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Zulum has implemented N30,000 minimum wage in Borno-NLC

Zulum has implemented N30,000 minimum wage in Borno-NLC

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC on Friday confirmed that workers in Borno state have mostly received their salaries for January 2020 with a new N30,000 minimum wage of increase implemented by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum. Chairman of the NLC in Borno State, Comrade Bulama Abiso gave the confirmation in a message he personally conveyed to the ... Read More »

To Stop Spread of Coronavirus, 3 Chinese Cities Put on Lockdown

To Stop Spread of Coronavirus, 3 Chinese Cities Put on Lockdown

Following the death of 17 persons infected by the recent Coronavirus outbreak in China, the Chinese government has cut off the city of Wuhan, Huanggang and Ezhou from the rest of the world; putting 20 million residents of the provinces on partial lockdown and travel ban. Also, the Lagos State government has asked residents not to panic as no case ... Read More »

Magu vows to secure Diezani’s extradition

Magu vows to secure Diezani’s extradition

The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has vowed that a former minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke will be extradited before the end of the year to face corruption charges. He also accused the anti-graft agencies, international partners, especially in the United Kingdom of giving what he described as undue protection to the former minister. Magu spoke on Wednesday ... Read More »

US Plans to Add Nigeria, Others on Travel Restrictions

US Plans to Add Nigeria, Others on Travel Restrictions

The United States government has revealed its plans to add seven countries to a group of nations subject to travel restrictions, including Nigeria. Accordingly to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), some countries could be banned from participating in the diversity visa lottery programme, which awards green cards to people in countries with low levels of immigration to the US. It added ... Read More »

Zulum Approves N100m For Borno Workers’ Health Scheme

Zulum Approves N100m For Borno Workers’ Health Scheme

By Inusa Ndahi, MAIDUGURI Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the sum of N100 million as counterpart funding to the newly established Borno State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (BOSCHMA). The approval of the sum was announced by the Governor when the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuiabu paid him a courtesy ... Read More »

Borno’s Zulum: When a governor takes the interest of his people first

Borno’s Zulum: When a governor takes the interest of his people first

By: Yusuf Adamu Recently, the Chadian government withdraw its military helping Nigeria in the fight against insurgency in the northeast. The attendant result was worrisome as terrorists launch a devastating attack on the people rendering many homeless. The situation is unfortunate and also seemed to have lower the moral of our military in some sense. When the people of Borno ... Read More »

Nigeria, UK Investors Sign N153.4bn Trade Deals

Nigeria, UK Investors Sign N153.4bn Trade Deals

Twenty one African countries, including Nigeria, met in London yesterday for the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit, which attracted African leaders, UK and African businesses, international institutions and young entrepreneurs. At the summit, attended by a Nigerian delegation led by President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria and the United Kingdom (UK) investors, signed business deals worth over £324 million (N153.4) billion that will ... Read More »

Martinelli will be a contender for world best player in 3 years-Jurgen Klopp

Martinelli will be a contender for world best player in 3 years-Jurgen Klopp

It is difficult not to get carried away when Gabriel Martinelli plays. Arsenal legend, Ian Wright started the debate, firing a broadside at Manchester United and Barcelona, two club sides who rejected the new football prodigy labeled ‘talent of the century’ by award winning Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp. What do they smoke in Barcelona or Manchester United? Asked Wrighty who ... Read More »

Forfeited Ilorin houses: EFCC trying to scandalise me – Saraki

Forfeited Ilorin houses: EFCC trying to scandalise me – Saraki

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday told the Federal High Court in Lagos that a suit by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking the forfeiture of his Ilorin houses is an abuse of court processes intended to scandalise him. Saraki, a two-term Kwara State governor, told Justice Rilwan Aikawa that the EFCC was merely attempting to review ... Read More »

