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Cross River governor inaugurates minimum wage negotiation team

Cross River Governor Ben Ayade on Friday inaugurated the state public service negotiating team for the implementation of the new minimum wage.
Addressing the women group on behalf of Governor Nasir El-Rufai at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna, the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, assured them of the readiness of the State government to provide adequate security that will guarantee the peaceful, free and fair elections the women yearn for.

Kaduna rerun: Women groups walk for peaceful, free, fair elections — in pictures

As 22 states, including Kaduna, get ready for rerun constituency elections on January 25, a group of women-led civil society organisations numbering about 20 on Thursday embarked on a road walk to promote peaceful, free and fair elections in Kagarko and Sanga constituencies of the northwestern State.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Lanre Ogunyemi emerges new Lagos APC secretary

Former Lagos Assembly member Lanre Ogunyemi has been elected as the Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Centre of Excellence.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu flanked by his deputy Dr. Obafemi Hamzat (right) and Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Cecilia Bolaji Dada; Chairman Committee on Women Affairs, Hon. Mojisola Meranda (5th left); Permanent Secretary, Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs Oluyemi Kalesanwo (4th left); Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folashade Jaji and beneficiaries of Y2019 Mega Empowerment Programme during at the Blue Roof, LTV Complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

1,050 women, artisans empowered in Lagos

The Governor, who promised to uplift the living standards of the citizens at the inception of his administration kept part of the promise through the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Hadiza Balarabe, on Sunday visited the scene of Saturday’s gas explosion in Sabon Tasha area of the state which killed six persons including Prof. Simon P. Mallam, Chairman of Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission.

Gas explosion: Kaduna government moves to enforce safety regulation

Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Hadiza Balarabe, on Sunday visited the scene of Saturday’s gas explosion in Sabon Tasha area of the state which killed six persons including Prof. Simon P. Mallam, Chairman of Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

NEPAD chief moves to strengthen Imo APC

The Chief Executive of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Princess Gloria Akobundu, has convened a crucial All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders meeting in Imo State with a call on all members to unite to rebuild the party in the state.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Adamawa attack: CAN chairman still missing – district head

The district head of Michika in Adamawa State, Mr Ngida Zakawa, has said that the Michika branch chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Mr Lawan Andimi, is still missing after he was last seen boarding an unidentified van on Thursday.

Enugu airport to be ready before Easter – minister

Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika, has reassured that the Enugu airport which is undergoing rehabilitation would be ready before Easter.

Rivers governor, others usher 2020 in with prayers

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, his wife Justice Eberechi, Deputy Governor Ipalibo Harry-Banigo and other top officials welcomed 2020 in the presence of God at the Government House Chapel of Everlasting Grace.
Kayode Alabi

Kwara government pledges support to sports festival organising committee

The state’s Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi, made the promise on Tuesday in Ilorin during a meeting with the Main Organising Committee (MOC), led by its Vice Chairman, Alhaji Hameed Adio.
Philip Shaibu

Philip Shaibu takes over political leadership of Edo North from Adams Oshiomhole

Philip Shaibu, Edo State deputy governor, has taken over the political leadership of Edo North Senatorial District of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Obafemi Hamzat

Lagos deputy governor apprehends commercial drivers for driving against traffic

Dr Obafemi Hamzat, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, on Saturday apprehended two commercial drivers and their buses for driving against traffic.
Philip Shaibu

Gunmen invade Edo deputy governor’s family home

Gunmen on Saturday invaded the family house of the Edo State Deputy Governor, Dr. Philip Shaibu.
From left: Bangladesh High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Shameen Ahsan, Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, his deputy, Prof. Ivara Esu and Belize High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Ifeanyichuku Ifedi dancing along the streets of Calabar during the flag off of the first dry run of the 2019 Calabar carnival on Sunday

22 states, 15 local councils participate in Calabar Carnival

No fewer than 22 states and 15 local government areas in Cross River are participating in the 2019 cultural carnival held on Thursday in Calabar.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN urges Kogi governor to improve on council workers salary

Kogi State chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on Kogi State government to improve on the salary of local government workers in the state.
Benedict Olugboyega Alabi

Osun deputy governor warns public against fraudster posing as wife

Osun State Deputy Governor Gboyega Alabi has urged members of the public not to transact business with a lady claiming to be his wife.

Abia governor signs 2020 appropriation bill into law

The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has signed the 2020 Appropriation Bill into Law after the State House of Assembly had on Tuesday passed into law the sum of N137, 419, 617, 116 (One Hundred and Thirty Seven Billion, Four Hundred and Nineteen Million, Six Hundred and Seventeen Thousand, One Hundred and Sixteen Naira) as next year’s budget for the State.
Borno State Deputy Governor, Umar Kadafur sympathises with a victim of Boko Haram attack in Biu, during his visit to Biu General Hospital to console victims of the attack a yesterday

Borno government confirms two dead in Biu attack

The Borno State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Salisu Kwaya-Bura, yesterday confirmed that two people died and 13 sustained injuries following the Sunday evening attack on Biu town by suspected Boko Haram militants.

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Initial information suggests the suspect and one or more of the victims knew each other, police have said. Reuters

Police: Gunman kills six in Germany attack

Six people were killed and two seriously wounded in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police said on Friday.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.

Frank Lampard unsure about Tammy Abraham ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
YINKA ODUMAKIN

Afenifere warns Police not to cover up Oko Oloyun murder

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday, warned the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of renowned alternative therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, populary known as Okooloyun.