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2019: PDP in dilemma over presidential campaign in S/West

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appears to be in a dilemma on how to design the appropriate campaign message to woo voters in the Southwest geopolitical zone for its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Starting from tomorrow, the various political parties will commence their presidential campaigns in …

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NLC dares governors over N30,000 minimum wage

Workers to vote out politicians who won’t pay Oshiomhole seeks living wage Labour yesterday rejected the governors’ claim that states cannot pay N30,000 minimum wage if it is eventually approved. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) condemned the threat by the govermors to sack workers should the new wage come into …

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ASUU wants FG to negotiate with union to end strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), says it is ready to negotiate with government toward ending its one-week old industrial action. Its President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who was guest on TVC News Breakfast show on Tuesday, also advised government to establish an education bank for proper funding of universities. …

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I will reclaim my mandate before INEC deadline – Nwosu

…. No plan to leave APC Former Chief of Staff to the Imo state governor, Uche Nwosu, Tuesday, said that the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomole, will give him back the party’s governorship ticket before the December 1 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deadline. Nwosu …

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Parents, students appeal to ASUU to end strike

As the indefinite strike embarked upon by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) entered its second week on Monday, parents and students have appealed to the union to call it off. Some of the parents and students who spoke in separate interviews wit our reporter in Abuja …

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ASUU: negotiating team okays student loan

THE Federal Government/Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) 2009 Agreement Renegotiation Committee has said that a student loan scheme through an education bank can solve the sector’s funding challenges. Its chairman, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), said a N1 million per annum students’ loan scheme and, by extension, an education bank, …

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PDP kicks as security searches Atiku’s jet on return from Dubai

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) kicked yesterday against the search of its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar’s plane in Abuja. Atiku, who spent the last two weeks meeting with PDP leaders in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on election strategies, returned to the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Securitymen …

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Okorocha: no nepotism in Imo

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha yesterday defended himself against allegation of nepotism. He also denied planning to build a political dynasty in Imo State, by insisting on his son-in-law Uche Nwosu as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Imo State. The governor in a statement signed by his Chief …

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Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic

Saudi Arabia warned Sunday it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as the Riyadh stock market plunged on growing investor jitters. From tech tycoons to media giants, a host of Western companies are now distancing themselves from the Gulf …

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Swedish centre-right leader abandons first bid to form government

The leader of Sweden’s centre-right Moderates party on Sunday said he had failed a first chance to form a coalition government after last month’s general election left the country in a state of political deadlock Ulf Kristersson’s Moderates party is part of a centre-right bloc called Alliance which received marginally …

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