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World Bank MD meets with President Buhari…N56,000 proposed as new minimum wage…University of Ibadan students defy school closure and other headlines you missed today!


Good evening Kfbers, here are the major political news you might have missed today. Enjoy your read!

World Bank MD meets
with President Buhari over economic crisis

The World Bank MD met
with the Nigerian president today, Wednesday on how it could help Nigeria
overcome her current economic crisis caused mainly by a drastic fall in crude
prices.
In the meeting, World Bank Managing Director and Chief
Operating Officer Sri Mulyani Indrawati said there are plans to stimulate the
flagging economy with a record 6 trillion naira ($31 billion) budget.
Nigeria will have to borrow 1.8 trillion naira from abroad
and at home to help fund the budget, which has been delayed by several months
and wrangling with parliament, if it goes ahead.
 “We would like to know
how we can help Nigeria to make the very important decisions, whether on micro
economic policy and other sectoral policy, that will make this economy move
forward to become a strong middle income country,” she said.

 

University Of.Ibadan Students Defy Closure, Cook Food Outside School Gate

Students
of the University of Ibadan (UI) have defied the school management by
camping outside the school gate and cooking food at the institution’s
gate.

Students
from the school took to social media yesterday where they posted
several hilarious pictures of the cooking session. Some students even
invited their Vice Chancellor, to partake in the meal.
The students were directed to vacate the school campus on Tuesday following a two-day protest.
But,
the management urged those who have parents and relations outside Oyo
State to stay overnight. As at Wednesday evening, some students said
they were still on campus and decided to organize communal cooking…

Corrected budget ready Friday

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Speaker
Yakubu Dogara, have raised a joint com­mittee that would finally resolve
grey areas in the N6.06 trillion 2016 Ap­propriation Bill.
The committee compris­es members from the Sen­ate and House of
Repre­sentatives was set up less than 24 hours after Saraki and Dogara
met with President Muhammadu Buhari, his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and
Minis­ter of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma.
Other officials present at the Tuesday night meet­ing were Saraki’s
deputy, Ike Ekweremadu; Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Yusuf Lasun; Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpa­bio; House Leader,
Femi Gbajabiamila; and other leaders of the National As­sembly.
Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, his Senior Special Assistant on
Na­tional Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang and the Senior Special
As­sistant on National As­sembly Matters (House of Representatives),
Samaila Kawu, also attended the meeting.
The joint committee, Daily Sun learnt, have only “24 hours
to fine-tune the grey areas in the Appropriation Bill that would be
forwarded to the president for assent next week.
“Already, we have given the president our word that the grey areas
would be addressed. We have set to work. In fact, our mandate is to work
round the clock and produce a clean copy by today,” said a source close
to the committee.
It was gathered that the two chambers of the Na­tional Assembly
decided to set up a small committee to quickly review the con­tents of
the budget, make necessary amendments in line with the decisions reached
at the various rec­onciliation meetings with the executive.

 

Ex-education minister, Iyabo Anisulowo, kidnapped

Iyabo-Anisulowo


Former Education Minister and senator in the Fifth Senate, Iyabo Anisulowo was kidnapped today.

She was allegedly kidnapped, along Imasai Road, close to Ilaro, when she was returning from her farm.
Senator Anisulowo, an All Progressives Congress chieftain, is a
former minister of State for Education during late General Sani Abacha’s
regime.
She celebrated her 60th birthday last month.

Although the kidnappers were yet to make contact with her family,
Zonal Police/Public Relations Officer, Wale Lawal confirmed the
abduction to Daily Sun.

He assured that the zone was on top of the situation and according to
him, the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Lagos
and Ogun, Bala Hassan has already deployed five teams, including
Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Anti-Kidnapping Unit, Anti-Crime Patrol
teams and Squadron Commander for MOPOL 16.

 

NLC, TUC propose N56,000 as new
minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour
Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have jointly
proposed N56,000 as the new minimum wage to the Federal Government as against
the current minimum wage which is presently N18,000.
The NLC president,
Ayuba Wabba, said this, while addressing press men, today in Abuja. He said the
new minimum wage was proposed to the Federal government yesterday on April
26th.

