The Late 5: FG inaugurates implementation committee for new minimum wage; Reps reject bill restricting public officials from foreign medical trips | Other stories

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FG to inaugurate implementation committee on new minimum wage

The federal government on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurateed the N30,000 new national minimum wage implementation committee, almost one month after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the bill into law.

Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

APGA sacks Obiano, Ojuku’s wive

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has removed governor Willie Obiano as its Board of Trustees Chairman (BoT) Also, removed was late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu’s wife, Bianca as member alongside others.

The decisions were taken on Tuesday in Awka during the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, which followed the expiration of the four year term of the members of the BOT.

Reps reject bill restricting public officials from foreign medical trips

The House of Representatives voted out a bill seeking to regulate medical trips being embarked upon by public officials. The proposed law was killed at the third reading during the plenary on Tuesday. The report on the ‘Bill for an Act to Amend the National Health Act 2014 to Regulate International Trips for Medical Treatment by Public Officers to Strengthen the Health Institutions for Efficient Service Delivery’ was considered by the Committee of the Whole.

INEC to prosecute electoral offenders

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC is considering a proposal from the Bayelsa state Government for a shift of the Nov. 2 guber election. This was as the Commission announced its readiness to soon commence the prosecution of electoral offenders whose case files have already been prepared by the Nigerian Police. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu announced these Tuesday in Abuja during a meeting with stakeholders from Bayelsa.

Tribunal dismisses suit against gov. Shettima

The Borno Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Tuesday dismissed a suit filed by Sen. Mohammed Abba-Aji of the PDP challenging the election of Gov. Kashim Shettima of the APC. Abba-Aji is challenging the return of Shettima as winner of Borno Central Senatorial seat.

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