Minna Airport renamed Bola Ahmed Tinubu Int’l Airport

The Minna International Airport has been Officially Renamed As Bola Ahmed Tinubu International Airport By The Niger State Government. 

President Tinubu Was In Niger State Today To Inaugurate The Remodeled International Airport.

Meanwhile, Governor Bago Of Niger State has provided the following:

** Buses To Address Transportation Challenges In Niger State. 

** Armoured Vehicles To Enhance Security In Niger State. 

** Tractors To Boost Agriculture In Niger State. 

President Tinubu Was in the state to commission all these projects today.

— President Tinubu pushes for New Minimum Wage, governors willing to accept

Most State Governors In Nigeria Are Willing To Accept The New Minimum Wage Proposed To President Tinubu By The Minimum Wage Tripartite Committee. 

The Minimum Wage Tripartite Committee Will Continue Engagements After Holding Public Hearings In All Regions Across The Country. 

President Tinubu’s Administration Is Pushing For A New Minimum Wage To Boost Workers Welfare.

…Some key points on the New Minimum Wage:

1. A Good Number Of  Governors Are Backing A New Minimum Wage.

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2. The Main Issue Is Agreement On The New Amount. 

3. Labour Unions Are Pushing For A Minimum Wage Between 300k-700k.

4. Most Governors Are Pushing For 50k-150k.

5. The Nigeria Governor’s Forum Is Fully Represented In The Tripartite Committee.

6. Deliberations Still Continue.

— Ramadan: SOKOTO GOVERNOR APPROVES HALF SALARY FOR WORKERS

His Excellency, Governor Aliyu has Approved Half Salary As Ramadan Gift For all Workers and Pensioners In Sokoto State.

Our correspondent reports that the governor’s gesture has been described by beneficiaries and pundits as commendable.

— PRESIDENT TINUBU TO LAUNCH STUDENTS LOAN PROGRAMME, THURSDAY

Later this week, Thursday, 14th March, 2024 to be precise, His Excellency,  President Bola Tinubu will launch the historic National Student Loan Programme.

The Federal Government proposed N50bn for its take-off in the 2024 budget which the President presented to the National Assembly last November.

— FG Set To Reopen Nigeria-Niger Border

The Federal Government of Nigeria has Begun the Logistical Procedures aimed at Reopening The Nigeria-Niger Republic Border.

Recall that the border was closed following a coup d’etat that ousted a democratically elected government in Niger Republic.

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— OYO STATE GOVT BANS STYROFOAM

Oyo State Government has banned the use Of Styrofoam For Serving Food Or Storing edible Items In Oyo State.

Our correspondent gathered that the ban of the ‘takeaway’ followed reports of it being linked to causes of various forms of dangerous diseases.

— My Administration Fine-tuning Several Packages To Reform Economy

President Tinubu Says His Administration Is Fine Tuning Several Lasting Packages  That Will Alleviate The Current Economic Crisis As He Continues His Quest To Reform The Economy. 

Some Of These Lasting Packages, According to His Excellency Include:

*Unemployment Benefits.

*Students Loan.

*New Minimum Wage.

— DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF NIMASA BOWS OUT

The Director General Of NIMASA, Bashir Jamoh Has Bowed Out and has Handed Over To The Executive Director In Charge Of Finance who would hold sway Until A Substantive Director-General Is Officially Appointed By President Tinubu.

— UK Government bans Foreign Health Workers from bringing Relatives

Government of the United Kingdom has Banned Overseas Health Workers From Bringing Family Members Or Dependants To The Country.

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This Ban would Also Affect Nigerian Health Workers working In the UK.

— No Plans To Remove Electricity Subsidy -Tinubu

President Tinubu’s Administration Has Assured Nigerians That Electricity Subsidies Will Remain In Place And Won’t Be Removed For The Next 3years.

The Federal Government Also Plans To Figure Out Ways To Reduce Cost Of Electricity In Nigeria.

— BUDGET PADDING: Sen. Ningi makes clarifications… ‘I didn’t speak for Northern Senators’

Senator Abdul Ningi has briefed the Senate press corps on alleged budget padding, saying he’s not afraid of suspension by the Senate. The senator however maintained his stance by his comment where he alleged that N3.7 trillion was not traced to any project in the 2024 Budget.

Abdul also clarified that he spoke for himself and not on behalf of the Northern Senators Forum.

He also denied saying that the federal government is operating two budget.

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