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April 11, 2018 9:54 AM 2019: Buhari’s declaration provides another opportunity to route out incumbent president – Hon. Kaze

More reactions have continued to trail President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration to run for the presidency come 2019, as a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Bitrus Kaze said his decision to run will give Nigerians the opportunity to overwhelming route out another incumbent for the second time. The President Buhari had on Monday told the National 22

April 2, 2018 12:46 PM Israel cancels plan to deport African migrants

Israel announced, on Monday, that it had reached a deal with the UN refugee agency to cancel a controversial plan to deport African migrants and replace it with a new one that will see thousands sent to Western countries. A minimum of 16,250 migrants will be resettled in unspecified Western nations under the agreement announced in a statement from Prime 19

April 2, 2018 11:37 AM Support for scrabble will boost tourism

Wellington Jighere, the 2015 world scrabble champion, on Monday in Abuja said Federal Government’s support for the game of scrabble was necessary because it would boost tourism in Nigeria. Jighere told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that scrabble as a sport has the potential to drive tourism in Nigeria. He added that Nigeria as a nation stands to gain a lot from the scrabble 23

March 30, 2018 11:00 AM Tinubu’s colloquium: Omokri replies Osinbajo, lists Jonathan’s achievements

Reno Omokri, former New Media aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has highlighted achievements of his principal during his tenure as president of Nigeria. Omokri listed fourteen Universities, Abuja- Kaduna railway, three power stations as part of Jonathan’s achievement in reaction to the latest statement credited to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo 24

March 12, 2018 8:33 PM Senators resisted me for advocating pay cut for lawmakers – Murray-Bruce

The Senator representing Bayelsa East in the National Assembly, Ben Murray-Bruce, has revealed how he was resisted when he advocated for lower wages. The federal lawmaker said: “From the first day I got to the Senate, I advocated for lower wages and allowances for public officials and a higher minimum wage for the Nigerian worker. I was resisted and made the personal 18

March 12, 2018 7:24 AM NBA, CACOL back Shehu Sani, call for review of lawmakers’ allowances

The Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Monday Ubani, has called for a review of lawmakers’ earnings. Sani, who represents Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, had revealed amount he and his colleagues receive monthly. Ubani in a short statement described the lawmakers allowances as ‘Jumbo allowances’, adding that Nigerians 21

March 10, 2018 10:40 AM NLC gives FG deadline for new minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has insisted that the new minimum wage must come into effect in July this year. NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, told The Guardian that they would reject any date that is beyond July. Wabba stated that arrangements have been finalised to sign the agreement in Kigali, Rwanda on March 21, this year. “Going by all the data submitted 26

March 9, 2018 8:59 AM Gov. El-Rufai a chameleon, embarrassment to public office – Organized Labour

The Organised Labour, yesterday, described the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai as an embarrassment to public office in Nigeria. General Secretary of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eso said this as a reaction to El-Rufai’s call for very low minimum wage for Nigerian civil servants. Ozo-Eso said the Congress was not surprised 24

March 5, 2018 6:18 PM Ngige gives update on minimum wage

The Minister for Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, on Monday assured Nigerian workers of implementation of a new minimum wage. Ngige said the committee set up for that purpose by the Federal Government had already started work. Ngige gave the assurance while speaking with journalists shortly after witnessing the swearing in of newly-elected chairmen 21

March 3, 2018 7:04 AM Planes banned from flying over Lionel Messi’s house

The expansion of El Prat Airport in Barcelona have been abandoned, because it would have led to more air traffic above Lionel Messi’s mansion in the coastal town of Castelldefels. The official explanation given for why the addition of a new runway located to the sea was discarded, were environmental and financial reasons. But the president of Spanish 32