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FG Bars Onnoghen From Travelling, His Accounts Remain Frozen

The immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has been barred from travelling out of the country by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Saturday PUNCH reports that the move may be part of a fresh probe into Onnoghen’s affairs. Onnoghen was convicted for not declaring his assets by the Code of Conduct Tribunal in April. An internal report ...

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Ogboni Fraternity Not Secret Society But Created To Promote Christian Values – Leader

Leader of the Reformed Ogboni Fraternity, Chief Francis Meshioye, has again debunked public perception that the fraternity is a secret society. Addressing newsmen in Lagos, Meshioye said there was nothing sinister in the activities of the fraternity. “We are far from being a secret society; we are a registered entity that abides with the laws of the land and our ...

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Minimum Wage: Labour Threatens Strike

Organised labour has warned that it will not guarantee industrial harmony in states that refuse to complete negotiations on the new minimum wage of N30,000 with it and begin payment of the new wage structure by December 31, 2019. The Federal Government reached an agreement with labour unions on consequential increase in workers’ salaries as a result of the new ...

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Villa Crisis: Aisha Buhari Is Insulting Her Husband — Daura Indigenes

Kinsmen of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), have faulted his wife, Aisha, over her Wednesday’s statement, which attacked the  Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu. The kinsmen in Daura, in separate exclusive interviews with the Kastina State correspondent of The PUNCH,  on Wednesday evening, berated Mrs Buhari for making what they called a purely  private family ...

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Balogun Business Association Leadership Accused Of Forgery, Perpetuation Plot  

A group at the popular Balogun Market, Lagos, has accused the current leadership of the market led by Mr. Tony Obih, of falsifying documents of the association with a view to perpetuating themselves in office. A press statement signed by Mr. Chinedu Offor, on behalf of Concerned Members of Balogun Business Association, International Centre for Commerce, Trade Fair Complex, Ojo, ...

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No Meaningful Growth Without Professionals Taking Part In Politics – Sanwo-Olu

…Lagos Gov delivers 3rd engineering alumni lecture at UNILAG Career professionals and politicians have corresponding roles to play in the struggle to set Nigeria on the path of sustainable development. Any effort to alienate professionals from politics may spell doom for the growth and development of the nation. This was the submission of Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on ...

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Court Invasion: Senate Probes DSS

The Senate on Thursday, mandated its committee on Judiciary,  Human Rights and Legal matters to investigate the reported invasion of a Federal High Court Abuja by operatives of the Department of State Services. The Punch reports that This is sequel to a point of order moved by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele. The President of the Senate ...

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Sex Workers In Anambra Lament Demolition Of Brothel

Scores of commercial sex workers in Anambra State have condemned the demolition of a 52-room brothel by the state government. They described the action as antithetical to the spirit of the approaching Yuletide. “This is akin to killing a fly with a sledgehammer. How can a sensible government deprive its citizens of their means of livelihood at a time like ...

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‘Aisha Buhari’s Outburst Goes Beyond Garba Shehu’

Cabal stopped NTA from airing President’s wife airport interview The wife of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Aisha, says the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, now takes orders from Buhari’s powerful nephew, Mamman Daura. This is just as an elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, says Mrs Buhari’s outburst was not just a ...

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BREAKING: Electricity Workers Suspend Nationwide Strike

The National Union of Electricity Employees has suspended its nationwide strike. Eko Electricity Distribution Company, which made this known via its Twitter handle @EKEDP on Thursday, said its offices and payment channels would be open for business. The company thanked customers for their patience and understanding. The electricity workers had shut down the headquarters of Ikeja Electric and Eko Electricity ...

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