Black Friday: Meet The Jumia Treasure Hunt Winners – To Win An iPhone 7 Tomorrow, Click Here And Follow Instructions

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Black Friday: Meet The Jumia Treasure Hunt Winners

+ Are You Ready to win an iPhone 7 in tomorrow’s (Friday) Treasure Hunt?

Do you feel the Jumia Treasure Hunt is a charade? Do you think social media competitions are not for real? Did you try to participate in the last treasure hunt, but couldn’t find any of the hidden items?

Jumia is pleased to announce the winners of its Treasure Hunts since Black Friday kicked off 12-midnight last week Friday.

Meet Ezeanya Jonas, winner of the iPhone XS Max at a giveaway price of N5,000. He can be reached on social media to verify this claim (https://www.facebook.com/ezeanya.jonas).

 Ezeanya Jonas

Ezeanya Jonas

Meet Popoola Emmanuel, winner of  PS4 console + FIFA 19 at a giveaway price of N1,500. He can be reached on social media to verify this claim (https://www.facebook.com/makaypop).

Popoola Emmanuel

Popoola Emmanuel

Meet Nonso Judith, winner of  BluBoo S8 smartphone. She can be reached on social media to verify this claim (@anyatonwudestiny2).

Black Friday: Meet The Jumia Treasure Hunt Winners

Nonso Judith

Now that you’re here, another Friday is upon us tomorrow. And in the typical Jumia style, excitement will once again reign supreme at 12.00 midnight, as it did last week Friday! Thousands of Nigerians will be on the lookout for fantastic deals on the Jumia App at almost 99.9% off. Yes, you read right, 99.9% off!

Here is a sneak peek of some of the items that will be available for the Treasure Hunt, STRICTLY ON THE JUMIA APP:

 iPhone 7 @ N2,000

 Elepaq 2.8KVA Generator @ N600

 Samsung Galaxy A8+ @ N2,000

 Bruhm 1HP Split Air Conditioner @ N800

 140,000 Shopping Voucher @ N1,000 courtesy SureGifts

 HP Pavilion 15 (8GB RAM, 1TB HDD) @ N2,000

E fit be you this Friday o! So, fasten your seatbelt and get ready for an adrenaline search of the Jumia App to find some of the unbelievable and mouth-watering deals that Jumia is bringing to you exactly 12 midnight on Friday, November 9th, 2018.

Follow @JumiaNigeria on all social media platforms to keep abreast of any information that might help you in your search.

To take advantage of these amazing offers, here are a few reminders:

– Download the Jumia App if you’re yet to do so. These deals are exclusive to the  

Jumia App

– A customer can only buy ONE treasure hunt item throughout the entire period of the

Jumia Black Friday campaign (November 2nd – 30th, 2018)

– The winner of any of the items will need to be physically present at the Jumia

corporate office to pick up the item

– Visit the Jumia website for additional Terms and Conditions

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Buhari Breaks Silence On Controversial N30,000 Minimum Wage Endorsement

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Buhari Breaks Silence On Controversial N30,000 Minimum Wage Endorsement

The Presidency has disclosed that there is no need for the controversy doing the round on the internet about the remarks made by President Muhammadu Buhari on the proposed new minimum wage.

Speaking on behalf of the president, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement issued on Thursday, said what the President said while receiving the report of the tripartite committee on minimum wage was very clear.

VON Nigeria quoted him as saying: “The Presidency is concerned over recurring reports alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari has reneged on earlier acceptance of the N30, 000 recommended as the new National Minimum Wage by the National Minimum Wage Tripartite Committee.

“These reports are contrary to what transpired on Tuesday when the committee presented its Report to the President. Responding, President Buhari, while acknowledging the concerns raised by government on affordability and Labour’s focus on meaningful increase, stated clearly in a speech, which was made available to the media:

“In a way, both arguments are valid. I want to assure you all that we will immediately put in place the necessary machinery that will close out these open areas…Our plan is to transmit an Executive Bill to the National Assembly for passage within the shortest possible time. I am fully committed to having a new National Minimum Wage Act in the very near future.

“As the Executive Arm commences its review of your submission, we will continue to engage you all in closing any open areas presented in this report. I, therefore, would like to ask for your patience and understanding in the coming weeks.”

Bear in mind that the president yesterday used his personal Twitter account to also speak on this:

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VIDEO: Lai Claims Nigerian Govt Spends N3.5 Million Monthly To Feed El-Zakzaky

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Lai Mohammed Claims Nigerian Govt Spends N3.5 Million Monthly To Feed El-Zakzaky

The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has claimed that  the Federal Government spends N3.5 million monthly to feed the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who has been detained by the government for over two years.

El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Shiite movement, has been detained since December 2015 after soldiers clamped down on his supporters killing at least 347 of them.

The army accused them of blocking a public road being used then by the army chief, Tukur Buratai.

