N50,000 Minimum Wage Per Month? NLC Requests For Raise

Mr Jerry Nnubia, the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Anambra , says that the current minimum wage being earned by workers should be increased to N50,000 monthly from its present N18,000.

Nnubia told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Awka, capital of Anambra, that the increment became imperative following the “harsh” economic realities in the country.

Nnubia said that the minimum wage was long overdue for an upward review.

“At the time we negotiated for a minimum wage of N18, 000, a dollar was exchanging for N140, but a dollar exchanges for between N220 and N240 now.

“The cost of living; accommodation, transportation and food items has also gone high, making it difficult for salary earners to take care of their basic needs,” he said.

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APC Requests Resignation Of Judge Who Called For Aregbesola’s Sack

The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on Justice Olamide Oloyede to toe the honourable path by first, resigning her position as a High Court Judge in the state’s judiciary before, “ganging up with the opposition to attempt to destroy the state government” of which she is an integral part.

The ruling party made this call on Sunday in response to a petition the judge forwarded to the State House of Assembly, demanding the impeachment of the governor of the state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, and his deputy, Iya Afin Titi Laoye Tomori, over the backlog of salaries of the state workers and pensions.

Publicity Secretary of the APC in the state, Kunle Oyatomi said: “It is a gross abuse of the privileges of her office for the judge to use the platform of the state’s judiciary to mount open and destructive challenge against the state’s Chief Executive who is her boss in government.

“The ethics? of her status in this government prohibits such frontal challenge’, the APC argued but conceded that ‘if the judge is determined to bring down the Aregbesola government, as her petition so clearly indicates, it will be dishonorable of her to remain in government. She is therefore advised to resign immediately so that she will be free to pursue her delight outside the platform of government,” he noted.

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NEMA Requests Privacy For Rescued Terror Victims

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has asked for members of the public to respect the privacy of victims amid requests to release pictures and details of women and children rescued from terrorists.

The minors and women have been rescued from the notorious Sambisa forest in recent days. NEMA confirmed the military recently handed over 275 rescued women and children to the agency.  The agency also released some pictures and other details of those requested.

The confirmation follow overwhelmed request by members of the public for the agency to disclose images.“We have been overwhelmed with request to show pictures and other details, of the girls rescued by the Nigerian Military in Sambisa forest,” the agency said.

However, NEMA said it had had a duty to respect the privacy and dignity of the victims. “There are limitations to what pictures we can share with the Public. However, we have selected some pictures from the handover operations in Yola.”

According to the agency, the rescued women and children comprised of 69 women, 14 girls, 26 male children aged 6-12 years, 49 male children aged around 5 years 48 female children aged 0-5 years and 69 female aged 6-12 years.

At least 21 injured people are on admission at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola.

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