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150m migrant workers face exploitation – ILO

The International Labour Organisation (ILO), has disclosed that about 150 million migrant workers globally face exploitation. ILO Director General, Guy Ryder, who was speaking during this year’s World Day of Social Justice, said this year’s celebration focuses on the protection of the world’s 150 million migrant workers, many of whom face exploitation, discrimination and violence […]

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2019: NLC to provide alternative political platform – Odah

Former General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade John Odah, has said the working people in Nigeria would provide alternative to the bourgeois political programmes in the country. Comrade Odah who is currently the Executive Secretary of Organisation of Trade Unions in West Africa (OTUWA), while speaking ahead of the celebration of NLC […]

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Varsity labs remain shut as NAAT vows to continue strike

Laboratories in public universities across the country, have remained shut as the National Association of Academic Technologists, vowed to continue with the strike it embarked on since December last year. NAAT President, Comrade Sani Suleiman, while speaking with journalists in Abuja, said there has been total compliance by its members in all the universities. He […]

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It’s unfortunate NLC is still divided at 40 – Odah

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) became 40 years in existence, MOSES JOHN speaks with Comrade JOHN ODAH on the journey so far. Excerpts NLC at 40, journey so far It has been a story of struggle that has its ups and down; a story that Nigerian workers have had their moments of triumph, moments where […]

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The tragedy of Obsanjo’s son on N100,000/month

If what the estranged wife of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Ms. Martins, said in an interview she granted a national daily was true about the present state of affairs of the only son she bore Obasanjo then that young man (Olujunwo Obasanjo) deserves great sympathy indeed; even more painful is the pointer to the fact that […]

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Change of election sequence and APC senators

The Nigerian politicians are one different species that are very difficult to understand. The recent u-turn by some APC senators over the change of the election time table after its passage by the Senate clearly shows they cannot and win election without clinging to the personality of the President Muhammadu Buhari. That is why the […]

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Fuel crisis: The only way out for NNPC

I have read a lot about the current fuel crises but have not seen a lot of suggestion on how to resolve the issue apart from calling NNPC to repair the existing refineries and building new ones. It will take 12 months to repair the refineries, about 48 months to build a new one and […]

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Buhari Govt saves 24.7bn monthly, Is it illegal to alleviate my poverty with this money? Cartoon

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NIMASA, judiciary to reposition maritime

Director – General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that the agency was taking deliberate steps to work with the Judiciary and other arms of government to reposition Nigeria’s maritime industry, by providing necessary updates on information and law. Speaking at the opening of the 7th Strategic […]

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FG approves fire zonal office in Anambra – FFS boss

  The Controller General Federal Fire Service (FFS) Engr. Joseph Garba Anebi has said that the federal government had approved the establishment of Fire Service Zonal Headquarters in Awka, Anambra state, to cover the entire South East. The CG disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the Anambra state governor recently. He declared that the […]

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Interpol: NIS to track terror suspects through technology

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) will, henceforth, track terror suspects and other criminal elements, who are on the global and local lists of wanted persons. The tracking of wanted persons will be facilitated online, through the Interpol-extended database of wanted persons. Comptroller-General of Immigration Muhammad Babandede, who made the disclosure in an exclusive interview with […]

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Kuje handicapped school appeals for assistance

  The Abuja School for the Handicapped, Kuje, has urged the FCT Education Secretariat to do more in supporting the welfare of the students. Its Assistant Head of Administration, Malam Yahaya Mohammed, who made the appeal, said the situation of the school needed additional support from the government and individuals. Mohammed, who spoke to Blueprint […]

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Hajiya Aisha Yesufu leading a “Get Register to Vote” awareness campaign to educate and mobilise citizens for 2019 elections, in Abuja recently

Convener of One-Voice Nigeria, Hajiya Aisha Yesufu (left), leading a “Get Register to Vote” awareness campaign to educate and mobilise citizens for 2019 elections, in Abuja recently Photo: Hogan Bassey/JAU/NAN  

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Bello hails FRSC’s ‘giant strides’ at 30

