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President Bola Tinubu has promised to review the minimum wage to align with the current economic realities of the country. According to him, the federal and state governments need to take a look at the minimum wage together and also strengthen the source and application of the country’s revenue. He made this known on Friday while meeting with the members of the Progressive Governors Forum, who declared support for the president on the removal of subsidy. Speaking when he received members of the Imo’s Hope Uzodimma-led forum, Tinubu said, “We need to do some arithmetic and soul searching on the…

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Friday in Abuja said improved livelihood for Nigerians remains a top priority of his administration, with more people-focused economic policies, assuring that the national minimum wage needs a review to reflect realities. The President, who received members of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) led by the Chairman, Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, at the State House, said the national and sub-national governments will work together on the minimum wage, which already requires “soul searching.’’ “We need to do some arithmetic and soul searching on the minimum wage,’’ he said. “We will have to take a look…

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Tinubu Meets Ibori, Wike, Makinde in State Hous President Bola Tinubu on Friday hosted former governors of Delta and Rivers States, James Ibori and Nyesom Wike respectively, at the State House, Abuja. The two former governors were in the company of incumbent governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde. Ibori, who governed Delta between 1999 and 2007 when Tinubu was governor of Lagos state, arrived at the Presidential Villa, around 4:30pm. The three men walked into the President’s office when the Chief Executive Officer of Access Holding Plc, Mr Herbert Wigwe, was on his way out. The reason for their visit could…

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Tinubu Meets APC Governors, Vows to Adjust Minimum Wage, Revenue Allocation President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Friday in Abuja said improved livelihood for Nigerians remains a top priority of his administration, with more people-focused economic policies, assuring that the national minimum wage needs a review to reflect realities. The President, who received members of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) led by the Chairman, Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, at the State House, said the national and sub-national governments will work together on the minimum wage, which already requires “soul searching.’’ “We need to do some arithmetic and soul searching on the…

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Friday in Abuja announced the appointment of Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as Chief of Staff, and Sen. Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, a former Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, as Deputy Chief of Staff. In a meeting with Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), the President also named former Governor of Benue State and immediate past Minister of Special Duties, George Akume, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

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Reactions have trailed a trending photo of first lady, Remi Tinubu reportedly in a meeting between President Bola Tinubu and vice president, Kashim Shettima on economic issues. It was reported that the photo was taken from the meeting of Tinubu with the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, and the Group Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mele Kyari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. While it is unclear if she took part in the meeting, some Nigerians have taken to social media to express their reservation about the photo. @luvinxtain wrote: “We are…

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Nigerian music sensation, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, has pulled up at FC Barcelona training facility to pay a special visit to the club’s stars. The “Calm Down” crooner took to his Twitter page on Thursday to share his exhilarating experience in the company of some Barcelona stars. In one of the images he shared, Rema could be seen posing alongside Ousmane Dembele, Ansu Fati, Jules Kounde, Franck Kessie and Alejandro Balde. He was presented with a customised Barcelona jersey as part of the warm reception he received from the club staff. Taking to his Twitter account, Rema…

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Mexican authorities have found 45 bags containing human body parts which they said could be the ones of the missing call centre staff. The bags were discovered in a ravine in a suburb of Guadalajara on Wednesday night, according to the state prosecutor’s office in Jalisco. CNN said the Jalisco State Prosecutor’s Office investigating the deaths said it has initial information that the body parts “match the physical characteristics of some of the young people missing employees of the call centre.” Seven call centre employees were reported missing between May 20 and 22 in the metropolitan area of ​​Guadalajara, in…

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Chinese football fans will need to shell out up to $680 to see Lionel Messi lead Argentina against Australia in a Beijing friendly, organisers said Friday. The game on June 15 at the 68,000-capacity Workers’ Stadium is a rematch of Argentina and Australia’s meeting in the last 16 of the Qatar World Cup. Messi, who is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer, scored in a 2-1 win for Argentina and they went on to lift the World Cup. Tickets ranging from 580 yuan ($82) to 4,800 yuan will go on sale in two batches, on June 5 and 8,…

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The Enugu State Government has banned all illegal mining activities in the state. The ban was contained in a statement released on Thursday night by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Chidiebere Onyia. Warning against flouting the directive, the government said that there would be dire consequences for any illegal miner forthwith in the state. The government observed that it was in the overriding interest of the public to protect the people from any hazard or pollution, and also maintain equal rights of benefits accruable from any mineral resources to the people of the state. The statement partly read:…

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The National Bureau of Statistics has disclosed that household final consumption grew by -12.47 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2022 compared to the 7.30 per cent growth rate of Q4 2021. This disclosure was contained in the new Nigerian Gross Domestic Product Report (Expenditure and Income Approach) for Q3 and Q4 2022. The report partly read, “Household final consumption, in real terms, grew by -5.83 per cent and -12.47 per cent in Q3 and Q4 of 2022, respectively, on a year-on-year basis. However, these growth rates were lower compared to the growth rates of their corresponding quarters of…

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has unveiled a radio tracing programme in Borno to reunite 3,000 missing persons with loved ones. Sidika Nasiru, ICRC protection data officer, disclosed this in an interview in Maiduguri. Ms Nasiru said no fewer than 24,000 people, including children, were separated from their families nationwide due to conflicts, with about 16,000 from Borno alone due to insurgency. The ICRC official explained that the tracing programme run on FRCN (Peace FM Maiduguri) involves repeated announcements of missing persons’ names with few details for possible identification. “With the radio, we hope to get wider…

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