The Big 5: Implementation of new minimum wage will soon commence – Buhari tells workers; FG moves to cut off three DisCos from national grid | Other top stories

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Implementation of minimum wage will soon commence – Buhari tells workers

Buhari on Thursday assured Nigerian workers that implementation of the new minimum wage of N30, 000 will commence soon. Speaking at the 11th Triennial Delegates Conference of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, of Nigeria, the President who was represented by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha. 

FG moves to cut off three DisCos from national grid

The federal government has ordered the disconnection of three electricity distribution companies from the national grid over “non-compliance with the conditions of market rules”. DisCos are allegedly owing the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) N231 billion energy service debt.

Boko Haram has no link with policy’s administration

The Federal Government yesterday denied that Boko Haram  terrorism has link with official policy of the government, stressing that the violent acts by the terrorist group predated the Buhari’s administration.

Judges threatens to withdraw from Kashamu’s extradition suit

A judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Okon Abang, on Thursday threatened to withdraw from a suit brought by a former Senator for Ogun East district, Buruji Kashamu, to stop his extradition to the United States. Kashamu in the suit is praying for a court order to prohibit the federal government from extraditing him to the United States of America for trial on drug possession charges.

We are not persecuting Christians – FG tells British parliamentary group

The federal government has refuted claims that the administration of President Buhari is alienating Christians. Garba Shehu, Buhari’s spokesman, made this known in a statement on Thursday. According to the statement, the claims were made by a group “styling itself as Northern Christian Elders Forum”.

Shehu said the federal government’s response was contained in a letter to the British parliamentary group, signed by George Oguntade, Nigeria’s high commissioner to the United Kingdom.

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