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Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State.

Ogun workers make case for 2015-2020 leave allowance

Ogun state workers have pleaded with the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to look into the remnants of the 2015-2020 leave allowance of the state public servants.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos on Saturday approved 10 hectares of land in Idera, Ibeju Lekki, and Badagry for workers housing schemes.

Lagos governor approves land for workers’ housing scheme

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos on Saturday approved 10 hectares of land in Idera, Ibeju Lekki, and Badagry for workers housing schemes.
Governor Abiodun arriving for the May Day Celebration in Abeokuta

May Day: Ogun governor begs JUSUN, PASAN, others to end strike

Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has called on members of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) and other aggrieved association of workers currently on strike to return to work in the interest of the Nigerians and the economy of the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the State House, Abuja.

House speaker: We must work together to avert another doctors strike

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that all stakeholders in the health sector of the economy must work together to avert another strike of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has called on the state governors to domesticate and start the full implementation of Medical Residency Training Act.

Resident doctors decry Nigerian government scrapping of officers, interns salary

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has decried the scrapping of the salary of medical house officers and other health interns by the Federal Government.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Nigerian government removes medical house officers, interns from payroll

The directive was contained in a document dated April 12, 2021 and released by the National Council on Establishments (NCE), the highest decision making body in the civil service.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has rejected the recent poor rating of Nigeria in its anti-corruption campaign by Transparency International (TI).

JUSUN strike: President Buhari directs minister, others to resolve strike

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, and other relevant stakeholders to ensure that they resolve the outstanding issues with the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), so that the ongoing strike will be called off.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC sues for dialogue with striking workers

The management of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has urged its aggrieved workers to call off their industrial action and embrace dialogue to address their concerns
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC staff commence strike over unpaid welfare packages

The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) branch of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has commenced a seven-day warning strike on Thursday.

JAMB: Fraudsters take control of our sites, divert over N10 million allowance of ad-hoc...

Over N10 million meant to be paid to ad-hoc staff of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, as allowance has been hijacked into the accounts of over a dozen frausters who gained entry into the internet site of the board.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Legislative workers meet National Assembly management, shelve strike

The National Assembly management and staff of the federal parliament finally resolved their grievances on Tuesday.

Graduate nurses want Nigerian government to increase hazard allowance

University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA) has urged the Federal Government to increase members’ monthly hazard allowance from the current N5,000.

Doctors strike: Minister accuses NMA of leadership failure

Ministry of Labour and Employment has advised the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to stop dissipating energy, interpreting the comments made by its minister Sen. Chris Ngige in a recent television interview and face the challenge of helping to stem the series of industrial action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD)

Doctors strike: Minister clears air on residency training

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has advised the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, to stop dissipating energy, interpreting the comments made by Minister Senator Chris Ngige in a recent television interview and squarely face the challenge of helping to stem the series of industrial action by the junior doctors in the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD)

Judicial workers begin strike Tuesday, to shut courts nationwide

Workers in the judiciary sector will from Tuesday shut down courts across the country, as the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) commences a nationwide strike over the non-implementation of financial autonomy of the judiciary in line with the constitution of the country and other extant laws.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for the United Kingdom, where he will meet his doctor for a routine medical check-up.

Nigerians yet to feel impacts of President Buhari’s campaign promises – PDP chieftain

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has lamented that five years into the eight years administration of President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government in Nigeria, the citizens were yet to feel the impact of its promises.
Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, yesterday, said Chikun Gudu and Kerenoa are adjoining villages under Marte Local Government Area of Borno.

Nigerian Army: Why soldiers protested in Maiduguri

The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports that an unidentified battalion under Operation Lafiya Dole protested over alleged unpaid operational allowances as well as obsolete equipment in Maiduguri.
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.

Minister: NNPC to generate $600 million from marginal fields

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, says his ministry is expected to generate 600 million dollars from its new Marginal Fields.

NASU rejects staggered salary payment in Imo

The Imo Council of Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has urged the Imo Government to pay salaries of workers under the union without discrimination.

NASU stages protest over retirement age, salary scale

Members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) in Kano State staged a protest at the State’s House of Assembly on Tuesday.
In continuation of its renewed efforts to provide more critical infrastructure in the state, the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the execution of development projects worth over N2.5 billion.

