Nigerian Newspaper: The Daily Sun Headlines Today, Monday 5th November, 2018.

Nigerian Newspaper: The Daily Sun Headlines Today, Monday 5th November, 2018.

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Labour insists on strike tomorrow
Mon, 05 Nov 2018

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Hope that the planned industrial action billed to begin tomorrow would be shelved has been dimmed as the Organised Labour, yesterday, denied receiving any restraining court order.

Organised Labour had threatened to commence an indefinite strike to press for the increase in the national minimum wage from the current N18,000.
As they shunned a reconciliatory meeting with the Federal Government, the labour leaders warned that only positive response from government at today’s tripartite committee meeting could forestall a showdown.

The meeting held behind closed doors at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, was attended by Boss Mustapha, Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, and some permanent secretaries.

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Mustapha, who spoke before the meeting went into closed session, indicated that the tripartite committee on national minimum wage set up by the Federal Government would be concluding works on its report today.

He said the Federal Government was waiting for the report so that it could commence processes leading to the enactment of law on the new minimum wage.

The SGF explained that the report would still go through the National Economic Council and the Council of State before an Executive Bill would be sent to the National Assembly on the issue.

He added that the only outstanding issues left for the committee was to harmonize the 15th chapter of the report, harmonise figures and submit report to the President.

Deputy President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Sunday Salako, in a telephone interview, said members of the Organised Labour considered the meeting as unnecessary since there would be a meeting of the Tripartite Committee on Minimum Wage which would have all the representatives in attendance.

“Though we are not preempting the government, as far as we are concerned, we cannot revisit the issue. We believe the meeting is for us to come and sign the report. Some of us, even from the Organised Private Sector and government, have signed because we’ve all thought it’s a mission accomplished.”

He maintained that no court injunction was served on the unions restraining them from embarking on the proposed strike from November 6.

“We don’t have a copy of any court injunction and we cannot speculate neither can we acknowledge what we do not have,” he said.

On the legal implication, the labour leader said: “It is only if we have it that we will be talking of legal implication.”

Justice Sanusi Kado, sitting in Abuja had last Friday restrained the organised labour from going ahead with its planned strike pending the determination of the suit brought by the Federal government.

His decision followed an ex parte application moved by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr. Dayo Apata.

The suit with No: NICN/ ABJ/287/2018, was filed on November 1 by the Federal Government through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, as the 1st and 2nd claimants respectively.

After listening to Apata, the court held the planned strike would lead to huge economic loss to both public and private institutions and could jeopardise the health of many Nigerians who would not be able to access health facilities during the period.

Apart from the NLC and the TUC, the NGF is also joined as a defendant in the suit.

Justice Kado adjourned the matter till November 8 for the hearing of the motion on notice seeking the interlocutory injunction to stop the strike.

The judge ordered that the court order and other papers be filed on all the defendants.

The last meeting of the tripartite negotiation committee had ended in a deadlock after the Federal Government insisted that it could only afford to pay N25,000, while the governors under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum held on to N22,500 and the labour N30,000.

