Saturday, May 8, 2021

NLC Declares Strike in 18 States over Minimum Wage

•Issues 14-day ultimatum to airlines The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday directed workers in all the states where the national minimum wage of N30, 000 is yet to be paid to immediately proceed on strike. Although it did not name the states yet to honour the minimum wage, NLC said about half the 36 states of...

Crush the Insurgency Now, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs

•Lists gains of Nigeria-Niger Republic rail link •Directs conclusion of financial plan for Lagos-Calabar rail project By Deji Elumoye, Kingsley Nwezeh and Kasim Sumaina in Katsina President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military service chiefs to be decisive in dealing with terrorists and ending the insurgency in the North-east without further delay. Buhari has also justified the extension...

BREAKING:PRESIDENT BUHARI NOMINATES OLONISAKIN, BURATAI, IBAS, ABUBAKAR, USMAN AS NON-CAREER AMBASSADORS

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of the immediate past Service Chiefs to the Senate as non-career Ambassadors-Designate. In a letter to Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President of the Senate, the President said: “In accordance with section 171 (1), (2) (c) & sub-section (4) of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as...

BREAKING: Buhari Extends Nigeria Police IG Adamu’s Tenure

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for three months. This was announced to correspondents on Thursday by Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi at the presidential villa, Abuja. He said the extension was necessary to give room for the proper selection of a successor. Details...

BREAKING: NBA sues Buhari over IGP tenure extension

The Nigerian Bar Association has sued the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over the extension of the tenure of the Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Adamu. The NBA commenced the legal action at the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court in Suit No. FHC/L/CS/214/2021. The defendants in the suit include the President, the IGP...

BREAKING: Declare state of emergency on security, Senate tells Buhari

The Senate on Wednesday asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), to declare a state of emergency on security without further delay. The red chamber made the call following a point of order by Senator Sani Musa (APC, Niger East), on the abduction of students and staff of the Government Science Secondary School in...

BREAKING:Lateef Jakande, First Civilian Governor Of Lagos, Dies At 91

The first civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, is dead. He died in the early hours of Thursday at the age of 91. Jakande, a former journalist became governor of Lagos State in Nigeria from 1979 to 1983, and later was Minister of Works under the Sani Abacha military regime. His administration as governor of...

Buhari Names 40-Year Old Bawa as EFCC Boss, Seeks Senate Confirmation

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm forty year old Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive Chairman of the country’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity in a statement on Tuesday said President Buhari had communicated the request in a letter written...

Watch Your Utterances, Abdulsalami Cautions Govs, Warns against Civil War

•States’ helmsmen demand prosecution of criminals •To dedicate part of ECA to security The Chairman of the National Peace Committee (NPC) and Nigeria’s former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), has cautioned state governors to be more temperate in their utterances in order not to instigate civil unrest in the nation that is on the...

Nigerian Air Force Confirms Seven Personnel Dead in Military Plane Cras

Nigeria’s Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao has ordered an immediate investigation into the events that led to the death of seven personnel when the force’s Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft crashed at the Abuja airport. The Air Force in a statement said the aircraft crashed while returning to the Abuja Airport after...

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