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Twitter has agreed to all FG’s conditions – Festus Keyamo
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Twitter has agreed to all FG’s conditions – Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, said that Twitter, the social media platform banned by the Federal Government of Nigerian in June 2021, has agreed to conditions laid out by the government to lift the ban. Speaking during an interview with Channels Television on Sunday, Nov. 28, Keyamo said the committee set up by the Federal Government to review the operations of Twitter has made significant progress. Keyamo, who is also a member of the committee, said: "The reason the president took that step is to recalibrate our relationship with Twitter and not to drive them away from our country. "That recalibration, we have started it and the President graciously added me to the committee. "We also set up a technical committee to interface with Twitter and co...
We’ll Pressurise Security Agents To Track Killers – Keyamo Condemns Killing Of Sowore’s Brother
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We’ll Pressurise Security Agents To Track Killers – Keyamo Condemns Killing Of Sowore’s Brother

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has commiserated with the family of human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore, over the death of Olajide Felix Sowore, his younger brother, in Edo State. Keyamo, in his condolence message, said it was sad that a young man would be cut down in his prime by criminal elements. He, however, said he and other compatriots would pressurise the law-enforcement agents to track down the killers and bring them to justice. His tribute reads, “I read with deep sadness the reports on the senseless killing of your younger brother, Mr Jide Sowore, a student of pharmacy at Igbinedion University, Okada, in Edo State, this morning. “It is quite sad and regrettable that such a young man would be cut down in his prime by criminal element...
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There is Danger ahead – Keyamo warns APC after Governor Akeredolu’s Victory at Supreme Court

Minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo has warned members of the All Progressives Congress of danger ahead after the Supreme Court Judgement which ratified the victory of Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The dissenting judgement which was read by Justice Peter-Odili, centered on the legitimacy of Governor Mai Mala Buni as the All Progressives Congress (APC) national caretaker chairman. Recall that the Yobe state governor was appointed after the removal of elected Chairman Adams Oshiomhole on June 16, 2020 for an initial six month period, but his position was renewed indefinitely. Odili had disclosed that the APC, by Article 17(4) of its constitution has provided for how its affairs should be managed and what offices its members could occupy at a time. The dissenti...
Demanding money from relatives in power encourages them to steal – Keyamo
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Demanding money from relatives in power encourages them to steal – Keyamo

Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo has said that demanding for money from family members and friends in leadership position encourages them to steal. Keyamo made the claim during his virtual presentation at the unveiling of the ‘Corruption Tori Season 2” by SignatureTV in Abuja on Wednesday June 23. The Sun reported that the Minister also urged more Nigerians to get involved in the fight against corruption, stating that it is a cankerworm that has eaten deep into the fabrics of the nation and must be eliminated for sustainable development to take place.
There was never a time APC used social media platforms to set the country ablaze, people are using it as a blackmail weapon – Keyamo
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There was never a time APC used social media platforms to set the country ablaze, people are using it as a blackmail weapon – Keyamo

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has stated that there was never a time the All Progressives Congress used social media platforms to set the country ablaze.   The Minister made the claim in an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday June 22.   Keyamo who responded to a question of the current APC government using social media to get into power in 2015 during the interview, insisted that the goal of government with the #TwitterBan is not to stifle free speech.   He also alleged that people have been blackmailing the ruling party with claims of rising to power through use of social media.   The Minister said;   “As a political party APC, can you tell us examples when we tried to use social media platforms to...
No Single Person Booed the Minister – Nile University Counters claim of Keyamo being booed for saying ‘Nigerians will beg for return of disbanded SARS’
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No Single Person Booed the Minister – Nile University Counters claim of Keyamo being booed for saying ‘Nigerians will beg for return of disbanded SARS’

The management of Nile University has countered claim of Minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo being booed for saying 'Nigerians will beg for return of disbanded SARS' during a recent lecture at the institution. Providing a context for the comment, the management said the Minister who was invited to deliver a paper on “Challenges of Global Security and the Implications for International Human Rights Law: An African Perspective", stated that the recent upsurge of crimes recorded in some parts Nigeria is not unconnected with the disbandment of SARS without a ready replacement and the release of hardened criminals in Correctional Centres in some parts of the country. According to Nile University, Keyamo who noted that people who protest over police brutality in the US never ca...
Twitter Deletes Keyamo’s Twitter Deletes With Eedris For “Violating Rules”
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Twitter Deletes Keyamo’s Twitter Deletes With Eedris For “Violating Rules”

