BREAKFAST NEWS 22-03-2022

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  • FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THREATENS TO SANCTION NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR VIOLATING MINIMUM WAGE ACT.
  • HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA LAMENTS UNENDING BLOODSHED IN KADUNA STATE.
  • COURT DISMISSES 20 PDP MEMBERS OF CROSS RIVER HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY FOR DEFECTING TO APC.

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FG/NASS

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS THREATENED TO SANCTION THE MANAGEMENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OVER THE FLAGRANT BREACH OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE ACT,  2019  SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI.

IN A 2-PAGE CIRCULAR DATED 21ST  FEBRUARY 2022 AND SIGNED BY THE CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL SALARIES, INCOMES AND WAGES COMMISSION, BARR. EKPO NTA AND ADDRESSED TO THE CLERK OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, AMOS OJO, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REITERATED THAT ALL EMPLOYERS OF LABOUR ARE EXPECTED TO IMPLEMENT WITH EFFECT FROM  APRIL 18, 2019, THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE OF 30,000 NAIRA  PER MONTH SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 4 OF THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE AMENDMENT ACT 2019.

MEANWHILE, BARR. NTA SAID THE COMMISSION WOULD MONITOR IMPLEMENTATION AND COMPLIANCE IN LINE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 2 OF THE ACT AND SANCTIONS AS PROVIDED IN SECTIONS 13, 14 AND 15 WOULD APPLY WHERE NECESSARY.

JAMB/UTME

THE JOINT ADMISSIONS AND MATRICULATION BOARD, JAMB HAS RESTATED ITS RESOLVE NOT TO EXTEND THE MARCH 26, 2022 DEADLINE FOR THE UNIFIED TERTIARY MATRICULATION EXAMINATION, UTME AND DIRECT ENTRY, DE REGISTRATION.

JAMB REGISTRAR, PROF. ISHAQ OLOYEDE WHILE SPEAKING AT THE GLOBAL DISTANCE LEARNING INSTITUTE, ABUJA DURING THE MONITORING OF THE EXAM REGISTRATION EXERCISE SAID THE BOARD WOULD NOT EXTEND THE EXERCISE BECAUSE IT IS WORKING ON A TIGHT SCHEDULE.

PROF. OLOYEDE  WHO NOTED THAT SO FAR, BETWEEN 1.5 MILLION TO 1.6 MILLION CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN REGISTERED BUT THE CLOSING DAYS OF THE EXERCISE WERE EXPERIENCING LOW TURNOUT OF CANDIDATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY URGED PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES TO COME OUT AND REGISTER.

THE JAMB BOSS FURTHER STATED THAT THE BOARD WAS TAKING THE CAMPAIGN TO THE PUBLIC TO CALL ITS ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT STUDENTS ARE NOT COMING OUT TO REGISTER SO THERE WOULD BE NO APPEAL TO THE BOARD TO EXTEND THE DATE.

EFCC/OBIANO

THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION, EFCC HAS DISCLOSED THAT FORMER ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNOR, WILLIE OBIANO’S ARREST WAS NOT POLITICAL AND HE HAS BEEN GRANTED BAIL.

OBIANO WAS BEING INTERROGATED BY THE EFCC OVER THE ALLEGED MISAPPLICATION OF 5 BILLION NAIRA SURE-P AND 37 BILLION NAIRA SECURITY VOTE, TOTALLING 42 BILLION NAIRA STATE MONEY WITHDRAWN IN CASH.

SPEAKING AT THE 5TH ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE NETWORK OF NATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION INSTITUTIONS IN WEST AFRICA, NACIWA, THE EFCC CHAIRMAN, ABDULRASHEED BAWA SAID THE FORMER GOVERNOR HAD BEEN GRANTED AN ADMINISTRATIVE BAIL BUT HE IS YET TO MEET THE CONDITIONS.

EFCC/OBIANO

MEANWHILE,

THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION, EFCC HAS REACTED TO A VIDEO THAT SHOWED FORMER ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNOR, WILLIE OBIANO IN CUSTODY.

OBIANO WAS ARRESTED ON MARCH 17, 2022 AT THE MURTALA MUHAMMAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, LAGOS WHILE HEADING TO HOUSTON, TEXAS AFTER HANDING OVER TO HIS SUCCESSOR, GOVERNOR CHARLES SOLUDO IN AWKA, THE STATE CAPITAL.

HOWEVER REACTING IN A STATEMENT TO THE FOOTAGE WHICH WENT VIRAL SHOWING THE GOVERNOR SITTING, DRESSED IN A T-SHIRT AND MATCHING SHORTS, THE EFCC SPOKESMAN, WILSON UWUJAREN CONDEMNED RELEASE OF THE VIRAL VIDEO, STRESSING THAT THE ACT WAS COMPLETELY AT VARIANCE WITH THE ESTABLISHED STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE OF THE COMMISSION,

WHILE ANNOUNCING THAT THE CULPRIT WOULD FACE THE CONSEQUENCES, UWUJAREN HOWEVER SAID THE FORMER GOVERNOR IS CURRENTLY BEING SUBJECTED TO APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION FOR DIVERTING LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCILS ALLOCATIONS AND ALLEGED PURCHASE OF PROPERTIES IN NIGERIA AND ABROAD.

HURIWA/KADUNA

THE HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA, HURIWA HAS DECRIED THE UNENDING BLOODSHED AND CHAOS IN KADUNA STATE.