But the minister, while issuing an update on the whereabouts and safety of the Shi’ites leader and his wife, made this comment while addressing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.

“The issue about where he is, I think let’s keep it off record,” Mohammed said when asked about the whereabouts of Sheikh El-Zakzaky.

Speaking further, Mohammed said: “That he is in a residence, eating and I mean, it costs the government about N3.5 million every month to feed him,” Mohammed said to the amusement of the reporters as they responded with laughter.

Responding to the reactions of the reporters, the minister said: “honestly these are the facts,” stressing that “I asked” in reference to the feeding fee of the Shi’ites leader.

A video of Mr Mohammed making the claim while addressing some journalists has since gone viral.

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BBNaija Star K.Brule Hospitalised After Near-Death Car Crash

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BBNaija Star K.Brule Hospitalised After Near-Death Car Crash

A former Big Brother Naija housemate, Kelvin Brouillette, popularly known as K.Brule, is currently recuperating at a hospital after narrowly escaping death in a ghastly car accident that occurred on Sunday morning.

It is believed that the November 4th accident left him unconscious for some days.

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However, on Wednesday, the reality TV star took to his Instagram page to narrate how he survived the car crash.

He wrote, “On Sunday, November 4, at about 6am my car experienced a blowout, instinctively causing me to apply the brakes, which was the last thing I remembered.

“Eye witnesses said my vehicle spun out of control, somersaulted and collided with an oncoming vehicle. The impact of the collision caused my car to flip several times across the median. Luckily no lives were lost, but both vehicles were total write-offs.

Nevertheless, K.Brule, who regained consciousness afterwards in a hospital, was happy that despite the bills incurred in the hospital, he was alive.

“I praise and thank God for being faithful and for sparing our lives. Due to the nature of the crash the blame falls on me. I have no idea how I will pay the damages and hospital bills for the other party as I’m currently owing my own hospital but at least I’m alive to worry about these things.

“Please keep me in your prayers during these trying times. I may be hard to reach for a while as my phones were destroyed in the crash.”

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Buhari’s Certificate And The Long Knives

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Buhari’s Certificate And The Long Knives – Azu Ishiekwene

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After former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerged as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party at the Port Harcourt convention in October, the party said it looked forward to an issues-based campaign and challenged the ruling All Progressives Congress to roll up its sleeves.

This piece was written by Azu Ishiekwene. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

There are many issues to debate with the APC whose promise of change is losing its appeal, but the last place I expected the opposition to launch its attack is on the West African School Certificate of President Muhammadu Buhari: it’s a waste of time and a troubling evidence of mediocrity.

In 2014 when this matter first came up, the public was genuinely interested in its authenticity because WASC is a minimum requirement in the electoral law for running for the office of president.

According to Nigeria’s electoral law, there are, at least, four basic requirements for contesting the office of President: 1) citizenship of Nigeria; 2) attainment of the age of 40; 3) membership of a political party and sponsorship by that party; and 4) possession and presentation of a WASC or its equivalent.

When doubts arose over Buhari’s WASC four years ago, PREMIUM TIMES sent an email to the University of Cambridge, which used to conduct the examination at the time, for verification.

Although Cambridge Assessment refused to give specific details of the content of the result, on the ground that the law only permits it to do so with the approval of the candidate, there was enough hint in the response to PREMIUM TIMES to suggest that Buhari’s claim was true.

In any case, it’s improbable that he would have been eligible for courses at the Defence Staff Services College in India in 1973 or the United States Army War College by simply wangling his way, regardless of basic or professional experience.

It’s a measure of the hubris that the public must endure in the forthcoming elections that the PDP should be looking for certificate forgers outside its own backyard and even press the matter to the point of distraction.

The party’s candidate in the just concluded governorship election in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, was alleged to have hired a candidate to take his school certificate examination for him and might have invented an excellent result if he had not been arrested and charged to court.

Yet, at some point in the election, it looked like this same candidate was going to emerge winner, and voters did not seem to care, even if he was going to walk to the Government House on a road paved with forged certificates and echoing with shaku shaku music.

Something is obviously broken in a system, where PDP, the grandmaster of impunity, will now pose as the moral arbiter of a new dawn. Should they hold Buhari to account for the claim he made in his INEC form about his certificate being in the custody of the Military Board? By all means, yes. But in coming to equity, they should do so with clean hands, and a bit of common sense, even if it’s borrowed.

Next to Buhari’s file in which they’re attacking in INEC’s office over the purported absence of WASC, lies the file of the PDP’s own candidate, Atiku Abubakar, which contains some of the most shameful admissions of financial opacity, to put it mildly.

Atiku, their candidate, claimed in his form with INEC, that he earned N60.2 million in three years, and paid N10.8 million in taxes within the same period. After 16 years of running a country where tax collection was observed in the breach – except for the period under Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru – the PDP has obviously invented its own tax habits and rules, with generous exemption for its presidential candidate.

