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Ijaw, Afenifere Hail Tinubu’s Restructuring Position As Northern Elders Kick

7 hours ago /
Nation 

 Nods of approval for the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tiubu’s position on restructuring have settled in. The APC leader had supported the call for restructuring in a lecture delivered to Kings College Old Boy’s Association. Tinubu said there was need for proper restructuring of Nigeria to attain...

Wave Of Protests Grip NFL After Trump Urges Fan Boycott

8 hours ago /
Sports  

A wave of protests swept across the National Football League on Sunday as President Donald Trump escalated his feud with players who kneel during the US national anthem to draw attention to racial injustice. Trump ignited a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday in which he described NFL players who...

Clergy Reacts To NGO Bill

15 hours ago /
Nation 

Reactions have continued to trail the NGO and CSO bill in the national assembly, which has passed first and second readings. The latest reaction comes from a catholic clergy, Reverend Father Evaristus Bassey, the president catholic caritas foundation of Nigeria, a charity organisation with the mandate to care for the poor...

Sierra Leone Football Association Bans 19 Officials For Life

3 days ago /
Sports  

Two officials banned for life by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) will not accept the sanction. The duo are among 19 officials banned on Thursday for violating SLFA and Fifa statutes concerning taking football related cases to civil courts. The group went to court last month to seek an injunction to stop the...

 

Ohaneze Assures Northerners’ Safety In South East

3 days ago /
Nation  Security 

Chief John Nwodo, the President General, Ohaneze Ndigbo on Thursday assured northerners resident in the south-east of their safety. Nwodo gave the assurance when he paid a courtesy visit to Gov.Abdullahi Ganduje at the Government House, Kano. He said that every Nigerian could live in any part of the country of his...

FG Set To Upgrade The Michael Imodu Institute Of Labour Studies

3 days ago /
Nation 

The minister of state for labour Professor Steven Ocheni says government is set to upgrade the Michael Imodu Institute of Labour studies as a diploma awarding institution. The minister in a media briefing in Abuja says capacity building for civil servants is a major concern for the president Mohammadu Buhari administration. The...

Dolapo Osinbajo Advice Women To Be Agents Of Transformation

3 days ago /
Nation  Religion 

The wife of the Nigeria’s vice president, Dolapo Osinbajo wants Christian women to be agents of transformation of Nigeria through pilgrimages to the holy land. She was speaking at an event in Abuja tagged “greater women pilgrimage convocation, which was organised by the Nigeria Christian pilgrims commission. The wife of the vice...

North Korea Says Trump Speech Is 'A Dog's Bark'

4 days ago /
International News 

North Korea's top diplomat has called US President Donald Trump's speech to the UN "the sound of a barking dog". Speaking to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Mr Trump said he would "totally destroy" North Korea if it posed a threat to the US or its allies. Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho's comments were...

Federal Court Backs IPOB’s Proscription

4 days ago /
Nation 

Justice Abdul Kafarati of the Federal High Court in Abuja today endorsed the presidential order banning the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB). Kafarati, who is the acting chief judge of the court, granted the injunction in chambers. The Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, had filed an exparte application urging the court to...

Togolese Call For The President’s Resignation

4 days ago /
International News 

Thousands of people took to the streets of Lome on Wednesday to protest the autocratic rule of Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe, who has ruled the former French colony since 2005. Guarded by police, gendarmerie and soldiers, demonstrators in the capital city demanded constitutional reforms, including a two-term presidential limit, as they...

Kano Declares Friday Public Holiday

4 days ago /
Nation  Religion 

The Kano State Government has declared Friday, Sept. 22, as public holiday to mark the new Islamic year. Friday, Sept. 22, is the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar and it marks the beginning of the new Islamic year 1439 after Hijra. A statement by the state...

Kenya's Supreme Court Criticises Country's Electoral Commission

5 days ago /
International News 

Kenya's Supreme Court has blamed the country's electoral commission (IEBC) for its decision to annul the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The judges said the 8 August poll was "neither transparent or verifiable". Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu said the IEBC did not verify the presidential results before they were announced. Mr Kenyatta...

Minister Of Information: We Know The Countries Supporting IPOB

5 days ago /
Nation  Security 

The Federal Government says it is aware of sources of funding of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and is taking steps to block them. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this on Tuesday when he appeared on a live TV programme “Good Morning Nigeria” on the...

President Buhari Thanks UN For Support Against Boko Haram

5 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, urged the world to strive for peace and decent living for all people. Buhari, who delivered Nigeria’s National Statement, lauded the international community’s support against Boko Haram and for providing support to address the huge...

NLC President: Labour Will Insist On An Upward Review Of The Current Minimum Wage

5 days ago /
Nation 

The president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba says ten states in Nigeria are severely indebted in the payment of salaries and pensions inspite of governments bailout. The NLC president also said the labour movement will insist on an upward review of the current eighteen thousand naira minimum wage despite...

Oil Workers Boycott Meeting With Government

5 days ago /
Nation 

It appears the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas, NUPENG will carry out its strike threat following its boycott of a meeting scheduled for Tuesday with government. NUPENG, an affiliate of the united labour Centre, a group government is yet to recognize, had issued a seven-day ultimatum to downtools if...

Lawyers, Politicians Speak On IPOB

5 days ago /
Nation 

Lawyers and politicians in the country have expressed displeasure with the deteriorating and mishandled political situation in south-east Nigeria and have therefore sued for peace in the nation.  Speaking on Tuesday during a colloquium put together in Abuja on honor of Adegboyega Awomolo governors, lawmakers and traditional rulers gathered in Abuja to...

President Buhari Challenge The UN To Initiate Direct Engagement With North Korea

5 days ago /
International News  Nation 

President Muhammad Buhari has identified the conflict in the Korean peninsula as the single major threat to world peace The Nigerian leader said this during his address to the seventy second general assembly of the united nations in New York President Buhari therefore challenged the un to initiate direct engagement with north...

UN General Assembly: Trump Says “Rocket Man Is On A Suicide Mission”

6 days ago /
International News 

U.S. president Donald Trump has told world leaders to protect their countries just like he is protecting America.   In his address to the seventy second united nation’s general assembly, trump said it’s only when this happens, that a better world is guaranteed. He said the world should rise in unison against...

Aviation Workers Disrupt Activities In Lagos

6 days ago /
Nation  Transport  

Workers of the federal airports authority of Nigeria on Tuesday staged a protest over the planned concessioning of some airports in the country  by the federal government. The FAAN workers moved around the Muritala  Mohammed international airport in Lagos  and offices of some aviation parastatals to register their opposition to government’s...


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