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NLC to work against governors opposing new minimum wage

Nationwide strike averted as federal government, labour reach agreement on minimum wage

There was relief yesterday as a midnight agreement between labour and the federal government on the dispute over minimum wage for workers averted a nationwide strike that was scheduled to commence today.

Nigeria’s economy will be better in 2018 – experts

Fitch Ratings, one of the world’s leading credit rating agencies, and foremost Nigerian economists have uplifting news for Nigerians just a day into 2018. They say the country is not expected to experience another economic recession in the New Year.

International Monetary Fund advises Nigeria to stop tax holidays

The International Monetary Fund has advised the Federal Government to urgently revisit tax holidays and exemptions given to companies. It specifically urged Nigeria to implement a reform that would see it phase out tax holidays and exemptions eroding the Company Income Tax base.

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Femi Falana advises EFCC to stop sealing up suspects’ assets

Senior lawyer Femi Falana advises Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop sealing up assets belonging to suspects of financial crimes

Electoral Bill: Don’t override Buhari’s veto – Solomon Adeola

Lagos APC Senator Solomon Adeola kicks against any attempt to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018
Israeli security forces and emergency personnel work at the scene of what the Israeli army said was a shooting attack, near the Israeli settlement of Ofra in the occupied West Bank [Ammar Awad-Reuters]

Six Israeli settlers wounded in drive-by shooting in West Bank

At least six Jewish settlers wounded in drive-by shooting in occupied West Bank
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Bukola Saraki: How PDP will defeat APC in 2019

Senate President Bukola Saraki says People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has all it takes to win next year’s general elections
John Owan-Enoh

John Owan-Enoh: APC will sweep polls in Cross River

Cross River governorship candidate John Owan-Enoh says the party will sweep polls in 2019 general elections in the state