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Minimum wage not enough to live on —NLC president

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, has lamented that minimum wage can barely provide basic necessities of life for workers in many parts of the world, noting that one per cent of the world population now controls half [...]

January 23, 2019 Employment, General

Buhari, Osinbajo, others remember fallen heroes

President Muhammadu Buhari led Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the leadership of the National Assembly and the judiciary to lay wreaths at the National Memorial Arcade in Abuja yesterday. The event, which marked the climax of the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance [...]

January 16, 2019 General

Guests jump from window to escape death as fire guts hotel on airport road

Property worth millions of naira was yesterday destroyed by fire at the bar section, reception and some rooms of the Excel Oriental Hotel on Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos State. The fire, which started at about 4:30p.m. was said to have [...]

January 15, 2019 General

14 soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush buried in Kaduna

The Nigerian Army on Friday buried 14 soldiers killed in an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists on December 24. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 14 soldiers who were on escort duty were ambushed on their way [...]

January 11, 2019 General
Dino Melaye

BREAKING: Masked officers whisk Dino Melaye from hospital bed

Masked police operatives have stormed the hospital where Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West, was receiving treatment. The officers forced the lawmaker, who was on the hospital bed, into an unmarked vehicle and drove him to an undisclosed location. [...]

January 11, 2019 General

Journalist arrested, remanded in Ikoyi Prison over hairstyle

A 24-year-old photojournalist, Yinka Badmus, who works with Talk Village International, is currently cooling off at Ikoyi Prisons because of his hairstyle He was reportedly arrested by policemen attached to the Lagos State Anti-Cultism unit for wearing dreadlocks, which the officers [...]

January 11, 2019 General

Salaries of workers above new minimum wage’ll be renegotiated —Buhari

ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari said, yesterday, that the salaries of workers earning above the new minimum wage will be renegotiated. He also appointed Bismarck Rewane as head of newly inaugurated Technical Advisory Committee on the implementation of a national minimum wage. [...]

January 10, 2019 General

I never told EFCC to stop Akpabio probe – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has denied insinuations that he asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to stop the probe of a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, after the latter joined the All Progressives Congress last year. [...]

January 8, 2019 General

I accept responsibility for service chiefs’ performance – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the performance of the service chiefs may have been disappointing but he will continue to accept responsibility for not changing them. Buhari said this during an interview aired on Arise TV which was monitored by our [...]

January 8, 2019 General

INEC unveils plot by political parties to compromise 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed purported plans by political parties to compromise the 2019 general elections. The electoral umpire stated that the parties are buying up Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from voters or inducing them financially to [...]

January 8, 2019 General

RAID ON DAILY TRUST: Rights Watch calls on Buhari to do the needful

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has described security forces’ raid of Daily Trust newspaper’s offices as disturbing and an attempt to stifle media freedom in Nigeria. The group therefore charged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to immediately take steps to curb [...]

January 8, 2019 General
In tears, Shettima tells Buhari, ‘we thought Boko Haram..will become history’ under you

In tears, Shettima tells Buhari, ‘we thought Boko Haram..will become history’ under you

Kashim Shettima, Governor of Borno State, was tears before President Muhammadu Buhari as he spoke about the resurgence of Boko Haram. This happened in Abuja on Monday, as the governor met the president at the Council Chambers of the Presidential [...]

January 8, 2019 General

Disquiet in APC over alleged Amaechi’s anti-Buhari comments

There was disquiet in the ruling All Progressives Congress in Abuja on Sunday over an audio, where a former governor of Rivers State, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, allegedly criticised President Muhammadu Buhari. Amaechi is the director-general of the Presidential Campaign Council [...]

January 7, 2019 General

Leaked tape: Amaechi’s confirmed voting Buhari means stagnation – Atiku

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said that the trending leaked audio recordings alleged to be the voice of the Minister of Transportation and Director General of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization, Rt. Hon [...]

January 7, 2019 General

Hoodlums set ablaze 30 shops, houses in Ibadan

Hoodlums suspected to be arsonists in the early hours of yesterday burnt down no fewer than 30 shops and houses located along the popular Beere-Molete road in Ibadan, Oyo State capital. The affected shops and houses included those located at [...]