WHILE ADDRESSING A PRESS CONFERENCE IN ABUJA, HURIWA NATIONAL COORDINATOR, COMR.  EMMANUEL ONWUBIKO WARNED THAT THERE ARE OBVIOUS SIGNS OF LACK OF GOVERNANCE AND OFFICIAL GENOCIDE ALLEGEDLY BACKED BY SOME REACTIONARY ELEMENTS EMBEDDED IN GOVERNMENTS AT DIFFERENT LEVELS.

COMR. ONWUBIKO WHO SAID SECURITY AGENTS AS WELL AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LED BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AND THE KADUNA STATE GOVERNMENT UNDER GOVERNOR NASIR EL-RUFAI MUST RISE UP QUICKLY AND STOP THE UNENDING CARNAGE IN THE STATE NOTED THAT THE 24-HOUR CURFEW IMPOSED BY THE GOVERNOR WAS NOT ENOUGH AS THE ATTACKS HAVE INTENSIFIED IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS WITH MANY CASUALTIES.

REPORT SAYS HURIWA WARNING CAME AMID A FRESH RAID BY GUNMEN SUSPECTED TO BE FULANI MILITIA AT AGBAN KAGORO, KAURA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF THE STATE WHICH CLAIMED NO LESS THAN 15 LIVES WHILE ABOUT 20 WERE INJURED.

IPOB/OHANAEZE

THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, IPOB HAS CONDEMNED THE BURNING OF THE COUNTRY HOME OF PRESIDENT-GENERAL OF THE OHANAEZE NDIGBO, PROF. GEORGE OBIOZOR.

CONDEMNING THE HAPPENING IN A STATEMENT MADE AVAILBLE TO NEWSMEN, IPOB SPOKESMAN, EMMA POWERFUL WHO DESCRIBED THE ACT AS BARBARIC, SHAMEFUL AND DISGRACEFUL TO NDIGBO WARNED THAT THOSE TARGETING PROF. OBIOZOR ARE TREADING ON DANGEROUS GROUND.

POWERFUL ADDED THAT THE CRIMINALS BEHIND THE ACT ARE THOSE AGAINST THE LIBERATION OF BIAFRA AND THE RELEASE OF THEIR LEADER,  MAZI  NNAMDI  KANU SO AS TO CREATE THE WRONG IMPRESSION THAT BIAFRA AGITATORS ARE VIOLENT.

WHILE STRESSING THAT THE OHANAEZE NDIGBO PRESIDENT-GENERAL HAS DONE NOTHING TO DESERVE SUCH DEVILISH AND WICKED ATTACK, THE IPOB SPOKESMAN THEREFORE DISTANCED MEMBERS OF THE GROUP AND THE EASTERN SECURITY NETWORK, ESN FROM THE ATTACK ON THE BUILDING.

HIGH COURT/SACK

A  FEDERAL  HIGH  COURT IN ABUJA HAS SACKED TWENTY MEMBERS OF THE CROSS RIVER STATE  HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY FOR ABADONING THE PEOPLES DEMOCRACTIC PARTY, PDP TO THE RULING ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS, APC.

DELIVERING HIS RULING ON A SUIT INSTITUTED AGAINST THE LAWMAKERS OVER THEIR DEFECTION BY THE PDP, JUSTICE TAIWO TAIWO DECLARED THAT THE LAWMAKERS HAVING ABANDONED THE POLITICAL PARTY THAT SPONSORED THEM TO POWER OUGHT TO VACATE THEIR SEATS.

REACTING  IN OPPOSITION  TO  THE  SUIT,  COUNSEL TO THE 4TH-25TH DEFENDANTS, MIKE OZEKHOME CHALLENGED THE COURT’S JURISDICTION TO HEAR THE SUIT AS HE SUBMITTED THAT THE CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE IN CALABAR AND THAT THE MATTER SHOULD BE TRANSFERRED TO THE HIGH COURT IN CALABAR.

JUSTICE TAIWO WHO HOWEVER HELD THAT THERE IS NOTHING AGAINST THE LAW THAT THE SUIT BE HEARD BY THE FEDERAL COURT AND THAT THE DEFENDANTS HAD INTENTIONS TO MISLEAD THE COURT THEREFORE GRANTED ALL THE RELIEFS SOUGHT BY THE OPPOSITION PARTYWHILE WARNING POLITICIANS TO KNOW THAT POWER BELONGS TO THE CITIZENS.

COURT/EX REP MEMBER

STILL ON COURT STORY,

A HIGH COURT OF THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, FCT, ABUJA HAS ISSUED A WARRANT OF ARREST AGAINST A FORMER MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, CHIEF CHUMA NZERIBE FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT.

DELIVERING HIS JUGDEMENT ON THE REQUEST OF THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION, EFCC, JUSTICE HALILU YUSUF INVOKED A PROVISION OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2015 AND ORDERED OPERATIVES OF THE EFCC AND OTHER SECURITY AGENCIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO ARREST CHIEF NZERIBE ANYWHERE  HE IS FOUND AND BRING HIM TO COURT TO FACE JUDGMENT IN CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST HIM.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD PUT THE ANAMBRA POLITICIAN ON TRIAL FOR ALLEGED IMPERSONATION, POSSESSION OF FALSE GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS AND CHEATING WHILE IN ABUJA AND JUDGMENT IN THE TRIAL WAS FIXED FOR MARCH 21 BUT NZERIBE DID NOT SHOW UP WITHOUT ANY COGENT REASON.

THE JUDGE HOWEVER DIRECTED THAT THE FORMER FEDERAL LAWMAKER BE DETAINED BY SECURITY OPERATIVES UNTIL HE IS BROUGHT BEFORE THE COURT.