Sanwo-Olu: Ambode support group petitions Oshiomhole

The Ambode Mandate Support Group has sent a petition to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, over the endorsement of his opponent in the forthcoming governorship primary by the party leadership in the state.

The Chairman of the group, Mr Akeem Sulaimon, made this known at a rally on Sunday in Lagos to mobilise support for the second term bid of Ambode.

Sulaimon said the action of the state Chairman, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, and members of the Governorship Advisory Council endorsing an aspirant as a candidate of the party was a violation of the party’s constitution.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the GAC, which is the highest decision making organ in Lagos APC, has endorsed Mr Jide Sanwo-Olu, Ambode’s challenger in the forthcoming primary.

Sen. Anthony Adefuye, a member of the council, announced the endorsement to party members on Saturday, at a stakeholders’ meeting at the ACME Road state party secretariat.

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Use stolen funds to pay minimum wage, SERAP tells presidency

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify the crackdown on stolen funds to fund the new minimum wage proposed by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).

Mr Timothy Adewale, the Deputy Director of SERAP, said this on Sunday in Lagos.

“The minimum wage of N18, 000 for Nigerian workers stands in sharp contrast with outrageous and sometimes illegal salaries and allowances of high-ranking public officials who continue to enjoy lavish lifestyles with impunity.

“Vulnerable Nigerian workers are left in a precarious situation, unable to ensure a decent standard of living for themselves and their families, with access to water, health, and education seriously undermined,” Adewale said in a statement.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the NLC had on Sept. 27 directed workers to go on a nationwide warning strike.

The NLC gave the directive following the failure of the government to review the N65, 000 minimum wage…

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UPDATED: Labour suspends strike

Adelani Adepegba, with agency report

The Nigeria Labour Congress has suspended its ongoing nationwide strike following promises by the Federal Government to reconvene the tripartite committee on national minimum wage on October 4.

The suspension of the warning strike takes effect from today.

Announcing the decision in Abuja on Sunday, the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, stated that the labour action was suspended to enable the tripartite committee to hold its crucial meeting and conclude its work.

The organised labour had embarked on the strike after a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government for failing to come out with its own figure on the new minimum wage.

The three labour unions had demanded N65,500 as new minimum wage for workers, while the private employers and some state governors were proposing N25,000.

President of the NLC Ayuba Wabba said at a world news conference in Abuja on Sunday that the strike was suspended after the government agreed to reconvene the tripartite…

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Police intervene as crisis rocks APC primary in Enugu

The governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress in Enugu State has been rocked with crisis following disagreement by the two factions laying claim to the leadership in the state.

The disagreement led to the destruction of the public address system on Sunday, while the rear gate leading to the mini-stadium of the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus and venue of the event was destroyed by protesters.

The protesters who wanted to force themselves into the venue were dispersed with teargass and gunshots.

One the factions led by Mr Ben Nwoye, who is recognised by the national leadership of the party, while the other factor is supported by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffery Onyeama is led by Chief Okey Ogbodo.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that at the centre of the crisis is the authentic list of delegates for the exercise.

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Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammed Danmallam, while addressing the…

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