Tinubu Promises Workers More Than A Minimum Wage
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Seemingly addressing workers’ outcry over the current national minimum wage set at N30,000, the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has promised a “living wage” that guarantees a “decent life”.
“In the Nigeria I shall have the honour and privilege to lead from May 29, workers will have more than a minimum wage,” Tinubu said in a message posted to his Twitter and Facebook accounts in commemoration of May Day on Monday.
“You will have a living wage to have a decent life and provide for your families.”
Yari Meets Buhari
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Ahead of the June inauguration of the leadership of the national assembly, the former Governor of Zamfara State and Senator elect, Abdul’Aziz Yari, on Sunday evening, urged the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to “reward performance” and not consider ethnicity or religion when zoning key offices in the 10th National Assembly.
Speaking shortly after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, the former Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, said, “I’m advising the party, that they should reward performance, not religion. Because religion is not in the constitution of Nigeria, and it is not in our manifesto and our constitution.”
Yari, who is one of the new Senators-elect vying for the Senate Presidency, argued that the North being the highest contributor of votes to ensure the victory for the APC, in the February 25 Presidential elections, should be offered the opportunity to produce the next senate helmsman.
Bandits Kill 40 In Kebbi, Zamfara
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Bandits have killed at least 40 villagers in Kebbi and Zamfara states during a dawn attack on Sunday.
Our correspondent gathered that six mobile policemen were among the 36 victims killed at Dan Umaru in Zuru area of Kebbi State.
Residents said the funeral of 27 people had taken place while several others sustained various degrees of injuries.
Dozens have also been kidnapped and hundreds of cattle rustled during the attack on neighboring villages.
In Zamfara State, three people were killed in Shinkafi village.
The police authorities in the states had yet to make any official statement on the matter as of the time of filing this report.
Attempt to destroy judiciary is invitation to another ‘Sudan’, Keyamo warns
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Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo has warned those planning to scuttle judicial processes at the election tribunal cases not to invite crisis into the country.
Keyamo made this known via a Twitter post on Monday while stressing that some people formed “watchdogs over the judiciary in respect of the pending Election Petitions.”
The minister, who was President-elect Bola Tinubu’s campaign spokesperson during the just concluded 2023 elections, said such a move was one of the “cheap tactics.”
Parts of the tweets read, “The Tribunals and Courts should decide these cases devoid of any kind of intimidation from any of the parties and their supporters.”
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