This year’s Workers Day commemoration in Nigeria was one of reflection on the welfare of workers, effects of Covid-19, minimum wage, the Pension Act and more. Punarimam Fehintola reports.
FG’S POVERTY REDUCTION POLICY
The Federal Government has approved a new policy on national poverty reduction and growth strategy. to address the worsening poverty in the country.
BUHARI, BLINKEN DISCUSS INSECURITY, ECONOMY
U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken has conducted his first visit to African heads of State albeit virtually. Meeting President Muhammadu Buhari, Blinken praised the strong relations between the United States and Nigeria spanning six decades and pledged to build on that foundation.
BIDEN: ‘AMERICA IS ON THE MOVE AGAIN
President Joe Biden has proposed a sweeping new 1.8 trillion-dollar plan in a speech to a joint session of Congress – pleading with Republican lawmakers to work with him promising to meet the stiff competition posed by China. Pushing a vision of more Government investment funded by the wealthy, the Democratic president urged Republicans – who have so far resolutely opposed him – to help pass a wide array of contentious legislation from taxes to police reform to gun control and immigration. Arise Correspondent Jeff Moody reports.
SOMALIA PRESIDENT DROPS BID TO EXTEND TERM.
Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed says he will not attempt to extend his term by two years, bowing to domestic and international pressure after clashes in the capital, Mogadishu. GUEST: Joe Ajaero, Deputy President, Nigeria Labour Congress and General Secretary, National Union of Electricity Employees.