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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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WHO: Hepatitis a bigger threat than AIDS, malaria, TB in Africa

The World Health Organisation, on Friday, said Africans were at higher risk of dying of viral hepatitis than dying of AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.

Taraba university suspends strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Taraba State University Chapter, on Friday suspended its two months strike following an agreement reached between the union and the state government.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

Report: Russia used social media to keep EU voters at home

Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

Court remands fake NNPC GMD

A Kwara Sate High Court, Ilorin, on Friday ordered the remand of one Jamiu Isiaka, 31, for allegedly impersonating the Group Managing Director (GMD) of Nigeria National Petroleum Cooperation ( NNPC ), Dr Maikanti Baru, and others.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Governor Obaseki mulls football tourney for Edo primary schools

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government is finalising plans to organise a football tournament for pupils in primary schools across the state’s three senatorial districts, as part of government’s drive to develop sports at the grassroots.