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Nigeria Breaking News Today Thursday, 1st Of November, 2018



This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Thursday, November 1 2018

Minimum Wage: NLC Rejects N22,500, Tell Workers To Prepare For Indefinite Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress, has condemned the resolutions made by the Nigeria Governors Forum which offered to pay N22,500 as new minimum wage for workers.

Disclosing this in Abuja the President of the union, Mr. Ayuba Wabba opined that NGF was not known to law and was thus an illegal body which cannot give verdict on issues out its jurisdiction.

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Buhari Orders NHIS Boss To Proceed On Administrative Leave

Prof. Usman Yusuf, the embattled Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has been ordered by President Muhammadu Buharito proceed on an administrative leave.

Mr Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary, General Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), made the directive of the president public in a signed statement in Abuja.

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Court Stops EFCC From Arresting Former PDP Chairman

A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest and detain a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Haliru Bello.

Mr Bello is facing trial on alleged diversion of funds from the office of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

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Breaking News: Missing Gen. Alkali’s Body Found In A Well

The Nigerian Army has located the remains of Maj-Gen. Idris Alkali’s body in an abandoned well in Guchwet in Shen, Jos South LGA of Plateau State.

The body was found in a village near the mining pond where his car was found and removed.

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FG Rejects N22,500 Minimum Wage Proposed By State Governors

The N22,500 minimum wage proposed by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF)has been rejected by the federal government.

Chris Ngige, Labour minister announced this today in an interview with channels television.

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It Is Irresponsible To Sell Public Assets To Finance 2019 Budget – Atiku Slams Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the plans by the President Buhari led federal government to sell off some public assets to finance the 2019 budget.

Atiku, in his reaction, urged the federal government to retrace its steps as it doesn’t speak well of the administration’s policies.

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Just In: Police Charge PDP Senator Adeleke And Four Others To Court Over Exam Malpractice

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the September 22, 2018 election in Osun stateSenator Ademola Adeleke, has been arraigned before Justice I. E. Ekwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

Adeleke and four others were docked based on a four-count charge of examination malpractices filed against them by the Nigerian Police.

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Third Video Of Gov Abdullahi Ganduje Allegedly Taking Bribe Emerges

Another video has surfaced and currently trending on social media from unknown sources, involving the Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in black Kaftan collecting bribe from a contractor.

The Editor-In-Chief of Daily Nigerian, Jaafar Jaafar has already denied any involvement in the current release.

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