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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Saturday, 12 September, 2020 Edition)

Meeting between Labour and FG

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Govt, Labour Meet Today Over Electricity, Fuel Price Hike

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, will today (Saturday) meet with the organised labour in order to give the true picture of the nation’s economy in the midst of threats by various unions to embark on industrial action over the recent increases in electricity tariff and fuel price.

Dr Ngige, who announced this while briefing State House reporters after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja, said the meeting which is on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, holds today, Saturday, September 12, 2020 in Abuja.

The minister said the meeting would give the labour unions an opportunity to look at government’s finances and listen to the challenges in the midst of the recent hikes.

Nigeria Fast Drifting To Failed, Badly Divided State – Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria is fast drifting into a ‘failed and badly divided state’ under President Muhammadu Buhari.

This, he said, are the products of recent “mismanagement of diversity and socio-economic development of our country.”

“Old fault lines that were disappearing have opened up in greater fissures and with drums of hatred, disintegration and separation and accompanying choruses being heard loud and clear almost everywhere,” Obasanjo said.

Oba Of Benin Makes Announcement Ahead Of Edo Poll

Ahead of September 19 governorship election, Oba of Benin, the Edo state Council of Traditional Rulers and chiefs urged eligible voters in the state to come out enmasse and vote the candidate of their choice without fear.

The council in its quarterly meeting, presided over by its chairman, Oba Ewuare II, also resolved to intensify prayers and traditional means to ensure absolute peace before, during and after election.

The council commended the Benin monarch, for calling on the two main political gladiators to eschew violence, saying the peace pact had started yielding positive outcome across the state. The council also warned traditional rulers to remain neutral before, during and after the election adding that the palace has no candidate in an election.

Africa Won’t Get Democracy Right Without Electronic Voting – Jonathan

Former president Goodluck Jonathan has said many elections in Africa are not credible because the countries, including Nigeria, are yet to embrace electronic voting system.

Jonathan, who is also the United Nations special envoy on crisis management, said it was worrisome that the outcome of elections was not decided by the ballots.

He spoke on the presidential panel of the 4th Edition of The Osasu Show Symposium 2020 which was held in Abuja on Wednesday, with theme ‘Rethinking Africa’.

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