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Residents Protest as bandits kill 18 farmers in Katsina

Residents of the Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State on Tuesday protested against killings by bandits in the area. The residents, who protested in Katsina, said the bandits on Monday killed 18 people. During the protest, they displayed some of the corpses of the victims. The protesters said the bandits came on

IDPs protest inhuman treatment in Maiduguri

There was drama in Maiduguri as hundreds of internally displaced persons took to the street to protest what they said was their inhuman treatment by camp officials. The IDPs mostly recently dislodged by Boko Haram from Baga and accommodated at the Teachers Camp in the heart of Maiduguri, lamented the ill-treatment,

Minimum wage: NLC holds nationwide protest Tuesday

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigeria Labour Congress has announced that it will hold a nationwide protest on Tuesday to drive its demand for the upward review of the national minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000. The General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, who disclosed this in a statement informed that

We will go after Oshiomhole — ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has said it will act on the corruption petitions written against the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole by the Coalition for New Nigeria’s protest on Wednesday. The coalition had earlier staged a protest at the national headquarters of the ICPC demanding the

Shi’ite group says 42 killed when security forces fired upon protests

The movement of a jailed Nigerian Shi’ite cleric whose followers have repeatedly been targeted by the authorities said on Wednesday security forces had killed 42 of its members during two days of violent crackdowns on protests in the capital Abuja. Security forces opened fire with live ammunition on members of the

New Minimum Wage: Governors agree to pay N22,500

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), on Tuesday, agreed to pay a national minimum wage of N22,500 from the existing N18,000. The chairman of the Forum and Governor of Zamfara State, Mr. Abdul’aziz Yari, disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the end of its 2nd emergency meeting held in Abuja. Yari said that

Flights grounded as aviation unions shut down Lagos airport

Hundreds of passengers are said to be stranded as protesting members of the aviation unions shutdown operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the unions embarked on the protest alleging BASL’s sacking of 20 employees who indicated interest to unionise. The protesting

114 pro-biafra women to face court trial after protest in Owerri

The Nigerian Police has arraigned 114 pro-Biafra women in an Owerri Magistrate court on Monday The women were arrested Friday, August 17 during a peaceful protest to demand a date for Biafra referendum, and the whereabouts of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu who disappeared since September 14, 2017 after raid of his

PDP to embark on nationwide protest over attack on Fayose

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to embark on a peaceful march to the police commands in all states of the federation in respect of the 'police brutality' in Ekiti state on Wednesday which led to Governor Fayose being maltreated National leadership of PDP  directed its state executive committee members, leaders

Gunshots as police stage protest in Borno

Police officers deployed to Borno State on special duty  took to the streets on Monday, barricading the highway in protest of six months  unpaid allowances. The angry police officers were also shooting in the air on Monday morning forcing motorists nearby to scamper for safety. The Commissioner of Police in Borno State,