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NASS updating obsolete laws to guarantee workers’ rights – lawmaker

Rep Ezenwa Onyewuchi (PDP-Imo), on Thursday said the National Assembly had embarked on efforts to update the nation’s obsolete laws in order to guarantee workers’ rights. Onyewuchi, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Labour, Employment and Productivity, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. ”The laws are there and the laws are ... Read More »

NOUN Holds 2nd Faculty of Social Sciences Public Lecture

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) on Thursday, 10th January 10, 2019, held its 2nd Faculty of Social Sciences Public Lecture with Professor Horace G. Campbell of University of Syracuse, United States as Guest Lecture. Professor Abdallah Uba Adamu, VC of NOUN was the Chief Host/ Chairman of the occasion while Dr Ganiat Adejoke Adesina-Uthman, Dean of Faculty of ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Shettima seeks Nigerian Legion’s collaboration to end crisis

BY INUSA NDAHIP, MAIDUGURI Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state and Grand Patron Nigerian Legion have solicited support from the Nigerian Legion towards complimenting efforts of the Military and other security agencies in the fight against Boko HARAM and its renewed onslaught in the North East States of Borno and Yobe. The Governor made the appeal when the Chairman of ... Read More »

APC to receive Adamu Mu’azu as Buhari holds rally in Bauchi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to receive a former Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu into its fold According to information, Mu’azu is likely to be received during APC northeast zonal rally scheduled to hold in Bauchi at the weekend, where President Muhammadu Buhari will be present. Mu’azu, a former governor of Bauchi state ... Read More »

Story behind trending picture of VP Osinbajo and PDP bus driver- Sen. Ojudu

Special Adviser on Political Affairs to the President and foremost journalist, Senator Babafemi Ojudu has shed light on a trending picture of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and a bus driver of the Atiku/ Obi Campaign Organization. Osinbajo is the Vice-Presidential Candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) while Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is the Presidential Candidate of the main opposition ... Read More »

Atiku promises new deal for women, youth if elected president

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has reiterated his promise to create more job opportunities for unemployed women and youth in the country, if elected president. He restated the promise on Wednesday in Minna, while addressing party supporters at a rally. He also harped on the need for better infrastructural development in the Niger State. ... Read More »

Buhari inaugurates Technical Committee on Minimum Wage

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated the Technical Advisory Committee on the implementation of a National Minimum Wage. At the inauguration which took place at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa Abuja, Buhari said that after the new minimum wage has been passed into law, government will go into negotiations for salary review for all the workers who are already earning ... Read More »

INEC can’t be trusted to conduct credible polls — Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Wednesday said the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, cannot be trusted to conduct credible polls this year because of the inconsistent actions of the commission. Wike noted that though Rivers people were peace-loving, they would resist any attempt to rig the elections in the state. He spoke in an interview on Channels Television’s ... Read More »

I won’t authorize government money for campaign, Buhari tells Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja reiterated his commitment to eliminate corruption in campaign financing in the country, pledging that he will not authorise the use of any money from the treasury for his re-election campaign. Speaking at the close of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, President Buhari directed cabinet ministers to take advantage of technology to reach out ... Read More »

US stockbroker accused of murdering his wife ‘tried to frame their daughter, 9, for the crime’, say prosecutors

• Rod Covlin, left, is accused of murdering his wife, Shele Danishefsky A former stockbroker accused of murdering his wife tried to frame their nine-year-old daughter for the crime, it has been claimed. Prosecutors say Rod Covlin, 45, killed his estranged wife, Shele Danishefsky, 47, after she decided to cut him out of her will. Her body was found in ... Read More »

Swiss Envoy to Sanwo-Olu: Lagos has huge attraction for investment

Ambassador of Switzerland to Nigeria, Mr. George Steiner on Wednesday in Abuja said Lagos State with its huge market size provides a very good attraction for foreign investments. The envoy made the declaration during a strategic visit to his office at the Swiss Embassy in Abuja by Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress. Mr. Steiner who ... Read More »

Nigerian appoints World President as Partner and Vice Chairman in company

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a leading independent global infrastructure investor, has announced that Dr. Jim Yong Kim, who has been President of the World Bank since 2012, will join GIP as a Partner and Vice Chairman on February 1, 2019. Adebayo Ogunlesi, Chairman and Managing Partner of GIP commented, “The leadership and vision that Dr. Kim brought to the World ... Read More »

Gen. Abubakar, SGF, Amaechi lead stakeholders to NIMASA Maritime Awards

…Dangote, Otedola, Sanusi, Ooni, Others to Attend Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar (rtd), Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, and the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, will be leading other stakeholders to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Maritime Awards scheduled to take place on Saturday, 12th January, ... Read More »

Buhari launches National Strategic Health Development Plan II

By Aminat Isah President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the National Strategic Health Development Plan II,(NSHDP) 2018 -2022 and commenced the implementation of Basic Healthcare Provision Fund Programme (BHCPF) roll out worth 201million dollars in six state of the federation. The president who was represented by the Minister of Budget and Planning, Udo Udoma at the launch is to kick start ... Read More »

Opposition Politicians Waging Campaign Of Disinformation Against Military- Lai Mohammed

By Aminat Isah The Minister of Information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has decried how some Nigerians, particularly the opposition politicians, have been waging campaign of disinformation against the military on the social media. Alhaji Lai Mohammed spoke in Abuja at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday to announce the government’s plan to launch a massive national campaign in ... Read More »

Our Monthly Running Cost For Abuja-Kaduna Rail Route Is N100M- NRC MD

By Aminat Isah The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says it is yet to break even as it still spends over N100 million monthly as running cost in 2018 on Abuja –Kaduna rail service. The Managing Director of the corporation, Fidet Okhiria, disclosed the in Abuja, adding that in spite of generating over N80 million monthly from the Abuja-Kaduna train service ... Read More »

Kishi-Kaima Road: Governor Ahmed Secures Commitment on Accelerated Work

The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has secured the commitment of the contractor handling Kishi-Kaima Federal Road to accelerate work on the project. The commitment comes as Governor Ahmed approved the grading of the Kishi-Teshe component of the 64-kilometre road. Speaking during a meeting on Tuesday night with Kaiama Community stakeholders, officials of the State Ministry of Works and ... Read More »

Tor Tiv places curse on politicians who instigate violence

The Tor Tiv, James Ayatse, on Tuesday placed a curse on politicians who instigate violence in the state before, during or after the general elections. Ayatse, who is the Chairman, Benue State Traditional Council, placed the curse while speaking at a forum where governorship candidates in the state signed peace agreement ahead of the elections. The event held in Makurdi, ... Read More »

Thugs disrupt Lagos APC rally… Journalists shot, NURTW leader stabbed

The inauguration of the campaign of the Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress at the Sky Power Ground, Oba Akinjobi Road, Ikeja, Lagos, was disrupted on Tuesday as hoodlums invaded the venue and engaged in a supremacy battle. Many people sustained gunshots during the clash. Among the injured  were the Group Political Editor of The Nation, Emmanuel Oladesu; ... Read More »