Strike: Buhari Appeals to NLC

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja appealed to Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to shelve its planned strike. He urged labour to consider what his government inherited and what it was doing with fewer resources to put the economy in the right shape. He also assured Nigerians that his administration would sustain massive investments to upgrade […]

Waging War Against Human Trafficking

Mary Nnah and Ayodeji Ake write that educating and empowering young Nigerians will reduce the incidence of human trafficking for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery or commercial sexual exploitation In tons and hundreds, humans worldwide are constantly being trafficked for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery or commercial sexual exploitation. Despite measures […]

Fayemi Laments Fayose’s Abandonment of Ikogosi Resort Centre

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Monday expressed anger and disappointment in his predecessor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, over the alleged abandonment of the Ikogosi Resort Centre under his watch. Fayemi described the abandonment of the tourist centre he branded as a major attraction in the country, as a flagrant and brazen ‘destruction of […]

79 school pupils abducted in restive anglophone Cameroon

Seventy-nine school students were kidnapped on Monday in an English-speaking region of Cameroon where separatists are fighting an armed campaign for independence, a government source said. The students were abducted along with their principal, a teacher and a driver, the official said, as a source at the school confirmed the kidnapping of the pupils. They […]

Trump, Democrats in frenzied final push ahead of US elections

Donald Trump, his Republicans and their Democratic rivals steeled themselves for a final frenzied day of campaigning Monday on the eve of contentious US midterm elections, when voters render their verdict on the president’s first two years in office. Trump has seized on the nativist us-versus-them message that resonated with his base during the fiery […]

Police parade 19 suspects over death of Alkali

The Plateau State police command yesterday paraded 19 suspects handed over to them by the military, stating their levels of involvement in the disappearance and death of Major Geneneral Idris Alkali (rtd). The police said six out of the eight suspects declared wanted in connection with the death of Alkali have submitted themselves to the […]

Governing council urges staff to restore OAU’s past glory

The Chairman of the Governing Council, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, has charged all categories of staff to ensure the restoration of the glory of the institution and realisation of the dream of the founding fathers. He gave the charge at a three-day retreat organized by the governing council for the principal […]

PDP seeks probe of WAEC, presidency over attestation certificate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the investigation of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and President Muhammadu Buhari by the International Police (INTERPOL) over the attestation certificate awarded to the latter. The party also asked the Nigeria Police Force (NFPF) to invite the president’s handlers for questioning over what it termed a […]

ASUU begins strike, labour mobilises for tomorrow

As its tomorrow’s deadline for strike draws close, organised labour did not attend the conciliatory meeting with the Federal Government’s team in Abuja yesterday. It said it was not invited. In a related development, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked its members nationwide to begin an indefinite strike. The disclosure followed a […]

Beware Of Booby Traps In Electoral Act, Lawyers Warn

Legal experts in the country have counseled the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against throwing the nation into a constitutional crisis by sticking to the Electoral Act 2010 for the conduct of the 2019 general election instead of using the newly amended Act recently passed by the National Assembly. Specifically, senior lawyers, including members of […]

Nigeria Donates $500,000 To Support Guinea Bissau Election

The Nigerian government has approved the donation of $500,000, over 350 electoral kits and seven vehicles, to facilitate a successful conduct of Guinea Bissau legislative election, slated for November 18, 2018. The Nigerian, Minister of Foreign Affairs , Geoffrey Onyeama, announced this when Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to Guinea Bissau, Mr. Jose […]