Author: National Record

THE MANUFACTURERS Association of Nigeria (MAN) has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for achieving the breakthrough on the long-negotiated new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers. MAN’s Director-General, Mr Segun Ajayi-Kadir, made the commendation while reacting to the N70,000 new national minimum wage agreement by President Tinubu and leaders of Organised Labour on Thursday in Abuja. Aside the minimum wage increase from N30,000 to N70,000, President Tinubu also assured that the national minimum wage would be reviewed after three years, as he also promised to find ways to assist the private sector and the sub-nationals to pay the new minimum…

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DUTCH airline, KLM, said that a global computer outage has made “flight handling impossible” and is largely suspending its operations. Airlines and airports around the globe have been affected by IT problems. “KLM and other airlines and airports have been affected by a global computer outage, making flight handling impossible,” the airline said in a statement. “We realize that this is very inconvenient for our customers and staff, particularly in the midst of the summer holiday season. “We’re working hard to resolve the problem. Until then, we will have to suspend operations largely.” In the United States, the Federal Aviation…

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COMPUTER issues were causing major disruption worldwide on Friday, affecting airlines and airports, media outlets, banks and telecommunication companies. Airports from Berlin and Zurich to New Delhi and Sydney were among those that reported various degrees of service disruptions, caused by an update from IT security company — CrowdStrike. CrowdStrike boss, George Kurtz, posted on social media platform X that “this is not a security incident or cyberattack. The issue has been identified, isolated and a fix has been deployed.” Screengrab of the message on the Sky News channel. Sky News has been knocked off air online amid reports of…

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By Amos Aar THE BENUE State Ministry of Education has approved a shift in date for the Mock/Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) to first week of September 2024. Commissioner of Education and Knowledge Management, Dr Frederick Ikyaan, who announced this at the end of a meeting he held with directors and heads of parastatals under the ministry on Thursday regretted any inconvenience the shift may have caused principals, schools, parents and other stakeholders. Media Aide to the commissioner, Mr Akaa Sule, quoted his principal to have explained that the shift became necessary due to circumstances beyond the Ministry’s immediate control,…

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CHASTITY is a desirable element in marriage. Unfortunately, as utopic as this is in marriage, more often it is absent. This article is intended to expose some of the signs of a cheating husband and encourage the erring husband to renew his temperance and virtue. The last but not the least is the tendency for a man to be overly protective of his phone. A man who has something to hide guards his phone religiously. He will flare up when someone touches his phone. This is a clear indication that there are skeletons in that cupboard. Men like these hold…

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I AM BEMUSED by the sense of elation exhibited by some government officials and elites that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has lifted the entry ban on Nigerians. Immediately the announcement was made this Monday, July 15, some Nigerian officials started falling over themselves to assure the UAE that Nigerians would be of good behaviour and, pledging to strengthen partnership with it. Except that in comparison with Nigeria, UAE has a disciplined elite that has used its oil wealth to develop their country; that country has little or nothing to teach Nigeria. If anything, Nigeria has a lot to teach…

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This article was first published in Next newspaper, 12th September, 2010 I HAVE spent the last week reflecting on hilltop palaces and misrule in my dear country Nigeria. I could not help it; my thoughts were imposed by the surroundings. The last week found me on the six-acre Neemrana Fort Palace in Rajasthan, India, about 122 Kilometres from Delhi. This palace of the Maharaja was the site from which the Chauhans Dynasty ruled Rajasthan from the 15th century to 1947. The palace of 55 rooms is carved into eleven storeys on the hilltop. Nigerian citizens fought against SAP. Workers and…

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PRESIDENT Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday approved the appointment of Mrs. Didi Esther Walson-Jack as the new Head of the Civil Service of the Federation with effect from August 14, 2024. Below are seven things to note about Mrs Walson-Jack: Experience Mrs. Didi Walson-Jack has built a remarkable career in public service, spanning several decades. Her journey began as a State Counsel in the Rivers State Ministry of Justice, and she has held various significant positions across both state and federal levels. Her wealth of experience and dedication to public service are evident in her numerous roles and achievements. Pioneer Staff…

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SOME civil society leaders in Osogbo, Osun State capital, say the new minimum wage of N70,000 approved by President Bola Tinubu is grossly inadequate and unsustainable to meet the present economic realities in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Tinubu in a meeting with organised labour on Thursday in Abuja, approved N70,000 as the new national minimum wage. In an interview with NAN on Thursday in Osogbo, the civil society stakeholders called on the president to reconsider the wage amount before sending it to the National Assembly for passage into law. According to them, Nigerians expected…

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UNITED States President, Joe Biden, has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House said in a statement on Thursday. Biden is “vaccinated and boosted and he is experiencing mild symptoms,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement. According to the statement, the positive test came following an event Biden attended in Nevada. Biden will be returning to his private residence in Delaware “where he will self-isolate and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time,” Jean-Pierre said. Biden’s doctor said the president had shown “upper respiratory symptoms” in the afternoon, including a…

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