FG Declares Monday, And Tuesday Public Holidays To Mark Eid-el-Kabir

Nigeria’s Minister of Interior Mr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 17, and Tuesday, June 18, 2024, public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir festival. On Friday June 14, 2024, a statement signed by the Ministry of Interior’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Aishetu Ndayako, quoted the minister, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, as congratulating all Muslim Ummah both at home and in the Diaspora on the occasion. Tunji-Ojo called on the Muslim Ummah to continue to imbibe the spirit of peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be…

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Tinubu Off To Lagos Today For Eid-El-Kabir Celebration, Holidays

President Bola Tinubu will depart Abuja today, Friday, June 14, for Lagos where he will observe this year’s Eid-el-Kabir and spend the Sallah holiday. A statement issued on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, also said President Tinubu will spend the season in prayers and reflecting on that task of advancing the nation. “President Bola Tinubu will depart Abuja, the nation’s capital, for Lagos State on Friday ahead of Eid-el-Kabir. “The President will observe Eid-el-Kabir in Lagos, where he will also spend the Sallah holidays.…

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Minimum Wage: We Are Not Fixated On Any Figure – Labour Claims

Following the lingering discussions on a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers, organised labour has said that it is not fixated on any figure. The tripartite committee on minimum wage ended its deliberations last week, submitting two figures to President Bola Tinubu for consideration as the new minimum wage. While the government and the organised private sector are proposing ₦62,000, organised labour is demanding ₦250,000 as the new minimum wage. However, the President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Festus Osifo, who was a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme,…

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Enugu To Kick Off Construction Of Additional 100 Type-2 PHC Facilities

By Tony Adibe The Enugu State Government has said that it “will be kicking off” the construction of additional 100 Type-2 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) facilities in the state within a few weeks. At the same time, the government said that it would not discard existing PHCs, but would strengthen them with staff, equipment and drugs to be able to deliver qualitative healthcare. NewsBits recalls that the state government had earlier flagged off construction of 30 of the Type-2 PHC facilities about four months ago in various communities across the…

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Adding Proposed Anioma State To Southeast Is Merely Ned Nwoko’s Cheap Publicity Stunt Which Stands Against Collective Igbo Interest

By Dr. Nwankwo T. Nwaezeigwe Although State creation is neither a part of the intractable security, economic and political problems confronting Nigerian masses presently, nor is it attainable under the present political dispensation; but since a person like Senator Alhaji Ned Nwoko, a known Fulani Muslim political errand boy and scion of jihad in Anioma land has chosen the path of self-serving distraction, we will follow him by his footsteps. I have also read the mendacious and intellectual cacophony put forward by his cousin-Special Assistant on Media Maxwell Peter Nwoko…

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We’ll Make Abia Environment Unconducive For Illicit Drug Dealers, Users – NDLEA

Abia State Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr Amos Adelanwa has warned dealers and users of illicit drugs in the state that the agency will henceforth make Abia environment unconducive for them. The Abia NDLEA Commander also warned hoteliers and other owners of some establishments, that permit the peddling of illicit drugs in their facilities to rest assured that nobody will be spared by the law, insisting that a continued clampdown. The Commander of NDLEA in Abia State during a chat with journalists in Aba made…

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Female Lawyer Arrests Client For Taking Her Picture In Enugu

There was a mild drama at the premises of a Magistrate Court in Enugu on Thursday as a state lawyer defending a female client, who has suffered battering and psychological torture from the husband, was arrested and sent to police. Barr. Nkechinyere Aidenojie nee Aniebonam, Thursday lost her temper and ordered the arrest of her client, Mrs. Patience Amaka Ede who dared to photograph her with her husband, who she felt she was hobnobbing with the defendant, her husband, Evidence Nwachukwu. NewsBits learnt that due to family bickering and crisis,…

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