Rohr accepts pay cut to remain S/Eagles gaffer

April 30, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

  Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr contractual battle with  his employer the Nigeria Football Federation may have abated as the Franco-German tactician has revealed that he is ready to accept a pay cut to continue with the Super Eagles. Rohr has been with the Super Eagles since August 2016 after the sacking of Sunday Oliseh and his current contract expires Read More

Breaking: At last, Trump reveals where, how Covid-19 originated

April 30, 2020 Editor 0

US President Donald Trump claims he has seen evidence that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 originated in a Wuhan laboratory. Speaking at a White House news conference he said China either could not stop spread of the virus, or let it spread, Skynews reports. He declined to say whether he holds the Chinese President Xi Jinping responsible for what he Read More

After recording first Covid-19 death, Jigawa locks down state capital, 7 LGs

April 30, 2020 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

Jigawa state has recorded its first death of a COVID-19 case. The state government, following this development, has locked down the state capital and seven local government areas. Blueprint reports that the deceased was a Lagos returnee and a resident of Fanisau community in Dutse, the state capital, who died few hours after he was moved to an isolation centre. Residents Read More

May Day: Kwara NLC urges workers not to lose guard

April 30, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Kwara state council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked workers in the state to abide by all precautionary measures listed by experts and government to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus as government gradually relaxes lockdown. In compliance with the measures to contain the spread, the state chairman of the congress, Aliyu Issa Ore, said the state Read More

Kwara reversed college’s leave directive

April 30, 2020 Umar Abdulwahab 0

Kwara State Government Tuesday,  said it had reversed the state’s aviation college’s leave-without-pay directive to workers. Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Hajiya Sa’adatu Modibbo-Kawu, stated this in a statement in Ilorin. She said the ministry wished to clarify that the government had neither approved for salaries to be paid in percentages nor for any member of staff at the International Read More

Don urges Rivers to retain radio/tv school learning

April 30, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

A University lecturer, Dr Ferdinand Giadom, has urged Rivers State Government to sustain the ongoing radio/television learning programme for primary and secondary schools while planning for e-learning programme for them. Giadom, a lecturer in the Department of Geology, University of Port Harcourt, made the call while speaking with journalists Wednesday in Port Harcourt. The don spoke in reaction to the Read More

Pandemic spotlights need greater R&D investment

April 30, 2020 Ransford Bekoe 0

Victor Hugo, a French poet, novelist and playwright, once noted: “There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” Indeed, there is no denying the fact that the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), despite all its ills, is bringing to the limelight the creativity and innovativeness Read More

Workers to FG amidst COVID-19 trauma: Protect Nigerians from uncharitable employers

  As Nigeria Friday joins workers across the globe to celebrate Workers’ Day, the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has asked the federal government to work towards a reduction in the prices of food and drugs in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  TUC President Quadri Olaleye, who made the plea Thursday in a May Day message in Abuja, Read More

Buhari extends tenure of NDDC interim management committee, okays N6.2bn for COVID-19 fight in Niger Delta

April 30, 2020 Abdullahi am. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Professor Keme Pondei-led Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from May 1 to December 31, 2020. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina said in a statement in Abuja that the extension was to cover the period of the forensic audit of the NDDC, Read More

COVID-19: FG mulls palliatives for media industry

April 30, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government said Thursday that it was exploring ways and financial models to help the media industry in the country to fulfil its functions during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said the media and creative industry is one of Read More

In Zaria, new ABU VC assumes duty

April 30, 2020 Moh Bello Habib 0

The new substantive Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Professor Kabir Bala, has assumed duty.Speaking shortly after taking over from Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin), Professor A Z Abubakar, the newly sworn-in Vice Chancellor promised to take the institution to higher level.The new VC assured both staff of and students of quality leadership. He said that running affairs of the Read More