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“I can say now authoritatively that as of yesterday (Tuesday) we made a formal
proposal to the Federal Government of N56,000 to be the new minimum wage. The
demand has been submitted officially to government and we hope that the
tripartite system to look at the review will actually be set up to look at it.
Our argument is that, yes, it is true that the economy is not doing well, but
the law stated that wages for workers must be review after every five years.
So, the issue must be looked into by the Federal Government and workers should
not be seen as sleeping on their rights,” he said.

 

OccupyNass: Nigerians continue to
demand Saraki’s resignation


OccupyNass protesters have continued their protest today April 27th. The
protest which was started yesterday is demanding for the resignation of Senate
President Bukola Saraki who has standing trial for alleged false declaration of
assets.

Immigration job scam: Judge withdraws from Abba
Moro’s trial

The presiding judge
over Abba Moro’s case, Justice Anwuri Chikere of a Federal High Court in Abuja has
today, Wednesday withdrawn from the trial of a former Interior Minister, Abba
Moro and his co-accused.
The
judge said she would return the case file to the Chief Judge for the Federal
High Court for reassignment to another judge. She however failed to
disclose the reason behind her withdrawal.
The Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission had arraigned Moro along with a former Permanent
Secretary in the Interior Ministry, Mrs. Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia‎; a former
director in the ministry, Felix .O Alayebami, and a firm, Drexel Tech Nigeria
Limited.
They
were all arraigned on 11 counts involving their alleged involvement in the
botched 2014 recruitment exercise of the Nigerian Immigration Service while
Moro was minister.
They
were accused of defrauding 675, 675 graduate applicants of about N675,675,000
having been made to pay N1000 each as processing fees for 5,000 (five thousand)
job openings.

 Kaduna refinery to begin
production of 2m litres of petrol today

Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company say it will
begin 2 million liters of petroleum products today April 27th. The management
of the company said the refinery will get its supply of crude from Escravos,
Delta state and then begin refining immediately.
This is part of efforts to increase the supply of fuel
nationwide.

Arms deal scandal is $15bn and
not $2.1bn’ – EFCC

A top official in
EFCC says contrary to reports, the arms deal scandal is $15 billion not
$2.1billion. According to reports from Daily Trust the EFCC official who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the $2.1 billion
that has been linked to former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, is just
one transaction out of the $15 billion arms deal fraud.

He
said, “The actual amount involved in the arms deal is $15 billion. The $2.1
billion was just one transaction out of it. Majority of the companies involved
in the arms deal are owned by serving military officers. They registered these
companies using the names of their cronies. Despite the fact that they returned
some money, we are still going to prosecute them,”

EFCC seize Diezani Alison-Madueke’s
wrist watch worth £600,000, diamond jewelry and houses

The
Nation newspapers report that EFCC confiscated houses and a very expensive
wrist watch worth £600, 000 as well as other gold and diamond jewelry from the
former minister who is being prosecuted at the Westminster Magistrate’s Court
in London for money laundering and bribery allegations, along with her
accomplice Jide Omokore
A
source revealed that, “We have seized many houses belonging to Diezani and
Omokore on Banana Island and other places. Also, a wristwatch of about
£1.4million was seized from Omokore’s wife. From the former minister, we have
retrieved a choice wrist watch worth £600,000 and jewelry in gold and diamond.
We will soon show Nigerians all these items for them to appreciate what we have
done and to learn some lessons.”
The source also added that the seized wrist watches
has prize tags attached to them.
US
Presidential Primaries: Trump Wins In five states, Clinton 4

US presidential aspirant,
Donald Trump has won presidential primaries in all five US states that voted, Tuesday,
while Hillary Clinton clinched four out of five state.
Mr Trump called himself the Republican “presumptive nominee”
after victories in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode
Island.

For the Democrats, Mrs Clinton was denied a clean sweep by
Bernie Sanders who one in one state.

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Kemisola Adeyemi is the Assistant Editor of Kemi Filani News. She loves to write and write and write and hopes to own a publishing firm someday! Email: [email protected]

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