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Labour said the N56,000 earlier presented was no longer feasible.

The Organised Labour has presented fresh demand for the new National Minimum Wage for workers to the tripartite committee, using current economic indices as its yardstick.

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) General Secretary Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, who spoke in an interview in Abuja, said the earlier demand by labour, which was presented two years ago, has been overtaken by the present economic realities.

The NLC scribe said that the fresh demand was submitted at the last meeting of the tripartite committee after an agreement among Labour leaders.

He said: “We have taken a position when we made the initial demand on the government, which is almost two years back. But then when we got to the tripartite committee and the committee called on all stakeholders involved to submit a memorandum.

“In responding to the request for a memorandum, we then use current economic indices to make a fresh demand. So, what we place and what we demand is an outcome of analysis we carried out.

“We did the analysis…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, declares that fighting corruption is dangerous.

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has declared that fighting corruption is ‘dangerous’.

She made this known in her new book titled; ‘Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines.’

The former World Bank MD also revealed on her Twitter handle that writing the book in the first place was “risky”.

The book, according to her, provides insight into what it means to deal with corruption from the frontlines, and will give young people the hope and courage to fight.

Gunmen on Sunday shot dead the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Rumuolumeni Police Station, Rivers State, Mr. Kingsley Chukwueggu.

Mr Kingsley Chukwueggu was reportedly killed by the hoodlums, who wore police uniforms and mounted a roadblock around Asa, in the Obiehie area of Abia State.

Sources told Punch that the DPO had travelled during the weekend to see his aged mother in their village in the Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.

One of the sources explained that the gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, had around 7.45pm taken some persons captive by a roadside in Obiehie.

It was learnt that the hoodlums cut him with machetes in the back before shooting him in the head at close range.

“Chukwueggu, who was approaching the point where the hoodlums were standing, had stopped. He came out of his car to instruct them (thinking they were real policemen) to stop harassing innocent people.

“He never knew that that they were not policemen. I think they identified him as a police officer and took him into a nearby bush where they attacked him with a cutlass and shot him in the head,” the source said.

It was gathere…

Former CBN deputy governor, reacted to President Buhari’s declaration for second term in office.

Former CBN deputy governor and presidential aspirant, Kingsley Moghalu, has reacted to President Muhamamdu Buhari’s announcement that he would seek a second term in office, saying he doesn't know what he's looking for, considering that the President has a record of increasing poverty and insecurity in Nigeria.

Moghalu said he is offering Nigerians a competent and effective leadership different from what Buhari has given Nigerians, adding that in contrast to Buhari’s record, he has a vision of “something new, bold and different” for the country.

He said; “President Muhammadu Buhari has every right to seek a second term in office if his political party nominates him. It will be up to Nigerians to judge his performance track record so far.

“In contrast with that record of increasing poverty and insecurity in our country I offer my vision of something new, bold and different. I offer a new kind of competent, inclusive and effective leadership that will truly usher Nigeria into the 2…