Democracy Day: FG declares Wednesday June 12 public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, June 12 as a public holiday to commemorate this year’s Democracy Day. The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo in a statement on Tuesday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Aishetu Ndayako, congratulated Nigerians on the celebration. Read Also: FG plans performance-based salary scheme for workers He said,: […]

NNPP chieftain tackles Govs over rejection of N60,000 minimum wage

A chieftain of the New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP), Amb. Olufemi Ajadi, has tackled the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) over rejection of Federal Government proposed N60,000 minimum wage. He said the Governors should henceforth be paid based on their qualifications as contained in Civil Service Salary Scale. A statement by Ajadi described rejection of the […]

Govt should go after Ekpa for masterminding tension in S’East – Ohanaeze spokesman

  The National Publicity Secretary of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr Alex Ogbonnia, shares his thoughts with AYOOLA OLASUPO on the killings of military personnel in Abia State, among other issues The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress recently embarked on a nationwide strike which was suspended. This is a result of the ongoing […]

Nigeria set to gain from new maritime territory

The newly approved 16,300 square kilometres of maritime territory has immense potential for the economy, experts have said. They highlighted opportunities for oil and gas exploration, improved maritime security and job creation. The United Nations granted Nigeria about 16,300 square kilometres of additional maritime territory, about five times the size of Lagos State. The extension […]

L’Oréal Paris: Temi Otedola becomes first ambassador for Africa

Multi-talented actress is first Nigerian to represent iconic beauty brand Iconic beauty brand, L’Oréal Paris, has unveiled its partnership with Nigeria’s multi-talented actress, entrepreneur, and global influencer, Temi Otedola, as the new African Digital Brand Ambassador for its L’Oréal Paris Makeup. A statement by the iconic brand yesterday described the development as ‘historic’, with Temi […]

Nigerian man jailed for romance scam, money laundering in US

A Nigerian man, Uchenna Nlemchi, has been sentenced to 51 months in prison for his role in a romance scam and business email compromise scheme. He was also ordered to pay $524,000 in restitution and a money judgment of $868,295. Nlemchi was extradited from Hungary to the United States of America last year. There is […]

Mother of slain student in coma, activist calls for justice

An activist from Itsekiri in the Warri Kingdom, Delta State identified as ‘Lord Of Warri’ has reported that Princess Antonia, the mother of Ajayi Crowther student who was allegedly beaten to death by his colleague is currently hospitalized in a coma, overwhelmed by grief and pain following the loss of her only son. The activist […]

BREAKING: Tribunal fines DSTV, GOTV N150m, orders one-month free subscriptions

  The Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal on Friday fined Multichoice Nigeria, the owners of DSTV and GoTv services, the sum of N150 million for disobeying its orders, which restrained the pay-TV company from increasing its monthly subscription pending the determination of the suit brought before it. The tribunal also ordered the pay-TV company to […]

PSC appoints Abukakar DIG, promotes 122 senior officers

The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Friday approved the appointment of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Yahaya Sahabo Abubakar as Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG). Abubakar was until his appointment the AIG in charge of Zone 14 Katsina. The police said he will represent the North East in the Police Management Team, replacing […]

Wage: Governors won’t pay above N70,000

Governors are not considering a minimum wage that is higher than N70,000, it was learnt last night. At a meeting yesterday in Abuja, the state helmsmen reviewed the economic situation and concluded that anything above N70,000 will not be affordable and sustainable. They ruled out the N100,000 option being dangled by some people. Sources at […]