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State Governors reject 30K minimum wage demand by NLC

As a parting shot for year 2018, Nigerian governors on Monday reiterated their rejection of the demand by the Nigerian Labour Congress for the payment of N30,000 as minimum wage to workers, insisting that they had other competing needs to contain with and would therefore not use more than 50 percent of their income for settling workers. In a strongly ...

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#DRCPolls: internet shutdown to avoid ‘chaos’ after vote

The DR Congo government said Tuesday it had cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections. The opposition accused authorities of cutting the internet on Monday to thwart activism, while leading Western powers called on the troubled central African nation’s government to quickly restore web access. The long-delayed ...

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Get to know 50 most used abbreviations in Emails

Gone are the days where emails contained complete sentences, the new generation messaging system has a lot of abbreviations packed in. Abbreviations that save us the stress of having to type complete sentences and in turn allowing us to spend less time typing emails. These abbreviations have been accepted by people all over the world, include cooperate firms. As useful ...

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U.S. Embassy Abuja, Lagos consular offices close till further notice

The United States’ Embassy in Nigeria has temporarily closed its consular section in Lagos and the capital city, Abuja. In a statement published on the U.S. embassy Facebook page on Monday, the closure was as a result of the government shutdown in the U.S. The U.S. embassy, in its statement, also apologised to Nigerians for any inconveniences the shutdown may ...

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NCDC OFFERS FIVE IMPORTANT TIPS TO PREVENT CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS

During the dry season, high temperatures and low humidity increase the likelihood of transmission of organisms causing Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in Nigeria. Over the last one month, there has been an increase in the reporting of suspected cases of CSM in Katsina, Zamfara, Jigawa, Yobe, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Sokoto, Kano, Bayelsa and Ondo with confirmed cases of Neisseria Meningitis Type C ...

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Shehu Shagari, former Nigerian president dies at 93

The First Executive Nigerian president, Shehu Shagari, who was in power between 1979 and 1983, died Friday evening aged 93. According to a Press Statement signed by President Buhari on Friday “On behalf of my family, the government and the people of Nigeria, it is with immense sadness that I received the news of the passing away of the First ...

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Global Experts release Summary Report of the 55th Meeting of the GEF Council

Experts at the recently concluded 55th Meeting of the Global Environment Facility Council has officially released the summRy of the report for the public use. The 55th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council was convened in Washington, DC, US, from 18-20 December 2018, at World Bank headquarters. Representatives of governments, international organizations, and civil society organizations (CSOs) attended ...

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#BokoHaram: Gov. Shettima calls emergency security meeting

Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno has called what was called “an  emergency  security meeting” to  address the increasing attacks  by  Boko Haram terrorists in the North East. “Gov. Kashim Shettima has called for an emergency extraordinary security meeting in Maiduguri ‎to be attended by heads of security establishments, leadership of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), hunters, traditional rulers, elders, three ...

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Osun State Governor, Oyetola Presents 152.7bn Budget For 2019

Gboyega Oyetola, 5th Executive Governor, State of Osun has presented his administration’s first appropriation Bill to the Osun State House of Assembly. Exactly a month after his inauguration on 27th December, 2018 The Governor on Thursday presented the state’s budget for 2019 fiscal year to the tune of N152, 756, 088, 830.00 The budget , which was tilted the “Budget ...

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‘To implement 2019-22 SDGs Nigeria needs N103trn’ says UN

Nigeria needs not less than 337 billion dollars to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from 2019 to 2022, the UN Support Plan for the Sahel has estimated. According to the exchange rate by the Central Bank of Nigeria, the figure represents 103 trillion Naira, over 11 times more than the proposed N8.9 trillion Budget for 2019. The cost of ...

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