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Nigeria @60:  FG Seeks Creative Ideas On Anniversary Branding, Offers Prizes

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Nigeria @60:  FG Seeks Creative Ideas On Anniversary Branding, Offers Prizes

Nigeria’s sixtieth independence anniversary is just a few days away, and the federal government is looking to do something a little different and special on this occasion.

So, it wants Nigerians to come up with creative ideas and submit composition for an anniversary slogan, photograph and poem that would be launched to celebrate this year’s independence day from October the first this year to the end of December next year.

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Minister of communications and digital economy, Dr. Isa Pantami said on Saturday president Muhammadu Buhari has approved an inclusive program for the national independence celebration that would observe covid-19 protocols and guidelines.

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Pantami said the theme for the country’s diamond jubilee is “together at sixty,” and that the thematic and creative aspects of the event would be inclusive and would be designed by Nigerians for Nigeria.

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The minister is encouraging Nigerians to participate in the challenge and to vote for the best brand through the challenge.  He said winners will receive prizes in addition to being part of what he called “this epoch-making event.”

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“More Prosperous Days Will Come Soon” – Lai Mohammed

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"More Prosperous Days Will Come Soon" - Lai Mohammed

Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, wants Nigerians to be patient with president Muhamadu Buhari on the issue of price hikes.  He says better days are ahead.

He made the call in Lagos on Saturday during a meeting with online publishers.  The minister said it was mere coincidence that the hikes in both the pump price of fuel and electricity tariff happened simultaneously.  He said even with the hike in fuel prices, Nigeria still has the cheapest fuel prices and electricity tariff in all of west Africa.

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The minister said the government was forced to take some tough decisions in order to mitigate the effect of the economic slowdown and the drastic fall in government revenues.  Mohammed said when oil prices collapsed at the height of the global lockdown caused by COVID-19, the government had to deregulate PMS prices.

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He said the international prices of crude oil on local fuel prices will not last forever.  He also said the emergence of modular refineries in the country will help in lowering the cost of petroleum products.

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Rivers State Imposes N100 Million Fine On Violators Of COVID-19 Burial Protocols

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Rivers State Imposes N100 Million Fine On Violators Of COVID-19 Burial Protocols

The Rivers State government is not joking around with the enforcement of COVID-19 protocols on burials.  It has announced a fine of one hundred million naira for violators.

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State commissioner for health, Dr. Princewill Chike said in a statement on Saturday the decision to impose the fine on violators was taken at the state’s executive council meeting in Port Harcourt.

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He said a directive has gone out to chairmen of local government councils in the state to ensure full compliance with the protocols in their various localities.

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Chike said the government’s stipulation still stands forbidding more than fifty persons from attending burials in the state.

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Nationwide Planned Industrial Action Averted

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Nationwide planned industrial action averted

The Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have suspended the planned nationwide strike that was to commence today.  The strike was planned as a protest against the recent increase in electricity tariff and the hike in petrol pump price.

After a marathon meeting with labor leaders on Sunday, minister of labor and employment, Chris Ngige announced the decision by both parties to suspend the planned strike.

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He said a two-week time table has been set for a technical committee of labor leader, government agencies and ministries to look into issues of the electricity tariff hike.

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The committee is charged with the duty of harmonizing the basis for the new tariff because of what he said was conflicting information that was not in sync with the national electricity regulatory commission’s policy that guided the tariff hike.

Electricity distribution companies have been ordered to halt the application of the new tariff during the two weeks.

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On the issue of fuel pump price increase, both parties have agreed to rehabilitate the nation’s refineries to reduce fuel prices.

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