Popular microblogging site, Twitter, has deleted the tweets by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, where he leaked the chat between him and Eedris Abdulkareem. Twitter said the tweets, which also contained Abdulkareem’s phone number, were deleted simply because the minister ‘violated the rules’ of the site. Keyamo, via a Twitter thread, tackled the singer over ‘Jaga Jaga Reloaded’ ― his recently released song, which he claimed was a poor attempt at blackmail. According to the minister, Abdulkareem, who is displaying a stance against the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), once begged to be part of the Buhari Campaign Organisation which he directed in 2018. Keyamo said, “In 2018, when I was named the Director of Strategic Communicat...
Festus Keyamo Exposes Eedris Abdulkareem For Disparaging Him In His New Song
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Festus Keyamo Exposes Eedris Abdulkareem For Disparaging Him In His New Song

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has opened the dossier of hip hop artiste, Eedris Abdulkareem after he released a song, ‘jagajaga reloaded’ to disparage the minister. Abdulkareem’s new song, ‘jagajaga reloaded’ disparaged Keyamo, saying “where Festus Keyamo sef? He don dey chop with cabal o.” Keyamo took to his twitter handle and released different private conversations he had with Abdulkareem, how he allegedly begged for money. According to Keyamo, “Eedris Abdulkareem just released a song, ‘jagajaga reloaded’, where he waxed the following lyrics, “where Festus Keyamo sef? He don dey chop with cabal o”. I laughed out so loud and even danced to the rhythm too. But there’s a small story behind this poor attempt at blackmail. “In 2018, when I was na...
774,000 Jobs: FG Commences Partial Payment Of Stipends
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774,000 Jobs: FG Commences Partial Payment Of Stipends

The Federal Government has commenced partial payment of the N20,000 monthly stipend to the 774,000 beneficiaries of the Special Public Works programme. The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. The workers had grumbled about the delayed payment of their stipends which the government attributed to the mismatch of Bank Verification Numbers and other details supplied by the beneficiaries. But giving an update on the payment issue on his Twitter handle, Keyamo said Access Bank has verified accounts for payment while the National Directorate of Employment has commenced payment into accounts with the bank. The minister said the government was waiting for Zenith, UBA, FCMB, Fidelity, Heritage and Yobe Micro...
“Stop Ethnicising Insecurity, It Is A Global Issue” – Keyamo
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“Stop Ethnicising Insecurity, It Is A Global Issue” – Keyamo

Yet, another mass shooting in the USA today. The statistics in the US is staggering. However, it’s no excuse for our state of insecurity & it is immoral for us to compare & say ours is even lesser. But we should stop ethnicising & politicising what is clearly a global phenomenon Festus Keyamo, SAN
He is dutifully performing his roles but they what him to rebel against his boss – Festus Keyamo replies Nigerians describing Osinbajo as being ‘docile
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He is dutifully performing his roles but they what him to rebel against his boss – Festus Keyamo replies Nigerians describing Osinbajo as being ‘docile

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has reacted to comments made by some Nigerians describing the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as being docile. In a tweet shared on his handle, Keyamo said these set of Nigerians know that Osinbajo is dutifully performing his constituted duties but would rather want to egg him on to rebel against his boss, President Buhari. His tweet reads; ''The intention of those castigating the VP as being ‘docile’ is to egg him on to rebel against his boss. They know he’s dutifully performing his constitutional roles, but these are anarchists who would wish this govt crumbles. The dutiful VP has failed to fuel their warped fancies''
774,000 Jobs: Buhari Orders The Release Of Funds For The Payment Of Stipends
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774,000 Jobs: Buhari Orders The Release Of Funds For The Payment Of Stipends

President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously directed a release of the funds for the payment of stipends to the 774,000 participants of the SPW programme. I have consequently directed the NDE to begin processing the payments and participants should begin to receive payments soon. In order to eliminate fraud and/or double payments, I have also directed that every payment to participants should be made using the BVN of their accounts so we can have an audit trail of every single payment. Those who registered with different names shouldn’t expect payments Festus Keyamo, SAN, Hon. Minister of State, Labour & Employment. 20-03-2021
Festus Keyamo’s Post About Social Media Regulation
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Festus Keyamo’s Post About Social Media Regulation