If this were not the case, it would have occurred to the party that under current tax laws, what Atiku filed is a crime. The tax law provides that any personal income at N3.2 million and above is taxed at 24 per cent; that means, if for the sake of humour, we assume that Atiku earned N60.2 million in three years as he claimed, he should have paid N18.06 million in taxes, and not N10.8 million.

As for how much Atiku really earns – or what he does from which he earns a living – we may never, ever know. How much he makes from Intels, Prodeco, Atiku Abubakar Farms, or ABTI Schools? We’ll never, ever know.

But there are a few things which we know, because he said them. Four years ago, for example, he said he subsidises his private university, the American University, with $1 million monthly. That subsidy now tops $3 million monthly.

If a man of such extraordinarily modest means, reputed to spend millions of dollars monthly, declares three-year income of N60.2 million and pays tax of N10.08 million, at least N8 million less than the face value of what he declared, that should raise some questions.

Maybe not in PDP circles where money is chicken feed. But voters ought to be interested in how those offering themselves for office made their money and whether tomorrow when they run after them to pay taxes, these folks also pay their fair share.

Atiku said he got his break as a Customs officer in 1971, when he took advantage of a hire purchase opportunity offered by SCOA motors to buy three Peugeot cars, which he put to commercial use. We believe him, just as surely as we believe that Buhari is too poor to afford the nomination form, but Atiku’s tax math is not adding up.

The candidates’ records filed with INEC is public document and fair game for scrutiny, including scrutiny by the political parties and the public. So, I understand PDP kicking up a fuss about Buhari’s certificate. The point, however, is that PDP being PDP, the party is in such a hurry to return to power, it assumes that we have all forgotten where its dead bodies are buried.

Well, one of them is sticking out in the tax returns of its presidential candidate, and it’s not looking good.

Ishiekwene is the managing director/editor-in-chief of The Interview and member of the board of the Global Editors Network

This piece was written by Azu Ishiekwene. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

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Labour Threatens Fresh Strike As FG Denies Approving N30,000 Minimum Wage

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According to reports, Organised labour have threatened to go on an indefinite strike action if the Federal Government fails to approve the N30,000 minimum wage recommended by the tripartite committee set up by the President.
The secretary general of the Trade Union Congress, Musa Lawal, was reacting to comments made by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed saying that the report of the tripartite committee was a mere recommendation said that organised labour was been pushed to the wall by the Federal Government.
Lawal added that the union had agreed to hold off its initial planned action because the Government expressed willingness to accept the report of the tripartite committee.
“They can say anything they want to say. Why were they panicky before? Why did they agree to the N30,000? They can call it a mere recommendation or whatever they want to call it but the important thing is that at the end of the day, if we do not get the N30,000, they know what we will do,” Lawal said.

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Labour Threatens Fresh Strike As FG Denies Approving N30,000 Minimum Wage

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According to reports, Organised labour have threatened to go on an indefinite strike action if the Federal Government fails to approve the N30,000 minimum wage recommended by the tripartite committee set up by the President.
The secretary general of the Trade Union Congress, Musa Lawal, was reacting to comments made by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed saying that the report of the tripartite committee was a mere recommendation said that organised labour was been pushed to the wall by the Federal Government.
Lawal added that the union had agreed to hold off its initial planned action because the Government expressed willingness to accept the report of the tripartite committee.
“They can say anything they want to say. Why were they panicky before? Why did they agree to the N30,000? They can call it a mere recommendation or whatever they want to call it but the important thing is that at the end of the day, if we do not get the N30,000, they know what we will do,” Lawal said.

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Man Gets Sacked From Bank, Raids ATM Gallery And Steals N14m

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The FCT Police Command have paraded a 34-year-old banker, Emmanuel Onuma,who after being dismissed from his job, broke into the Automated Teller Machine gallery of his erstwhile employer and stole N14 million.

According to police, the heist was carried out at the Garki, Abuja branch of a new generation bank on October 19, 2018.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operations, FCT Police Command, Valentine Olumese said Onuma who was paraded alongside other suspects in Abuja on Wednesday was sacked from the bank in August for fraudulent activities.

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Emmanuel Onuma

Olumese said ;

“On November 1, in furtherance of an ongoing investigation, police operatives attached to the Garki Division arrested one Emmanuel Onuma, who broke into the ATM lobby of a bank located in Garki on October 19 at about midnight and stole the sum of N14m.

Upon his arrest, the following amounts of money were recovered from him as exhibits: cash sum of $28,000; N1,650,120 and nine pieces of Ghana cedis. Other exhibits recovered from him include one new SIM card and flight tickets.”

 

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Man Gets Sacked From Bank, Raids ATM Gallery And Steals N14m

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The FCT Police Command have paraded a 34-year-old banker, Emmanuel Onuma,who after being dismissed from his job, broke into the Automated Teller Machine gallery of his erstwhile employer and stole N14 million.

