Skip to main content


Showing posts from November 18, 2018

Madumere floors Okorocha again in court

  An Imo State High Court, presided over by Hon. Justice Kemakolam A. Ojiako, Wednesday, upheld the prayers of the Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, and quashed the purported gubernatorial primary allegedly held on October 6, 2018, by the Governor Rochas Okorocha faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state. This development came as the Governor, his son in-law, Mr. Uche Nwosu and their supporters continue to sulk over the political humiliation they suffered in the hands of the APC Coalition Force, during the October 1, 2018, gubernatorial primary. Okorocha and Madumere Justice Ojiako granted all the prayers sought by Prince Madumere, including the prayer that the October 1, 2018, APC primary election was credible, relevant and meets the parameters for the exercise. Madumere also urged the court to hold that the contestants, except the Governor’s son in-law, have since, accepted that the October 1, 2018, party primary, was the only relevant and valid pr

Labour to demand for areas of minimum wage

THE organised labour Wednesday hinted that it has the plan to demand for two years areas of the new national minimum wage for workers in the country. President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba dropped the hint when he received the General Secretary of the Public Service International, Mrs Rosa Pavanelli, in his office in Abuja. Wabba who said that the delay by President Muhammadu Buhari to transmit the executive bill to the National Assembly was worrisome, noted that the organided labour had already called on the President to immediately forward the bill to the National Assembly. minimum wage minimum wage He said that workers in the country had made tremendous sacrifice, adding, “I think going forward, we are going to demand for arrears of that two years we have lost. “Because I think with all fairness and justices, going forward as they are going out to campaign we will also go out to campaign for our minimum wage. “I also want to inform you that we have passed the

Rice Production Creates 12m Jobs In 2 Years – PMB

The federal government says its revolution in agriculture, especially in the rice sub-sector, has cut down the country’s unemployment rate by 12 million jobs in just two years. In a scorecard he presented yesterday in Abuja, in agriculture alone, President Muhammadu Buhari said that through massive rice production in the last two years, 12 million Nigerians have been gainfully employed. Buhari disclosed this at the 4th Nigeria Rice Investment Forum, in a paper titled: “Effective Linkage of Actor and Effort in the Value Chain for Sustained Self-Sufficiency in Rice Production.” Represented by the minister of agriculture and rural development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, the president said that for Nigeria to attain self-sufficiency in rice production, more people should be encouraged to go into farming. He said that the present administration’s intervention in rice production had led to wealth distribution and a drastic reduction in rural-urban migration. Most of the new en

Nigeria more corrupt under Buhari than me – Jonathan

......Denies saying ‘stealing isn’t corruption’  …says his statement twisted out of context by critics for political reasons    Former President Goodluck Jonathan as formally responded to the infamous claim that he tended to downplay raging corruption in his administration by boldly claiming that ‘stealing is not corruption’. Jonathan Jonathan But in dispelling the claim, Jonathan claimed that corruption was more prevalent under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration than under him and dismissed the current anti-corruption fight as mere media show. The former president boasted: “It is important to note that despite the many sensational stories, dramatic arrests, seizures and accusations, many of them false, since I left office, the fact remains that Nigeria has not made any improvement on TI Corruption Perception Index since 2014. “In fact, the 2017 CPI released in 2018 by TI places Nigeria as number 148, a retrogression in which the nation went 12 place b