1. The big question is why Govts around the world haven’t passed laws or taken some other actions to ensure Social Media companies TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY for allowing FALSE & UNCENSORED materials on their platforms that promote racism, social & political unrest around the globe 2. If the Social Media companies must avoid responsibility, the solution is to ensure that EVERY SM account can only be opened or operate if it’s registered with a Nat. I.D number and photograph that correspond with those in govts database so that we eliminate anonymous accounts
Ned Nwoko And Regina Daniels Host Festus Keyamo At Their Abuja Mansion
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Ned Nwoko And Regina Daniels Host Festus Keyamo At Their Abuja Mansion

The minister of state for labour and productivity, Festus Keyamo, recently announced on social media that he was hosted by Nollywood actress Regina Daniels and her billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko at their Abuja residence. In a post which he shared via his official Twitter handle, he revealed one of the things he achieved at their residence, which was a discussion about politics and the economy. "Earlier this evening, my ‘brother’ from Delta State, Hon. Ned Nwoko and his delectable wife, Regina Daniels, hosted me at their private residence in Abuja. “We discussed politics, the economy and of course how we can work together in respect of the Special Public Works Programme."
EndSARS Promoters Must Be Prosecuted – Festus Keyamo
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EndSARS Promoters Must Be Prosecuted – Festus Keyamo

Those who led nationwide protests demanding extensive police reforms with the #EndSARS hashtag must be prosecuted, says Festus Keyamo. Mr Keyamo, a junior labour and employment minister stated this today while speaking with Peoples Gazette on the recent blockade of the U.S capitol. Supporters of outgoing president Donald Trump had on Wednesday invaded the parliament in a bid to halt the confirmation of Joe Biden as the next leader of the foreign country. While the invaders where arrested by the police, Mr Trump’s social media accounts were deactivated after he sent out messages suggesting he supports their actions. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter said they prohibited Mr Trump from further using their platforms over the latter’s choice of words which are inciting. For the...
President Buhari Approves Take-Off Of The Special Public Works Programme
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President Buhari Approves Take-Off Of The Special Public Works Programme

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the take-off of the Special Public Works (SPW) Programme to commence nationwide on Tuesday, January 05, 2020. This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, via twitter. The Federal Government's SPW Programme is aimed at employing 774,000 youths across the 774 Local Government Areas in Nigeria, under its co-ordinating agency, The National Directorate of Employment (NDE). The Programme began on the 1st of November, 2020 until its take-off was halted by the House of Representatives, following the 'frosty relationship' between Mr. Keyamo and the then Director-General of the NDE, Nasiru Argungu culminating in the sack of the latter. President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the take off of the Special Pu...
Kamala Harris Victory In US Means Nigerians Need To Give Women A Chance – Keyamo
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Kamala Harris Victory In US Means Nigerians Need To Give Women A Chance – Keyamo

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo says the time has come for women in Nigeria to be trusted to hold high public offices. Mr Keyamo stated this on Saturday evening in reaction to the election of Senator Kamala Harris as the first woman to become vice-president elect of the United States. Congrats to Joseph Robinette Biden Jr, on being elected the 46th President of the USA and also to Kamala Harris, first woman of colour elected as VP, The time has also come to give our women the chance to occupy such a high office in our country and even the number one position. MCI reports that Harris, Joe Biden’s running mate, is also the first Black person and the first person of Southeast Asian descent to become vice president-elect in the nation’s 244-year history. ...
DISCOs Start New Tariff Implementation In November
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DISCOs Start New Tariff Implementation In November

Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) on Sunday commenced implementation of revised electricity tariffs. The revised tariffs are based on the decision of the technical committee set up to review the September 1 cost-reflective tariffs, whose implementation was temporarily halted after organised Labour threatened nationwide strike. The Committee is headed by Minister of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo. Labour is represented on the panel by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Deputy President Joe Ajaero. The controversial September 1 tariffs have now been slashed with discounts granted. Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Chairman Prof. James Momoh, confirmed that the Commission had approved a new Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) review for the 11 Dis...
Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality – Keyamo
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Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality – Keyamo

