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1. President Bola Tinubu’s position on the N62,000 agreed on by the Federal Government and the Organized Private Sector as the new minimum wage will determine organized labor’s next line of action on the matter, the Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) said on Sunday. The president of NLC, Joe Ajaero, made this known in an interview in Abuja.

2. President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr. Nkiruka Maduekwe as the interim Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Council on Climate Change (NCCC), pending confirmation by the NCCC Supervisory Council. This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

3. Candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the local government election held at the weekend in Yobe State have been declared winners of all the chairmanship and councillorship seats. The Chairman of the Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission (YOIEC), Dr. Mamman Muhammad, made the announcement at the commission’s headquarters in Damaturu on Saturday.

4. State governments are getting set to eliminate electricity subsidies in their territories as more states gear up to join others in running their different power markets under their own laws. In a document put together by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, the states also stated that they would implement different electricity tariffs in their domains.

5. The National Working Committee of the Labor Party has said it was not offended by Thursday’s outburst of the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, over the controversial creation of the Obedient Movement directorate. The LP NWC said Obi had the right to express his grievance, adding that there was no plan or contemplation to relieve Obi of his party leadership role.

6. Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, on Friday, intercepted no fewer than 175,000 bottles of codeine shipment from India en route to Enugu State, barely one week after it seized a similar shipment in Rivers State. This is just as the anti-narcotics agency arrested a Nigerien for concealing drugs in pesticide tanks and 19 others in multiple raids across the country.

7. About 30 travelers, including some students of the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, were reportedly abducted by suspected kidnappers along the Abuja-Nasarawa Highway on Friday. It was gathered on Sunday that the kidnappers laid siege to the vehicles conveying the travelers and abducted them into a nearby bush in the Uke area of Nasarawa State.

8. The police in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, say they arrested no fewer than four suspected members of a kidnapping gang terrorizing the FCT and its environs. The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, on Sunday, disclosed in a statement that the suspects were arrested on Friday following a raid of their hideouts in the Gidan Dogo and Kweti Forest in Kaduna State, a border to the FCT.

9. The Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Board has announced the death of two of its pilgrims who returned to their Lord in Medina, Saudi Arabia. A statement by the Executive Secretary of the Kwara State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abdulsalam Abdulkadir, yesterday said the Board “deeply regrets these sad events but submits totally to the decree and ultimate knowledge of Allah in all affairs.”

10. A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and State Vice Chairman of the party in Edo State, Chief Francis Inegbeniki, has resigned his membership of the party. In his letter of resignation addressed to his Ward Chairman of Opoji, Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State, dated June 8, 2024, he said that some recent developments in the party in his local government and state conflict with his core principles and values.

 

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