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NLC decries arbitrary cut in workers’ salary

December 7, 2016

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has faulted the Federal Government’s upward review on deduction of workers’ salaries. Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, NLC General Secretary, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Tuesday, […]

Deal with piracy as hard drugs, publishers urge FG

December 6, 2016 Wale Akinselure

ACTIVITIES marking the golden jubilee anniversary of Evans brothers (Nigerian Publishers) Limited climaxed, on Tuesday, with publishers bemoaning inconsistent government policies, piracy, high cost of book production as hurting the publishing industry. Especially, a former […]

FUTA recalls suspended workers

December 6, 2016 Hakeem Gbadamosi - Akure

The authorities of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) on Tuesday, recalled the 23 labour union leaders of the institution suspended for allegedly disrupting the peace of the university campus. This was contained in […]

Verification: Adamawa Pensioners applaud FG

December 6, 2016

COMRADE Samson Almuru, the Adamawa branch Chairman, Nigeria Union of Pensioners, has the lauded Federal Government for the transparent and successful verification of their members. Almuru told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola […]

Chevron appoints Esimaje Brikinn as GM, PGPA

December 6, 2016

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has announced the appointment of Mr Esimaje Brikinn as General Manager of Policy, Government and Public Affairs (PGPA). Mr Sola Adebawo, the CNL Manager, Communications, disclosed this in a statement on […]

Murder suspect at large for 23 years caught

December 6, 2016

Police of the central province of Hunan in China on Tuesday captured a man suspected of triple homicide 23 years ago. Police of Changsha City, the capital of Hunan said that the man was apprehended […]

‘Nigeria to have diaspora policy soon’

December 6, 2016

Nigeria has begun the process of joining the league of countries with National  Diaspora Policies, following the setting up of a technical team saddled with the task of coming up  with final draft of the […]

Rivers rerun: My CSO withdrawn —Wike

December 6, 2016 Dapo Falade

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike  has alleged that the Police High Command has withdrawn in Chief Security Officer (CSO), alongside several policemen from the Government House, Port Harcourt. The  governor who said  this on Monday, […]

Fire razes 7 shops in Kwara

December 5, 2016

An early morning inferno on Sunday razed no fewer than seven  shops in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara. An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the fire started from one […]

Cleric extols Tribune MD’s virtues

December 5, 2016 Femi Olukunle

PRESIDING Bishop of Maranatha Lord Cometh Ministries International, Samuel Oluwamakinde Alawode, has urged Christians in positions of authority to emulate the Christian virtues of the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of African Newspapers of Nigeria Plc, publishers of […]

FG to generate 7,000mw power soon —Aide

December 5, 2016

Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, on Sunday, gave the assurance that the Federal Government would soon generate 7,000 megawatts of power. Akande said this when […]

Akeredolu denies receiving N1bn donation from Fayemi

December 5, 2016

THE Aketi Campaign Platform has described as untrue an online publication, alleging that the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, donated N1b to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rotimi […]

Lagos By-Election: Voters, candidate laud process

December 3, 2016

SOME senior citizens on Saturday commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the simultaneous accreditation and voting process adopted at the ongoing by-election in Ifako/Ijaiye Federal Constituency in Lagos. They told the News Agency […]

Court refuses Kanu’s bail application

December 3, 2016 David

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, declined to grant the bail application filed by Nnamdi Kanu, the self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Others standing trial with […]

Sokoto tests first independent power project

December 2, 2016 David

Sokoto State government has successfully conducted a test of its N3.8 billion Independent Power Project (IPP), whose contract was awarded in November, 2008. The project, the first of its kind in the Northern part of […]

APC rejects Banire’s resignation

December 2, 2016

THE National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has rejected the offer to step aside by the party’s national legal adviser, Dr Muiz Banire (SAN). Banire had, about three weeks ago, written […]

Lagos by-election: PDP candidate urges INEC to be neutral

December 2, 2016

CANDIDATE of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Ifako/Ijaiye Federal Constituency seat, Mr Babatope Akinyele, has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be neutral in the conduct of Saturday’s by-election in Lagos […]

