May Day: Revive textile industry, create more jobs, union beckons Buhari

April 30, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

As workers globally celebrate Workers’ Day amidst Covid-19 pandemic on Friday, textile workers have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify efforts in reviving the textile industry to create mass decent jobs and boost Nigerian economy.Speaking under the aegis of National Union Of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN), the Union, who dedicated 2020 Workers Day to two veterans that died Read More

Ahead Edo, Ondo guber polls: INEC set to meet May 7

April 30, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that the exact date for the step-by-step resumption of normal activities in its headquarters, state and local government offices will be communicated to staff,  stakeholders and the public after the commission’s meeting on Thursday May 7, 2020. In a statement after its meeting on Thursday, National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Read More

Ramadan: El-Rufai warns traders over hiking foodstuff prices, neighbourhood markets

April 30, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai has urged traders not to hike the price of foodstuffs and to allow the temporary neighbourhood markets work.He also warned that government will not allow any trader to sabotage its efforts to keep people safe from Covid-19 infection. Speaking in a media chat with some broadcast journalists at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House on Tuesday night, the Governor warned that no trader Read More

Kaduna NUJ scribe loses mother

April 30, 2020 Moh Bello Habib 0

Hajiya Mariya Muhammad, mother to the Secretary Kaduna state Council, Nigeria of Journalists (NUJ), Zaria unit, Abubakar Sadiq is dead.She died Wednesday night after protracted ilness. She died at her home located along Bogari road, Sabon Layi, Tudun Wada in Zaria local government area of Kaduna state.Late Hajiya Mariya Muhammad died at age of 95.She is survived by seven children. Read More

Restriction order: Niger sends 204 violators to jail

April 30, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

Mobile courts in Niger state have convicted 204 persons to six months in prison for violation of the restriction order by the state government in a bid to curtail the spread of Covid-19 in the state.The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state police command, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed this in Minna on Thursday.He said the convicts were charged Read More

Breaking: Edo declares COVID-19 patient wanted, extends curfew

April 30, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

A nursing mother who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been declared missing by Edo state government after she went incommunicado on suspicion that she might have contracted the disease.  Governor Godwin Obaseki who disclosed this at a media briefing identified the woman as Mrs. Amaka Okoro. According to Obaseki, “She (patient) is a nursing mother, who has a baby that Read More

Breaking: 2 returnees import new Covid-19 cases to Nasarawa

April 30, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state Thursday, recorded two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of confirmed cases in the state to three. Governor Abdullahi Sule announced this in a press briefing at government house Lafia, the state capital. According to the governor, the victims are returnees from Lagos state. He said the two new cases who have been under quarantine at the Read More

Uduk urges Nigerian workers to invest in capital market

April 30, 2020 David Agba 0

Nigerian workers have been urged to invest in the Nigerian capital market in a bid to create wealth and save towards their retirement. The advice was given by the Acting Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ms. Mary Uduk, in a goodwill message on the commemoration of the 2020 International Workers Day celebration.  Uduk urged workers to deliberately set aside Read More

NITDA calls for applications into Nigeria Covid-19 innovative challenge

April 30, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has called on Nigerians especially software developers to apply for opportunities to participate in the “Nigeria Covid-19 Innovative Challenge.” Nigeria Covid-19 Innovation Challenge is an online innovative challenge set up to meet the challenges mankind is facing as a result of the Coronavirus.Given the current circumstances being experienced in Nigeria and the world Read More

FG to meet manufacturers, research institutes on production of ventilators

April 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  All plans are on deck by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba, Richard Adeniyi Adebayo to meet with research institutes, academic institutions, manufacturers and other stakeholders involved in the manufacturing of local Ventilators to fight the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world. The minister disclosed this on Wednesday while receiving the weekly briefing by the Emergency Operation Read More

Internet fraudsters bag 2 years in Kaduna

April 30, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kaduna Zonal Office, has secured the conviction of Idahosa Bobby and Aidamebor Israel for offences bordering on internet fraud. EFCC acting Head, Media and Publicity, Mr, Tony Orilade, in a press statement, Thursday in Abuja, said they were arraigned before Justice Mohammed Tukur of the State High Court sitting in Kaduna, Kaduna Read More

Alleged corruption in NDDC: CSO demands probe, prosecution

April 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As the world continue to lament and find a cure for the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic, a Civil Society Organisation known as Act for Positive Transformation Initiative has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Assembly and the anti-corruption agencies to investigate and prosecute the alleged mismanagement of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) COVID-19 intervention project. According to a statement signed Read More

