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    Backdate Implementation of New Minimum Wage To April – NLC President

    President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, has called on the Federal Government to backdate the implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage to April 18, 2019, when it was approved. Wabba stated this while marking Workers Day which holds yearly on May 1. He also lamented the unemployment rate, the deplorable state of the nation’s textile industry and the power sector. He called on the Federal Government to review the entire privatization exercise and come up with the best approach to deal with the challenges adding that incompetent investors are responsible for the power sector privatization failure. The union also rejected the planned subsidy removal and Value-Added…

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    Buhari Directs IGP To Implement Community Policing

    President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Mohammed Adamu, Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), to immediately commence the implementation of community policing strategy across the country. Adamu made this known as he spoke at a meeting of the forum of northern traditional rulers in Kaduna, where critical security issues were discussed. “The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has directed me to immediately implement community policing strategy across the country; this is a structure, which will enable traditional rulers to maintain an effective cultural and social control over their subjects,” said Adamu. The acting IGP also said that the community policing model envisaged for the country would involve the establishment and utilisation of…

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    MOSOP Welcomes Today’s Court Ruling Against Shell in The Netherlands – Says Time Running Out on Oil Multinational’s Abuses and Injustice in Ogoniland

    The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) today, received the court ruling against Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, with deep feeling of excitement, though, not surprised. MOSOP believes justice can only be delayed but not denied, following the series of evidence that abound and facts that can never be totally supressed. We commend the various efforts by individuals, groups and institutions in support of this  course for justice and also salute the unstoppable determination of the great Ogoni women and spouses of our late and unforgettable heroes of our struggle, Esther Kiobel, Victoria Bera, Blessing Eawo and Charity Levula, as well as the unbiased position of the…

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    Open Letter to The Commissioner of Police, Rivers State

    April 29, 2019   The Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Police Command, Moscow Road, Port Harcourt. Sir, PLAN TO ENTER THE PREMISES OF MEMBERS OF OGALE COUNCIL OF CHIEFS AND PLANT INCRIMINATING EVIDENCES AGAINST THEM. THREAT TO LIFE AND CONDUCT LIKELY TO CAUSE SERIOUS BREACH OF PEACE IN OGALE ELEME We write to bring to your attention the intending criminal acts of Chief Godwin Bebe Okpabi, Comrade Walter Olaka, Mr. Noble Nwolu, Emmanuel Ngochindo and Samuel Ekaa all of Ogale in the Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State. Sir, following the dethronement of Chief Godwin Bebe Okpabi on 27th March, 2019 by the people of Ogale from the stool…

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    Senate Set To Override Buhari On Two Bills

    The Senate is set to override the veto of President Muhammadu Buhari on the constitution amendment (Fourth Alteration No. 28) Bill 1999, and the Industrial Development (Income Tax Relief) amendment Bill. The two bills were part of the 17 bills that the president declined to assent. The constitution amendment bill seeks to stipulate the time within which the president or governor shall lay the Appropriation Bill before the National or State Assembly to ensure early presentation and passage of appropriation bills. However, President Buhari declined assent saying the bill did not take cognizance of the provisions of Section 58(4) of the Nigerian Constitution. While the Industrial Development Amendment Bill 2018…

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    FG To Adjust 2019 Budget To Accommodate New Minimum Wage

    The Federal Government would send request to the National Assembly for adjustments to the 2019 budget to reflect ways of sourcing funds to pay the new national minimum wage which was approved by the Senate. The Minister of Budget and National Planning Udoma Udo Udoma made this known during an engagement with the Senate Committee on Finance on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP). He revealed that government had plans to constitute a panel that would come up with ways of increasing revenues to meet up with the new minimum wage, adding that a new request is to be forwarded to the legislature in that…

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    NNPC To Cut Fuel Imports • Signs $50m Contract To Overhaul Refineries

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has again announced plans to revamp the nation’s four refineries to help the country save billions of dollars it expends annually on fuel imports. To this end, Inside Eleme gathered that the corporation has awarded a contract worth about $50 million to Italy’s Maire Tecnimont to carry out checks and equipment inspections of Port Harcourt refinery. The Port Harcourt refinery overhaul would be followed by the Warri and Kaduna refineries, according to Reuters report. Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu hinted recently that the federal government would raise $1.2 billion to upgrade the four refineries as it plans to end reliance on…