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NLC Insists On Monday Protest Despite Court Order

The Nigeria Labour Congress on Friday insisted that it will go on with its planned mass action scheduled for Monday, September 28. In a communique by its General Secretary, Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja, the NLC asked its members across the nation to come out in large numbers to protest the increase in fuel and electricity prices. […]

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Airspace to be shut as aviation unions back labour strike in Nigeria

Four aviation unions have backed the Organised Labour nationwide strike expected to commence on Monday. The unions asked their members to withdraw services from all aerodromes nationwide indefinitely. With this, airspace may not be open for operations from Monday. This was confirmed to Punch by the General Secretary of the National Union of Aviation Employees, Aba […]

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NCDC Warns Of Second Wave Of Coronavirus

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that there is likely to be an even more devastating second wave of coronavirus in Adamawa and other states in the country due to the non-compliance to COVID-19 health guidelines. A technical adviser in the implementation of NCDC’s action plan in Adamawa State, Fahad Mohammed, who […]

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Visa Ban: We Decide Who Visits The UK, British High Commissioner Fires Back At Nigerian Government

The UK Government has said it is surprised by the federal government’s stance, that it would consider disrespectful to Nigeria’s sovereignty, for any outside authority to sit in judgment over the conduct of its citizens and apply punitive measures such as visa restriction, unilaterally. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, stated this while […]

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Four policemen arrested over killing of Nigerian musician

The policemen involved in an operation that led to the killing of an upcoming musician, Daniel Ikeaguchi, aka, Sleek, have been arrested and transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Ikeaguchi was reportedly shot on Monday in the Elelenwo area of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, while fleeing from an anti-kidnapping squad that stormed […]

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I used to be a plumber – Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday said he worked as a plumber about 30 years ago. He made the revelation during the graduation of 6,252 students of the 18 skill acquisition centres in the state. Sanwo-Olu advised youths and women to engage in vocational skills and become employers of labour rather […]

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Prepare for full reopening – NUC to Nigerian Universities

Vice Chancellors of universities were told on Tuesday to conclude arrangements for the immediate and full reopening, following the decline in COVID-19 infection rates. The National Universities Commission (NUC), which issued the directive, said the Federal Ministry of Education has accepted its request for varsities to get set for immediate resumption of academic activities. The […]

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Electricity/fuel Price Hike: NLC, TUC Plan Total Shutdown In Nigeria From Sept 28

The Labour movement is set to commence strike and nationwide protest across the country from September 28, following the failure of the Federal Government to reverse the increase in the electricity tariffs and pump price of petrol. The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress said they would work together with their affiliate members […]

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FBI wanted fraud suspect surrenders to EFCC

A fraud suspect on the wanted list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Felix Okpoh, has surrendered to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Lagos. Okpoh, alongside Richard Uzuh, Alex Ogunshakin, Abiola Kayode and Nnamdi Benson, had been declared wanted by the FBI sometime in 2019 for their alleged involvement in a Business Email […]

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Nigerian Government Urges Vigilance, Says Another Lockdown Possible

As some states recalled students of primary and secondary schools back to classes, the federal government on Monday called for more vigilance to avert a possible resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools have reopened in Lagos, Kano, Ekiti, Ogun, while many others have fixed dates for resumption. The federal government noted that if care was […]

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Fear of visa ban responsible for credible election in Edo State – Kanu

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has mocked Nigerian politicians who took part in the Edo election just as he attributed its success and transparency to the visa ban imposed as penalty for election riggers. Kanu, in a statement by Emma Powerful said: “Here is Mary Beth Leonard, the courageous US […]

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God Used Obaseki To Fight Godfatherism, Says Wike

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council for the Edo State governorship election, Nyesom Wike has reacted to the just concluded election in the state. Wike, who is also Rivers State Governor, said congratulated the PDP candidate and incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his electoral victory in the poll. Addressing PDP supporters […]

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16 Shot At New York Party…

At least one person opened fire at a large backyard party in the upstate New York city of Rochester early Saturday, killing two people and wounding 14 others in their late teens to early 20s, police said. The shooting sent about 100 people fleeing in a “very chaotic scene,” Acting Police Chief Mark Simmons said. […]

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COVID-19 confirmed cases 57,145 in Nigeria, deaths 1,095

Nigeria now has confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 189 new cases recorded on Saturday night. According to a tweet from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, 48,431 patients have now been discharged, with 1,093 patients losing their lives to the Coronavirus pandemic. The tweet revealed that Lagos State had the highest number of infections on […]

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Gyms, Cinemas Now Allowed To Open – Lagos Government

The Lagos State Government has okayed the reopening of gyms and cinemas in the state. Governor Sanwo-Olu made this known during the COVID-19 update at the state house, Marina. They are, however, expected to reopen with a capacity of just 33 per cent. “Henceforth, cinemas and gyms are permitted to reopen as soon as possible, […]

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Many Nigerians feared dead as bus plunges into river

Over 30 persons are feared dead in a road accident along Akaeze-Ishiagu highway in Akaeze Development Centre, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The incident occurred on Friday at about 5:45pm. The bus conveying the passengers reportedly plunged into a river near a bridge along the road. A source from the area said that the […]

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Nigerian Government Apologises Over ‘Misleading Tweet’ Ordering Banks, Account Holders To Re-Register

The Federal Government has apologised for its tweet ordering all account holders in the country to obtain and fill self-certification forms. In a directive contained in a series of tweets (now deleted) on Thursday, the Federal Government said each account holder must submit the filled forms in their respective financial institutions. In another tweet on […]

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Fani-Kayode’s marriage collapses again

Former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has separated from his wife, Precious Chikwendu. The marriage broke down about four months ago over alleged incessant domestic violence, which the former beauty queen could not condone any further. Precious had since moved out of the marital home, with the ex-minister barring her from coming to the house or […]

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