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Easter: Foundation empowers 70 women

Women The HNS Help Foundation, a husband and wife joint venture, on Saturday graduated 70 women it had empowered in different skills in Lagos. The Founder and Director of the foundation, Mrs Hope Gabriel, said at the programme that the women acquired skills such as bead making, make-up and gele tying, as well as wig […]

NYCN lauds FG for Minimum wage, calls for market stability

By Omobola Dickson National Youth Council of Nigeria,NYCN, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the speedy signing of the National Minimum wage bill into law. NYCN lauds FG for Minimum wage, calls for market stability It also urged the Federal Government to do all it could to ensure market stability. NYCN, said this yesterday in […]

BlackBerry Messenger Announces It is Shutting Down May 31stGuardian Life — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) on Thursday, announced that it’s shutting down its service by May 31st. “Today we’re announcing that we will be closing BBM consumer service on 31 May 2019. Thank you for being part of the BBM consumer service experience!” the platform wrote on Twitter. In a post shared on its website, BBM explained the […]

Man in court for allegedly stabbing father to death

Lagos – An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday ordered the remand in prison of a 23-year-old man, Rasheed Shitta, for allegedly stabbing his father to death. Knife stab The Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Adedayo, remanded Shitta in Ikoyi Prisons and ordered that the case file should be sent to the Lagos State Director […]

LINGERING FUEL CRISIS AND ILLEGAL REFINERIES

Following the renewed controversies surrounding the return of queues at our filling stations and subsidy regime in the country, there are indications that the federal government is yet to devise a workable formula for the removal of fuel subsidy. Though the federal government had assured Nigerians that there is no need to panic during this […]

Former VP Namadi Sambo elected board chair Baze university

Reuters Former Vice President Namadi Sambo was yesterday unanimously elected chairman board of trustees of Baze University, Abuja alongside four other new members inaugurated by the board. The new members who are to serve a period of five years are former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Alhaji Yayale Ahmed, former Nigerian Permanent Representative […]

NAF to mark 55th anniversary April 22

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will deploy aircraft, military equipment and personnel in Abuja during rehearsals for its 55th Anniversary celebration. NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who announced this in a statement in Abuja said the rehearsals would hold between April 22 and April 30. “The Nigerian Air Force will be celebrating its 55th […]

Jumia explains listing of shares on New York Exchange | The Guardian Nigeria News

Country Manager, Jumia Nigeria, Tolulope George-Yanwah(left); Head, Vendor Experience, Omolola Onasanya and Chief Financial Officer, Ernest- Orumwense at the Jumia Nigeria IPO press conference in Lagos, yesterday PHOTO;SUNDAY AKINLOLU Electronic commerce platform, Jumia, has linked the listing of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), on the need to showcase the digital innovation […]

Wike Suspends 12 LG Chairmen …Seeks State Assembly’s Ratification …Opposition Leaders Laud Wike’s Inclusive Governance …As Gov Inaugurates 233-Member C’ttee On 2nd Term

Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike (middle), with his Deputy, Dr Ipalibo Harry Banigo and Chairman, Fourth Anniversary and Inauguration Committee , Hon Austin Opara, during the inauguration of the committee by the Governor in Port Harcourt, yesterday. The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has notified the Rivers State House of Assembly of the […]

CCT Trial: Onnoghen Kicks Over Conviction …Heads To Court Of Appeal …We ‘ll React Formally -PDP

Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Ikuniyi-Owaji Ibani (2nd left, front row), Head of Service, Rivers State, Barrister Rufus Godwins (left), Attorney- General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr Zacheaus Adango (2nd right), Chairman, House Committee on Pension, Hon Benibo Alabraba (right) and other dignitaries, during the public hearing of the Pension Reform Bill […]

Official: 60 million Nigerians are illiterates

Mr Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, says nearly 60 million Nigerians are illiterates, assuring that literacy centres will reduce the high percentage of illiteracy in the country. Echono made this known on Thursday at the Federal Government College Otobi, during the inauguration of a pilot Literacy Centre for the North Central Geo-Political […]

Buhari Signs New Minimum Wage Act

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the National Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2019. The president advised all employers of labour across the country to pay workers a minimum of N30, 000 monthly wages. The new national minimum wage bill was passed and submitted to the president by the National Assembly before they […]

CcHUB Trains TELL Staff on Digital Security

A 4-day Digital Security Awareness training programme, organized by Co-Creation Hub, CcHUB, a Lagos-based private company, for the staff of TELL Communications Limited, publishers of TELL magazine has ended in Lagos. Habeeb Adebisi, Digital Security Analyst at CcHub, took the staff through the basics of digital security awareness The programme, sponsored by Ford Foundation was […]

Breaking: Buhari Signs New Minimum Wage Law

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday gave assent to the National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Act approving N30,000 for the least paid worker in Nigeria. The bill was approved by the National Assembly (NASS) in March. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Mr Ita Enang, confirmed the development when he […]

In Iraq, Women Are Married Off As Restitution For War Between TribesGuardian Life — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Two weeks into Mariam’s forced marriage to her cousin according to Iraqi tribal custom, she desperately doused herself in fuel, flicked on a lighter and attempted suicide by self-immolation. The 22-year-old spent three days in hospital in Iraq’s southern Misan province last summer before succumbing to her wounds, recalled sheikh Haydar Saadoun. “A university classmate […]

