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Group urges employers to implement N30,000 minimum wage

Voters Awareness Initiative (VAI), a civil society organisation, has urged governments and private employers of labour to ensure good working condition for workers alongside the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage of N30,000.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Okon Efut, who led the former Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen’s defence team at Thursday’s judgment proceedings of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, has indicated that the conviction of the former CJN would be appealed at the Court of Appeal.

Justice Onnoghen’s conviction: Integrity among public officials important – Pat Utomi, lawyers

A professor of Political Economics, Pat Utomi, has called for integrity among public officers in the interest of nation-building and unity.
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National Assembly leadership: Loyal party members should be considered – analyst

A Political Analyst, Mr Wale Ogunade, on Sunday said that loyal party members should be considered for appointments into the National Assembly leadership and other committees.
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Reactions trail new Lagos high court rules

Reactions have continued to trail the launch of the High Court of Lagos Civil Procedure Rules 2019, with some lawyers hailing the development and others showing resentment.
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CSOs lament federal government’s inconsistent fight against corruption, money laundering

Civil society organisations (CSOs) under the aegis of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in collaboration with Transparency International (TI) and GIABA have frowned on governments’ inconsistent method of fighting what they term, ‘the triple monster’ of corruption, money laundering and counter financing of terrorism in the country.

Group wants youths to form political parties over high nomination fees

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Project-2019 (P2019), a civil society organisation, on Sunday urged youths to form political alliances to compete favourably with some political parties that could not accommodate them due to high nomination fees.
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Gale of defections exposing selfish politicians – lawyer

Mr Wale Ogunade, a constitutional lawyer and president, Voters Awareness Initiative, said on Monday that the gale of defections in the nation’s polity was exposing selfish politicians.

Impeachment: Respect the laws you make – Group tells lawmakers

The Voters Awareness Initiative (VAI), a civil society organisation, on Friday urged Nigerian lawmakers to live exemplary lives by obeying the laws they enact.
There was a massive turnout of voters in Ekiti as the accreditation and voting process got underway in Saturday’s governorship election

Ekiti guber: Politicians took vote-buying to higher dimension – lawyer

Mr Wale Ogunade, a constitutional lawyer and President, Voters Awareness Initiative, on says that Politicians took the act of vote-buying in Ekiti gubernatorial election to a higher dimension.

2019: Group faults National Assembly on re-ordering of election sequence

A group, Voter Awareness Initiative, has faulted the National Assembly on its re-ordering of the sequence of the 2019 general elections.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
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EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’