Minimum wage: Denial characteristic of Muhammadu Buhari administration – Atiku Abubakar

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has said President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), are feeding at public expense. The former vice-president also said the two leaders collect hardship allowances of 50 per cent of their annual basic salary. He lamented that long-suffering Nigerian workers, who he […]

Donald Trump ousts Jeff Sessions, vows to fight Democrats if they launch probes

President Donald Trump forced out his attorney general on Wednesday and threatened to fight back if Democrats use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to launch investigations into his administration and finances. Trump came out swinging a day after his Republicans lost control of the House, and followed through on repeated threats […]

Ekiti government appoints fact finding committee for EKSUTH

In a bid to reposition the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti as a leading tertiary health care institution, the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has approved the establishment of a Fact Finding Committee to look into the activities of the institution from 2013 to date. The position of the state government was made […]

Floyd Mayweather: I never agreed to fight Japanese kickboxer

Floyd Mayweather said on Wednesday that he never agreed to come out of retirement to fight a Japanese kickboxer on New Year’s Eve and was blindsided when the event was announced this week at a news conference he attended in Tokyo. Mayweather said on his Instagram account that he only agreed to a three-round exhibition […]

Minimum wage: It’s N30,000 or strike – Labour

Organised Labour on Wednesday reacted to the position of the Presidency and the Federal Government that President Muhammadu Buhari was yet to accede to the proposal of a N30,000 National Minimum Wage for Nigerian workers. Labour’s position is coming against the backdrop of the information from the Presidency and the Minister of Information and Culture, […]

Civil servants laud Muhammadu Buhari, labor leaders over minimum wage

A cross section of civil servants in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for receiving the report on the new minimum wage for workers. Some of the workers, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews, also commended labour unions for their commitment to the implementation […]

Rwanda prosecutors seek 22-year jail term for Paul Kagame’s election challenger

Rwanda prosecutors on Wednesday requested the High Court in Kigali to hand both Diane Shima Rwigara and her mother Adeline Mukangemana 22-year prison sentences for, among other charges, inciting insurrection. The trial resumed a month after the two women were released on bail having spent more than a year in jail. At the seven-hour hearing, […]

Nana Akufo-Addo assures Nigerians to feel free to operate in Ghana

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has assured Nigerians in his country of freedom to operate their businesses without harassment. Akufo-Addo said this on Wednesday while receiving President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Envoy to Ghana, led by Foreign Affairs Minister, Geofrey Onyeama. The assurance is sequel to attacks on some Nigerian traders in Ghana in July and […]

White House bans CNN’s Jim Acosta

The White House has revoked the press badge of CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta, following heated exchange with President Donald Trump at a press conference on Thursday. White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, announced on Wednesday evening that the decision was a result of Acosta’s behaviour, for yanking back when a White House […]

FEC approves N12.6 billion fire trucks, data center, others for interior ministry

The Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, approved three memos, including the procurement of five fire fighting trucks for the Nigeria Fire Service, as well as construction of a data center for the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, two parastatals under the Ministry of Interior. The Council had approved N11 billion […]