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Buhari signs new N30,000 minimum wage bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the new minimum wage bill. The bill, which has now become a law, will usher in a new pay structure for Nigerian workers. The National Assembly had passed the bill approving N30,000 as the minimum wage for workers. State governors had opposed the N30,000 minimum wage with many of them saying they will be unable to pay their workers N30,000 minimum wage. [READ ALSO] REVEALED! Bearded men carry ‘more germs than dogs’ — Study [READ MORE] Mr Buhari’s aide on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, told journalists that the president has signed the minimum wage bill into law. Mr Enang, who briefed State House correspondents [Read]

‘Nigeria Under You is Hellish’, Nollywood Star, Omotola Attacks Buhari, Osinbajo

Nollywood superstar actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has attacked the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The actress described Nigerians quality of life under Buhari’s leadership as nothing far from hell. Omotola is also an Amnesty International campaigner. She stated this in a series of tweets on Sunday evening. She wrote, “The Country Under your watch is Hellish! @ProfOsinbajo @MBuhari @NGRPresident.” She also charged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Mr Buhari to act fast. The actress spoke against the backdrop of the recent upsurge in extrajudicial killings even by security personnel across the country. She added, “The lack of Money in circulation, now coupled with the continuous Assault and killings by uniformed men. [Read]

BREAKING: You do not need WAEC certificate to become President in Nigeria, Says Festus Keyamo

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the director strategic communications of President Muhammadu Buhari, 2019 presidential campaign, (Official spokesperson), Festus Keyamo, SAN, Monday said that one does not need a WAEC certificate to become President in Nigeria. Reeling out his reasons for saying so, Festus said that Section 318 of the 1999 Constitution defines “School Certificate or its equivalent” to mean primary 6 School Leaving Certificate plus the ability to just speak, write, understand and communicate in English language to the satisfaction of INEC. And No WAEC certificate is needed. Festus equally moved forward to give other levels of qualifications to run for [Read]

Those who made Nigeria world poverty capital should have their origin questioned, not mine, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, has described as “ridiculous” the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he is not qualified to contest the election. The former vice-president said while he will “not dignify” the ruling party with a response, the assertion suggests they have admitted to “tramping on the will of Nigerians” during the election. In its response to Atiku’s petition challenging the outcome of the election, the APC had said the PDP candidate is not a Nigerian by birthand so, is unqualified to run for president. Lateef Fagbemi, counsel to APC, argued that Atiku was born on November [Read]

We don’t know anything about ‘Fake’ server results, INEC tells Tribunal

The Independent National Electoral Commission has distanced itself from the “server results ” which the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, are laying claim to as the “true results ” of the February 23 election . INEC said this in its reply to the petition filed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal by the PDP and Atiku to challenge the outcome of the February 23 election . The commission , through its lead counsel , Yunus Usman ( SAN ) , said the results of the poll were never transmitted or collated electronically . It added that it kept no such server where such electronically transmitted [Read]

Buhari Calls for Regional Cooperation To Stop illegal Flow Of Small Arms

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday arrived in N’Djamena, the Chadian capital seeking wider cooperation among countries of Sahel and Saharan regions to counter the infiltration of small arms to Nigeria, flowing into the hands of militia forces, bandits and insurgents who are becoming a threat to human rights and internal security. The Nigerian leader is participating in the one-day Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, CEN-SAD, alongside his host and current Chairperson of CEN-SAD, Idriss Deby Itno and their counterparts from Niger and Togo, with high-level representations from other member-countries. Nigeria under President Buhari has worked closely with immediate neighbours [Read]

KILLINGS: ‘Address Nigerians Within 48hrs Or’…. – Reps issue Strong Warning to Buhari [READ MORE]

The House of Representatives has given President Muhammadu Buhari 48 hours to address the nation over the spate of killings in the country. This was part of the resolutions reached by lawmakers in the House when the matter came up during Thursday’s plenary. They agreed that the President should address them and the nation regarding the attacks on communities in Benue, Zamfara, Kaduna, and other states where many people were killed and several others displaced. Should the President fail to respond to the request, the lawmakers resolved to conclude with other Nigerians that he and his administration were incapable of permanently curtailing the incessant killing of innocent Nigerians. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: [Read]