SERAP urges Enugu governor drop proposed life pension for ex-governors

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Governor of Enugu State, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, to drop a proposed bill aiming to provide life pension for former governors and their deputies.
Renowned South East sociopolitical group, the Save Enugu Group (SEG) has issued a 21-day ultimatum to Enugu State House of Assembly to kill a bill seeking for a law to provide life pension for former governors and deputy governors of Enugu State.

Enugu Assembly gets 21-day ultimatum to kill ex-governors’ pension bill

Renowned South East sociopolitical group, the Save Enugu Group (SEG) has issued a 21-day ultimatum to Enugu State House of Assembly to kill a bill seeking for a law to provide life pension for former governors and deputy governors of Enugu State.

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FILE PHOTO: A health worker talks to her colleagues as they prepare to receive the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine under the COVAX scheme against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi

Vaccine hesitancy slows Africa’s coronavirus inoculation drive

When Edith Serem received her COVID-19 vaccination last month at a hospital in Nairobi where she works as a doctor, nurses jokingly warned she might start speaking in a foreign language.
When Thibaut Courtois was sold by Chelsea to Real Madrid in 2018, there was little affection for one of the world’s best goalkeepers from either the club he was joining or the one he had just left. Courtois‘ relationship with the Chelsea fans had soured after he pushed the move through by refusing to report for pre-season training and rejecting an offer of talks with then-coach Maurizio Sarri.

Thibaut Courtois finally feeling at home ahead of awkward return to Chelsea

When Thibaut Courtois was sold by Chelsea to Real Madrid in 2018, there was little affection for one of the world’s best goalkeepers from either the club he was joining or the one he had just left. Courtois‘ relationship with the Chelsea fans had soured after he pushed the move through by refusing to report for pre-season training and rejecting an offer of talks with then-coach Maurizio Sarri.
FILE PHOTO - A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. REUTERS-Yuriko Nakao-File Photo

Fake currency gang busted with over $5 million at Ghana airport

The National Security has busted a 13-member gang involved in the printing and distribution of fake currency notes to unsuspecting victims, mostly foreign nationals.
Spartak Moscow manager Domenico Tedesco has revealed how Victor Moses has been a great help to his side since his arrival from Chelsea.

Spartak boss: Victor Moses has helped us a lot since his arrival from Chelsea

Spartak Moscow manager Domenico Tedesco has revealed how Victor Moses has been a great help to his side since his arrival from Chelsea.
Kylian Mbappe is a doubt for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City tonight according to coach Mauricio Pochettino.

PSG sweat on Mbappe fitness for Man City Champions League clash

“I think we need to assess Kylian. Today he is going to start training individually and then we’ll see if he can be with the team at the end,” Pochettino told reporters at a press conference on Monday just before his side’s last training session prior to the game.

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Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs seizes trailerload of codeine, tramadol

The Nigeria Customs Service, Apapa Area Command, on Monday intercepted a 40 feet container laden with 805 cartons of codeine, and 124 cartons of tramadol in Lagos.
Prof. Theresa Obiekezie, Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy in Anambra State, has urged the youth to key into creative skills for economic self-reliance.

Anambra commissioner urges youths to key into creative skills for self-reliance

Prof. Theresa Obiekezie, Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy in Anambra State, has urged the youth to key into creative skills for economic self-reliance.
The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (Avatt) – established by African Union (AU) chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa – has secured a provisional 270 million vaccine doses for African countries.

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa to testify at inquiry into Jacob Zuma-era corruption

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday give testimony at an inquiry into corruption under his predecessor Jacob Zuma where he is expected to reveal what he witnessed as Zuma's deputy and explain why he did not act.
In a bid to further press for the payment of their allowances and other entitlements, striking staffers of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, have declared three days of fasting and prayers.

Striking EKSUTH workers declare three days fasting, prayers

In a bid to further press for the payment of their allowances and other entitlements, striking staffers of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, have declared three days of fasting and prayers.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Nigerian government trains 30 coconut farmers on nursery, processing

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development says it has trained 30 coconut farmers on nursery establishment, field development, harvesting, processing and marketing in Edo.