June 12: ‘Our democracy has deteriorated into classical state capture’- Peter Obi

Former presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi has stated that Nigeria’s democracy has deteriorated into what could be classified as a classical state capture. Obi said that the leadership failures that have resulted in uncontrolled systemic corruption, high levels of insecurity, lack of freedom of speech, increasing poverty rates, and unprecedented …

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No better form of government than democracy – Bauchi Governor

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has opined that there is no better alternative to democracy as a form of government, hence stakeholders in the country must work collectively to sustain it. Mohammed made the assertion on Wednesday in a goodwill message on the occasion of June 12, 2024 democracy day. “That we are today celebrating …

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Killing of soldiers in Abia: Military vows to retaliate

The Defense Headquarters (DHQ) has confirmed the killing of five of its soldiers allegedly by terrorists operating as members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Abia State. The military has vowed to retaliate, asserting that it would be fierce in its response. The soldiers were killed at a …

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BREAKING: June 12: ‘We’ll soon send bill on new ninimum wage to National Assembly’ – Tinubu

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that he will soon send a new minimum wage bill to the National Assembly. Tinubu disclosed this in his democracy day broadcast on Wednesday. He noted that his government did not crackdown on Organised Labour as the dictatorship government would have done. “We have negotiated in good fate and …

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INTERVIEW: New National Anthem: Nigeria struggling to emerge as a nation – NOA DG, Onilu

The Director General of the National Orientation Agency, NOA, Mallam Lanre Issa Onilu has explained that the reintroduced national anthem was not meant for citizens alone but for the leaders to connect and live with every word therein, in order to reawaken their consciousness on the need to show patriotism and uphold the value system …

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Industrial action: We’ve mobilised for full compliance –Labour

The Organised Labour said it has mobilized for full implementation of its indefinite nationwide strike over electricity tariff increase and new minimum wage for workers.  The NLC spokesperson, Mr. Benson Upah, told Daily Sun that a strike strategy meeting was held over the weekend to ensure that all affiliates and states were fully involved in …

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Non-conduct of LG polls: Court order rattles Soludo govt

Last week, a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, gave an order stopping the federal government from remitting funds accruing to the 21 local government councils in Anambra State to the Prof Chukwuma Soludo-led administration. The court ordered that the funds be deposited into an interest-bearing account managed by the Chief Registrar of …

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Minimum Wage: Fuel scarcity looms across Nigeria as NUPENG mobilizes for indefinite strike

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has directed its members to comply with the indefinite nationwide strike ordered by Organised Labour. The strike is slated to commence on Monday. NUPENG General Secretary, Mr Afolabi Olawale, in a statement on Saturday, said the union was committed to ensuring total compliance with the …

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Zamfara group rate Gov Dauda low on security, citizens’ welfare

A group, Zamfara Progressive Movement for Peace and Development (ZAPPDE) has declared that people of the state are still suffering the challenges of insecurity, hunger, and depression despite having democratically elected leaders at the federal and state levels. The group also described the escalating insecurity in the state as worrisome and hopeless, urging quick remedy …

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NYSC flags off environmental sanitation campaign in Oregbeni market

The National Youth Service Corps has flagged off environmental sanitation campaign at the Oregbeni Market in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State with the task to sustaining cleanliness in the 18 local government areas of the state. The state coordinator of the scheme, Mrs. Ben-Ushie Frances Ifeoma, while flagging off the campaign, said …

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