According to police, the heist was carried out at the Garki, Abuja branch of a new generation bank on October 19, 2018.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operations, FCT Police Command, Valentine Olumese said Onuma who was paraded alongside other suspects in Abuja on Wednesday was sacked from the bank in August for fraudulent activities.

Bank

Emmanuel Onuma

Olumese said ;

“On November 1, in furtherance of an ongoing investigation, police operatives attached to the Garki Division arrested one Emmanuel Onuma, who broke into the ATM lobby of a bank located in Garki on October 19 at about midnight and stole the sum of N14m.

Upon his arrest, the following amounts of money were recovered from him as exhibits: cash sum of $28,000; N1,650,120 and nine pieces of Ghana cedis. Other exhibits recovered from him include one new SIM card and flight tickets.”

 

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NYSC: Corps Members’ Monthly Allowances Increased In Ebonyi

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NYSC: Corps Members’ Monthly Allowances Increased In Ebonyi

The current serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) deployed in Ebonyi state are currently receiving the increased monthly allowances granted them by the state government.

This disclosure was made by the Chairman of the NYSC governing board in the state, Mr Charles Akpuenika, when speaking with NAN on Tuesday.

Bear in mind that Governor David Umahi, during his recent visit to the scheme’s orientation camp in Afikpo, had promised to increase the corps members’ monthly allowance from N5, 000 to N10, 000.

However, he noted that the claim could be verified from the NYSC.

Akpuenika, who is the state Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, said the corps members had continued to send messages of gratitude on receiving the increased allowance.

“It is also noteworthy that the governor also released the sum of N400 million for the rehabilitation of the NYSC orientation camp to ensure that its environment is more condusive,” he said.

The commissioner said that the road leading to the camp was being constructed with concrete as directed by the governor while the streetlight installation was also ongoing.

“The hostels, parade ground and other facilities are also being reconstructed as the governor is determined to support the NYSC scheme to achieve its objectives.

“Ebonyi should rank as one of the states where corps members enjoy such largesse as the governor realises the importance of the scheme to national development,” he said.

Mrs Ann Ibe, the NYSC State Coordinator in Ebonyi confirmed receipt of the increased allowance by corps members and thanked the governor for the kind gesture.

“Corps members started receiving the allowance before the beginning of November and this would motivate them in effectively discharging their duties to the fatherland.

“The rehabilitation of facilities at our orientation camp has fully commenced as promised by the governor and we want to publicly attest to this kind gesture,” she said.

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NYSC: Corps Members’ Monthly Allowances Increased In Ebonyi

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NYSC: Corps Members’ Monthly Allowances Increased In Ebonyi

The current serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) deployed in Ebonyi state are currently receiving the increased monthly allowances granted them by the state government.

This disclosure was made by the Chairman of the NYSC governing board in the state, Mr Charles Akpuenika, when speaking with NAN on Tuesday.

Bear in mind that Governor David Umahi, during his recent visit to the scheme’s orientation camp in Afikpo, had promised to increase the corps members’ monthly allowance from N5, 000 to N10, 000.

However, he noted that the claim could be verified from the NYSC.

Akpuenika, who is the state Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, said the corps members had continued to send messages of gratitude on receiving the increased allowance.

“It is also noteworthy that the governor also released the sum of N400 million for the rehabilitation of the NYSC orientation camp to ensure that its environment is more condusive,” he said.

The commissioner said that the road leading to the camp was being constructed with concrete as directed by the governor while the streetlight installation was also ongoing.

“The hostels, parade ground and other facilities are also being reconstructed as the governor is determined to support the NYSC scheme to achieve its objectives.

“Ebonyi should rank as one of the states where corps members enjoy such largesse as the governor realises the importance of the scheme to national development,” he said.

Mrs Ann Ibe, the NYSC State Coordinator in Ebonyi confirmed receipt of the increased allowance by corps members and thanked the governor for the kind gesture.

“Corps members started receiving the allowance before the beginning of November and this would motivate them in effectively discharging their duties to the fatherland.

“The rehabilitation of facilities at our orientation camp has fully commenced as promised by the governor and we want to publicly attest to this kind gesture,” she said.

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Nigeria To Resume Export Of ‘Zobo’ Plant To Mexico

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Nigeria To Resume Export Of ‘Zobo’ Plant To Mexico

The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has said that the country would soon resume the export of hibiscus, popularly known as Zobo, to Mexico.

This disclosure was made by Dr Vincent Isegbe, the Coordinating Director, NAQS, while speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to him, in 2017, Nigeria exported 1,983 containers of hibiscus to Mexico alone and earned $35 million within nine months of that year.

He added that NAQS had initially suspended the export following the detection of storage pest in some consignments from Nigeria.

”The issue has now been taken care of. That is why we are resuming the export of the plant again.”

