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The Nigerian senate has set up a special ad-hoc committee to look into the new National Minimum Wage Bill of 27,000 naira recommended by the National Council of State after series of meetings between the federal government, Governors and Labour unions. This followed accelerated hearing of the bill which passed first and second reading during […]

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola has decried the heavy dependency on imported human and material resources in the electricity sector. Speaking at a 2 day stakeholders workshop on minimum specification of Nigerian content and requirement for labour in the power sector organised by the nigerian electricity regulatory commission (NERC), the […]

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the National Assembly to consider and approve the 2019 Budget expeditiously to ensure optimal implementation. LCCI President, Babatunde Ruwase, said the country had witnessed the adverse impact of delayed budget passage on the national output and real economic activities. Ruwase urged the government to encourage private […]

The leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation has tasked all stakeholders to brace up for another rollercoaster ride in 2019 as the federation gets ready to hit the ground running. Despite landmark achievements in 2018 the NBBF believes that 2019 will be better. According to the President, Engr Musa Kida, “2018 achievements were not accidental […]

US President, Donald Trump says “big progress” is being made in US-China relations, at the end of a year that has seen both countries apply tit-for-tat tariffs. A trade war erupted earlier this year when Trump complained China was not doing enough to address a trade imbalance between the nations. Earlier this month, both agreed […]

US President Donald Trump has strongly defended ties with Saudi Arabia despite international condemnation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. Trump said in a statement that the kingdom is a “steadfast partner” that has agreed to invest “a record amount of money” in the US. Trump acknowledged Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “could very well” have […]

Theresa May has told her critics that getting rid of her as Prime Minister would not make delivering Brexit any easier. May told Sky News’s Ridge on Sunday it had been a “tough week” but that she would not be distracted. She also said the next seven days “are going to be critical” for the […]

Students kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon’s restive North-West region have been reunited with their parents amid joyful scenes. The 78 students and three others were seized early on Monday in the region’s capital, Bamenda. A driver was also freed, but the principal and a teacher are still being held. The government and English-speaking […]

United States Attorney General, Jeff Sessions has been fired by President Donald Trump. The president had repeatedly criticized his top law enforcement official after he recused himself from the Russia investigation dogging the White House. Mr Trump tweeted that Sessions will be temporarily replaced by his chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, who has criticized the […]

officials say six people have been arrested in France on suspicion of planning to carry out a “violent” attack on President Emmanuel Macron. The individuals, reported to be five men and a woman, were picked up by the French security services in Brittany, north-east and south-east France. An investigation is now taking place into a […]

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