.twitter.com/d1Tzl1JxbU — Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) October 23, 2019 The Federal Executive Council has approved…

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JOURNALIST DRAGS DSS TO COURT, DEMANDS 150MIL FOR ILLEGAL DETENTION

A journalist and rights activist, Mr. Chido Onumah,  on Wednesday, demanded N150 million compensation from the Department of State Security Services (DSS) over alleged illegal detention. In a suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/1270/2019 filed by his lawyer, Moses Ideh, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, Onumah also sought “the enforcement of his fundamental human rights to dignity of his person, right to personal liberty, freedom of expression and right to own personal property brought pursuant to Section 34, 35, 39, 41 and 44 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,…

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ANOTHER 26 FRSC OFFICIALS ARRESTED FOR EXTORTION

[FILES] ICPC Chairman, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye. Photo; TWITTER/ICPCPE Another set of 26 officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has been arrested for alleged extortion of motorists in different parts of the country. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) disclosed this in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, in Abuja on Wednesday. Okoduwa said the culprits were nabbed in a joint operation codenamed “Operation Tranquility”, involving operatives of the ICPC, FRSC and the Department of State Services (DSS). According to her, a…

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ANOTHER 26 FRSC OFFICIALS ARRESTED FOR EXTORTION -ICPC

[FILES] ICPC Chairman, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye. Photo; TWITTER/ICPCPE Another set of 26 officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has been arrested for alleged extortion of motorists in different parts of the country. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) disclosed this in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, in Abuja on Wednesday. Okoduwa said the culprits were nabbed in a joint operation codenamed “Operation Tranquility”, involving operatives of the ICPC, FRSC and the Department of State Services (DSS). According to her, a…

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