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N500m scam: Court admits two PDP chieftains to bail of N50m each

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday admitted Clement Faboyede and Modupe Adetokunbo, chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, to bail in the sum of N50 million each.

APC Benue chapter denies giving Governor Ortom ‘red card’

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Benue chapter, says it has not given Gov. Samuel Ortom any red card contrary to claims by the governor.

TUC: Workers to know new minimum wage in August

The President of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, Mr. Bobboi Kaigama, announced on Wednesday that a new amount agreed on by the Federal Government and labour to serve as Nigeria’s new minimum wage would be announced next month.

Kebbi government approves immediate payment of July salaries

The Kebbi State Government has approved immediate payment of July salaries to civil servants in the state.
Kayode Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi: Workers’ salary arrears will be paid in six months

The winner of the Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said that he will pay the backlog of salaries owed civil servants in the state within the first six months of his return to office.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti guber: It’s people power – Yoruba group

The outcome of 2018 governorship poll in Ekiti has shown that the electorate, not political parties nor leaders’ clout determines victory in fair contest, says Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum.

Ekiti guber: Kayode Fayemi promises workers better welfare

The Ekiti State governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Sunday assured all the workers in the state that his administration would make their welfare a top priority and not pay lip service to it.

Ekiti guber: Kayode Fayemi Urges Governor Fayose, Olusola Kolapo to accept defeat

The newly elected governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has told Governor Ayodele Fayose and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s election, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, to accept the electoral defeat in good faith.

Kolapo Olusola: I will challenge Kayode Fayemi’s victory

Professor Kolapo Olusola, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the last Saturday Governorship Election has rejected the results of the poll as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Plateau State Govenror Simon Lalong

Witness: How Governor Lalong was attacked by IDPs

A witness at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp at Geo-science, Angulu-D, Zawan, where Governor Simon Bako Lalong was attacked on Saturday afternoon, Mr Francis Pwajok, has revealed how the IDPs initially murmured at the governor’s behaviour before pelting his convoy with stones.

Plateau government condemns attack on Governor Lalong’s convoy

The Plateau State Government has condemned the attack on the convoy of Gov. Simon Lalong by some hoodlums.
Peter Ozo Eson

NLC: Tension heightening in states over unpaid June salaries

The inability to pay June salaries of government workers is generating tension and agitation across the various states of the federation, the Nigeria Labour Congress has stated.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC, DPR heading for a showdown over petrol consumption, subsidy figures

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Department of Petroleum Resources might be heading for a showdown over the actual litres of refined petrol the nation consumes daily.
Nigeria Police

Ekiti guber: Five arrested for distributing money to voters during election

No fewer than five persons have been arrested by police in Ado Ekiti for allegedly distributing money to voters during the governorship election .

Ekiti guber: I received N3000 alert from government to vote PDP candidate – Accord...

The Governorship Candidate of the Accord Party, Mr. Abiodun Aluko, has accused the Ekiti State Government of pre-election day vote buying for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prof. Kolapo Olusola.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi pays July salaries amidst FAAC impasse

There was jubilation in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, on Friday as civil servants in the state started receiving alerts for their July salaries despite the inability of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) to release both the June and July allocations to states.

Governor Wike: How we paid June salaries without FAAC

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that his administration was able to pay the salaries of civil servants for June 2018 without releases from the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC, because of careful financial engineering.
Nigeria Police

Tension eases as police vacate Ekiti government house

Officers and men of the Nigeria Police on Thursday vacated the gates to Ekiti State Government House they had occupied for two days.

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