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Put N30,000 Minimum Wage In 2019 Budget Says NLC To Governors
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged Governors to include the payment of the new national minimum wage in their 2019 Appropriation Bills.
This, according to NLC, will be the only way to avoid friction and crisis in the new year, adding that the state governments are buoyant enough to pay the N30, 000 being demanded for workers as minimum wage.
Access Bank Has Finally Acquired Diamond Bank
Diamond Bank has been acquired by Access Bank according to insiders, who further revealed that the official announcement of the transaction will be made in the course of the week by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Sources told TheCable that the acquisition was conducted with the full knowledge of the CBN in a bid to further consolidate Nigeria’s banking industry.
Vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has called for religious tolerance among all Nigerians as a prerequisite for the country’s socio-economic and political development.
Kano State: Kwankwaso’s Followers Dump PDP For APC
Balaraba Ibrahim Stegert, a former senior special assistant to Rabiu Kwankwaso on solid minerals, has quit the PDP on Sunday, December 16.
Balaraba until his defection, was a strong supporter of the Kwankwassiyya movement.
Salome Zurabishvili Sworn In As Georgia’s First Female President
Georgia on Sunday swore in its first female president, Salome Zurabishvili as opposition parties continue to denounce her election as fraudulent and demand snap parliamentary polls.
Nigerians React To News That Access Bank Has Acquired Diamond Bank
Kwankwaso Conclude Plans To Return To APC
Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano state, has reportedly concluded plans to return to the All Progressive Congress from the opposition People’s Democratic Party.
The Senator, who represents Kano central in the upper legislative house in Abuja, is also said to have been sending people to the presidency to prepare grounds for his return to the APC.
Just In: Osinbajo In Austria For European And African Heads Of Government Meeting
Vice President Yemi Osinbajowill participate in the Africa-Europe High Level Forum with other African and European Heads of States and Government in Vienna, Austria,Naija News understands.
Vice President’s spokesman Laolu Akande, in a statement earlier today in Abuja, said the forum was hosted by the Austrian government on behalf of the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU).
Nigerian Army Threatens To Close Down Amnesty International In Nigeria
SSANU Commences 3-Day Warning Strike
The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) will, today, commence a three-day warning strike over what it described as federal government’s disobedience to a court judgment.
The union accused the government of failure to obey the court order on staff schools, earned allowance and other agreements.
Obasanjo Taunts Buhari Over Nigeria’s Delay In Entering Free Trade Agreement
Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented as Nigeria is yet to sign the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), despite its leadership role in the continent.
National Assembly Workers Commence 4 Days Warning Strike Over Unpaid Salaries
National Assembly workers, under the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria this Monday made good their threat to commence a four day warning strike.