Rally in Support of Amotekun Holds in Ibadan amidst Tight Security

Rally in Support of Amotekun Holds in Ibadan amidst Tight Security

The solidarity walk in support of the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, held at the Remembrance Arcade, opposite Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, Tuesday amidst heavy security. While the event slated for 9am didn’t start until some hours later, uniform and plain-clothes security operatives including the police, Department of State Services (DSS), and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) ... Read More »

How we killed Fireman Generators’ owner – Medical Doctor/Gang leader confesses

How we killed Fireman Generators’ owner – Medical Doctor/Gang leader confesses

Bob Ibeaji, 42, the kingpin of a four-man gang that killed Mr Ignatius Odunukwe said on Tuesday  that the lust for money led him to commit  the murder. Ibeaji, who claimed to be a medical doctor, made this statement to newsmen during the parade of suspects at the Zone 2 Command, Onikan, in Lagos. “Unnecessary lust for money and my ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Zulum travels to Chad, meets multinational forces, LCBC

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Monday paid visit to headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force in N’Djamena, capital of the republic of Chad. The forces, mostly military personnel from Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria, all countries in the Lake Chad region, have been deeply involved in fighting boko haram in the shores of the Lake Chad, part ... Read More »

Amotekun: OPC,Agbekoya,NANS  join Ekiti rally

Amotekun: OPC,Agbekoya,NANS join Ekiti rally

A cleric and key member of hunters as well as members of the Oodua People’s Congress, on Tuesday led the solidarity rally in support of the security outfit code named Amotekun. Also in the rally were members of the National Association of Nigerian Students(NANS), Vigilance Group of Nigeria, Yoruba Koya, Man ‘O War, Oodua Union, Ekiti Council of Elders and ... Read More »

Nigeria,held in bondage 50 years after the civil war

Nigeria,held in bondage 50 years after the civil war

Fifty years ago, on Jan. 15, Nigeria’s civil war ended. Fought between the country’s southeast region, which seceded and called itself Biafra, and the rest of the country, which Britain supported and armed, the war was brutal. Over a million people died during three years of conflict. After being starved into submission by a blockade, the Biafrans surrendered and their ... Read More »

Amotekun: Soyinka blasts Balarabe Musa

Amotekun: Soyinka blasts Balarabe Musa

Nobel Laurette, Professor Wole Soyinka has lampooned former Kaduna state Governor, Balarabe Musa over his outburst on the Southwest ” Operation Amotekun” .According to Soyinka,”Balarabe is sadly, but I hope not tragically wrong. I invoke the tragic dimension here because the making of tragedy, especially for nations, often begins when fears are mistaken, or promoted as facts, and governments either ... Read More »

I Stand For Amotekun Dickson Declares, Criticises Centralised Security

I Stand For Amotekun Dickson Declares, Criticises Centralised Security

  Insis The governor of Bayelsa State, Hon Henry Seriake Dickson, has said that the South West security initiative, Operation Amotekun, reflected in clears terms the inevitability of restructuring. The governor said that regional security mechanisms like Amotekun were necessitated by the politicisation and collapse of the centralised national security apparatus in the country. He said that the politicisation and ... Read More »

Why we cut Maiduguri from national grid-TCN

Why we cut Maiduguri from national grid-TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) yesterday disclosed that Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State has been cut off from electricity supply from the national grid. TCN in a statement from its General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah explained that supply to Maiduguri and its environs were cut off because the insurgent group, Boko Haram damaged a number of ... Read More »

Supreme Court affirms Tambuwal’s victory

Supreme Court affirms Tambuwal’s victory

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the election of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State as the validly elected governor of the state. In a unanimous judgment, a seven-member panel of the court dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Aliyu, for lacking in merit. In the lead judgment, Justice Uwani Abba Aji ... Read More »

We are excited that Dangote Refinery is in Lagos-Sanwo Olu

We are excited that Dangote Refinery is in Lagos-Sanwo Olu

Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has described as “exciting” the decision of the Dangote Group to site its petroleum, fertilizer and petrochemical company in Lagos. The governor said the decision is to the advantage of the state and will lead to real growth and development in the Lekki area and the state in particular. In a chat with ... Read More »