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, says the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country is becoming a mob action. According to him, some criminal elements have mixed with genuine protesters to unleash terror on citizens and members of the Nigeria Police Force. The minister said the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was committed to improved welfare for members of the police, noting that the President increased salaries of policemen in the country two years ago. Keyamo was reacting to one of the demands of #EndSARS protesters who want better remuneration for police officers nationwide. MCI had earlier reported that after days of protests against the brutality and extrajudicial killings by operatives of the Spe...
774,000 Jobs: FG Retains 15% Slot Allocation To Ministers, Governors, Others
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774,000 Jobs: FG Retains 15% Slot Allocation To Ministers, Governors, Others

Minister of State for Labour and Productivity Festus Keyamo says the original formula for sharing the 774,000 jobs under the special public works (SPW) scheme remains unchanged. Mr Keyamo told newsmen that the Federal Government would retain the original plan of conceding only 15 per cent of the job slots to governors, National Assembly members, ministers and other interest groups. He spoke in response to claims by the Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Nasir Ladan that the job sharing formula would accommodate more concessions. “The report on the sharing formula must have been a misapprehension of the instructions I gave to them to implement,” said Keyamo. “I did not give any instruction on 40 per cent rise for them to implement. We are sticking t...
PDP Reps To Sue Buhari, Keyamo Over 774,000 Jobs
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PDP Reps To Sue Buhari, Keyamo Over 774,000 Jobs

The Peoples Democratic Party caucus in the House of Representatives threatened to take legal action against regime led by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and top officials of the Federal Government for allegedly undermining the National Assembly, especially on the Special Public Works Scheme by the Federal Government. The PDP caucus, which said it had “unequivocally rejected and dissociated itself” from the programme, “strongly” admonished its members to ignore the letters written to Senators and House members by state coordinators of the National Directorate of Employment on behalf of the Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Festus Keyamo (SAN). The lawmaker particularly accused Keyamo and the NDE management of disregarding the parli...
I Was Never Engaged by the EFCC to Prosecute Senator Akpabio – Festus Keyamo
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I Was Never Engaged by the EFCC to Prosecute Senator Akpabio – Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment has finally reacted to reports of leading a prosecution team of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute Senator Godswill Akapbio after his tenure as the Governor of Akwa Ibom state. Festus Keyamo in his tweets, stated that Godswill Akpabio who is now the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs has never been charged or arraigned by the EFCC in any court of law for any offence. The former lawyer of the anti-graft agency also wondered how he was engaged by the EFCC to prosecute a non-existent charge. His statement read in parts;   “Even without searching on Google the cases I have prosecuted, a simple telephone call as a journalist/writer to the spokesperson of the EFCC would have duly informe...
Keyamo Slams Critics Of Madagascar Herbal Cure
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Keyamo Slams Critics Of Madagascar Herbal Cure

The minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo has come out to query why people are criticising the Madagascan remedy which was created solely to make people recover from the novel coronavirus. Speaking via his official Twitter handle on Sunday, he further queried if the criticism is borne out of the fact that the cure was discovered by an African country. He said, “I really don’t know why there’s so much fuss about the Madagascar recipe. Why heavily criticize what a country has discovered to make people recover NOW from the illness, whilst we continue to wait for the almighty vaccine from the @WHO? Or is it because it is an African country?”
774,000 Recruitment: Keyamo Threatens To Resign If Politicians Hijack Process
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774,000 Recruitment: Keyamo Threatens To Resign If Politicians Hijack Process

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has threatened to resign from the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration if the approved recruitment of 774, 000 people is hijacked by politicians. The Minister, issued the threat on Wednesday while inaugurating the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Extended Special Public Works Across the 774 Local Government Areas of the Federation. Mr. Keyamo who explained that the committee was set up to devise a strategy for the implementation of the job creation, said the pilot scheme was approved to be implemented in five local government areas in eight states of Adamawa, Borno, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Jigawa, Katsina and Kwara. The beneficiaries he said will be engaged in drainage digging and clearance, irrigation canals cleara...
Gov Obaseki, Keyamo, Dino Melaye, Ben Bruce, others React to the Death of President Buhari’s Chief of Staff Abba Kyari
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Gov Obaseki, Keyamo, Dino Melaye, Ben Bruce, others React to the Death of President Buhari’s Chief of Staff Abba Kyari

Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, died on Friday April 17, weeks after testing positive for Coronavirus. Kyari tested positive in Abuja and was moved to Lagos for further medical attention but unfortunately passed away weeks later. Nigerians including Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, Dino Melaye, Ben Bruce. Festus Keyamo, Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika, and many others have taken to social media to mourn and react to Kyari's death. Read their reactions below.
Beware Of Fake Recruitment Website – Keyamo Warns Nigerians
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Beware Of Fake Recruitment Website – Keyamo Warns Nigerians

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has refuted website for the recruitment of 774, 000 Nigerians under the Federal Government’s Special Public Works programme. Keyamo described the website being used for recruitment as fake, hence it should be disregarded. A statement signed by Keyamo reads: “My attention has been drawn to a certain advertorial circulating on Social Media tilted ‘Application Opens For 774,000 Employment By FG: See Requirements, Salary And How To Apply’. “The advertorial goes ahead to state Stipends and Commissions, Requirements, How To Apply, Closing Date, etc. “As the Supervising Minister over the National Directorate of Employment in which the Special Public Works Programme of the Federal Government is domiciled, and having confer...
Festus Keyamo Warns Nigerian Pastors as Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria Increase
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Festus Keyamo Warns Nigerian Pastors as Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria Increase

Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, has warned pastors in Nigeria to follow directives from National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. NCDC on Thursday confirmed five new cases with Rivers State recording its first case. Two of the new cases were confirmed in Abuja, and another two in Lagos State. Keyamo took to Twitter after this announcement to admonish pastors to play their part in curbing the spread of the virus. He pointed out that God can only help those who put in the effort and he asked the pastors to follow the directives of NCDC and take precautionary measures in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. He wrote: "Aside the spiritual angle to this scourge, we must all work and pray; God can on...
Bayelsa: Festus Keyamo Commends Supreme Court, Advises APC
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Bayelsa: Festus Keyamo Commends Supreme Court, Advises APC

Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity has commended the Supreme Court over its Judgement on general elections. The Supreme Court had on Thursday in a unanimous judgement led by Justice Mary Odili sacked David Lyon as governor elect of Bayelsa state over Degi-Eremieoyo forged certificate presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The apex court upheld the November 12, 2019, judgement of a Federal High Court in Abuja, disqualifying Degi-Eremieoyo from participating in the governorship poll. In agreement, INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmoud on Friday then declared PDP candidate, Douye Diri winner and issued him certificate of return. Reacting to the development, Keyamo commended the Supreme Court on its judgements. He called on the...
There Must Be Penalty For Posting False Information On Social Media – Keyamo
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There Must Be Penalty For Posting False Information On Social Media – Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and productivity, says there must be penalty for positing false information on social media. In a series of tweets on Monday, the former human rights activists said activists who oppose the bill seeking to regulate social media should stop blocking people who irritate them on the platforms.He also said they should apologise to those they have blocked. “Those so-called overnight Social Media ‘activists’ who oppose the Social Media Bill should first stop blocking those who irritate them with insults, unblock all those they have blocked and apologise to them. You can’t be intolerant and ask others to be. Practice what you preach,” he tweeted. “Some cannot differentiate the Social Media Bill from the Hate Speech Bill. Whilst no reasonable ...
New Minimum Wage: FG Reaches Agreement With Labour Over Implementation
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New Minimum Wage: FG Reaches Agreement With Labour Over Implementation

The Federal Government and organised labour on Thursday finally agreed on the percentage increase on the consequential adjustment in workers ’ salaries as a result of the new minimum wage of N 30 ,000 . As the meeting reached an advanced stage , the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo , tweeted from the venue that both parties had reached an agreement, but he did not give details . The tweet read, “ After some delicate negotiations ( with both ministers as conciliators ) , the government and labour have finally reached an agreement on the consequential adjustment of other wages following the implementation of the enhanced minimum wage of N 30,000 . We are working on the communiqué . ” In a statement , the President of the Trade Union Congress, Quadri , and t...
Festus Keyamo Wants People That Try To Blackmail The Supreme Court Disciplined
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Festus Keyamo Wants People That Try To Blackmail The Supreme Court Disciplined

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN has called for disciplinary actions against Lawyers that try to blackmail the Supreme Court into taking decision in their interest. Keyamo made this known after the Supreme Court accused the CUPP of engaging in campaign calumny. He wrote in a tweet, "Enough is enough. The legal profession is still regulated by the highest ethical standards. If any lawyer is found to be amongst those who consciously seek to blackmail the S/Court by threats or wild & unsubstantiated accusations, he/she must be dragged before disciplinary bodies.'' Keyamo also stressed that there should be punishment for those who are not legal practitioners but also seeking to blackmail the Supreme Court. ...
Minimum Wage Not General Salary Review, FG Tells Labour
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Minimum Wage Not General Salary Review, FG Tells Labour