Isegbe also revealed that the issue was resolved in collaboration with stakeholders across the value chain, adding that Mexico is the largest importer of Nigerian hibiscus.

“Nigeria is ready to resume export of the plant to Mexico. In a couple of weeks, we will resume shipments.

”Our farmers are eager and the fields are near ready. The harvest season of hibiscus will start any moment from now.

“And the good news is that Nigeria has a vast growing belt, with harvest available all year round.

“We need to take advantage of this opportunity to earn foreign exchange for the country and support the present administration’s diversification of the economy,” he said.

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Nigeria To Resume Export Of ‘Zobo’ Plant To Mexico

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Nigeria To Resume Export Of ‘Zobo’ Plant To Mexico

The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has said that the country would soon resume the export of hibiscus, popularly known as Zobo, to Mexico.

This disclosure was made by Dr Vincent Isegbe, the Coordinating Director, NAQS, while speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to him, in 2017, Nigeria exported 1,983 containers of hibiscus to Mexico alone and earned $35 million within nine months of that year.

He added that NAQS had initially suspended the export following the detection of storage pest in some consignments from Nigeria.

”The issue has now been taken care of. That is why we are resuming the export of the plant again.”

Isegbe also revealed that the issue was resolved in collaboration with stakeholders across the value chain, adding that Mexico is the largest importer of Nigerian hibiscus.

“Nigeria is ready to resume export of the plant to Mexico. In a couple of weeks, we will resume shipments.

”Our farmers are eager and the fields are near ready. The harvest season of hibiscus will start any moment from now.

“And the good news is that Nigeria has a vast growing belt, with harvest available all year round.

“We need to take advantage of this opportunity to earn foreign exchange for the country and support the present administration’s diversification of the economy,” he said.

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16 Nigerian Soldiers Missing As Boko Haram Fighters Overrun Military Base

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16 Nigerian Soldiers Missing As Boko Haram Fighters Overrun Military Base

No fewer than 16 Nigerian soldiers have been reported missing following clashes with Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad area, military and militia sources told AFP on Tuesday.

The news agency reported that the incident began when gunmen in several trucks attacked a military base and a local market in the town of Kukawa late on Monday, briefly forcing troops out of the base.

“Our soldiers engaged the terrorists in a fierce battle following the attack.

 “So far, 16 soldiers are missing, but search teams are combing the general area to locate them,” a military officer told AFP from Maiduguri.

There were no immediate reports of casualties on either side, but a civilian militia group confirmed that 16 soldiers were missing and also said one civilian had been killed in the crossfire.

The attack came hours after Boko Haram jihadists attacked soldiers in Kumshe village near the border with Cameroon.

Last month, two Nigerian soldiers were killed when troops on foot patrol stepped on a mine around Kumshe.

Boko Haram has intensified its attacks on military targets in the northeastern states of Borno and Yobe in recent months.

The nine-year jihadist conflict, which has spilled into Niger, Cameroon and Chad, has killed 27,000 people and left some 1.8 million homeless in Nigeria alone.

AFP

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UNILAG Shut Down As Lecturers Join ASUU Strike

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UNILAG Shut Down As Lecturers Join ASUU Strike

The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), University of Lagos Chapter, has shut down in its attempt to ensure total compliance with the strike directive given by the union’s national executive committee (NEC).

The Chairman of the Chapter, Dele Ashiru, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, November 6, in Lagos.

“Buhari Didn’t Endorse N30,000 As Nigeria’s New Minimum Wage”

According to him, the chapter held a congress on Tuesday during which members resolved to join in the industrial action.

ASUU NEC, on Sunday, declared a nationwide indefinite strike at a meeting at the Federal University of Technology, Akure.

The union is protesting poor funding of public universities, non-implementation of the 2009 agreement it entered into with the Federal Government.

We Don’t Have Financial Power To Meet Your Demands Now – FG Begs ASUU

It is also protesting alleged government plans to introduce tuition fees and an education bank.

“We have achieved 100 per cent compliance with the directive handed to us by the union’s executives,” he said.

On the appeal to ASUU by the federal government to shelve the strike and return for negotiation, Ashiru said that the plea was late.

“Government’s appeal is coming late because we gave them more than six months’ notice prior to our action.

“We even addressed the press on this, begging the government to see reasons with us, but it refused.

“Now, we have reached a point of `no return’ until government meets our demands substantially,” the unionist said.

Bear in mind that students of the institution are on vacation and were slated to resume studies on November 18 for the first semester of the 2018/2019 session.