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ASUU embarks on indefinite strike
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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2019: US agency warns against violence in 8 states
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Nigeria sweeps titles at ITF W/chair Tennis Futures
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Customs target Nigeria Volleyball Premier League title
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Aguero nets 150th EPL goal
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Pogba: Man U broke my heart
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Organisers set for 2018 Nigerian Sports Award Gala
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Federer: Serena went too far with US Open rant
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Serena Williams went too far with her controversial rant at an umpire during the US Open final, according to Roger Federer. Williams received a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a liar and a thief during her defeat by Naomi Osaka, with her []The post Federer: Serena went too far with US Open rant appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Paris Masters: Khachanov stuns Djokovic
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Rooney earns England recall
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Leicester players attend Vichai’s funeral
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Ekiti PDP crisis: Reps Caucus disowns Olujimi
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Remains of missing Gen. Alkali laid to rest-Army
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Group canvasses massive votes for Buhari, Bagudu in Kebbi
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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2019: I won’t surrender my mandate, Adebutu declares
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Ola Aina shines in Torino win
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Emery tasks Fantastic Iwobi
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Victor Moses gets Chelsea lifeline
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Uzoho concedes 5 goals in Spain
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Controversy trails alleged police deployment of helicopters for charter services
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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FG too far, sophisticated for smallholder farmers
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Illegal fishing activities on Nigeria’s waters worrisome ‘ FG
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Lokpobiri decried that ‘the whole lot of illegal activities going on, where people just come to our waters and after fishing they tranship to another ship Okwe Obi, Abuja The Federal Government has expressed displeasure over illegal fishing activities carried out, mostly by foreigners, especially without accountability. Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, []The post Illegal fishing activities on Nigeria’s waters worrisome ‘ FG appeared first on The Sun Nigeria
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Aggrieved APC govs, others plot sabotage
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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Atiku, Obi, Saraki’s Dubai meeting ridiculous, says APC dep. spokesperson
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has described as ‘comical and ridiculous’, the reason given for the trip by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, his running mate, Peter Obi; Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the party’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus, to Dubai. []The post Atiku, Obi, Sarakis Dubai meeting ridiculous, says APC dep. spokesperson appeared first on
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Freedom fighter’s mental haemorrhage
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
His disappearance and reemergence has put Abaribe and others in danger of prosecution because of their blind trust of the runaway freedom fighter. Tony Iwuoma The mobsters are coming, in venomous rage. I see the cudgels and clubs, aimingfor my head. I hear the hysteria and shrieks of anger; even their boiled-over spit splashing on []The post Freedom fighter’s mental haemorrhage appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Dangerous sense of entitlement
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
The sooner politicians in prime public offices are weaned of this dangerous sense of entitlement they harbour, the stronger democracy will be in Nigeria Andy Ezeani Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) is presently embattled. For a man who declared that he does not lose sleep even in the face of seismic movements []The post Dangerous sense of entitlement appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Anambra as World Bank best performer
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Benmessaou and his team were on a two-day working visit to assess and review World Bank projects in Anambra State for the year. Uzor Maxim Uzoatu The World Bank has a well-earned reputation as a stickler for best practices. It is, therefore, an achievement of immense dimension that Anambra State has just emerged as the []The post Anambra as World Bank best performer appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria, Norway investment opportunities
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Norway has been a silent operator in Nigeria, though its business ventures date back to the 1890s when it started stock fish export to the country. Emma Emeozor Determined to expand the business frontiersbetween Nigeria and Norway through people-to-people relations, businessmen and professionals from both countries converged on Lagos recently to discuss investment opportunitiesand incentives []The post Nigeria, Norway investment opportunities appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Atiku, Ihedioha and 2019
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
As a man with immense legislative and execute experience spanning 16 years, Ihedioha truly understands where the shoe pinches the Imo people. Kingsley Egbunine It is not a mere coincidence that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Hon. Emeka Ihedioha are the People’s Democratic Party’s flag bearers in Nigeriaand Imo State respectively. Atiku as Vice President brought []The post Atiku, Ihedioha and 2019 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Minimum wage: Governors so callous
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
I think for most governors the challenge to pay what the NLC is demanding is not much of inability, but inexplicable unwillingness to pay! Ebere Wabara Let me declare from the outset that most Nigerian state governors are callous, inconsiderate and insensitive with regard to the issue of minimum wage. I say most because few []The post Minimum wage: Governors so callous appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari: Still the alternative
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
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The Atiku-Obi ticket
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
The Atiku-Obi ticket is the first time a pair as close to the Awolowo ideal and idea of governance would come close to being elected the president and vice. Chibuike Achigbu The electoral pair of Alhaji Abubakar Atiku and Peter Obi will amount to a revolution, a quiet revolution if and when they become elected. []The post The Atiku-Obi ticket appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The unremitted oil revenues
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Recent report that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), its subsidiary, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) and some companies in the oil and gas sector are yet to remit $22.06 billion and N481.75 billion into the Federation Account should be thoroughly investigated. The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) made the disclosure recently at []The post The unremitted oil revenues appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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