Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Judicial workers ground courts nationwide despite CJN intervention

Despite the last-minute intervention by the national leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to halt the nationwide strike proposed by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), members of the union yesterday grounded courts across the federation. JUSUN had in a notice issued by its General Secretary, I. M Adetola, dated April 1, 2021,...

Government inaction ‘killing’ us, our children – Parents of 39 abducted students in Kaduna

The situation looks grim, confusing, nerve-racking, slow death and grossly uncertain. These are some of the immediate ways to describe the plight of parents of the 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry, Kaduna, who today, have spent two weeks, that is 14 days, in the forest somewhere in the North-Western part of...

Full list: NJC recommends appointment of 26 judges

The National Judicial Council has recommended the appointment of 26 judges after a meeting it had on March 17 and 18 under the Chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Ibrahim Muhammad. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the NJC spokesman, Soji Oye, who also revealed that the Council issued a...

Petrol Should Not Sell Above N70 Per Litre, Says PDP

With an honest and transparent administration of our national production capacity and potentials, the domestic price of petrol should not exceed N70 per litre. This is the position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which warned that any increase in the pump price of petrol would amount to a direct invitation for a mass protest...

FG begins selection of N-Power Batch C applicants

The Federal Government on Thursday announced it has begun the selection process for applicants who indicated interest to be employed under the N-Power Batch C. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Farouq had last year announced that over five million applications were received. The online application process, which began on Friday,...

NLC storms National Assembly, protest moves to reclassify minimum wage [Photos]

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and its allies are currently at the National Assembly Complex, protesting moves by lawmakers to remove minimum wage from Exclusive Legislative List to Concurrent Legislative List. The union had on Tuesday, mobilised its members across the country to embark on the protest today (Wednesday). Those residing in the Federal Capital Territory,...

BREAKING: Kagara Abductees Released – Official

The abductees from Government Science Secondary School Kagara, in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have been released. A government official who confirmed the release to Channels TV said they are on their way to Minna, the state capital. According to him, the children were released from a location close to where the fifty-three abductees...

Kidnappers demand N100 million ransom for UI student

Abductors of a student in the sociology department of the University of Ibadan (UI), Emmanuel Odetunde, have demanded a ransom of N100m for his release. Odetunde was abducted around 5 pm on Monday while working at his father’s poultry farm in Oke Odan, Apete area of Ibadan, Oyo capital. The Nation gathered he was picked by...

Senate Begins Screening of Service Chiefs

The Senate Committees on Defence, Army, Navy and Air force has commenced screening the newly appointed service chiefs nominees as requested by President Muhammadu Buhari. The screening exercise holding at committee room 211 is being presided over by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Defence, Senator Aliyu Wamako (APC, Sokoto). Following strident calls across the...

Makinde orders immediate reopening of Shasha market

Shuts Iroko market, considers palliatives for traders Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has ordered the immediate reopening of Shasha market. This is as the Governor also orders the immediate closure of the market annex which was established in Iroko while the Shasha crises broke out. The Governor also said he awaits assurance and advise from the security...

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