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, said the Federal Government (FG) had yet to commence total implementation of the new minimum wage of N30,000 to all categories of workers because organised labour mistakenly saw consequential adjustment in salary as total salary review. Ngige spoke on Thursday when the Director General of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, Timothy Olawale, led a delegation from the association to the minister’s office in Abuja. Also at the event was the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN). This is coming a few days before negotiation begins again between the FG and organised labour after labour issued a notice that strike could be imminent if the FG failed to accept its demands on consequential adjust...
Festus Keyamo reacts to trending photo of himself and one of the 77 Nigerians arrested by the FBI for online fraud
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Festus Keyamo reacts to trending photo of himself and one of the 77 Nigerians arrested by the FBI for online fraud

Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to the trending photo of him posing with Jerry Ikogho (pictured above wearing glasses) who was recently arrested by the United States of America Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegedly committing online fraud. Ikogho was among the 77 Nigerians arrested last week for online fraud. He is number three on the 77-man list. Nigerians trolled Keyamo on Twitter after photos of himself and the Ikogho surfaced online. However, in an interview with The Cable, Keyamo said himself and Ikogho were both born in Ughelli, Delta state, and grew up as friends. According to him, the picture was taken in 2011 at the burial of the father of one of the two other men who appeared in the picture. The senior advocate s...
Keyamo Speaks On Relationship With Jerry Ikogho, Fraudster Nabbed By FBI
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Keyamo Speaks On Relationship With Jerry Ikogho, Fraudster Nabbed By FBI

Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo, has described suspected fraud kingpin, jerry Ikogho, as a brother and friend from a good home, Igbere TV reports. The newly appointed minister said this in an interview with newsmen after pictures of the two men appeared on the Internet. Igbere TV reports that Ikogho is one of the 77 Nigerians charged for massive fraud and money laundering in the United States of America following an extensive FBI operation. The suspects allegedly conspired to scam at least $46 million from victims via romance scams, business email compromises and other online fraud schemes. A grand jury indictment was filed in the Central District of California back in October 2018 and unsealed last week after the arrest of 14 defendants in the US. ...
Photo of Keyamo with suspected Internet scammer, Jerry Elo Ikogho, surfaces online
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Photo of Keyamo with suspected Internet scammer, Jerry Elo Ikogho, surfaces online

The Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has been linked with Jerry Elo Ikogho, one of the 78 Nigerians indicted in cases of massive financial fraud recently uncovered by the American agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A photograph of the minister sharing happy times with FBI-indicted Jerry Elo Ikogho, aka J Man, surfaced on the social media on Sunday and it became an instant hit. Mid last week, the American-owned domestic intelligence and security service had rounded up 80 indicted Internet scammers, out of which 78 are Nigerians.
Buhari Lines Up Heavyweights To Battle PDP In South-south
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Buhari Lines Up Heavyweights To Battle PDP In South-south

The emergence of at least four heavyweight political ministers out of the Niger Delta is indicative of President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination to reshape the political configuration of the region in the interest of his All Progressives Congress, APC party sources have said. High level sources in the party told Saturday Vanguard that the dominance of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP over the region would come to an end in 2023 as the likes of Senator Godswill Akpabio, Rotimi Amaechi, Festus Keyamo and Timipire Sylva fight to put the APC in the ascendancy in the region. Remarkably, the heavyweight ministers from the region have been allocated strategic portfolios through which they are expected to generate the goodwill that will propel the party unto higher grounds in unfolding...
Festus Keyamo Resumes Office As Minister Of State, Niger Delta
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Festus Keyamo Resumes Office As Minister Of State, Niger Delta

Festus Keyamo who is among the newly elected Minister by President Buhari as resumed the office as a Minister of Niger Delta. He made this announcement on this twitter page with a caption saying that... Arrived my new office punctually this morning, which is key to motivate the workforce. It is a new challenge which I always wanted to experience. Whilst my law offices continue to run at full throttle with capable hands, I take this short leave of absence to serve my fatherland.
Dino Melaye Asks Festus Keyamo To Recite Second Stanza Of The National Anthem
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Dino Melaye Asks Festus Keyamo To Recite Second Stanza Of The National Anthem

