Union raises alarm over job loss in food sector

By Victor Ahiuma-Young LAGOS—Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association, FOBTOB, Monday, urged the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment to urgently wade into rising cases of redundancies in the food sector to save members’ jobs. President of FOBTOB, Quadri Olaleye, said this in Oye-Ekiti in Ekiti State, during the commissioning […]

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CBN releases framework for financing of mass metering

CBN Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released its framework for National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP). The framework was released by the Development Financing department of the apex bank through its official website on Monday. It stated that introduction of the Service-Based Tariff (SBT) in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) effective Sept. 1, had […]

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COVID-19: NCDC says it’s supporting NYSC on safe reopening of camps

Davido enrolls for NYSC The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has said that it is supporting and providing a public health guidance for safe reopening of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camps across the country. Mrs Elsie Ilori, the Head of Department, Surveillance and Epidemiology Department, NCDC,  said this on Monday  in Abuja at the  joint […]

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How SARS became a catalyst for a new generation of Nigerian youths

The ENDSARS Protest along Kachia road, Kaduna weekend. PHOTOS:Olu Ajayi. By Peter Esele   My 14-year-old daughter had this to say when the End SARS protests broke out, “thank God! At last!” While I was still reeling from the shrewd observation, in that subconsciously pejorative way elders bristle at the unsolicited wit of the young, […]

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#EndSARS protest: Nigeria should prepare for increase in COVID-19 cases ― FG warns  

…Lagos, FCT test 1% of its population …As 17,000 health works train on infection Secretary General to the Federation/Chairman Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha. By Chioma Obinna & Gabriel Olawale The Federal government on Monday warned that with the ongoing #ENDSARS protest across the country, cases of COVID-19 will definitely increase in […]

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Criminals shouldn’t be allowed to hijack #EndSars – Uche Annie-Okonkwo

EndSARS Protester continue at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos yesterday.PHOTO AKEEM SALAU   urges vigilance   By Victor Arjihromanus   Convener of Let’s Get Good Empowered Initiative,  Mr.  Uche Annie-Okonkwo, has described  #EndSars protest as an honourable cause,  saying criminals should not be allowed to hijack the exercise.   Annie-Okonkwo,  who said this against the backdrop […]

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#ENDSARS: Akeredolu sets up panel of judicial inquiry in Ondo

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State. By Dayo Johnson, Akure The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has approved the constitution of a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to look into all complaints by members of the public on alleged illegal activities of officers of Nigeria Police Force in Ondo State. The decision of the State […]

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OGUN: TRACE records 132 auto accidents, 53 deaths in nine months

Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) By Bose Adelaja Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps TRACE, on Monday, said it recorded a total number of 132 auto accidents and 53 deaths within a space of nine months in the year 2020. According to the traffic agency, the figures were recorded between January and September. TRACE […]

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#EndSARS protest: Sanwo-Olu orders students to stay at home

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State. By Olasunkanmi Akoni Following rising tension in the ongoing #EndSARS protest, Lagos Stare Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed all students in public and private schools to stay at home from October 20, 2020, Tuesday. Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, who announced this on Monday, said Governor Sanwo-Olu […]

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PDP appeals to supporters, residents to observe Edo govt’s curfew

Edo chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appealed to its supporters and residents to comply with the State Government’s 24-hour curfew following hoodlums’ infiltration of the #EndSARS protests in the state. Recall that several cases of violence were reported in parts of Benin including extortion, arson and attack on the Prison on Sapele […]

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SARS and SWAT as a metaphor for a failed government: Thumbs up for our visionary Nigerian youths

By Mike Ozekhome, SAN       For decades, I had strindently beckoned on the Nigerian youths to join some of us patriots in the dangerous Nigerian trenches, to win the heart and soul of Nigeria, and take  their destinies in their own hands .   Many of the rulers of today  have tenaciously glued […]

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#EndSARS: Leave our roads now, FCT natives tell protesters

By Omeiza Ajayi – Abuja The Indigenous people of the Federal Capital Territory FCT have asked the #EndSARS protesters to vacate major roads in the territory, lamenting how the continued protests have led to the disruption of economic and social activities in the nation’s capital. In a letter signed on their behalf by Yusuf Yunusa […]

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AGF receives list of 35 SARS operatives okayed for dismissal, trial

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami By Ikechukwu Nnochiri The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Monday, received a list of 35 operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, who have been recommended for prosecution and outright dismissal from the Nigeria Police […]

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FG reiterates commitment to concession Onitsha River Port, says Moghalu

Kingsley Moghalu The Federal Government on Monday reassured the business community in the South East of its commitment to concession the Onitsha River Port for full operations. The Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Dr George Moghalu gave the assurance in Onitsha during a stakeholders’ meeting on the economic viability of the […]

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NCDMB, NLNG, oil firms, others oppose hike in NCDF, Commission bill

By Michael Eboh The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, and key organisations in the oil and gas industry, yesterday, cautioned against increasing the percentage of the Nigerian Content Development Fund, NCDF, from the current one per cent to two per cent as proposed in the amendment of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry […]

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[Updated] #EndSARS: Hoodlums set ablaze over 50 cars in Apo Abuja

By Luminous Jannamike Following the protests against police brutality and extra-extra-judicial killings on Monday in the FCT, some hoodlums have burnt down over 50 cars at Apo Mechanic village in Abuja. The cars, displayed for sale at a car stand, were set ablaze by alleged thugs hired to disrupt the agitation for comprehensive police reform […]

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#EndSARS protest: Sanwo-Olu shutdown schools again

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lapos State. By Olasunkanmi Akoni     Following rising tension in the ongoing #EndSARS protest, Lagos Stare Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed all students in public and private schools to stay at home from October 20, 2020, Tuesday.   Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, who announced this on Monday, […]

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Gov Ugwuanyi visits defunct SARS office to confirm closure

To inaugurate panel on Wednesday As he visits ailing Mbazulike Amechi in hospital Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Monday, visited the defunct office of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force in Enugu to confirm that the facility has been closed in compliance with the Federal Government’s directives based […]

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