Kuje PDP embarks on reconciliation, membership drive Ahead of the 2019 elections, the Kuje chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that it had commenced arrangements to draw more members and reposition the party for victory. The PDP chairman, Hon. Ismaila Mohammed, after the stakeholders’ meeting, disclosed that realigning of the party was […]

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FG trains artisanal miners on safer techniques

  The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has trained hundreds of artisanal and small scale miners on personal safety and environmental protection. The training was part of a three-day tour of gold mines at Ibodi, Ilesha, Osun State on Friday. Participants were trained on several aspects of health and environmental issues in mining that […]

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2019: We’ll buy forms for Buhari – Women coalition

Katsina A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Society for Continuum of Change and Development (SCCD), has stated that its readiness to purchase a nomination form for president Muhammadu Buhari to contest for 2019 election in a bids to encourage him to continue with his good ideas. Its National Coordinator, Hajiya Bilkisu Jibrin Saulawa, disclosed this yesterday when […]

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Kano unveils 5-year water plan

Kano Kano state government has vowed commitment to overcome the persistent shortage of water in the metropolitan areas of the state. The Commissioner for Water Resources, Alhaji Usman Sule Riruwai, made the vow during an inspection visit to Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant, saying that the state government had concluded arrangements to partner with foreign agencies […]

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Drug abuse: Senate urges rehab centres in states

Abuja Disturbed by the alarming rate at which drugs and substance are being abused in Nigeria, the Senate yesterday urged the federal government to establish rehabilitation centre in each state of the country. The upper legislative chamber also mandated its Committee on Health to ensure that the government gives the centres the needed attention when […]

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Masari re-deploys 9 perm secs

Katsina Office of the Head of Service in Katsina state has re-deployed nine permanent secretaries to various ministries and parastatal following the approval by Governor Aminu Bellol Masari. This was contained in a press release signed by the permanent secretary (Admin), Head of Service Office, Malam A.D. Umar, yesterday in Katsina. According to the statement, […]

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Group urges ex-EFCC investigator in court over ‘fraud’

Abuja A group, Nigerian Lawyers Renaissance Forum, yesterday called on the Inspector- General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to prosecute a former investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Victor Uwajeh, for alleged fraud, forgery and possession of false documents. The group made the call yesterday in a chat with newsmen […]

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2019: Channels Academy, US train media on data journalism

Abuja In a bid to equip the media for effective coverage and reportage of the 2019 general elections the Channels Academy and US Embassy in Nigeria is training a cross section of journalists on data journalism. Speaking at the opening of the training, yesterday in Abuja, the chief Information Officer for the US Embassy, Russel […]

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NOA boss tasks NASS on whistle-blowing bill

Kano Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Garba Abari, has called on the National Assembly to ensure speedy passage of Whistle-blowing Bill. Abari made the call in Kano yesterday while speaking at a Town Hall Meeting on “Whistle-blowing and Fight against Corruption in Nigeria.” The meeting was organised by the African Centre for […]

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APC reconciliation: Buhari’s aide urges members to embrace Tinubu

Abuja Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters, (House of Representatives), Hon. Suleiman Kawu Sumaila, has called on members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to embrace the reconciliation moves by Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu. Tinubu was recently appointed by Buhari to engage and reconcile all aggrieved members of the party, […]

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Sokoto DPR seals 5 filling stations over price hike

Sokoto. Scarcity of fuel currently rocking economic activities in some parts of the country is yielding fruit in Sokoto and Kebbi states as the Department of Petroleum Resources intensified effort to ensure strict compliance by marketers. Speaking to newsmen in Sokoto yesterday, Zonal Controller for Sokoto and Kebbi states, Alhaji Mohammed Makera said the department […]

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Katsina needs 16,000 classrooms, 13,000 teachers – Masari

Katsina Katsina state governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has announced a deficit of 16,000 classrooms in primary schools across the state. Masari was speaking when he received the World Bank Mission on the Nigeria Education Project, Mr Adekola, who paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Katsina. The governor also announced a 13,000 teachers’ […]