BREAKING: Buhari in closed-door meeting with service chiefs over spate of insecurity [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a closed door meeting with service chiefs. The meeting started around 11: am at the presidential office in Abuja. We could not ascertain what the meeting is all about, but could not be far from killings in the country. Although the agenda was not made public, it is expected to take holistic view on the resurgence of insecurity especially the increasing banditry attacks in the North West, killings in Kaduna state and kidnapping in other parts of the country. [READ ALSO] Buhari Orders Clamp Down on Armed Bandits in Kaduna, Zamfara, Rivers, [Read]

‘APC fabricated it’ — Atiku denies hiring US lobbyist

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has denied hiring a US lobbyist firm to advance in his bid to take over power from President Muhammadu Buhari . In a statement on Wednesday, Atiku, a former vice-president, said the reports of the alleged contract is a handiwork of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Atiku is at the presidential election tribunal to challenge the declaration of Buhari as winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). According to a report by Centre for Responsive Politics (CRP) , Bruce Fein, former justice department official and his firm Fein & DelValle PLLC registered as foreign agents of PDP and Atiku [Read]

Buhari Orders Clamp Down on Armed Bandits in Kaduna, Zamfara, Rivers, Condemns Latest Violence

President Muhammadu Buhari condemns the recent violence in Kaduna State, which led to the death of 20 members of the Adara community. These unfortunate deaths are the latest incident between the Adara and Fulani peoples in the state, who have a long history of mistrust between themselves. The President has also condemned the resurgence of cultist killings in Rivers State and ordered for increased community and law enforcement action against its escalation. President Buhari appeals for peace and decries the on-going culture of ‘an eye for an eye’ that has fuelled a number of attacks and reprisal attacks, with the two communities at different times, suffering casualties in Kajuru and [Read]

2nd Term: President Buhari Vows to improve on Performance

President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday vowed to do his best for Nigerian citizens. He assured Nigerians that he will put in all efforts to ensure the best for the country and her citizens when he begins a second term in office on May 29, 2019, while appreciating all those that voted him during the elections. Receiving the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council of Gidauniyar Jihar Katsina (Katsina State Development Fund) led by Justice Mamman Nasir at the State House, President Buhari said his campaign to all states of the federation was an eye opener. In a statement disclosed by the Special Adviser to Media and Publicity to Mr President, Femi [Read]

[OPINION] REVEALED! Faces Behind The Stoning Of President Buhari in Abeokuta – Olalekan Akanji

The saying of the elders that ‘it is all days for the thief and one day for the owner’ holds true assertion as it concerns the incumbent cum outgoing Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun. Not only have the citizens, by way of his conduct, confered the name ‘Irokunle’ (inferring, an all round, all season and all time lier) on the 2 -term Governor, his attempt to hide behind a finger, albeit damaging evidences proving otherwise, is a lie told too many. It would be recalled that President Muhammad Buhari, GCFR, as well as other APC stalwarts at the Presidential Campaign in Abeokuta, Ogun State, prior to the just [Read]

PMB, APC Pick Lawan As Senate President, Senator Ndume, Others Kick

President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed the Senate Leader of the outgoing 8th National Assembly, Senator Ahmed Lawan, as the next Senate president. Feelers from the dinner the president held for governors and senators-elect on Monday night at the presidential villa, Abuja, showed that both Buhari and the APC are more favourably disposed to Lawan’s leadership of the Senate than Senator Ali Ndume. Reports say Buhari and the APC opted for Lawan because of his loyalty to the party and the Buhari administration as well as his political maturity. Apparently to avoid any unnecessary altercations, which marred the relationship between the National Assembly and [Read]

APC drags Atiku, PDP to police, DSS over INEC server hacking, ‘You’re jittery’, PDP fires back

The Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress President-elect has formally lodged a complaint against the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate for criminally hacking into the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The complaint lodged in a letter today to the Acting Inspector General of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Services, followed the citing of alleged election results contained in the server in the petition filed by Abubakar Atiku and the PDP against the election of President Buhari. Atiku claimed he was the winner of the election and that he got 1.6million more votes than President Buhari. The complaint signed by [Read]

BREAKING: Buhari, APC Senators Meet Behind Closed Doors in Aso Rock [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night met behind closed doors with All Progressives Congress (APC) senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The senators included serving senators and senators-elect on the platform of the party. Some of the APC state governors who attended the dinner, included Lagos, Plateau, Kogi, Kaduna, Jigawa, Kebbi, Zamfara, Osun. Among those at the meeting also included the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. The President hosted them to dinner at the new Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja. Discussions at the dinner [Read]