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Daily Archives: January 8, 2019

‘Buhari, not ASUU, should have mercy on varsity students’

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday begged President Muhammadu Buhari to show mercy on helpless students currently bearing the brunt of the ongoing strike. The union said Buhari had the capability to resolve the lingering issues between it and the Federal Government for students to continue with their academic activities forthwith. ASUU has been on strike since November ... Read More »

Kroos’ thigh injury worsens Real Madrid’s situation

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has an adductor tear in his left thigh, and will be out for three weeks for the European champions. The Germany international was injured during Real Madrid’s 2-0 home defeat by Real Sociedad on Saturday which left his side fifth in La Liga, 10 points behind leaders FC Barcelona. “(Kroos) has been diagnosed with a ... Read More »

Minimum Wage: FG, Organised Labour reconvene today

The Federal Government says the meeting with the Organised Labour to prevent the threat of national industrial action over non transmission of the New National Minimum Wage Bill to the National Assembly will reconvene by 1p.m on Tuesday. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said this while speaking with newsmen at the end of a closed door meeting ... Read More »

UN urges peaceful, credible elections in Nigeria, others

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for peaceful, inclusive and credible elections in Nigeria. Guterres made the call in a report to the Security Council on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS). The UN chief also appealed for peace in other countries in the West African sub-region holding elections in 2019, ... Read More »

Nigeria lost $2.8bn revenue in 2018 — Report

The United Nations say Nigeria lost an estimated 2.8 billion dollars in revenues in 2018, mainly due to oil-related crimes. This is according to a new ‘Report by the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS)’ on Monday in New York. The report, which covered from July 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, ... Read More »

Leave Amina Zakari alone, relations tell Nigerians

Family members of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s National Commissioner, Mrs. Amina Zakari, who was last week appointed as head of the ad hoc committee on National Collation Centre have appealed to Nigerians to leave her alone and allow her concentrate. They described as blatant lies the allegation that Zakari has a blood tie with President Muhammadu Buhari. The family’s ... Read More »

Obiano declares 3 months free transport for Anambra people

The Anambra State government has declared the state-owned Mass Transit Buses, popularly known as `Willie Is Working Buses’ free for all commuters in the state. The declaration, which started since December 25, 2018, would last until March, 2019. Announcing the gesture, Ifeoma Mmadukaezi, the managing director and chief executive officer, Anambra State Mass Transit, TRACAS, said it was in line ... Read More »

Insurgency: Buhari meets Borno elders

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja met a delegation from Borno, and restated his administration’s unwavering determination to equip the military to overcome the insurgency in the northeast. The President also told the delegation led by Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno that the collective safety and security of civilians would continue to remain paramount in the administration’s strategy to ... Read More »

World Bank President steps down

World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, has made the surprise announcement that he is stepping down after six years in the post. His resignation will take effect from 1 February. Mr Kim, 59, was not due to leave until 2022, after he was re-elected for a second five-year term in 2017. He will “join a firm and focus on increasing ... Read More »