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31 Oct: Governors insist on ₦22,500 as Minimum Wage

Governors of the 36 states of the federation have agreed on paying ₦22,500 as the new minimum wage for civil servants. The Cable reports that the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari, shared the news. Yari said that when the minimum wage payable is being determined, it is necessary to consider that the “total personnel cost does…

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11 Oct: Japanese Passport is Now the Most Powerful in the World

The Japanese passport is now the most powerful in the world, the 2018 Henley Passport Index has said. Japanese passport holders can now travel to 190 countries in the world without a visa or granted visa on arrival access, overtaking the Singaporean passport, which allows travel to 189 destinations. The third spot is shared by Germany, South Korea and France with 188 destinations followed by Denmark,…

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10 Oct: FG Proposes N24,000 as New Minimum Wage

Chris Ngige, Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, has said the Federal Government has proposed N24,000 as the new minimum wage for civil servants in the country. Ngige revealed that the N6,000 addition to the existing N18,000 is coming after series of consultation with state governors. Briefing state house correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday, Ngige said the tripartite committee discussions…