LAUTECH students protest in Ogbomoso

December 2, 2016 Tunde Ogunesan

SCORES of students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, on Thursday, protested continuous closure of the school, while barricading roads from General area (LAUTECH Teaching Hospital) to Taki roundabout. An eyewitness […]

Walk out: Saraki, PDP senators reconcile

December 2, 2016

Senate President Bukola Saraki and the senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who staged a walkout from the chamber on Wednesday have renewed their camaraderie after a one hour meeting on Thursday. The meeting, […]

11 tankers crash in 17 days

December 1, 2016 Clement Idoko – Abuja

FRSC boss urges NUPENG to halt menace THE Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, has expressed anger over the menace of incessant crashes involving petroleum tankers, disclosing […]

2 men arraigned for fondling breast

November 30, 2016

Idris Sodiya and Sodiq Odebiyi of no given addresses were arraigned at Magistrates’ Court in Isabo, Abeokuta on Wednesday  charged with fondling breast. The accused are facing a three-count charge of felony, breach of peace […]

NCC suspends directive on new data price floor

November 30, 2016

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Wednesday said it has suspended any further action on the directive to introduce price floor for data segment of the telecommunications sector beginning from Dec. 1. The Director, Public […]

FG sacks Sally Mbanefo as DG NTDC

November 30, 2016 ‘Wale Olapade

President Muhammadu Buhari has aproved the removal of Sally Mbanefo as Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC). Mbenafo’s removal was contained in a letter dated November 27, 2016 and signed by the Secretary […]

Oil prices rise ahead of OPEC meeting

November 30, 2016

Oil rises on Wednesday ahead of an OPEC meeting later in the day, with members of the producer cartel trying to thrash out an output cut to curb oversupply. International Brent sweet crude was trading […]

Ex-YABATECH bursar remanded in prison

November 30, 2016 Laolu Harolds

A Lagos High Court has remanded dismissed bursar of Yaba College of Technology, Mr Olugbenga Ibirogba, in prison custody pending the hearing of his bail application on December 5, 2016, according to a statement by […]

Edo election tribunal commences pre-trial hearing tomorrow

November 30, 2016

THE Election Petition Tribunal will commence pre-trial hearing in the case filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu against the Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) and two others in Benin, on […]

Ajimobi meets Oyo residents Thursday

November 29, 2016 Wale Akinselure

GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State is scheduled to interact with residents of the state, on Thursday, at Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, in the first of three town hall meetings. Issues ranging from education […]

Vice-Chancellor urges FG to review scrapping of Post-UTME

November 29, 2016

Prof. Olurotimi Ajayi, the Vice-Chancellor, Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun, on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to review its cancellation of the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (post-UTME). Ajayi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

South Korean President Park offers to resign

November 29, 2016

Embattled South Korean President Park Geun Hye on Tuesday, said she was prepared to resign as president but would let the parliament decide on her exact political fate. Speaking in a televised address in Seoul, […]

Police nab 7 suspected kidnappers, bandit in Jigawa

November 29, 2016

THE Jigawa State Police Command has arrested seven kidnappers and bandit in Gwaram and Dutse local government area in the state. Parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Rasheed Akintunde said the success was […]

Ondo govt denies collecting N82b from FG

November 29, 2016

THE Ondo State government has denied a statement credited to the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that it collected N82b from the Federal Government, being money owed it on the Paris Club […]

Neglect of Okunland endangers Kogi—ODU

November 29, 2016 Gbenga olumide

The national President of Okun Development Union, the apex socio-cultural group of the six Yoruba local government areas of Kogi State, Ambassador Babatunde Fadumiyo, has said that the continued neglect and marginalization of the Yoruba […]

US gives fresh grant to 30 NGOs

November 28, 2016 Christian Okeke - Abuja

United States government through the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, on Monday awarded small grants totalling $171,000 to 30 Nigerian community-based organisations covering 19 Nigerian states under the Ambassador’s Small Grants Programme. The Ambassador’s […]

