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Remi Tinubu, a rare gift to Nigeria, says lawmaker



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The Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations, Rep. Abubakar Bichi has described First lLdy, Sen. Remi Tinubu as a rare gift to Nigeria.


Bichi, member representing, Bichi Federal Constituency of Kano state, said this in his 63rd birthday message to the wife of the President on Friday.


He described the first lady as the mother of the nation; a virtuous and upright woman, and exceptional wife and mother.

He said the first lady was a consummate leader, teacher, philanthropist, and fervent preacher of the gospel, who has distinguished herself in all endeavours over the years.

“In a world of constant change, she remains a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Nigerians,”he added.

“Her steadfast stewardship in Africa’s biggest democracy has made the nation better and more prosperous through war and peace, times of adversity, and times of prosperity.

He said her life has been a gift, not just to Nigeria, but to the world, breaking many barriers for women and setting a perfect example for young girls.

The lawmaker said Tinubu is a wife and mother, adding that she is a beacon of support to her husband, family, and everyone around her.


Breaking news: Minimum Wage: Labour rejects FG’s N54,000 offer



The organised labour has rejected the Federal Government N54,000 new minimum wage proposal.


According to reliable source, the meeting on the ongoing negotiations on new minimum wage has been adjourned till Wednesday after the organised labour.


Media report has it that the Federal Government upped its offer from its earlier proposed N48,000 to N54,000.

Tuesday’s meeting came as a result of the walkout staged by members of the organised labour following the proposal of N48,000 as minimum wage by the Federal Government during last week’s meeting.

During that meeting, the OPS had also proposed N54,000 while labour insisted on its N615,000 living wage demand.

Our correspondent who spoke to sources who attended the follow-up meeting on Tuesday learnt that the Federal Government upped its offer from N48,000 to N54,000.

“Well, during the meeting, the government increased its offer from N48,000 to N54,000. However, labour rejected that offer and the meeting has been adjourned till Wednesday,” a source who asked not to be named said.

When asked if the government’s side was showing any sign of seriousness, the labour leader said, “No seriousness at all. Even state governors did not show up. Those who represented them, like Bauchi and Niger states, did not have the mandates to speak on their behalf.

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Junior Pope betrayed me repeatedly – Yul Edochie



Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has claimed that his late colleague, Junior Pope, betrayed him repeatedly despite his being there for him in his times of need.


According to Edochie, it was the reason he shunned the late actor’s burial in Enugu State on Friday.


He said he wanted to wait till after Junior Pope’s burial before he reveal how the late actor betrayed him.

He promised the full story of how Junior Pope betrayed him soon.

On his Instagram story, Edochie wrote: “I didn’t want to say anything till after his burial. I know many asked why I wasn’t there. Why I haven’t said anything about it since.

“I took him like a brother & good friend. I was there for him when he needed me. But he stabbed me in the back repeatedly. That’s life!

“I’ll drop the full details soon so others can learn from it.

“Be careful what you wish people, it could come to you.”

Recall that Junior Pope died on April 10, 2024, alongside three others after their boat capsized on the Anam River in Anambra State while returning from a film location.

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