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Minimum Wage: Buhari To Renegotiate With Workers

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Minimum Wage: Buhari To Renegotiate With Workers

There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation’s governors may be on a collision course if the current minimum wage bill is presented to the national assembly at thirty thousand naira.  The governors are saying the president should consider their ability to pay that amount.

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Buhari told the Technical Advisory Committee on national minimum wage, a body he has just inaugurated in Abuja, that there would be negotiations with workers who already earn more than the proposed minimum wage to help the federal government and the states in the smooth implementation of a new minimum wage.

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The governors say the president has been told the proposed minimum wage would bring financial crisis to their states if approved.  They want a twenty-two and a half thousand naira minimum wage.  Some states are still owing up to six months salary.

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Aigbogun Submits Final List Of Players For U-20 AFCON

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Aigbogun Submits Final List Of Players For AFCON U-20

Flying Eagles Head Coach, Paul Aigbogun, has submitted to the Nigeria Football Federation the final list of twenty players for the 2019 Africa U-20 cup of nations.

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The team says it has put behind it the disappointment felt from the cancellation of the international friendly with Saudi Arabia U-20 squad. But organizers have promised that the game would still hold after the U-20 AFCON finals.

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NRA Threatens To Withdraw Members From NPFL Over Attacks On Referees

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NRA Threatens To Withdraw Members From NPFL Over Attack On Referees

The Nigeria Referees Association has threatened to withdraw its members from the Nigeria Professional Football League because of repeated attacks on league referees.

Referee Sam Agba was assaulted by Plateau United fans in Jos and on Sunday, some match officials were attacked by fans of Remo Stars in Sagamu.

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Nigeria Referees Association Publicity Secretary, Kelechi Mejuonbi says the association is waiting for the decision of the league management on the incident.

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Afe Babalola Calls For Unified Examination For Universities Graduands

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Afe Babalola Calls For Unified Examination For Universities Graduating Students

Chief Afe Babalola, SAN, a legal luminary, has called for the adoption of a unified examination system for final year students in every course in Nigerian universities.

The legal icon said this is the way to bring about quality education in the country to discourage what he called “the culture of laziness” in the system.

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Babalola made the call while speaking at the tenth matriculation ceremony and award conferment on alumni of Afe Babalola University in Ado Ekiti.

At the twin events, Ekpo Naomi, best graduating student ever produced by the university since its inception in 2010, was awarded half a million naira.

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Babalola said if the Nigerian Universities Commission and the Ministry of Education adopt the idea of unified examinations to all final year students, every university would strive harder to ensure its students pass the national examinations.  He said this will result in high standards in teaching and learning.

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