Maersk delivers 1,800 refrigerated containers to South Africa

April 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

To offset the scarcity of reefer containers in South Africa ahead of this citrus season and to support the nation’s agricultural sector, Maersk, the world’s largest integrated container logistics company, has brought 1,800 empty refrigerated 40-foot containers from the Middle East as additional stock to serve customers. There is additional supply to come and this will complement the refrigerated containers Read More

ITF says COVID-19 is no excuse to cut seafarers’ wages

April 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

At a time when seafarers are keeping the world moving, COVID-19 cannot be used as an excuse to lower the wage and working conditions of seafarers, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has said.Seafarers are vital employees because they keep the global supply chains moving. Seafarers, including those on ferries, transport around 90 per cent of the world’s goods, including Read More

Abu Dhabi Ports sets up COVID-19 testing facilities

April 30, 2020 David Agba 0

Abu Dhabi Ports has set up COVID-19 testing facilities at Zayed and Khalifa ports with the capacity to test up to 700 daily.The 150sqm facilities were constructed in just a single day and are staffed by fully qualified medical personnel who can conduct tests in minutes with results in 24 hours. With the new facilities in place, Abu Dhabi Ports Read More

Customs refuses to collect 1,800 bags of rice rejected by Oyo

April 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The crisis between Oyo State Government and Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) continued on Wednesday as the NCS refused to take back the 1,800 bags of rice rejected by the state.The state government had shown the world last Friday that the rice was infested with weevil, making it unfit for human consumption.It announced its decision to return the rice, which was Read More

Workers day: Invest in capital market, Uduk urges Nigerian workers

April 30, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Nigerian workers have been urged to invest in the Nigerian capital market in a bid to create wealth and save towards their retirement.The advice was given by the Acting Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ms. Mary Uduk, in a goodwill message on the commemoration of the 2020 International Workers Day celebration. Uduk urged workers to deliberately set Read More

US Presidency: Biden insists on selecting woman as running mate, search begins

April 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Joe Biden’s campaign announced Thursday the co-chairs of its vice presidential selection committee who will lead the charge to vet potential running mates.Former Sen. Christopher Dodd of Conneticut, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester of Deleware, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Cynthia C. Hogan, a former White House and Senate counsel to Biden, will chair the committee’s search for the right woman to Read More

As Olofa of Offa clocks 10 years on throne

April 30, 2020 Asiwaju Mashood Shittu 0

On May 9, 2020, the esteemed Olofa of Offa in Kwara State, North central, Nigera, His Royal Majesty Oba Muhammed Mufutau Oloyede Gbadamosi Okikiola Ilufemiloye Ajagungbade 1st, Esuwoye 2nd  will clock 10 years on throne. The Offa traditional stool is one of the respected traditional institutions in the country cutting from the diplomatic circle, political angle, civil society arena, youth Read More

Amid Covid-19 spread, Bundesliga delay league resumption

April 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Bundesliga will not resume until at least May 16 after the date on a decision was pushed back until next Wednesday. There had been hopes that the German leagues would be given approval to play again as early as May 9 this week as the country continues its battle against the coronavirus crisis. But that decision has now been delayed, meaning it will Read More

Covid-19: Ekiti workers warn Fayemi against pay cut, demand 2018 arrears

April 30, 2020 Raphael Adeyanju 0

The organised labour in Ekiti state has told governor Kayode Fayemi not to consider any move for salary reduction despite the present economic challenges facing the government. The labour unions, comprising Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, also  requested immediate payment of outstanding salaries by governor Fayemi, to ease the effect of lockdown on the populace. Governor Fayemi, had on Tuesday Read More

COVID-19: FG to meets manufacturers, research institutes on mass production of local ventilators

April 30, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, is set to meet with research institutes, academic institutions, manufacturers and other stakeholders involved in the manufacturing of local ventilators to fight the dreaded COVID-19 Pandemic. The minister who disclosed this Wednesday while receiving the weekly briefing by the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) of the Committee on Sustainable Production/Delivery Read More

May Day: Equip yourself with new skills during lockdown, APC tells workers

April 30, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling all Progressives Congress (APC)  has asked Nigerian workers to make use of the current lockdown as a result of Coronavirus pandemic to equip themselves with new skills. The party assured that President Muhammadu Buhari was putting all necessary measures in place to ensure that workers and, indeed, all Nigerians are not negatively impacted from the economic effects of Read More