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No More Strike as FG, Govs. agree to Minimum Wage

The Federal Government yesterday averted a three-day warning strike called by Labour to force payment of the N18,000.00 new minimum wage. The industrial action would have started today. The President signed the bill into law n March this year. Even though the governors agreed to pay after a meeting with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) […]

N40bn scam: Bankole asks court to disqualify Keyamo from prosecuting him

Embattled former speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole has formally prayed an Abuja High Court to disqualify Lagos Lawyer Mr. Festus Keyamo from prosecuting him on behalf of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the alleged N40b loan obtained to fund the House while he was in office. But in a […]

Opinion: Fears for Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Of all the ministers recently appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan to help him with the task of transforming Nigeria, none excites my imagination on the potential to do something to put Nigeria on a sounder footing as Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Finance Minister in Olusegun Obasanjo’s regime between 2003 and 2006. Okonjo-Iweala, who resigned her […]

Suswam swears in commissioners, charges them on development

THE Benue State govrnor, Dr Gabriel     Suswam, has described the office of a commissioner as pivotal to effective goverance, even as he charged the newly sworn in commissioners in the state to be catalyst for meaningful development. In his address on the occasion, Suswam said “I want to charge you to consider your appointment […]

Another bomb blast in Maiduguri

EARLY morning blast on Tuesday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, left three members of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Restore Order, in Borno, critically injured, while members of the JTF were said to have made several arrests in connection with the bomb blast. Speaking by phone on Tuesday,  JTF spokesman, Colonel Victor Ebhaleme, […]

Shoot-out in Abia govt house – One Shot dead

As shoot-out involving security details of Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Ahamefule Orji, has led to the death of one mobile police officer. Another is reportedly on danger list. The incident, which happened in the early hours of yesterday at the police quarters of Government House, was said to have rattled government functionaries, who were […]

Reps summon CBN gov over Islamic banking, cashless economy policy

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, summoned the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, to appear before it on Thursday to expatiate on the cashless  economy policy and the controversial Islamic banking introduced by the apex bank. The House resolution to summon the CBN governor was sequel to a motion […]

UNICEF tasks Northern states on polio, girl-child education

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Deputy Representative, Mr Jacques Boyer, has stressed the need for traditional and religious leaders in the 10 Northern states of Nigeria, to mobilise and educate their subjects on the need to tackle polio, girl-child education and child protection in their respective areas. This is just as he said that […]

‘Inadequate funding of police, bane of criminal justice’

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede SAN, on Tuesday, identified lack of adequate funding of the Nigeria Police as one of the major problems facing administration of criminal justice in the country. He also advocated the construction of more prisons as a panacea for de-congestion of prisons across the […]

Boko Haram: NYSC DG denies bomb blasts at orientation camps

THE Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Mahazu Tsiga, has denied media reports that there were bomb blasts at some orientation camps of the NYSC in the country. Speaking at the NYSC orientation camp in Tsafe, Zamfara State, on Tuesday, the DG said such reports were aimed at distracting the attention of […]

Sowore not leaving Kuje Prison quickly, court grants harsh bail conditions

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