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The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo government, labour reach agreement over unpaid salaries, deductions

Labour unions in Ondo state and the state government have reached agreements on the payment on arrears of salaries and deductions.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC: Nigerian government must make refineries work before fixing price of petrol

Organised labour has kicked against the decision of the Federal Government to continue to fix the price of petroleum products in the country.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

OPL245 scandal: Coalition urges World Bank group not to protect oil giants

A World Bank affiliated group may scuttle Nigeria’s bid to successfully prosecute illicit funds associated with the controversial OPL 245, a coalition of international anti-corruption groups has said.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) shakes hands with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a NATO summit last year [Adrian Dennis-AFP]

UK, Canada agree to post-Brexit rollover trade deal

Canada and the United Kingdom have agreed to a rollover trade deal, the countries announced on Saturday, promising to negotiate a more comprehensive agreement after the UK’s post-Brexit transition period ends.

Law students sue ASUU, AGF, minister, others over strike

The Law Students Association of Nigeria has dragged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), it’s President Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, and the Minister for Education before the Federal High Court Abuja.

Nigerian students protest, ask government to end ASUU strike

Dozens of Nigerian Universities students on Friday protested in solidarity with the members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) who have been on strike for nearly eight months.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

Nigeria signs pact to import petrol from Niger

“The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Republic of Niger have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for petroleum products transportation and storage,” the Ministry of Petroleum Resources explained in a statement.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Nigerian government signs fuel transportation, storage deal with Niger Republic

The Federal Government, yesterday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Republic of Niger for the transportation and storage of petroleum products.
In a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Comrade Tony Uranta, issued after the meeting, UNDEDSS said the decision would remain until the 2016 16 point demand laid directly before President Mohammadu Buhari is urgently and comprehensively met as promised by the president at a parley held in Aso Villa with representatives of the group and Niger Delta Leaders.

Niger Delta: UNDEDSS embargoes further dialogue with Nigerian government

The leading rights coalition of civil society in the Niger Delta region, United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Service (UNDEDSS) has announced an immediate embargo on further discussions with the Federal- government on issues and plights of the Niger Delta People.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

University of Ibadan graduates 851 students, ranks 401 in global rating

The University of Ibadan has graduated a total of 854 students out of which a total of 528 students graduated with first degrees in various disciplines across all faculties.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari: Nigerian government will meet agreements with all unions

Buhari gave the assurance while expressing concern over the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

ASUU: No hope in sight to ending strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), says there is no hope in sight to suspend its lingering strike due to alleged lack of commitment by the Federal Government, Prof. Theophilus Lagi, the ASUU, Abuja Zonal Coordinator, disclosed this at a news conference on Tuesday at Gwagwalada, Abuja.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigerian government urged to save public universities

A rights advocacy group, Network for Democracy and Development (NDD), has appealed to the federal and state governments to save public universities from avoidable collapse.
Abuja- Federal government has disclosed it plan to sell Geregu, Omotosho and Calabar power plants at N434 billion in 2021.

Nigerian government to sell Geregu, Omotosho, Calabar power plants at N434 billion

Abuja- Federal government has disclosed it plan to sell Geregu, Omotosho and Calabar power plants at N434 billion in 2021.

PDP mum over Ebonyi governor’s planned defection

Following report of imminent defection of Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, the main opposition party has refused to confirm or deny the report.

Nigerian government approves setting up of visitation panels for universities

The Federal Government has approved the constitution of visitation panels to oversee the activities of all federal universities in the country.
ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the assessment in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.

IPPIS: Some professors paid N8,000 as salary in some months – ASUU chief

President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, while featuring on a Channels Television programme on Thursday evening, buttressed opposition of the union to the IPPIS platform owing to constant amputation of salaries of academic staff.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is at odds with a business tycoon who could help Zimbabwe. Jekesai Njikizana -AFP

Moscow to assist Zimbabwe in overcoming consequences of EU, US sanctions

Russia will enhance investment cooperation with Zimbabwe and promote the African country’s socio-economic development to help it overcome the consequences of U.S. and EU sanctions, an official said on Sunday.

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The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

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Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Speaker: Lagos Assembly to pass 2021 budget before December 31

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the 2021 Appropriation Bill currently before the house will be passed before Dec. 31.

We believe it is South East’s turn to produce next president – Ebonyi PDP...

The Elder and major Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday affirmed the belief that it is the turn of the South East to produce President of Nigeria in 2023.