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Yuguda’s Yoruba appeal

WHILE some were of the view that Governor Isa Yuguda’s marriage to Hajiya Abiodun Yuguda, a Yoruba woman, is the reason for his open disposition to all tribes, the leader of the Yoruba community in Bauchi State, however, took a broader view recently.

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Prof Jega: Trapped between ‘ advice’ and ‘directive’ on Kogi State

For anyone that has observed with reasonable interest Nigeria’s transition to democratic rule, it would be difficult to deny that the arrival of Prof. Attahiru Jega at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s regulatory agency on electoral issues as its Chairman has not come with tremendous improvements in many aspects of the nation’s electoral process.

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Oyo minimum wage impasse: Workers’ demands unsustainable – Commissioner

For the past few days, it has been a tug of war between the 38,000 workers in Oyo State and the state government on the minimum wage of N18,000. As a result, the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Mr. Bashir Olanrewaju, directed his members to begin an indefinite strike to compel government to accede to their demands. Here, the commissioner for finance in the state, Mr. Zaccheaus Adelabu, explains issues pertaining to the impasse.

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When representatives cannot meet with their constituents

The entry of the Boko Haram sect in the political sphere of the country has fundamentally changed its political landscape in such a profound way that those who had argued that the alien practice of suicide bombing could never happen in Nigeria, carried out by Nigerians have since been having a rethink of this position since members of the Boko Haram sect began to visit death on innocent Nigerians on a scale that is not only unprecedented but inimitable by Nigerian standards.

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