Benin monarch donates foodstuff, sanitizers to journalists

April 30, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

As part of efforts to cushion the effects of COVID -19 lockdown, the Oba of Benin, Ewuare 11 has donated foodstuff and Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) to the Edo state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).  The royal father said he understood the role of journalists in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and expressed hope that the Read More

Abba Kyari: Egyptian President condoles with Buhari

April 30, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt has condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari on the death of his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. In a condolence message to the Nigerian leader, President el-Sisi said: ”I have received with great sorrow the news of the passing of Mr. Abba Kyari, your Honorable Chief of Staff, as a result of contracting the novel coronavirus. Read More

Buhari condoles with Dr Sani Aliyu over father’s death, mourns Governor Mohammed Goni

April 30, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Dr Sani Aliyu over the passing away of his father, Alhaji Aliyu Daneji.The president joined the family in mourning Daneji, who was the a pioneer Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Kano state,and worked diligently to provide a formidable structure for governance in the state.The president said Read More

COVID-19: Governors, police, NURTW to halt inter states movement

April 30, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Governors of the 36 states of the federation, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the officials of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) have agreed to strengthen security surveillance along state boundaries to enforce the interstate restrictions of movement aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 disease in the country.Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Governor of Read More

FG orders senior workers to resume work

April 30, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF) Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan Thursday ordered civil servants on Grade Level 14 and above to resume partial work from Monday, May 4, 2020, in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive.In a circular issued in Abuja, the Head of Service said workers on essential services are expected to be working in line with Read More

US: ‘Historic’ Ramadan call to prayer echoes in Minnesota City

April 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Minneapolis Cedar-Riverside adhan is believed to be the firstpublicly broadcast call to prayer in a major US city.From loudspeakers on the roof of a Minnesota mosque, the Islamic callto prayer echoed for the first time ever throughout a Minneapolisneighbourhood late on Thursday as the Muslim community there preparedto begin the holy month of Ramadan.It echoed again on Friday morning Read More

COVID-19: Can healthcare workers be exempted from fasting Ramadan?

April 30, 2020 Dr. Jasser Auda 0

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings beupon His Messenger.In this fatwa:1- If the Muslim medical personnel can function without harminghim/herself or falling short in their duty to save lives during anypandemic, then they should indeed fast.2- If he/she assessed that there will be harm to him/her Read More

COVID-19: FG reveals 113 doctors test positive for Coronavirus, pursues vigorous probe of Kano deaths

April 30, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government Thursday assured that the ongoing investigation into the causes of the high number of deaths in Kano state would be pursued to a logical conclusion.This was disclosed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, at the daily briefing of the Read More

Lockdown: Kaduna turns back 2 passenger-loaded lorries

April 30, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government on Thursday said it sent two passenger-loaded lorries which came in from Kaduna-Kano border, and made attempts to convey passengers into Kaduna state from Kano.  The Kaduna state government had on Monday intercepted several passenger lorries by security operatives at the Kaduna-Kano border before turning them back.   Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, Read More

Breaking: Many trapped, dead as building collapses in Imo

April 30, 2020 Editor 0

Tension is building up speedily following collapse of a building under construction in Owerri, Imo state capital. As at the time of filling this report, the height of the collapsed storey building has not been ascertained. Rescue effort is ongoing. Details loading…

May Day: TUC wants price of foods, drugs reduced over covid-19

April 30, 2020 Moses John 0

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has asked the federal government to see to the reduction in the prices of food and drugs for people who recovered from the dreaded coronavirus in Nigeria.The President of the Congress, Comrade Quadri Olaleye, in a May Day message said 2020 workers day ‘is an unusual one. It coincides with a period the world Read More

May Day: Gbajabiamila, Wase salute Nigerian workers, urge productivity

April 30, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

 Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and his deputy, Hon. Idris Wase, have congratulated Nigerian workers on the occasion of this year’s International Workers’ Day, urging them on more productivity.Gbajabiamila in his message through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Lanre Lasisi, said although the day is being marked quietly across the globe as a Read More