Updated: FG to transmit New National Minimum Wage Bill to NASS Jan. 23

The federal government says the new minimum wage bill will be transmitted to the National Assembly on January the 23rd. Organised Labour was able to extract this commitment from the Federal Government, after three days of talks. Correspondent Joke Adisa reports that after three days of talks, the federal government and organised labour have now […]

APC denies disrupting Atiku’s campaign in Kogi

The All Progressives Congress, APC has denied any involvement in the disruption of the campaign rally former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in Kogi state. Addressing newsmen at the federal Capital, Abuja, the APC Spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said the leaders of the main opposition party, PDP failed the Kogi people by not completing the Abuja-Lokoja road […]

INEC boss canvasses new approach to deployment of security forces during elections

Nigeria’s Chief Electoral Officer, Mahmood Yakubu, has canvassed a different approach to the deployment of security forces during the forthcoming general election. Yakubu spoke at the quarterly consultative meeting with security agencies in Abuja ahead of the polls. The INEC Chief describes Nigeria’s 84 million registered voters as the largest database of citizens in Africa […]

Minimum wage protest: NLC vows not to go into negotiation with F.G

Labour unions in Osun state joined their counterparts across the country to demand for the implementation of 30,000 Naira new minimum wage. Addressing journalists in Osogbo, the leadership of the NLC said they will not go back into negotiation with the federal government on the implementation of new minimum wage. They threatened that workers would […]

U.S Government shutdown: VP, Mike meets house republicans

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has met House Republicans amid government shutdown now in its 19th day over questions of funding for a border wall. The lawmakers are hopeful Democrats and Republicans can come together to resolve the issue. While some are in support of the funding, others feel it is not necessary. A growing […]

British lawmakers resume debate on Brexit deal

The lawmakers in Britain will resume the debate on Brexit deal from today. The parliamentary vote on the deal negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May with the European Union will be held next week on Tuesday. The debate was halted last month following widespread opposition from the lawmakers. Britain is due to leave the European […]

NLC begins nationwide protests over minimum wage

The Nigerian Labour Congress and Civil society groups have embarked on a National Protest this Tuesday, 8th of January, to push for the implementation of the 30,000 naira minimum wage. The NLC in Abuja set the tone for the day with it’s own rally. Addressing NLC members in Abuja, president of the union, Ayuba Wabba […]

COAS flags off Python Dance III in Kebbi

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, along with other eminent personalities, on Tuesday formally flagged off Exercise EGWU EKE III (Python Dance III) in 8 Division Nigerian Army’s area of responsibility at 1 Battalion, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State. Army Spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka Usman, said that prominent personalities present at the ceremony […]

Work on 2nd Niger Bridge excites Obiano

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra inspected the construction work on the second Niger Bridge and expressed satisfaction with the standard and pace of work. The governor, who was visibly happy with the extent of work done so far, said he was confident that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari would deliver on the job […]

2019: Fayose, Olujimi fight over Atiku; float parallel campaign councils

Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose and Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi on Tuesday continued their hostility, by inaugurating parallel campaign councils for the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the Ex-Governor, in his capacity as the South West Coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP’s) […]

Sanwo-Olu is the next governor of Lagos — Ambode

Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will emerge as the next Progressive Governor of the state. Ambode stated this on Tuesday, as he led all state party executives, government officials, leaders and other candidates to the official campaign flag-off, which […]