Akpabio says INEC is disobeying court’s orders

Senator Godswill Akpabio, the former Senate Minority Leader,  representing Akwa Ibom Northwest senatorial district has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the state of disobeying court order to allow him access to election materials.   The Election Petition Tribunal, headed by its Chairman, Justice W.O Akanbi had on April 2 granted […]

Omokri alleges Buhari made Nigeria poverty capital

A former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has opined why Nigeria allegedly became the poverty capital of the world under President Muhammadu Buhari. Omokri asserted that Nigeria became the headquarters of poverty due to Buhari’s love for the poor. He said this while reacting to claims by Festus Keyamo, spokesman of […]

Certificates’ scandal: Buhari tells Atiku to produce educational credentials

President Buhari and Atiku Abubakar President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), candidate to produce and tender his educational certificates, indicating the schools attended by him, with dates. The challenge was one of the planks of Buhari’s response to Abubakar’s petition at the Presidential Election Tribunal. In the filing by […]

Opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu declared new Mayor of Instabul

Reuters Turkish election authorities on Wednesday confirmed opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu’s win over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AKP candidate after a recount of last month’s disputed Istanbul election. Thousands of cheering supporters greeted Imamoglu outside the Istanbul town hall after he received his mandate certificate, though electoral authorities must still rule on an AKP […]

FEC approves N1.3bn for Abuja Cultural Zone infrastructure

Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N1.3 billion for the provision of infrastructure in the Abuja Cultural Zone. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Mohammed Bello, disclosed this at the end of the FEC meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to Bello, […]

Man shot by DPO in Akwa Ibom laments untold suffering

By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo A middle-aged man, Mr. Victor Otu David, and native of Okopedi village in Okobo local government area of Akwa Ibom state shot in the leg by a serving Divisional Police Officer in the State has lamented that his family has passed through untold suffering since he was rendered incapacitated. Victor Otu […]

FG Declares Friday, Monday, Public Holidays To Mark Easter

ABUJA – The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, Public Holidays to mark the 2019 Easter celebration.Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, announced the holiday in a statement quoting the minister on Wednesday in Abuja. The Minister of Interior, Lt.- Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau(Rtd), who made the declaration on […]

Senate Again Passes Petroleum Industry Bill, 6 Others

ABUJA – The Senate on Wednesday passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) a second time, after President Muhammadu Buhari earlier declined assent to the bill. This followed presentation of the bill at plenary by the Leader of the Senate, Sen. Ahmed Lawan. The Upper Chamber equally passed six other bills that were hitherto passed […]

EU threatens $12 billion tariffs over US Boeing subsidies

The EU on Wednesday unveiled a wide-ranging list of US-made goods, from beeswax to car parts, subject to tariffs in retaliation for subsidies to Boeing as a transatlantic trade war risked re-erupting. “European companies must be able to compete on fair and equal terms… We must continue to defend a level-playing field for our industry,” […]

Child marriage is globally accepted – TVC presenter

By Adesina Michael TVC presenter Nyma Akashat- Zibiri said that child marriage should be allowed once the children involved start having sexual urges. While giving her reaction to the viral pre-wedding photos of young Nigerian couple, who are reportedly 17 (male) and 15(female) years old, she stated that Child marriage is a world thing and […]

EFCC, ICPC to go after NDDC’s defaulting contractors

Pool Photo The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC‎) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC), are soon to go after Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contractors who received mobilizations for projects but abandoned them. The Coordinator/Liaison Officer representing Edo State in the NDDC, Hon Saturday Uwuilekhue, who disclosed this in Benin […]

IITA to Participate in Campus France

The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, IITA Abuja has indicated its interest to participate in a one-day event, Campus France, organized by the French Embassy. The event is scheduled to take place in Paris on 5 June. Campus France focuses on education and agriculture and is a platform for universities and research centers in Africa […]

Edo Acting Gov. Wants Nigerians To Shun Corrupt Leaders

BENIN CITY – The Acting Governor of Edo, Mr Philip Shaibu has urged Nigerians to stop respecting corrupt public leaders so as to win the war against corruption in the country. Shaibu stated this while declaring open a One-Day Public Enlightenment and Citizen Activity on Anti-Corruption, organised by the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption and the […]

Sex for Marks: Ambrose Alli University VC in Quandary

Between a rock and a hard place; this seems to aptly describe the present predicament of the vice-chancellor of Ambrose Alli University, AAU, Ekpoma, Edo State, Ignatius Akhakhia Onimawo, a professor of human nutrition, (nutritional biochemistry) as the crisis rocking the university over an allegation of sex-for-marks leveled against the institution’s chairman of the   Academic […]

Why Govt. Demolished AIT Headquarters in Abuja

The Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, this Tuesday in Abuja, demolished a structure within the premises of DAAR Communications Plc., owners of African Independent Television, AIT, and Ray Power FM. Demolished AIT Headquarters in Abuja The FCTA and DAAR Communications had on November 2018 resolved to peacefully settle dispute surrounding a portion of land occupied […]