There was a mild drama at the upper chamber on Friday as Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye asked ministerial nominee Festus Keyamo to recite the National anthem. President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, overruled Melaye’s request for Keyamo to recite the second stanza of the national anthem. Keyamo is the 28th nominee that has so far been screened by the senate.
Keyamo’s Appointment Is Welcomed By Delta APC – Uduaghan
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Keyamo’s Appointment Is Welcomed By Delta APC – Uduaghan

IMMEDIATE past governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has applauded the nomination of Festus Keyamo from Delta State as a member of the Federal Executive Council, stating that his nomination is a welcomed by the State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Dr Uduaghan also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for transmitting his ministerial list in what he described as record time saying, “he yielded to the masses’ pressure to name a cabinet before the Senate goes on long recess.”
Full Names Of Buhari’s Ministerial List: Gbemi Saraki, Akpabio, Amaechi Included
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Full Names Of Buhari’s Ministerial List: Gbemi Saraki, Akpabio, Amaechi Included

Information reaching us this morning reveals that President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated 43 people for Ministerial Positions. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sent the list for the screening and confirmation of the senate Some of the names on the list include former Akwa Ibom State governor, Godswill Akpabio, former Benue State governor, George Akume, Buhari campaign spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, SAN.See the Full List of Names Below; 1. Abia - Uchechukwu Samson Ogah 2. Adamawa - Mohammed musa Bello 3. Akwa Ibom - God'swill Akpabio 4. Anambra - Dr Chris Ngige 5. Anambra - sharon Ikeazu 6. Bauchi - Adamu Adamu 7. Bauchi - Ambassador Mariam Kategu 8. Bayelsa - Timipre Sylvia 9. Benue - George Akume 10. Borno - Mustapha Baba Shehuri 11. Cross River - Goddi Jeddi Agba 12...
PDP To Buhari: Tender Your WAEC Certificate At The Tribunal
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PDP To Buhari: Tender Your WAEC Certificate At The Tribunal

The people’s democratic party has called out President Muhammadu Buhari to tender his West African School Certificate(WASC) to the presidential election petitions tribunal. This is coming after, Festus Keyamo who served as the official spokesman for the re-election bid of the President said Buhari doesn’t need a WAEC certificate to be eligible to contest in the February 2019 presidential election. According to the PDP, President Buhari should tender the WAEC certificate he claimed he has to the presidential election petition tribunal instead of allowing his campaign spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, to insult the sensibility of Nigerians with lame attempt at diversionary tactics. The party also called on Nigerians to note that by claiming that an aspirant does not need WAEC certifi...
I didn’t Forge Any Certificate For Election – Adeleke Tells Keyamo
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I didn’t Forge Any Certificate For Election – Adeleke Tells Keyamo

The lawmaker representing Osun West senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has faulted allegation that he presented forged school results to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, during the last governorship election in Osun State. Adeleke said that Keyamo, a senior lawyer, acted out of ignorance. The Senator, stated this in a statement signed by Niyi Owolade for the Ademola Adeleke campaign Organisation. He said he did not, at any time forge any certificate for election or any other purpose. “Our attention has been drawn to a tweet credited to Mr. Festus Keyamo that Senator Ademola Adeleke forged a statement of result he presented for election and that WAEC did not attest his certificate. “We suspect that Mr. Keyamo must have b...
Nnamdi Kanu Reacts As Keyamo Claims WAEC Certificate Not Needed To Be President
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Nnamdi Kanu Reacts As Keyamo Claims WAEC Certificate Not Needed To Be President

Nnamdi Kanu has reacted to claims made by Festus Keyamo, in which he alleged that WAEC certificate is not needed to become President or Governor.Recall we reported earlier that the spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign council who appeared in a Channels TV show, claimed that if you have occupied the public office for a reasonable length of time, you do not need a WAEC certificate to become president of Nigeria. However Nnamdi Kanu who reacted to the claims of WAEC certificate not needed to become President or Governor made by Festus Keyamo, described Nigeria law as a ‘joke’. He tweeted; “It is worrying when supposed senior judges and lawyers, including Senior Advocates, don’t know their School Certificate from their First School Leaving Certificate.“Law in Nig...

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