Minimum wage: NLC condemns threat by governors to sack workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has condemned threat by the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, to sack workers if the new national minimum wage of N30,000 is implemented. Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, said the threat was not new. Mr Wabba was reacting to the statement made by the […]

Boko Haram insurgents now resort to arson, Nigerian Army says

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said Boko Haram insurgents had resorted to arson in remote settlements in North-East, sequel to renewed military campaigns against them. The army said in its twitter handle that the insurgents resorted to arson on thatch houses in rural settlements as troop fortified security to prevent them from infiltrating Maiduguri. The […]

APGA suspends 3 lawmakers over Anambra impeachment saga

The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has suspended three lawmakers for allegedly spearheading the campaign to change the leadership of the Anambra State House of Assembly. The Chairman of the party in Anambra, Chief Norbert Obi, made the announcement at a news conference in Awka on Thursday. The suspended members are Ikem Uzoezie, Harford Osekke […]

2019 elections: We’ll not fail Nigerians — Yakubu

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says the commission will not fail the nation in the conduct of 2019 General Elections. Mr Yakubu made this promise while speaking at the 6th Anniversary Lecture and Investiture into the Realnews Hall of Fame held in Lagos on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria […]

Nigerian governors raise committee to meet Buhari over N30,000 minimum wage

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum says it will re-strategize and dialogue with President Muhammadu Buhari on the issues associated with the proposed N30, 000 minimum wage. To drive the process, the forum has constituted a committee to meet the president to work out a formula to quickly resolve the issues. Chairman of the forum and Governor […]

Panic As Dead Nigerian Man Grabs Brother’s Hands In Mortuary

There was panic on Monday, May 1 at the mortuary of Plateau Specialist Hospital in Jos, when a man was suddenly grabbed by the corpse of his brother being prepared for burial. The incident happened as the deceased, Choji Zeng, was being dressed up by his brother, in preparation for burial. Family members, who had […]

Angola shuts 34 Churches

No fewer than 34 churches have been shut in Angola following an operation dubbed Operação Resgate (rescue operation), police confirmed. The national police director for communication, Mr Orlando Bernardo, said 19 churches were shut in Cabinda Province, 11 in Luanda and four in Malanje province for operating illegally. The government said recently that more than […]

Vaz briefs Buhari on Guinea Bissau’s elections

President Jose Mario Vaz of Guinea Bissau on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the forthcoming general elections in that country. Legislative elections are expected to be held in Guinea-Bissau in December 2018 or January 2019. They were scheduled for Nov. 18 following an ECOWAS brokered agreement between President Mário Vaz […]

Oshiomhole to Saraki: I will sue you

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has threatened to sue Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki over his unwarranted attack and call for Oshiomhole’s resignation. Oshiomhole described Saraki’s attack as pathetic and an irresponsible resort to petty politics. Oshiomhole said Saraki, an usurper and pretender to the position of senate president, […]

INEC commences distribution of PVCs in Katsina

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has commenced distribution of Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) to eligible voters who registered between 2015 and March 2018 in Kastina state. Alhaji Abubakar Zarewa, INEC Resident Electoral Commission (REC), in the state made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen in Katsina on Thursday. “We will also give […]