This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Friday, November 9 2018
Ganduje Bribery Video: Contractor Ready To Appear Before Investigative Panel
In a letter sent to the chairman of the investigative panel, through Saeed Muhd Twada, his lawyer, the contractor referred to as a ‘whistleblower’ said his allegation against Ganduje is strictly personal and that he would appreciate if the governor also appears in person at the panel.
Finally, President Buhari Breaks Silence On New Minimum Wage, Says No Figure Has Been Adopted
The presidency has reacted to the controversy generated by the news that President Muhammadu Buhari has not endorsed N30,000 as new minimum wage.
Since the news broke, Nigerians from different walks of life have been reacting and making submissions on the President’s position.
However, the presidency in a statement made available to Naija News on Thursday by Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), said there is no cause for alarm as Buhari remains committed to having a new minimum wage regime in no distant future.
We Spend N3.5 Million Every Month To Feed El-Zakzaky – Lai Mohammed
Since December 2015, El-Zakzaky has been denied freedom and has remained in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) despite the bail granted to him by a federal high court.
Reps Want NEMA Boss Sacked. See Why
The House of Representatives today urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to sack the Managing Director of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mustapha Maihaja over alleged mismanagement of resources.
This followed the adoption of a report of the House Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness at plenary.
Minimum Wage: Court Orders Federal Govt, Labour To Submit Negotiations On January 30
the National Industrial Court has ordered, both the Federal Government and the organised labour to submit a report of their negotiations on the disputes over the new minimum wage by January 30, 2019.
Recall that Justice Sanusi Kado of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria had on November 2, 2018 adjourned the case till Thursday after issuing an ex parte order stopping the strike which the labour had planned to commence on November 6.
Asset Declaration: Court Refuses Presidential Panel’s Permission To Arrest Ekweremadu
The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, today, dismissed the order to arrest the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, following his absence in court to face trial over his alleged refusal to declare his assets to the Special Presidential Investigative Panel for the Recovery of Public Assets.
The court, in a ruling that was delivered by trial Justice Binta Nyako, turned down an application the Chief Okio Obono-Obla led Presidential Panel made for a bench warrant to be issued against Ekweremadu.
See How Labour Reacted To News That President Buhari Has Not Endorsed N30,000 As New Minimum Wage
Organized labour has reacted to the statement on Wednesday which revealed the N30,000 minimum wage proposal submitted to Buhari was still a recommendation and had not been approved.
President Muhammadu Buhari would still have to study the report presented to him on Tuesday before taking a decision on it as explained by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.