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Prince Charles Arrives Lagos

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The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, arrived Lagos on Wednesday for an official visit to the state amid tight security.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the royal and his entourage arrived aboard a B737 aircraft with registration number CS-TFY, at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, at 12.08pm.
He was received by the deputy governor of Lagos state, Idiat Adebule, officials of the United Kingdom consulate and security chiefs. The prince’s visit to Lagos is in continuation of his three-day business and cultural tour of Nigeria and also to mark the 75th Anniversary of the British Council in Nigeria. He is scheduled to attend a display by the Nigerian Navy at Victoria Island and also meet with the business community in Lagos before returning to Abuja.
The prince, who last came to Nigeria in 2006, also met with traditional rulers as part of efforts to build peace in the Middle Belt and other parts of the country.

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“Buhari Didn’t Endorse N30,000 As Nigeria’s New Minimum Wage”

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“Buhari Didn’t Endorse N30,000 As Nigeria’s New Minimum Wage”

The Presidency has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s remark when he received the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage was misinterpreted by the media.

Speaking on Tuesday, a presidential source, who preferred not to be named, said the president did not endorse N30,000 as proposed by committee as being reported by some sections of the media.

READ: Full Statement By President Buhari Regarding The N30,000 Minimum Wage

He, however, stated that President Buhari had expressed his commitment to ensuring the implementation of a new National Minimum Wage, Nigerian Guardian reports.

“But the president’s speech at the event was immediately made available to the media and nowhere indicated that the president endorsed N30,000 Minimum wage.

“It is not the duty of the president only to endorse a new national minimum wage. The process involves the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the National Economic Council (NEC) and the National Assembly.

“It is imperative for us to always avoid misinterpreting a written speech,’’ he added.

It would be recalled that President Buhari had pledged that the Federal Government would soon transmit an Executive bill (on National Minimum Wage) to the National Assembly for its passage within the shortest possible time.

He said: “Our plan is to transmit the Executive bill to the National Assembly for its passage within the shortest possible time.

“I am fully committed to having a new National Minimum Wage Act in the very near future.’’

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We Don’t Have Financial Power To Meet Your Demands Now – FG Begs ASUU

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We Don’t Have Financial Power To Meet Your Demands Now – FG Begs ASUU

The federal government of Nigeria on Monday night disclosed that it did not have the financial power now to meet the demands of the Academy Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who said this at a press conference in Abuja, also appealed to the striking ASUU members to exercise restraint in their demands from the government, adding that their problems with the government began during the Umaru Yar’Adua administration in 2009.

The minister said the Federal Government would have fulfilled its obligations to ASUU if international oil prices had not crashed after 2009.

Adamu said previous administrations made promises to the union when the economy was buoyant.

He said the Federal Government provided an agreement in 2009 for funding of universities to the tune of N1.3tn over a period of six years.

Adamu said, “Let me begin by saying that the issues necessitating this strike date back to 2009 when the then government of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua signed an agreement with ASUU on the funding of federal universities. The agreement provided for funding of universities to the tune of N1.3tn over a period of six years. It is instructive to know that Nigeria was experiencing oil boom at that time. It was therefore expected that government would meet the terms of agreement.

“However, international oil prices crashed in subsequent years, thereby throwing the country into an economic hardship. At the inception of this administration, the country’s economic fortunes worsened, nose-diving into a recession, with dire consequences on all sectors of the economy, including education.

“We exited recession not too long ago, and we are just beginning to recover from the consequences of low oil prices, which are happily beginning to pick up. If this trend continues, definitely, the education sector will also improve.

“Against this background, I want to appeal to all parents, students and in particular ASUU women and men to continue to exercise restraint in terms of their response to the plight of the education sector. We must also be mindful that there are other sectors with similar competing needs.”

ASUU, on Monday, embarked on an indefinite strike after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Akure, Ondo State, on Sunday.

ASUU’s current strike is hinged on delays in implementing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) the government agreed to in 2017, including to compel government to conclude the renegotiation of other agreements also collectively reached in 2009.

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PDP Harvests “20,000 APC Members” From Akpabio’s Hometown

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PDP Harvests ’20,000 APC Members From Akpabio’s Home Town

There are strong indications that about twenty thousand members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Essien Udim, the home town of Godswil Akpabio, former Governor of the state, have  defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

According to Sahara Reporters, the occasion leading to the massive defection was marred by an attack by hired thugs, with Moses Ekpo, Deputy Governor of the state, among party stakeholders and government officials to escape.

The news outlet further said:

The highlight of the reception for the new members, held at the Unity Hall of Essien Udim Local Government Council headquarters, was a massive declaration of support for Governor Udom Emmanuel by former and serving chapter and ward executive council members of the APC.

Prince Ukpong Akpabio, younger brother and former aide of the immediate past Senate Minority Leader, as well as Chief Michael Afangideh, regarded as Akpabio’s political godfather, also declared for Udom.

The Deputy Governor was receiving the APC defectors on behalf of the Governor when thugs suspected to be Akpabio’s supporters stormed the venue and attacked on the participants, including Ekpo.

