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Minimum Wage: FG Offers N62,000, Labour Unions insists N250,000.

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– FG offers N62,000 as new national minimum wage.
– Labour unions demand N250,000, a reduction from N494,000.
– Negotiations ongoing, outcome uncertain.

The Federal Government has increased its offer for a new national minimum wage to N62,000, a move seen as a compromise to avert a looming strike.

Labour unions, however, are holding out for a higher figure, reducing their demand to N250,000, down from N494,000.

A source close to the negotiations described the government’s offer as “embarrassing” and unlikely to be accepted by labour.

The Minister of Finance, Wale Edun, submitted the cost implications of the new minimum wage to President Bola Tinubu, paving the way for a decision.

Tinubu had earlier directed Edun to present the cost implications within two days, showing the urgency of the matter.

Labour unions suspended their strike on Tuesday, but warned they would resume if negotiations failed to yield a favourable outcome.

The Nigerian Governors Forum has warned that any minimum wage above N60,000 would be unsustainable.

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Pornography Deadens The Brain, Kills Wisdom And Intelligence — Dr Chris Okafor

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Pornography Deadens The Brain, Kills Wisdom And Intelligence -- Dr Chris Okafor

Popular cleric, Dr Chris Okafor is not happy that the world has allowed itself to be esnared by the unholy lure of pornography which he says is evil in it’s entirety.

Dr Okafor, a well known prophet who is the founder of the Grace Nation Church International, Lagos is as alarmed by the rising percentage of the world’s population hooked on pornography as the damage it is doing to their mental faculties.

He describes the trend — fostered mainly by the internet — as horrific especially when considered that it has been allowed to gain a foothold even amongst christians who he says should know better.

Dr Okafor did not mince words in condemning pornography and the decadence it promotes, insisting that it is wholly a demonic agenda.

“Pornography is the devil’s own agenda to pollute the human race before God. God is holy and those who must worship and serve him must do so in spirit and in truth,” Okafor told a full house of worshippers while teaching on the subject “Faculties Of The New Man In Christ,” during a recent Sunday service.

“Pornography and all other sexual sins like homosexuality, lesbianism, bestiality, masturbation, incest and others is an aberration as it contradicts God’s original plan and purpose for man.

“Pornography is not only a sin, it is a killer. It deadens the brain, kills intelligence and completely erodes one’s ability for rational thought. As a matter of fact, it is a dangerous pastime for anyone, particularly christians to engage in,” he admonished.

He did not also spare the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) adherents who he described as straying from God’s agenda for man.

“I have heard people say it is their sexual preference to engage in same-sex relationship or marriages. How come? Now, let me ask. What was God’s original plan for man as per the issue of relationships? In Genesis 2:24, God made it explicitly clear that He favoured a relationship between man and woman by the very act of creating Eve — a woman — as the fit and proper person to live with Adam — a man.

“So, God created Adam and Eve, and not Adam and Steve. We must, therefore, know where God stands on the issue. And where God stands on an issue must always guide our actions and the way we live in this world,” he added.

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PHOTOS: Plateau Lawmaker Gifts Daughter Brand-New SUV on Graduation Day

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– Plateau lawmaker gifts daughter SUV for graduating from Lead British International School Abuja
– Mixed reactions on social media over extravagant gift
– Economic challenges in Nigeria fuel criticism

Plateau State lawmaker, Yusuf Gagdi, surprised his daughter Aisha with an SUV for excelling in her exams at Lead British International School Abuja.

He shared proud moments from her graduation ceremony on Instagram.

Aisha’s achievement in Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations earned her the luxury gift. Her father’s gesture sparked controversy on social media, with some questioning the extravagance.

Critics called the gift “absolute nonsense” amidst economic challenges. Others defended Gagdi, saying he celebrated his daughter according to his means.

Supporters argued that people celebrate their children according to their pockets. The debate highlights differing views on extravagant gifts.

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