Nigerian Newspaper: Guardian Headlines Today , Monday 22 October, 2018.

Nigerian Newspaper: Guardian Headlines Today , Monday 22 October, 2018.

Labour begins indefinite wage strike November 6
Mon, 22 Oct 2018

Unless the Federal Government announces a new minimum wage, organised labour will embark on an indefinite strike from November 6, 2018.
“If nothing is responsibly done by the Federal Government to meet our demands, on Monday, the 6th day of November, we shall embark on a nationwide strike to compel this government to show more sensitivity to the plight of Nigerians and the suffering that is decimating our people on daily basis,” said a statement by labour leaders. The statement was signed by the president of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba; his Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart, Bobboi Kaigama; and president of the United Labour Congress (ULC), Joe Ajaero, in Abuja, yesterday.

A seven-day warning strike it staged earlier was called off September 30, three days after it began. Labour had wanted the Federal Government to reconvene the tripartite national minimum wage committee.

The organised labour denied government’s argument that the committee did not agree on a figure during its last sitting. “We accepted N30,000 as a compromise to demonstrate the willingness of Nigerian workers to make sacrifices towards nation building. Anything to the contrary, no matter the quantum and character of the din or how well couched it may appear, cannot be true. Resorting to Goebbelsianism at this time of national emergency, which requires men and women of integrity, is rather unfortunate and cannot suddenly make the brazen falsehoods truths.”

The labour leaders said: “We cannot continue discussing a figure that has already been agreed procedurally within the committee.

What we are waiting for is for the Federal Government to immediately set in motion the necessary machinery for turning the agreement into a bill for onward submission to the National Assembly, where we expect the presidency to work together with the legislators to make it a law so that it can be implemented quickly.

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Cross River partners Taraba on forest conservation
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
In an effort to check threat on the country’s ecosystem, Cross River and Taraba States have agreed to partner on forest conservation and sustainability. The partnership will be through collaborations among civil societies, communities and the media organisations in the two states. This position was contained in a communique signed by the Chief Executive Officer []
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Firm wants government, businesses to prioritise risk management
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
A leading global firm, Resource Result U.S.A & Nigeria, has urged governments and businesses to give priority to risk management to achieve good governance. The firm, which focuses governance, risk and compliance consulting and internal audit assurance, called for the use of scarce national resources to enhance stakeholder returns. Managing Partner, Abdulfattah Ademokunla, spoke as []
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Be fair, balanced and objective in reporting sensitive conflicts
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Media practitioners have been charged to be fair, balanced and objective in reporting conflict issues in Nigeria Participants at a two-day media programme organised by ActionAid, Nigeria’s SARVE Project, made the call in Akwanga, Nasarawa State. The theme of the programme was: ‘Media training on conflict sensitive reporting for journalists in Kogi State. They urged []
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Why government must use capital market for privatisation
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
As the Federal Government steps up plans to offer more of its assets for sale under the ongoing privatisation programme, stakeholders in Nigeria’s capital have renewed the call to ensure that the exercise is done through the capital market.
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Kwankwaso supporters ask EFCC, ICPC to probe alleged Ganduje’s briber
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Supporters of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso yesterday challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other related Commission (ICPC) to probe alleged Governor Abdullai Ganduje’s $5million bribery. Acting under the aegis of Kwankwasiyya Youth Wing, they urged Kano residents and Nigerians to massively reject the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at []
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Kano Pillars in Benin, ready to end 28 years wait for Federation Cup success
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
It is not everyday that a team qualifies for the final of the most prestigious trophy in the country’s football and so Kano Pillars want to make the best of the opportunity presented by their involvement in the Aiteo Cup final.
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Akwa Ibom APC aspirants pledge support for party’s candidates
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Aspirants who failed to win the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in Akwa Ibom State have pledged support for the party’s chosen candidates at the state and national levels. They made the resolution at the campaign grounds of its governorship candidate, Mr. Nsima Ekere in Uyo, after reconciliation by the party’s leadership. A former House []
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Why I signed Atiku’s nomination form, by Ebonyi Rep
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Against the background of initial misgivings by his state governor against the selection of former Anambra State governor, Mr. Peter Obi, as the running mate to the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the member representing Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr. Linus Okorie, has explained why he []
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UN, NHRC urge Shettima to tackle sexual violence in IDP camps, others
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), and NationalHuman Rights Commission (NHRC) have urged Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State to tackle sexual violence in Internally Displaced Persons’ Camps (IDPs). Executive Secretary of NHRC, Tony Ojukwu made the call while presenting the ‘human rights and humanitarian protection recommendations’ to Shettima at a two-workshop in Maiduguri. []
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