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Governor Wike urged the management of the NFF to close ranks and work in unity for the development of football in the country.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has advised the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to intensify  preparations for the World Cup as Nigerians will not accept failure at the Mundial.

Speaking during a Courtesy Visit by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation at the Government House Port Harcourt on Monday , Governor Wike said that exiting the World Cup at the group stage will be unacceptable to Nigerians.

According to Governor Wike: "If you fail to advance beyond the group stage, don't bother to return.  Find excuses to stay there in Russia. Nigerians expect the best from the Super Eagles. That is why the NFF must intensify preparations."

"There must be disagreements, but these disagreements should be platforms for Development. Disagreements should not destroy the place.  It should make NFF stronger ", he said.

The governor said that the State Government is using football as a source of empowerment for the youths.

He said football …

Murray-Bruce criticised the Bad Salary Structure Of Nigerian Civil Servants.

Senator Murray-Bruce criticised the Buhari led-Federal Government for not paying adequate attention to the condition of service of Nigerian Civil Servants with the present economic reality of Nigeria.

According to reports, No fewer than 500  Canadian doctors and residents, as well as over 150 medical students, have signed a public letter protesting their own pay raises.

The group says they are offended that they would receive raises when nurses and patients are struggling.

Drawing inference from this rear occurrence, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce took to his twitter handle to lament the present and persisting situation in Nigeria where Medical Professionals go on strike due to bad salary structure or no payment of benefits entitled to them by the Nigerian Government.

He further decries the wastage of resources that are meant for social and human capital development on irrelevant cause without any proper appropriation by the government agencies.

‘ Nigerian Government cannot pay her doctors well,…

Benue People Observed Sit at Home Today As the President visit the State.

There were no people in the streets to wave or welcome Mr. President.

The young, the old, men and women that occupied the streets of Makurdi in 2015 when the same man visited Benue have disappeared!

Could this be the diminishing popularity of the President in Benue? .

NLC gives federal govt deadline for new minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has insisted that the new minimum wage must come into effect in July this year.

NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, said that they would reject any date that is beyond July.

Wabba stated that arrangements have been finalised to sign the agreement in Kigali, Rwanda on March 21, this year.

“Going by all the data submitted so far to the negotiation committee, we believe that a new wage is possible in July.

“Labour will reject any date that is beyond July and we have made that known to the government,” he said.

Wabba also accused the Minister of Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, of seeking to sign the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement, without consulting labour, manufacturers and the National Assembly.

“Admittedly a free trade agreement is not a customs union in the sense that Member States abolish only tariffs between them, while maintaining their own tariffs on third world countries, but this would already be impossible.

“Far from promoting regional inte…

Policemen Stormed The MMS To Protect Over Salary Deductions.

Hundreds of policemen on Monday stormed the Mechanised Salary Section (MSS) of the Lagos State Police Command in Oduduwa, in the Ikeja area of the state, to protest against what they described as “outrageous and unexpected” deductions from their salaries.

The policemen, comprising rank and files, as well as officers, said between N5,000 and N35,000 were deducted from their February salaries, while others lamented that they had not been paid for the month.

Some of the affected policemen, who cried out on the condition of anonymity, blamed the development on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System of the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation which pays their salaries.

The majority of the cops, who complained that their salaries were meagre, stated that the deductions had dealt a blow to them as they could not meet up with their needs.

Officials at the MSS office were said to have told the aggrieved policemen that the centre was not responsible for the deduction and…