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Kaduna Economy Not In Recession, Says Budget Commissioner

Kaduna state’s Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Muhammad Abdullahi, says in spite of the present economic challenges in the country, the state’s economy is not in recession. Addressing journalists about the economic status of the state and the activities of the Ministry, Abdullahi said the present administration received meagre …

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While Nigeria’s Minimum Wage Stands At $60, South Africa Introduces $260 Minimum wage

South Africa will introduce a national minimum wage of 3,500 rand ($261) per month in 2018, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday, according to a Reuters report. The announcement follows protracted negotiations between the government and labour unions. Nigeria’s current minimum wage is N18,000 ($60) with organised labour asking …

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Nigerian Govt Files Fresh Charges Against Two Senior Judges Accused Of Corruption

The Federal Government on Wednesday filed two separate charges against Supreme Court judge, Sylvester Ngwuta, and his Federal High Court counterpart, Adeniyi Ademola, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, for alleged violations of the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, Act. Mr. Ngwuta is already facing a separate corruption charge …

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Nigerian Govt Expresses Concern Over Killing Of Citizens In South Africa

The Federal Government has expressed concern over the spate of extra-judicial killings of Nigerians in South Africa, and demanded speedy action on pending cases. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, said in Abuja on Tuesday that there was no justification for the …

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Over 120,000 Nigerians Face Famine Due To Boko Haram: UN

More than 120,000 Nigerians likely will suffer “catastrophic” famine-like conditions caused by Boko Haram’s Islamic uprising, among 11 million confronting severe food shortages this year, according to a new U.N. report. The report from the Food and Agriculture Organization predicts that Africa’s biggest humanitarian crisis likely will deteriorate during the …

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Stop Blaming Buhari, Jonathan for Nigeria’s Economic Woes – Governor

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has advised Nigerians to stop blaming President Muhammad Buhari or any of the nation’s past leaders for the economic recession in the country. Governor Ahmed gave the advice on Wednesday in Ilorin while receiving members of the Kwara State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines …

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CAN Replies Information Minister On ‘Islamisation’ Claim

​The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has expressed disappointment with the remarks by Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, condemning religious leaders for spreading “incendiary messages” through the media. In a statement on Tuesday, the CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, denied the claim by Mr. Mohammed that religious leaders spreading such messages were …

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