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New minimum wage payment to be effected immediately – Ngige

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Following the deal between FG and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on the new minimum wage, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, has said that the payment will be effected.

Ngige on Friday, October 18, speaking to journalists in Abuja, said that the payment will be effected immediately, Daily Trust reports.

On the breakdown on the pay adjustment for different categories of civil servants, the minister said: “For COMESS wage structure grade level 7 gets 23%, level 8 gets 20%, level 9 gets 19%, levels 10 to 14 get 16% while levels 15 to 17 get 14%.

“For those on the second category of wages structure, CONHES, CONRRISE, CONTISS etc, level 7 gets 22.2%, levels 8 to 14 get 16%, levels 15 to 17 get 10.5%.”

The minister, however, explained that the pay adjustments of military and paramilitary are reflected in the deal and will be transmitted through the right means.

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228 inmates escape as flood overflows prison, 100 rearrested in Kogi

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At least 228 inmates of the Koton Karfe custodial centre (formerly known as prison) in Kogi reportedly escaped after it collapsed following heavy flooding that resulted from a torrential rain.

We understand that the development was confirmed by the comptroller general of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), Jafar Ahmed.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ahmed spoke with newsmen in Koton Kafe on Monday, October 28, saying that the flood happened at 3am.

According to him, the facility’s perimetre fence was submerged affecting the walls of two of the cells.

Ahmed, who noted that there were 228 inmates at the facility when the incident happened, added that the prison was not habitable after the flood.

Some of the inmates re-arrested are, therefore, being transferred to other prison facilities in the state.

On his part, a security adviser to Governor Yahaya Bello, retired Commodore Jerry Omadara, said at least 100 inmates had been re-arrested.

He, however, noted that some of the inmates returned on their own while some others reported themselves at police stations close to the centre.

Some of the escaping inmates were arrested by the combined team of policemen, army, navy and civil defence corps, he said.

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Zlatan lists out the menial jobs he did like being a bricklayer before making it big in music

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Controversial street pop act, Zlatan has revealed some of the menial jobs he did before he became a super star.

Sharing a photo of his first car which he won from a talent hunt at the age of 19, Zlatan wrote, ‘before I won this car, I do bricklayer, cut grass for people land to lay foundation, I work for cold-room for ikorodu isawo! 10k per month! I do too many many. But I thank God for my life today’.

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