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N18, 000 minimum wage: Pay or resign, Labour tells govs

The organised labour has said that the Nigerians workers would not succumb to what it described as blackmail by state governors who hinge payment of the N18,00 minimum wage on mass sack, removal of fuel subsidy as well as review of the revenue allocation formula. Nigeria Labour Congress said any governor who found it Herculean […]

JTF defends presence in N’Delta

The Joint Military Task Force (JTF) code named Operation Restore Hope has defended its continued presence in the Niger Delta region. The JTF, reacting to recent comments by a Niger Delta activist, Mr Tony Uranta that peace can only return to the region if the security outfit returns to the barracks, noted that contrary to […]

In Kano, drugs are hawked like groundnuts–Christabel Okoye

The drug business is always reserved for those who have the knowledge and expertise. As a result, it is never an all comers affair. But this is not so in a number of Nigerian cities, particularly Kano where, in the words of Christabel Julie Okoye, drugs of different kinds are displayed and freely hawked with […]

I’ll finish Black Meteors in Accra – Igiebor

Scorer of Nigeria’s two goals at Saturday’s All Africa Games qualifying match between the Dream Team V and its Ghanaian counterpart, Nosa Igiebor, has said that it is not yet time for jubilation. Speaking after the match played at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, Igiebor noted that he is only seeing the match played […]

Man kills 2 in Delta

Aprivate security aide to a top state government official has allegedly shot two persons dead in controversial circumstances in Owhelogbo community, Isoko North Council Area of  Delta State, at the weekend. The assailant, who works  as private security aide attached to the country home residence of  the Delta State Government official (name withheld) shot dead […]

Army takes over security of Abuja

Soldiers from the Army Headquarters Garrison (AHQG), have been drafted to all the entry points into the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to curtail Boko Haram members, who have threatened to unleash terror on the nation’s capital. This is coming even as top echelons of the Nigerian Army are meeting today in Abuja under the auspices […]

Boko Haram: Islamic sect kills 30 in sporadic shooting at beer parlour in Borno

It was another day of tragedy yesterday as members of the Boko Haram sect stormed a drinking joint in the Maiduguri metropolis killing no fewer than 30 people even as fears heightened in Bauchi over rumour of fresh attack. A source told Daily Sun that the members numbering about 10 had arrived at a popular […]

Mark lists agenda for 7th Senate (Endless Agenda – No Substance)

ABUJA — The President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has said part of his legislative agenda in the Senate was to collaborate with the executive arm of government in order to truly transform Nigeria. In a statement issued in Abuja, yesterday, Mark enjoined his colleagues to brace up for the challenge of providing qualitative […]

Why I haven’t signed Anti-kidnapping Bill into law – Uduaghan

WARRI— DELTA State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, said weekend that the Anti-kidnapping Bill passed by the state House of Assembly was  yet to be signed into law because he didn’t believe in death sentence. This came as the governor and the state Commissioner of Police, Mamman Tsafe, blamed the rising wave of kidnapping in the […]

Minimum wage strike begins nationwide next week

LAGOS— INDICATIONS have emerged that a nationwide strike by workers to force government at all levels to implement the N18,000 new minimum wage signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan in March, is set for next week. This came as labour leaders in the power sector directed Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, workers to […]

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