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Planned nationwide protest forces House of Reps members to take temporary pay cut

MEMBERS of Nigeria's House of Representatives have agreed to take a 50% cut in their massive salaries for six months in order to support the federal government in its bid to provide succour for Nigerians currently reeling from the impact of hyper-inflation.

 

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Falcons succumb to first loss in 15 games as they lose pre-Olympic friendly to Canada 0-1

NIGERIA'S Super Falcons played their final Olympic warm-up game against Canada yesterday at the at La Quinta Football Centre in the southern Spanish city of Malaga succumbing to a narrow 0-1 loss against the defending champions.

 

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Tinubu approves new minimum wage of N70,000 after meeting with trade union leaders

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has put paid to the ongoing debate about a new national minimum wage by approving a figure of N70,000 ($44) per month with a caveat that the matter will be reviewed once every three years from now on.

 

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Today’s edition of the Make Nigeria Better series takes us to Katsina State one of centres of armed banditry in the country that has been inappropriately named the Home of Hospitality

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Katsina is another one of those states that will make you despair. It is 30th in the Nigerian human development index, has a low literacy rate, has a high number of out-of-school children and due to the rampant unemployment in the state, its youths are signed up to banditry gangs which carry out kidnappings, armed robbery and acts of terrorism

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Trade unions threaten month-long strike if National Assembly obstructs minimum wage plans

LABOUR unions have threatened to shut the Nigerian economy down for a month with an indefinite strike to protest against plans by the National Assembly to deregulate the national minimum wage.

 

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IMF downgrades its forecast on Nigeria's economic growth for 2024 to 3.1%

INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) officials have downgraded their forecast for Nigeria’s economic growth in 2024 to 3.1% from earlier predictions of 3.3% citing weaker economic activity during the first quarter of the year.

 

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Tobi Akinyimika signs two year scholarship deal with Championship side Watford

NIGERIA-eligible teenage striker Tobi Akinyimika has signed a two-year scholarship deal with English Championship side Watford that will lead to him joining up with the club's U18 team for the forthcoming season.

 

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Today, we travel to Oyo State as part of our Make Nigeria Better series to examine its economic potential

Ayo Akinfe

[1] With a population of about 8m Oyo State is the sixth most populous in the Nigeria. It also has the largest landmsss of all the states in the south of the country with area of 28,454 square kilometres. It is thus no surprise that Lagos State for instance, hires land in Oyo State for agriculture. Going forward, Oyo may have to do a bit more of that, given that Lagos has no land for agricultural expansion

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Forest hope to sign Nigeria-eligible former Arsenal academy striker Chuba Akpom this summer

ENGLISH Premier League side Nottingham Forest have stepped up the pursuit of Nigeria-eligible striker and former Arsenal's Hale End Academy product Chuba Akpom with a view to signing him before the start of the forthcoming 2024/25 season.

 

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Today, our Make Nigeria Better bandwagon rolls into Plateau State to look at its economic potential

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Most Nigerians may not know it but during the colonial era, the British actually planned to establish a European settler colony in Jos, the Plateau State capital. Because they found the Jos climate highly suitable, the Europeans wanted to establish an enclave there. Just imagine what kind of economy this would have allowed Plateau State to have

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