Ambode congratulates Akeredolu

November 28, 2016 Bola Badmus – Lagos

LAGOS State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has on Sunday congratulated the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), for emerging victorious at the keenly contested governorship poll held on […]

Ambode congratulates Akeredolu

November 27, 2016 Bola Badmus - Lagos

Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has on Sunday congratulated the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), for emerging victorious at the keenly contested governorship poll held on […]

Buhari mourns Fred Agbaje

November 27, 2016 Leon Usigbe – Abuja

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the family, friends and professional colleagues of erudite human rights lawyer, Fred Agbaje, who passed on Saturday. The President, who received the news of the sad development with shock, described […]

Ondo Poll peaceful — Election situation room

November 27, 2016

The Convener of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, Mr Clement Nwanko, has described the Ondo governorship election as generally peaceful and smooth. Nwanko said this during a post election press conference on Sunday in […]

Ondo poll: Security agents lament unpaid allowance

November 27, 2016

The Convener of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, Mr Clement Nwanko, has described the Ondo governorship election as generally peaceful and smooth. Nwanko said this during a post election press conference on Sunday in […]

33 automobile firms get N13bn bailout

November 26, 2016 Christian Okeke - Abuja

Thirty-three local automobile companies have received over N13 billion from National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) as part of Federal Government’s initiatives at enhancing the growth of the country’s automotive industry. The fund was […]

Fidel Castro to be cremated, his brother confirms

November 26, 2016

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro who died on Friday at the age of 90 years is to be cremated in accordance with the deceased’s wishes, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) quoted President Raul Castro, who is Fidel’s […]

#OndoDecides: Tension high as Ondo goes to poll

November 26, 2016

There was palpable tension on Saturday as the voting and accreditation process commenced in the Ondo governorship election on Saturday. This followed the violent clash in Owo on Thursday in which a chieftain of the […]

Anenih opens up on annulled June 12 election

November 25, 2016

MORE than 23 years after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, believed to have been won by the late business mogul and candidate of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief M.K.O. […]

FG warns MDAs against rejecting corps members

November 25, 2016

The Federal Government has directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) not to reject corps members posted to them by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). A statement signed by Mrs Bose Aderibigbe, the NYSC […]

Pastor in police net over alleged rape

November 25, 2016 Oluwatoyin Malik

Policemen from the Ogun State Police Command have arrested one Adekunle Francis, said to be a pastor in connection with allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 17-year-old, Dolapo (surname withheld) forcefully. This was disclosed […]

Ondo: Jimoh Ibrahim may defect to APC

November 24, 2016 Dapo Falade

Indications have emerged that Jimoh Ibrahim may lead his team of supporters and followers out of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the Ondo State governorship election, scheduled […]

President Buhari returns to Abuja from Malabo

November 24, 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night returned to Abuja from Malabo, Equitorial Guinea, where he successfully participated in the 4th Africa-Arab summit. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Buhari while in Malabo […]

2 die in Borno suicide bombing

November 24, 2016 Seyi Gesinde

The Police Command in Borno has confirmed the killing of two persons after a suicide bombing around Muna garage in Maiduguri, on Thursday. The spokesman of the command, Mr Victor Isuku, stated this in a statement […]

128 policemen killed in 3 months —IGP

November 24, 2016

The Inspector-General of Police, ( IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, said 128 policemen had lost their lives to activities of criminals in various parts of the country in the last three months, News Agency of Nigeria […]

YABATECH fire: Rector visits 13 hospitalised students

November 24, 2016

The Rector, Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech), Dr Margaret Ladipo, on Wednesday visited 13 students of the institution on admission at the College Medical Centre and the Military Hospital, Yaba. The students were admitted following […]

Tourism stakeholders set for NTIFE

November 24, 2016 ‘Wale Olapade

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) is set to hold a two-day event, the Nigerian Tourism Investors’ Forum and Exhibition (NTIFE) on November 29 and 30, 2016, at the Abuja Sheraton Hotel and […]

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