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The last minimum wage (2)

ON the conviction of an employer under this section for failing to pay to a worker wages not less than the national minimum wage, the court may make an order that the employer convicted shall pay, in addition to any fine, such sum as appears to the court to be due to the worker on account of wages, the wages being calculated on the basis of the national  minimum wage : provided that the power to order payment on account of wages under this subsection shall not be in derogation of the right of the worker to recover wages due to him by any other proceedings in a court of competent jurisdiction, 4.-(1).

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Amina Zakari

Amina Zakari: The red flag at INEC

MRS. Amina Zakari, the controversial National Commissioner at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, whose name raises the blood pressure of opposition politicians in Nigeria today is an employer’s delight .But like the bat whose only affliction is that the arms are longer than the legs, her major drawback is that she does more than a day’s work for a day’s pay.

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Nigeria lost Fasehun before he died

THEY were not advised visits. But the Pro-Democracy Movement had become badly depleted. The Abacha regime had forced quiet a number of activists underground. Some, like our leader, Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti and Shehu Sani had been given life jail sentences, Ken Saro-Wiwa had been executed with eight other Minority campaigners, some activists had fled into exile and a number were in detention without trial

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NNPC refineries as metaphor for all that is wrong with Nigeria

THE story published in a national newspaper on December 30, 2018 elaborated by pointing out that “The Federal Government-owned refineries lost N96.34bn in the first nine months of this year compared to N95.09bn in the whole of 2017.” Certainly, unless things have changed in the last quarter of 2018, the refineries alone would have thrown about N132bn down the drain by the time you are reading this article.

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