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December 10, 2018 2:49 PM Cleric explains why kissing during Church wedding is sin

The Bishop of Niger Delta West Diocese, Rt Rev. (Dr) Emmanuel Oko-Jaja, has declared that the act of kissing ones bride at the alter during wedding is a sin. According to him, allowing couples to go through the process in church during their wedding service is unscriptural and therefore be discouraged. Oko-Jaja said that unwholesome practices taking 29

December 5, 2018 12:18 PM Gunmen abduct eight college workers, kill one in Osun

Eight staff of the Osun College of Technology, Esa-Oke, have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen along Esa-Oke road in Osun State. The Public Relations Officer of the college, Mr Adewale Oyekanmi, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the gunmen also shot dead another staff who attempted to escape from the scene of the incident 33

December 1, 2018 12:46 PM New minimum wage: You have conspired with FG – Group mocks labour leaders

The All Workers Convergence (AWC) has declared that the lingering new national minimum wage issue was a reflection of the conspiracy between labour leaders and the Federal Government. AWC National Coordinator, Comrade Andrew Emelieze made this declaration while speaking with journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital at the weekend. He said that what the group 24

November 27, 2018 3:29 PM South African Ramaphosa signs N126,000 minimum wage bill into law

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the national minimum wage bill. The development came at a time Nigerian workers are yet to get total commitment to N30,000 from federal and state governments. Reuters reports that Ramaphosa’s office said on Monday that the signing was part of efforts by the government to tackle wage inequality 25

November 18, 2018 5:30 PM Four INEC workers, NYSC member, 3 year-old die in Kogi auto crash

Four staff members of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a member of the NYSC and a three-year-old girl on Saturday died in an accident along Ajaokuta–Lokoja Road. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the victims were returning in the evening from Ayingba, Kogi, where they attended the wedding ceremony of another INEC staff 30

November 16, 2018 6:24 AM Minimum wage: Govt can pay workers N100,000 – Tunde, ex-Styl Plus

Tunde Akinsanmi, ex-member of popular music group, Styl Plus, has said the government can afford to pay workers N100,000 minimum wage if it musters the political will to do so. Reacting to the governor’s statement, Tunde disagreed with him, saying, the nation had huge deposits of petroleum resources and adequate human capital to drive itself to prosperity 27

November 15, 2018 10:26 AM Impeachment: Heavy security at Anambra Assembly, movement restricted, journalists barred

Security officials have this morning cordoned off the Anambra State House of Assembly. 22 out of the 30 members of the Assembly had on Tuesday purportedly removed the speaker, Rt Hon Rita Maduagwu. The members cited highhandedness, gross misconduct, docility and financial impropriety as reasons for her removal. But Maduagwu shortly after the house adjourned 30

November 12, 2018 6:01 PM Ondo Assembly crisis: Lawmakers relocate to Ibadan, seek Buhari’s intervention

Eighteen Ondo State lawmakers, who effected a leadership change in the State House of Assembly have alleged threats to their lives. Seven of them were allegedly beaten up and injured, last Friday, when members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, invaded the assembly, after the Speaker, Bamidele Oloyelogun, and his Deputy, Ogundeji 33

November 10, 2018 2:25 PM Aisha Buhari honours Mary Ishaya, airport cleaner who returned lost bag

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has presented an award of excellence to a janitor with Lakewood Development Company, Miss Mary Ishaya, who returned a lost bag she picked up in the male toilet of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. NAN reports that Mrs Buhari, who presented the award at a brief reception in the State House, Abuja, urged 27

November 8, 2018 3:48 PM Man drowns inside swimming pool in Ondo hotel

A middle-aged man has reportedly died in a swimming pool in Akure, the Ondo State capital. According to a source who preferred anonymity, the deceased whose identity is yet to be known was a lodger at Helena hotel, Ijapo, the state capital. The source who is one of the workers at the hotel stated that efforts to rescue the deceased who took time out to use the hotel’s 27