Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

Pensioners barricade FAAN Hq over pensions adjustment

October 5, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Members of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners NUP, FAAN branch, Tuesday morning barricaded the headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria following what they said is the inability of the management to pay them their Consequential Pension Adjustment CPA. The general secretary of NUP FAAN branch, Comrade Emeka Njoku said the issue has been a prolong one between FAAN Read More

Breaking: Again, health workers postpone nationwide strike

October 4, 2021 Editor 0

Health workers under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) have postponed their proposed strike. The health bodies said they have reviewed the ultimatum for a strike scheduled to begin by Monday midnight following the outcome of their meeting with the Federal Government on Wednesday. A letter signed by Com. Biobelemoye Josiah, Read More

Rumpus in OAU over death of final year student

October 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

There was rumpus in Ile-Ife, Osun state, Friday morning, over death of a final year student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Adeshina Aishat. The deceased, who was a student in the department of Foreign Language, died at the Seventh Day Adventist hospital, Ile-Ife, where she was allegedly referred to, by the health care unit of the university. Students of the university barricaded the town in protest, Read More

Absenteeism: Gombe suspends 731 workers from September payroll

September 29, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state government has stopped 731 workers from receiving September salaries for being absent from work. The state Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Mr. Muhammad Magaji, who stated this at the monthly news conference on implementation of the Biometric Attendance Verification for the Civil Servants Tuesday, added that 170 others were being investigated. Magaji said the state government saved Read More

Breaking: FG approves 14 days paternity leave for workers

September 29, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved a 14-day paternity leave to allow working class fathers bond with their newborn babies or adopted ones. Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Read More

Ex-CBN governor reveals what will happen to Nigerian economy

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Khalifa Muhammad Sanusi has sounded the death knell for Nigerian economy, noting that crude oil on which the economy is anchored has no future and is no longer sought after globally.  Addressing the sixth Kaduna Investment Summit, after inaugurating the state development plan 2021 to 2023, to transform the state into a knowledge-based economy, the Read More

JOHESU suspends nationwide strike, gives fresh ultimatum to FG

September 19, 2021 Moses John, Abuja 0

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has stepped down its proposed nationwide strike to commence scheduled to kickoff on Saturday September 18, 2021 following concrrns on the suffering of Nigerians. To this end, the workers has now given federal government another 15 days window of opportunity to meet its demands, “failure to which it will not be held responsible for its actions.” Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

NLC commiserates with Algerian workers over wildfire

September 15, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has commiserated with the leadership of the General Union of Algeria Workers (UGTA), Algerian workers and the Algerian Government over the recent wildfire incidence in Tizi Ouzou and environ. In a letter by the president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, NLC said it is unfortunate that the wildfire incident killed a number of people and consumed thousands Read More

ITUC-Africa lampoons UAE for brutalising, deporting migrant workers

September 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUCAfrica) has condemned the acts of dehumanization meted out by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against over 700 African migrants legally working in the UAE. A statement by the general secretary, Kwasi Adu-Amankwah, said using excessive force, including stun guns, beatings, and also sexually exploited and harassed women, by among Read More

Developing post COVID-19 tourism recovery roadmap: Way out

September 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The March 2020 lockdown ordered by the federal government to check the spread of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic affected the hospitality and tourism sector as there were job losses and general economic down-turn of the sector. To redress the trend and boost the sector, experts and stakeholders in the tourism and hospitality industry have called for a COVID-19 Tourism Recovery Read More

Nigerians now borrowing money from financial institutions to feed – Investigation

August 31, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Investigations have revealed that more Nigerians now borrow money from financial institutions to feed their families. Small financial institutions that do not require collateral before giving out soft loans have become haven for many salary workers who rely on them to keep going before the next salary is paid. Investigations reveal that, soft loans which range between N20,000 and N100,000 Read More

Anti-Buhari’s comments: List your achievements to Nigerians, BMO challenges Ortom

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom’s latest comments on President Muhammad Buhari’s administration as rantings of a failed governor, even as it challenged the governor to list his achievements since 2015. According to the group, the latest attack is not unexpected, because the governor has a habit of launching unguarded verbal attacks on the Read More

SON: Winning war against merchants of deaths

August 25, 2021 Maryanne Chuwkudiebele 0

The Director General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Malam Farouk Salim, at a parley with journalists in Abuja, recently, revealed that his organisation had, in the past nine months, arrested 10 manufacturers of fake products in Kano, Ibadan and Lagos. He also disclosed that substandard tyres and other products worth hundreds of millions of naira have been confiscated Read More

Miscreants wreck havoc in Mpape as FCTA resumes cleanup

August 23, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Miscreants took to the street of Mpape on Monday snatching women’s hand bags and cell phones as the FCT Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation resumed demolition exercise after three days break. Trouble ensued when FCT Task Team led by the chairman, Ikharo Attah had removed shanties, brothels, worship centres and National Union of Road Transport Workers Office (NURTW) on Read More

Crisis looms in UNIOSUNTH over ‘selective promotion’

August 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Crisis is presently looming in Osun State University Teaching Hospital (UNIOSUNTH), over purported plan by the state government to select some staffs of the hospital for promotion. The purported promotion, if effected, would  contravened the provision of civil service rules, Blueprint has gathered. Findings revealed that the affected workers who are junior staffs, have been wrongly upgraded in 2013 by Read More

Airports concession: FG bars states, allays fear of job loss

August 11, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The federal government has declared that the current effort by the administration to concession four lucrative airports in the country is geared toward attracting private equity investments into the development and management of terminals and thus affirmed no state government will be allowed to take part in the exercise. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, who made the declaration at Read More

Enugu council workers, primary school teachers to get minimum wage

August 5, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

There is the likelihood that primary school teachers and staff of local governments in Enugu state may receive start receiving their own N30,000 minimum wage which their counterparts at the state level have been receiving since February, 2020. The state chairman, National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Kenneth Ugwueze, who dropped the cheering news in a telephone interview Read More

Osun: Flood wrecks havoc inside govt house, other areas affected

August 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Heavy rain, Tuesday evening, wreak havoc in Osun state as Governor’s house perimeter fence and other houses were affected.  The heavy downpour that lasted for over three hours, started around 7pm till about 11pm.  The perimeter fence of the government house opposite Laro Grammar School, Ilobu road, fell during the heavy rain.  A bridge at Abija street, where vehicles were Read More

ITUC condemns killing of 71 protesters in eSwatini

July 27, 2021 Moses John 0

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has condemned the breaches of human and trade union rights in eSwatini, leading to the killing of about 71 protesters and many others injured by security agencies. According to a letter signed by the ITUC Secretary General Sharan Burraw and addressed to Prime Minister Cleopas Dlamini, the congress further demanded the release of protesters Read More

Oyo govt uncovers 41 ghost workers, places 341 others on voluntary retirement

July 21, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Oyo state government on Wednesday disclosed that it has uncovered fresh 41ghost workers in its payroll from its latest staff auditing exercise. This was contained in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa on the report of the Implementation Committee of the Oyo State 2019/2020 Civil/Public Servants Audit and Payroll Read More

Deployment of modern fire-fighting truck, others excite Buni in Yobe

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala-Buni, has said that the deployment of a modern firefighting truck by the Federal Fire Service (FFS) to the state will boost emergency response services. The excited governor Buni made the statement during the commissioning of one contemporary fire-fighting truck, Thursday in Yobe state. The Governor represented by the state’s deputy, Idi Gubana said that the Read More