Author: Mujeebat Adewole

A graduate of Mass Communication from the Kwara State University,(KWASU), Malete. She is a reporter at the Elites Watch Online Newspaper. Her experience spans Broadcast and Print at the Nigeria Television Authority, (NTA), and The Informant247 in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

The Federal Government has clarified its position on the proposed N494,000 national minimum wage requested by the organised Labour. Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, in a statement by his media aide, Rabiu Ibrahim explained that the proposed wage would place a significant burden on the national economy, potentially resulting in job losses and financial instability for the majority of Nigerians. Idris estimated that the proposed wage would amount to a total of N9.5 trillion, which would be unsustainable for the federal government. “The sum of N494,000 national minimum wage which Labour is seeking would cumulatively amount to…

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Former Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly Professor, Rt. Hon. Prof. Ali Ahmad has lauded the mega scholarship sponsored by the former Senate President Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki CON, initiatives towards making education attractive to intending students in the state. This is as indigenous varsity, Muhammad Kamalud-deen University, Ilorin, on Saturday, held its first-ever matriculation ceremony welcoming 146 newly admitted students to commence their academic session under a seemingly conducive learning environment. The maiden event also witnessed the formal installation of distinguished retired Justice of the Court of Appeal and the 11th Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim…

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), on Tuesday, announced that 1.8 million candidates will sit for this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School candidates.  Dr. Josiah Dangut, WASSCE Chief of the Nigeria National Office disclosed in a statement that extra security arrangements had been made in volatile areas with the council liaising with police and state governments to provide tight security. He also warned candidates and school authorities against examination malpractice, adding that erring candidates, supervisors and schools would be duly sanctioned. The WASSCE chief reiterated that the council had rolled out several awareness campaigns nationwide…

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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former Senator representing the Kwara South Senatorial District at the National Assembly is dead after battling a brief illness. The federal lawmaker’s death was confirmed in the early hours of Wednesday morning. According to a top party source, the late Ojoku-born politician underwent a surgical operation sometime in December 2023 and was successful. More details later…..

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Ahmed Abdullah, a 41-year-old patient with sickle cell disease, shared his personal experience of living with a life-threatening illness since birth. He described the daily challenges and setbacks he faced as a result of his condition, revealing how the disease impacted his family and everyday life. Abdullah, who was blessed with three children, talked about his ambition to become a medical doctor despite his health condition. In an interview session with MUJEEBAT ADEWOLE, held in November 2022, he shared the obstacles he faced, including chronic pain, frequent hospitalizations, and limited physical activity. Sadly, Abdullah passed away on January 21, 2023,…

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Barely hours after handing over six trucks of grains to her constituents on Tuesday, Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan attended an ECOWAS delegation meeting where she was one of the representatives of the Nigerian parliament. The meeting which was chaired by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Barau Jibrin included several notable senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria aimed to foster stronger communication and address matters of regional significance. According to a statement by Senator Akpoti’s media team, the federal lawmaker left her country home on Wednesday after the distribution of the breathtaking palliative measure to attend to legislative activities. The Elites…

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Barely few days after their sister unions, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and National Association of Staff Union (NASU), issued a 7-day warning strike, the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) University of Ilorin chapter has demanded the unconditional release and payment of their five-and-a-half-month-withheld salaries from March 2022 to August 2022, stressing that the organized body has concluded on embarking on a 3-day warning strike to press home their demands.  According to reports by Informant247, members of the association held a peaceful protest at the University of Ilorin on Wednesday, where they expressed their dissatisfaction over…

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…Retailers of our products are exploiters, N100 price imminent, says Sachet Water Business Owner …Cost of Production Tripling daily; banks don’t give us loans, says ATWP Despite the low-cost and affordability nature of sachet water, its market price has dramatically risen due to economic factors like inflation, high cost of production, and supply chain disruptions. Whereas these prevalent factors have made the sachet water business unbearable for the manufacturers and unaffordable for many consumers; especially those who have badly felt the impact of the current economic crisis in Nigeria – who now consider it a luxury. A special report by…

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A tragedy occurred in the early hours of Saturday along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as a container claimed the lives of three men who were occupants of a HOWO truck. Reports indicated that the container fell off from a truck with registration number T-15636LA on an unregistered Sinotruk HOWO truck where the three men were trapped. According to a statement released by the spokesperson for the Ogun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, she said the circumstances that led to the tragic death of the three men are associated with overspeeding, and reckless driving which led…

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