Category Archives: NIGERIA

Labour accuses government of insincerity over minimum wage implementation

Labour movement in Nigeria has bemoaned the unwillingness of the Federal Government to implement the new national minimum wage, following its failure to reach an agreeable consequential adjustment. Meanwhile, the leadership of Trade Union Congress (TUC), led by its President, Quadri Olaleye, and including his deputy, Bola Audu, General Secretary, Musa Lawal and 3rd Deputy President, Chika Onuegbu and Chris

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Sowore Gets N100m Bail, Ordered to Stay Away from Protests

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court Abuja, yesterday admitted detained convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore to bail in the sum of N100 million. Also admitted to bail in the sum of N50 million was Sowore’s co-defendant, Olaleye Bakare. Sowore and Bakare are accused of committing “conspiracy” to commit treasonable by “staging a revolution campaign on September 5,

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CDHR, MRA, 48 others petition UN, AU over Sowore

Urge activist’s immediate release, analyst tasks judiciary on national interest Fifty civil society groups, including the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and Socio Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) have written the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) over the continued detention of the organiser of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, by

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Cashless policy takes off with N284 trillion e-payment deals

Bank customers face more than 10 charges, taxes • Payment service firms, banks’ earnings to increase • Nigeria, others need $152b investment in 10 years Transactions through electronic payment (e-payment) channels that would facilitate the country’s planned cashless policy hit a cumulative value of N284 trillion in the first half of this year, data from the Central Bank of Nigeria

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Return to Reign of Impunity

Alex Enumah writes that the increasing propensity of the Federal Government to disregard court order has enthroned a reign of impunity It was the beginning of another legal year at the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad without mincing words hammered home the message that it was time for government and their agencies in the

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DSS Arrests Anti-corruption Activist, Chido Onumah, at Abuja Airport

Veteran anti-corruption and pro-democracy campaigner, Chido Onumah, has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). Onumah, one of the leading advocates for the protection of whistleblowers, also doubles as the executive director, African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) and the author of We Are All Biafrans. According to reports, he was picked up at

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State House Fails Freedom of Information Compliance Rating

NERC, Fire Service are top ranking institutions A coalition of civil society organisations yesterday released a survey of 191 public institutions and 12 security agencies, rating the State House, Abuja among most non-transparent government establishments. The coalition, in its seventh survey on the compliance of public institution, said the State House is the third least responsive among the public institutions

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