The thugs, allegedly led by one Adionganye Akpabio, a cousin of Akpabio, and Imo Ibara from Ukana West ward1, arrived in buses and started launching missiles at everyone at the premises,

Speaking with Ukpong Akpabio, the state Commissioner for Investment, Commerce and Industry, thanked God for the prompt response of the Police to arrest the situation.

The miscreants succeeded in injuring some people and destroying some vehicles at the venue before escaping via a nearby river at Afaha Ikot Ebak.

A Honda Accord vehicle belonging to the PDP Chapter Chairman in Essien Udim, Hon. Ntiedo Usoro, was damaged, as well as some cars and motorcycles belonging to the APC members who defected to the PDP.

Elder Ufot EBong, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Technical Matters, said he was astonished by the nature of the attack.

“I have never seen anything like this; they came armed and they made bonfires on the road and attempted to barricade us inside so they can kill us,” he said. “This is very horrible and I am worried about this development.”

 

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READ: Full Statement By President Buhari Regarding The N30,000 Minimum Wage

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On Tuesday, November 6, President Muhammadu Buhari received the report of the national minimum wage tripartite committee in which N30,000 was negotiated as the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.
Read his full statement as released to the press below
“On 27th November 2017, I inaugurated the National Minimum Wage Committee with a mandate to recommend a new minimum wage for the workers of our country. This exercise became necessary for many reasons. The last review took place in 2011. We all know since then, the prices of key consumables have increased and the most vulnerable of our workers are struggling to make ends meet.
Since 2011, many changes have taken place. Nigeria rebased its GDP to become the largest economy in Africa. We reported very strong GDP growth rates and exceptional performance of our capital markets. However, these reported successes did not flow into the pockets and homes of majority of Nigerians. In the last three years, we focused on correcting this deficiency. We are working to create a diversified and inclusive economy. We are pushing to clear pension arrears owed to our retired workers with the limited resources available to us.
We supported state governments to pay workers salary. And of course, we set up a committee in order to review the minimum wage of workers. In constituting this committee, we took into account the need for all stakeholders to be adequately represented – the government, the private sector and most importantly the workers. Our goal was to get an outcome that was consensual.
From the onset, we knew the committee had a difficult task ahead of it. But at the same time, we were also confident that the patriotic and professional background of its members would produce realistic, fair and implementable recommendations that will be considered by both the executive and legislative arms of government. I am not surprised that the committee has worked for close to one year. I am also not surprised that on a few occasions, the debates got heated and sometimes, these differences came out. What is truly inspiring is that, in almost all instances of disagreements, the committee members always came back to the negotiating table with a common goal of improving the welfare of Nigerian workers. On behalf of all Nigerians today, I want to thank you for your commitment and sacrifice in getting us to where we are today.
In the past few days, I have been receiving regular updates on your deliberations. And today, I am pleased that you have completed your work in a peaceful and non-confrontational manner. The entire nation is grateful to you all.
The Committee Chairman highlighted some of the challenges encountered during your deliberations, especially as it relates to having a consensus position acceptable by all parties. I understand, on the government side, the concerns raised were around affordability – that today many states struggle to meet their existing salary requirements. On the side of labour, the points raised focused on the need for any increase to be meaningful. In a way, both arguments are valid. I want to assure you all that we will immediately put in place the necessary machinery that will close out these open areas.
Our plan is to transmit the Executive Bill to the National Assembly for passage within the shortest possible time. I am fully committed to having a new National Minimum Wage Act in the very near future. Let me use this opportunity to recognise the leadership of the organized labour and private sector as well as representatives of State and Federal Governments for all your hard work. The fact that we are here today, is a notable achievement. As the Executive Arm commences its review of your submission, we will continue to engage you all in closing any open areas presented in this report.
I therefore would like to ask for your patience and understanding in the coming weeks. May I therefore, employ workers and their leaders not to allow themselves to be used as political weapons. Thank you and may God bless our country.”
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President Buhari receiving report of Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage from Committee Chairman Mrs Amal Pepple in State House on 6th Nov 2018

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BREAKING: Buhari Okays N30,000 As Nigeria’s New Minimum Wage

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Buhari Okays N30,000 As Nigeria’s New Minimum Wage

President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed N30,000 as the new national minimum wage.

Buhari has also promised to send a bill to the National Assembly to effect the change from N18,000 to N30,000.

The president gave his endorsement on Tuesday while receiving the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Chairperson of the committee and former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Ms Ama Pepple, had earlier submitted a report on the agreement with labour to Buhari.

Nigerian Labour Suspends Strike As FG Reportedly Agrees To Pay N30,000

N30,000 was adopted at a meeting between top government officials and labour leaders on Monday.

The federal government had initially proposed N24,000, while state government offered to pay N22,500 to workers but labour rejected the proposals, insisting on N30,000.

Bear in mind that organised labour union in Nigeria had called off the nationwide strike scheduled to commence today.

Ayuba Wabba, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), had told reporters on Monday that the decision to suspend the industrial action was taken after agreements were reached.

