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45 percent of Nigerian workers are casual workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said on Wednesday that about 45 percent of workers in the country are operating as casual workers with employers in the banking as well as oil and gas sector the major culprit and asked the government not to do anything that will further compound the current precarious employment situation in the country. The congress also ... Read More »

FG names new national carrier – ‘Nigeria Air’

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Wednesday announced that the name of the proposed new National Carrier is ‘Nigeria Air’. The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, disclosed this while unveiling the airline to investors at the ongoing Farnborough International Air Show in UK. The colour is green white green. (NAN)   Read More »

Ex-CJN, Katsina-Alu, dies in Abuja Hospital

A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, is dead. Katsina-Alu who headed the Nigerian judiciary between 2009 and 2011, reportedly died at an Orthopaedic Hospital in Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday. The former CJN, who hailed from Ushongo local government area of Benue State, died at the age of 76. He would have clocked 77 ... Read More »

Broadcasting commission threatens Ekiti TV over Fayose

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says it will impose a stiffer sanction on the Ekiti State Broadcasting Service (EBS) if it fails to pay N500,000 fine within the stipulated period. The NBC Head of Public Affairs, Maimuna Jimada, made the disclosure in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “Time frame to pay up a national broadcasting ... Read More »

Atiku promises to end Boko Haram as president

Former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who is aspiring to become President in 2019, on Tuesday, said he would put an end to the Boko Haram crisis in the shortest time after his inauguration as Nigeria’s number one citizen. Abubakar, who is one of the presidential aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, made the vow while addressing his ... Read More »

Nigerian Customs must adopt new technologies to secure ports — CG

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, has said the agency must benefit from the opportunities of new technologies in securing the Nigerian boarders and ports The customs boss said this on Tuesday at a national conference on Fast-Tracking Port Reforms, organised by the federal ministry of transportation, in collaboration with The Nation Newspapers and Epsilon Limited in Abuja. Mr Ali ... Read More »

Group protests Buhari’s visit to ICC, says It could subvert justice

A group, Concerned Citizens of Nigeria, has condemned the planned meeting of President Muhammadu Buhari with the leadership of the International Criminal Court, ICC, at The Hague. The group made the condemnation in a letter addressed to the President of the ICC, Chile Eboe-Osuji, and signed by Mr. Yinka Odumakin. According to the group, it was wrong for Buhari to ... Read More »

Saraki seeks closer partnership between executive, legislature

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Monday, called for closer partnership between the executive and legislative arms to ensure effective governance in the country. Saraki, who made the call in his speech at the opening session of the 1st National Assembly Open Week (NASSOW) in Abuja, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, said it ... Read More »

France President, Macron, meets Buhari in Aso Rock

PRESIDENT of France, Emmanuel Macron has arrived presidential villa, Abuja for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. The French president was received by his host at the forecourt of the president’s office at about 4.36pm. They went into a closed-door meeting after both leaders introduced their entourages. They are expected to address a joint news conference at the end of ... Read More »

Saraki urges resolution of differences to stop killings

  Nigeria Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has urged all government structures to put away all political differences and to make the security and welfare of Nigerians a top priority. The Senate president decried the incessant bloodshed in the country. He emphasized that it is never pleasant to lose even one Nigerian life. “The security and welfare of the ... Read More »