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FG, Labour meet to end minimum wage rumpus

Maureen Okpe The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige on Wednesday met in different sittings with the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC), Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), and Nigeria Labour Congress to sort out the differences in adjustment. A statement made available in Abuja by the

Health Literacy: Over 65,000 youths benefit from Africare’s ‘Power forward’

Godsgift Onyedinefu, Nosa Enobhayisobo and Maureen Okpe No fewer than 65,000 youths including Secondary School Students in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja have benefitted from Power Forward, a youth development initiative on life skills, health literacy and education through Basketball. The Officer in Charge, Africare Nigeria, Dr. Patrick Adah made this

Diaspora Group hails Buhari for sustaining the amnesty program, peace in the Niger Delta

Senator Iroegbu  The Nigerian Diaspora Professionals Forum (NDPF) has commended President Mohammadu Buhari for what has been described as a determined effort to sustain the amnesty program to improve security and stability in the Niger Delta.  Addressing journalists at the departure wing of the PortHarcourt International Airport, Rivers State on Thursday, the

Breaking: Tribunal upholds Buhari’s election, dismisses Atiku, PDP petitions

•Says Buhari eminently qualified to contest 2019 presidential election •Strikes out APC’s petition on Atiku’s nationality •Atiku’s petition valid, competently filed Senator Iroegbu The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has upheld President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the February 23, 2019 presidential

Exposed: Secret cemetery where over 1,000 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram war were reportedly buried

Jude Johnson Over 1,000 Nigerian soldiers killed by the Boko Haram terrorists have been allegedly buried unceremoniously in a secret graveyard at Maimalari town in Borno State, according to the recent report by America’s Wall Street Journal and Daily Nigerian. “The bodies of these dead soldiers are laid by flashlight into trenches dug

Shiites Crisis: Court grants FG’s request to proscribe IMN as terrorist organisation

Jude Johnson The Federal Government has obtained a court order to proscribe the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly acknowledged and known as Shiites Islamic Sect, as a terrorist organisation. The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the proscription of the Shiites’ movement as protests by the Islamic

Ministerial List: Buhari reappoints ‘familiar men’, others

•Amaechi, Fashola, Ngige, Onu made a comeback •Dumps 'strangers' Dambazzau, Kachikwu, Audu Ogbe, Dan-Ali Jude Johnson President Muhammadu Buhari has finally forwarded the list of ministerial nominees to Senate for confirmation. There are 43 nominees by the President, comprising most of the Ministers he worked with in his first term as well

Deputy Commissioner of Police, 11 Shiites, Channels TV staff killed in bloody clash in Abuja

•Over 32 injured, 54 arrested •Buhari summons emergency security meeting •IGP decries the incident, warns that 'Enough is Enough' •Shiites give own account of the clash Senator Iroegbu The Nigerian Police has confirmed that the unending protest of the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as the Shiites

Boko Haram: Senate asks FG to release over N420bn to address humanitarian crises

Jude Johnson The  Nigerian Senate has frowned on the mounting insecurity in the country and its effects, especially in Northern Nigeria, asking the Federal government to as a matter of urgency release over $1.2 billion (N420 billion) to address the consequential humanitarian crises especially in the Boko Haram ravaged North