“Having reached this position and agreements signed, the proposed strike action is hereby suspended,” he said.

Details later..

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BREAKING: Buhari Okays N30,000 As Nigeria’s New Minimum Wage

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Buhari Okays N30,000 As Nigeria’s New Minimum Wage

President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed N30,000 as the new national minimum wage.

Buhari has also promised to send a bill to the National Assembly to effect the change from N18,000 to N30,000.

The president gave his endorsement on Tuesday while receiving the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Chairperson of the committee and former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Ms Ama Pepple, had earlier submitted a report on the agreement with labour to Buhari.

Nigerian Labour Suspends Strike As FG Reportedly Agrees To Pay N30,000

N30,000 was adopted at a meeting between top government officials and labour leaders on Monday.

The federal government had initially proposed N24,000, while state government offered to pay N22,500 to workers but labour rejected the proposals, insisting on N30,000.

Bear in mind that organised labour union in Nigeria had called off the nationwide strike scheduled to commence today.

Ayuba Wabba, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), had told reporters on Monday that the decision to suspend the industrial action was taken after agreements were reached.

“Having reached this position and agreements signed, the proposed strike action is hereby suspended,” he said.

Details later..

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INEC Deletes Names Of 300,000 Nigerians During Voter Register Purge

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INEC Deletes Names Of 300,000 Nigerians During Voter Register Purge

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it had deleted over 300,000 names from the voter register, adding that it will on Tuesday, November 6, publish the voter register across the 120,000 polling units across the nation.

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this during a meeting with a delegation of election administrators from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

According to him: “As at today, over 300,000 names have been dropped after the automatic fingerprints identification system.”

Yakubu further urged members of the public to assist the commission in purging the register of ineligible voters such as illegal aliens and underage voters.

He said, “Between November 6 and November 12, we shall display the register of voters nationwide for claims and objections.”

The INEC boss said the commission had been purging the voter register of some irregular registrations, adding that over 300,000 had been removed as of last week.

Yakubu added, “For the registered voters, we have been cleaning up on our own with the help of the Automatic Fingerprint Identification System. As of last week before I travelled, I was told that over 300,000 names were dropped after the fingerprint system was used.

“But cleaning up the register is not just the responsibility of the commission but the responsibility of every Nigerian and that is why the law says we should display the register for claims and objections which will be done between November 6 and 12 in the 120,000 polling units nationwide.

“And I will like to seize this opportunity to appeal to citizens to check when we display the register so that they can draw the attention of the commission to the prevalence of any ineligible persons so that we can further clean up the register.”

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INEC Deletes Names Of 300,000 Nigerians During Voter Register Purge

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INEC Deletes Names Of 300,000 Nigerians During Voter Register Purge

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it had deleted over 300,000 names from the voter register, adding that it will on Tuesday, November 6, publish the voter register across the 120,000 polling units across the nation.

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this during a meeting with a delegation of election administrators from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

According to him: “As at today, over 300,000 names have been dropped after the automatic fingerprints identification system.”

Yakubu further urged members of the public to assist the commission in purging the register of ineligible voters such as illegal aliens and underage voters.

He said, “Between November 6 and November 12, we shall display the register of voters nationwide for claims and objections.”

The INEC boss said the commission had been purging the voter register of some irregular registrations, adding that over 300,000 had been removed as of last week.

Yakubu added, “For the registered voters, we have been cleaning up on our own with the help of the Automatic Fingerprint Identification System. As of last week before I travelled, I was told that over 300,000 names were dropped after the fingerprint system was used.

“But cleaning up the register is not just the responsibility of the commission but the responsibility of every Nigerian and that is why the law says we should display the register for claims and objections which will be done between November 6 and 12 in the 120,000 polling units nationwide.

“And I will like to seize this opportunity to appeal to citizens to check when we display the register so that they can draw the attention of the commission to the prevalence of any ineligible persons so that we can further clean up the register.”

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BREAKING: Report On N30,000 As Minimum Wage Finally Gets To Buhari

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Report On N30,000 As Minimum Wage Finally Gets To Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has received a report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Nigerian Labour Suspends Strike As FG Reportedly Agrees To Pay N30,000

The report was submitted today, November 6, by the Chairperson of the committee and former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Ms Ama Pepple.

It is understood that the committee which recommended N30,000 as the new national minimum wage also submitted a draft bill that will be sent to the National Assembly.

Bear in mind that organised labour union in Nigeria had called off the nationwide strike scheduled to commence today.

This was after the Tripartite Committee set up by the Federal Government agreed on N30,000 new minimum wage.

Speaking at the end of a meeting last night, Ayuba Wabba, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), told reporters that the decision to suspend the industrial action was reached after agreements were reached and documents signed.

“Having reached this position and agreements signed, the proposed strike action is hereby suspended,” he said.

Details later…

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