January 7, 2019 General

Indigenous doctors perform Kano’s first brain surgery

Five Kano-based medical doctors at the weekend set a milestone record for successfully carrying out a 48 hours brain surgery, first of it kind in Kano State. The operation, which was conducted at the new Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Giginyu, [...]

January 7, 2019 General

Militants ‘resume attacks’ on pipelines in Niger Delta

Suspected militants may have renewed hostilities against oil companies operating in the Niger Delta. For example, a group yesterday claimed it was behind the attack on an oil pipeline at Koluama community in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of [...]

January 7, 2019 General

Why we invaded Daily Trust offices – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Sunday night said it invaded the Daily Trust offices in Abuja and Maiduguri, Borno State, to invite workers of the media company over a story in its Sunday publication “which divulged classified military information, thus undermining [...]

January 7, 2019 General

Vacate Daily Trust offices, FG orders military

The Federal Government on Sunday night directed the military authorities to vacate all premises of the Daily Trust Newspapers in Abuja, Maiduguri and Lagos. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed the [...]

January 7, 2019 General

Aisha Buhari must explain what has happened to cabal — Fayose

A former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday queried President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, over what had happened to the cabal that she alleged had hijacked her husband and prevented him from performing in office. Fayose, who [...]

January 7, 2019 General

I hack into bank accounts using software –Suspect

The Niger State Police Command has arrested two suspected hackers of bank accounts in Minna. The suspects, whose names were given as Abdulmalik Usman and Najeeb Saidu, both of IBB Road, Hill Top, Minna, were apprehended by police operatives attached [...]

January 7, 2019 General

We’ll protest if IG remains in office after Jan 15 – Opposition parties

Opposition political parties on Sunday have resolved to begin nationwide protests from January 15 to force President Muhammadu Buhari to name a new Inspector-General of Police. The parties, on the platform of the Coalition of United Political Parties, hinged their [...]

January 7, 2019 General

Photos: Aisha Buhari flags-off husband’s re-election campaign in Kano

As wife of the President, Aisha Buhari flagged off her husband’s re-election campaign in Kano on Saturday, several women stole the show, sporting Buhari-branded sunglasses. Inscribed on them is ‘Sai Baba’, the buzzword of Buhari’s campaign. Some of the women [...]

January 6, 2019 General

PDP Govt will ensure uninterrupted education calendar – Jennifer Atiku

Uromi (Edo) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given assurance that if elected back to power in 2019, it will ensure an uninterrupted education calendar in the sector. Mrs Jennifer Atiku, wife of the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Abubakar [...]

January 6, 2019 General

I wilI end security votes in Kano if elected – PDP candidate

Alhaji Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the PDP Governorship Candidate in Kano State, says if elected, the security votes will become a history in the state. He made the claim on Sunday in Kano while addressing newsmen to mark his 56th Birthday, organised [...]

January 6, 2019 General

I wasn’t among lawmakers who booed Buhari – Melaye

The embattled senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has denied social media reports that he was among the federal lawmakers who booed President Muhammadu Buhari on December 19. Some federal parliamentarians embarrassed Buhari while [...]

January 6, 2019 General

Presidential system wasteful, can’t facilitate development in Nigeria – Olurode

Prof. Lai Olurode is a former National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The professor of Sociology at the University of Lagos tells FEMI MAKINDE how Nigeria should be restructured, among other national issues Do you think the law enforcement agencies in [...]

January 6, 2019 General

Igbo to back presidential candidate with restructuring agenda – IWA

Igbo World Assembly resolves not to back presidential candidates without restructuring agenda Awka – Dr. Nwachukwu Anakwenze, the President-General of the Igbo World Assembly, says the group has resolved not to support presidential candidates, whose manifestos for the upcoming polls [...]

January 5, 2019 General

Buhari is my godfather, why won’t I die for him? – Lalong

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has again urged Nigerians to vote for all candidates standing for elections on the platform of the APC as the party was working to reposition the country on [...]

January 5, 2019 General

God’ll deliver Nigeria from travails, Anglican primate says

The primate stated this during the Standing Committee Conference held in Minna, Niger State. He also described the prevalence of ritual killings in the country as alarming and reprehensible. Okoh said, “God who delivered Jehoshaphat from the menace of the [...]

January 5, 2019 General