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‘Edo Election May Be Last In Nigeria If…’ Secondus

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National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has warned that Edo election may be the last held in the country should anyone rigged it.

Secondus who gave the warning on Monday in Benin at the campaign grand finale for the PDP governorship candidate, noted that “if security agencies failed to fulfill their promise of being non-partisan, Edo election may be the last in Nigeria.

He said, “Security agencies made promise. We want to see if they will fulfill their promises. If they fail to fulfill their promises, their might not be election again in Nigeria. It should be one man one vote.”

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The National Chairman who lamented that Nigeria democracy is sitting on gunpowder because of rigging, called on world powers to prevail on election riggers in the country.

“I have a special message for the Federal Government. The Edo election is a special election. the entire world is interested in Edo election. The America government is putting everything in place to curb election rigging in Nigeria.

“Nigeria democracy is sitting on the keg of gunpowder because of rigging. Rigging must stop here in Edo, if not, it will be difficult to carry on election in Nigeria,” he said.

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While calling on Edo people to vote for Obaseki because of his excellent performance, Secondus said the best punishment for APC and its leaders is to vote for the PDP.

“Punish APC, punish Oshiomhole by voting for Obaseki on Saturday,” he added.

On his part, chairman, PDP Governors’ Forum and governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambual urged Edo people not to sell their votes but should stand by it after voting.

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“Don’t sell your freedom; don’t sell your vote; don’t allow one man to come from nowhere to buy you over. Vote for the PDP and protect your vote. Protect your integrity,” Tambual said.

The PDP governorship candidate, Godwin Obaseki, on his part said 100 groups in the state have endorsed him, hence he is optimistic he was going to win.

While thanking Edo people for standing with him in the fight against godfatherism, Obaseki called on the people to use their PVC to bury godfatherism on the September 19 governorship election.

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Also speaking, Nyesom Wike, Rivers State governor, urged Edo people to vote for the PDP and protect their votes after voting.

PDP governors from the South-South, Oyo, Abia, senators both serving and former, House of Representatives members and other PDP chieftains in the country graced the campaign grand finale.

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PAP Admin Head Visits Edo/Delta Liaison Office, Harps On Commitment

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Members of staff of the Delta/Edo Liaison Office of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, have been charged to be more committed to the discharge of their statutory duties.

The head of administration, PAP, Mr. Zorab Monday gave the charge when he paid an official visit to the liaison officer in Warri recently.

The head of administration who emphasized the need for the members of staff the liaison office to work in unison, also urged them to establish a mutual working relationship with one another,which, according to him would move the office forward.

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He stressed on the significance of learning from one another, which he said would further enhance the overall productivity and workplace harmony amongst members of staff.

Earlier, the manager of the liaison office, Captain Presley Prebo, while using the opportunity of the visit to appeal to the head of administration for the provision of a larger office space, said due to the increasing number of employees.

He also used the visit to inform the head of administration some of the needs of the liaison office.

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Why We Accepted Tinubu’s New Minimum Wage – Labour

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The leaders of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) announced that they have accepted the N70,000 minimum wage approved for Nigerian workers by President Bola Tinubu.

A statement by Bayo Onanuga, the Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Information and Strategy, indicated that President Tinubu also pledged to find ways to help the private sector and sub-national entities meet the minimum wage requirement.

Following the meeting, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero, briefed the media and confirmed that the unions had accepted the offer.

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Ajaero, accompanied by Comrade Festus Usifo, President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and other representatives of Nigerian workers, stated that the unions had accepted the offer because there were other incentives attached.

He said that the president’s pledge of a review every three years, as opposed to what had previously been received, was another factor in his decision to accept the offer.

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BREAKING: Tinubu Approves New Minimum Wage

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President Tinubu has finally approved a N70,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers with a promise to review the national minimum wage law every three years.

The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) are at the Presidential Villa, Abuja for a scheduled meeting with President Bola Tinubu.

A statement by Bayo Onanuga, the Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Information and Strategy, said: “President Tinubu also promised to find ways to assist the private sector and the sub-nationals to pay the minimum wage.

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“President Tinubu announced the decisions at the meeting held with leaders of TUC and NLC on Thursday in Abuja, the second time the parties met in 7 days.

“The Labour leaders applauded President Tinubu for the fatherly gesture as the President also promised to use his discretionary powers meet the demands of university unions demanding unpaid 4 months salaries.”

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