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BREAKING: Trouble As Top Senator Moves To Stop Keyamo’s Screening, Reason Emerges

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BREAKING: Trouble As Top Senator Moves To Stop Keyamo's Screening, Reason Emerges

A top Senator has moved to suspend Keyamo’s screening.

News ToGo reports that the Senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District, Darlington Nwokocha, on Monday, moved a motion for the suspension of the ministerial screening of a ministerial nominee from Delta State, Festus Keyamo.

President Boa Tinubu had nominated Keyamo as a Minister pending Senate’s confirmation. Although he missed the two lists Tinubu sent, his name was later added by the President.

Meanwhile, Nwokocha’s motion was seconded by his colleague from Abia-South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe.

Senate President, Godswill Akpabio thereafter subjected the motion to a voice vote but the lawmakers were divided on the matter. The red chamber immediately erupted into a rowdy session. Amid heated argument between the lawmakers, Akpabio rose to his feet, announcing that the Senate will enter a closed session.

Nwokocha had accused Keyamo of disrespecting the 9th National Assembly and accusing the last Assembly of being corrupt.

Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), was a former Minister of State for Labour and Productivity under the then administration of ex-President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nwokocha said during the Buhari administration, Keyamo was invited to explain the Special Public Works programme but he didn’t honour the invitation.

The programme was coordinated by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) which was under the ministry Keyamo supervised.

The Federal Government had in 2020 earmarked N52 billion for the programme to recruit 1,000 youths from each of the 774 local governments for three months and pay them N20,000 each.

There were complaints over the programme as some constituents said they did not benefit from the programme.

The Senate Public Account Committee subsequently began a probe on the matter but the then minister shunned the invitation by the committee.

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BREAKING: Tinubu Sacks Police Boss, Appoints Argungu As Replacement

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BREAKING: Tinubu Sacks Police Boss, Appoints Argungu As Replacement

President Bola Tinubu has named retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police Hashimu Argungu as the new head of the Police Service Commission.

News ToGo reports that Argungu replaces retired Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase.

The announcement was made on Monday via a statement by Ajuri Ngelale, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. The release, titled “President Tinubu appoints new leadership for Police Service Commission and Nigerian Police Trust Fund,” outlined the new leadership roles.

It stated, “President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of DIG Hashimu Argungu (Rtd) as the Chairman of the Police Service Commission.

“The President has also approved the appointment of Chief Onyemuche Nnamani as Secretary and DIG Taiwo Lakanu (retd.) as member of the commission.

“The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate.

“Other members of the Police Service Commission will be appointed in due course.

“Furthermore, the President has approved the appointment of Mr. Mohammed Sheidu as the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund with immediate effect.

“The President expects absolute demonstration of integrity, diligence, and patriotic zeal in the discharge of these important functions for the overall wellbeing of the Nigeria Police and the nation.”

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BREAKING: Finance Minister Pegs Minimum Wage At N105, 000, Submits It To Tinubu

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BREAKING: Finance Minister Pegs Minimum Wage At N105, 000, Submits It To Tinubu

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Wale Edun, has proposed a new monthly minimum wage of N105,000.

News ToGo learned that Edun has also submitted the N105, 000 minimum wage proposal to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday.

President Tinubu is currently reviewing the proposal, and an official announcement is expected soon. This is in line with the dialogue the federal government had with the organised labour.

Earlier, the NLC and TUC had called for a worker’s strike in response to the government’s refusal to meet their demand for a higher minimum wage of N494,000.

However, after a day of striking, both parties returned to the negotiating table and reached an agreement. Following this, President Tinubu instructed Edun on Tuesday to develop a new minimum wage template by Wednesday.

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BREAKING: Organized Labour Rejects Small Extra Amount By FG

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BREAKING: Organized Labour Rejects Small Extra Amount By FG

The Organised Labour, consisting of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has unequivocally rejected any minor increase to the proposed ₦60,000 wage offer from the tripartite committee.

News ToGo reports that the TUC President Festus Osifo conveyed this stance during an appearance on Channels Television’s “Politics Today” program on Tuesday evening.

This announcement follows Organised Labour’s decision to suspend its nationwide strike, which began at 12:01 am on Monday and caused significant disruptions across various economic sectors. The strike was prompted by the unions’ dissatisfaction with the government’s handling of wage negotiations.

In the interview, Osifo emphasized that while the strike was paused to allow for further negotiations, the labour unions would not accept a nominal increase.

“Our decision to suspend the strike was made in good faith to allow for more constructive dialogue. However, any minor addition to the ₦60,000 initially proposed will not be acceptable to us,” Osifo stated.

The ongoing negotiations aim to establish a new minimum wage that reflects the current economic realities faced by Nigerian workers.

“At the meeting on Friday, the tripartite committee stated they would not add anything more to the ₦60,000, but in the meeting yesterday (Monday), Mr. President committed to doing more than ₦60,000,” Osifo said.

When asked if Labour would accept a small increase to the last offer from the tripartite committee, which includes the Federal Government, states, and the Organised Private Sector, the TUC president responded, “No. We made it clear that we won’t accept minor additions like ₦1, ₦2, or ₦3000 as they were suggesting. We have received some good assurances that they will offer something substantial.”

Osifo stressed that Organised Labour is not insisting on ₦494,000 as the new minimum wage but expects the tripartite committee to offer a wage that is economically realistic and aligned with current inflationary pressures.

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