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VOLUME 26

NO. 137

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Truck crushes 3 brothers in Kwara

HREE brothers were Tin Ilorin, crushed to death yesterday Kwara State capital

when a truck carrying cement had a head-on collision with their motorcycle. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accident occurred on old Jebba Road in Oyun area of Ilorin. An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said the brothers were trying to Continues on Pg 6

Minimum wage: CONDOLENCE… ( L-r) Mr. Adeyemi Dimeji, Mrs. Chinyere Ekomaru, her husband Chief Chukwuma Ekomaru SAN, Executive Chairman of Champion Newspapers Ltd Chief (Dr.) Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Aare Musulumi of Yoruba land, Alhaji Azeez Arisekola Alao, Alhji Kamilu Olosho, Prof. David Adejumo and Otunba Mommahed Ilupeju, during a condolence visit to Alhaji Alao’s family, over the death of his wife, in Ibadan, Oyo State capital yesterday. PHOTO: MIKE IROANYA

8 Govs to Amaechi:

Reconcile with Jonathan now P6

•Jang, elders blast governors 21-yr jail term for oil thieves

AKEEM OYETUNJI, Asst News Editor, Abuja

National Economic TtookHECouncil (NEC) yesterday pragmatic step towards

addressing oil pipeline vandalism and oil theft in the Niger Delta region, prescribing 21 years imprisonment for offenders without an option of fine. Governor Emmanuel

Uduaghan of Delta state who briefed State House correspondents after the NEC meeting, said Council has set up a Legal Task Force headed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN to commence prosecution of offenders immediately. NEC, which comprises of the 36 state governors and

Ministers of National Planning, Finance, FCT and Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN meets monthly and is statutorily chaired by Vice President Namadi Sambo. According to the Governor, who chaired the Presidential Committee on oil theft, the Council also disclosed that about 500 people that have Continues on Pg 6

Senators are anti-workers —Labour

AKOR SYLVESTER, Abuja OLLOWING the stand of the Senate on the national minimum wage in the vote on constitution amendment recently, organized labour yesterday said the upper chamber has failed the nation, saying the senators lacked the understanding of the concept of minimum wage. The senate in the constitution amendment session had voted for the removal of the National Minimum Wage from the Exclusive to Concurrent List in

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World celebrates Mandela at 95 P 42

•The Senate President David Mark with the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani AlisonMadueke at the National Assembly during the two-day public hearing by the Senate Joint Committee on the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB in Abuja yesterday. Story on P.4

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