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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.

Ex-CBN director: Nigeria’s economy can grow up by to 10% annually

Dr Titus Okunrounmu, former Director, Budgeting Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says Nigeria’s economy can grow by between seven per cent and 10 per cent annually if the necessary measures are put in place.
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has called on the state governors to domesticate and start the full implementation of Medical Residency Training Act.

Strike continues as resident doctors insist demands not met

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has said that the ongoing strike action by its members will continue as most of their demands were not yet met.
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 urges resident doctors to call off strike

The Federal Government has again appealed to the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to call off its strike, saying the association has lost all moral and legal grounds to continue its seven-day-old action.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday canvassed the need for Nigeria to remain as an indivisible entity despite its diversity, saying that way, it will be a better and stronger nation.

President Buhari: Digital technology will boost economic transformation

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday urged Nigerians in all professions to embrace digital technology in order to take advantage of the enormous opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, towards achieving economic growth and sustainability.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says his ministry is determined to accelerate the pace of industrialisation of Nigeria, to create wealth for citizens.

Minister: Second Niger Bridge will be completed in 2022

The Federal Government has assured the people of the South East geopolitical zone that the construction of the second Niger Bridge will be completed in 2022.
The president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, says Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”.

Striking doctors to meet with House committee Thursday

The leadership of the striking resident doctors under the umbrella of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has been summoned by the House of Representatives Committee on Health next Thursday to discuss issues relating to their ongoing industrial action.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River governor partners with NASENI on electricity generation from borehole

Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has concluded arrangements to partner with the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) on electricity generation from borehole.

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)
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has cautioned against reprisal attack over the killing of two Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) leaders in the state by gunmen.

Nasarawa government recommits to infrastructural development

Alhaji Yusuf Mada, the Special Adviser to Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Infrastructure, says the State Government is committed to the provision of infrastructure to improve the lives of the people.

NMA: President Buhari’s effort in addressing doctors’ strike being sabotaged

The president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Innocent Ujah, says some people are sabotaging the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in addressing the strike by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).

Zulumnomics, civil service and Nigeria’s economic revival

Nigeria is a country where there is a chasm between the leaders and the led. The distrust of the ordinary Nigerian for political office holders is such that most Nigerians celebrate when their leaders encounter tragic situations. If the governor takes ill in some states, a substantial proportion of the electorate would wish death on their state’s chief executive.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has disclosed what transpired in the meeting he had with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday.

Sheikh Gumi: What I discussed with ex-President Obasanjo

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has disclosed what transpired in the meeting he had with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday.
Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, on Sunday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta where the due deliberated on how to tackle rising insecurity in the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo, Sheikh Gumi meet in Abeokuta, demand special courts for bandits, others

Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi on Sunday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta where the due deliberated on how to tackle rising insecurity in the country.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president pledges support for football coaches

The President of the Senate Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan has promised to support the training of football coaches for enhanced sporting development.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Easter: Minister urges Nigerians to unite against insecurity, corruption

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has called on Nigerians to unite against insecurity and corruption as well as other challenges hindering development in the country.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, yesterday said local medical institutions in the country absorb only about 20 per cent of medical doctors seeking opportunity for their residency programmes.

Minister: Nigerian government faithful to agreement with doctors

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, says the Federal Government has substantially met the demands of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and faulted the rejection of the Memorandum of Action signed Wednesday, March 31, 2021 by the President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

Festus Keyamo: Yinka Odumakin’s demise a personal loss

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has mourned the late Spokesman of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin who died on Saturday morning.
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.

Minister: President Buhari has every right to visit his doctors

Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari has the right to travel abroad for medical consultation.
The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has assured the three indigenes of the State who received the National Youth Service Corps Presidential Award of Excellence and Remarkable Achievement of government’s support.

Ekiti governor celebrates NYSC presidential award winners

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has assured the three indigenes of the State who received the National Youth Service Corps Presidential Award of Excellence and Remarkable Achievement of government’s support.
Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has lauded the military for its plans to establish a Defence Space Communication Satellite Centre in the state.

Governor Fayemi hails plans for defence satellite centre in Ekiti

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has lauded the military for its plans to establish a Defence Space Communication Satellite Centre in the state.

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SpaceX launches its third astronaut crew, the first on a used Crew Dragon capsule

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Official: Why inmates of Kano prison rioted

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has clarified why there was violent protest among inmates of Kurmawa Custodial facility in Kano metropolis on Thursday evening.
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House rejects bill seeking to reduce cases in Supreme Court

The House of Representatives yesterday voted out a bill seeking to limit the category of litigations that can be appealed at the Supreme Court.
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The Chadian army said Monday it had killed 300 rebels in the north of the country at the weekend, adding that it had lost five of its soldiers.
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LASIEC fixes Lagos council polls for July 24

Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC, has tentatively fixed the conduct of elections in the 20 Local Governments and 35 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, in the state for July 24, 2021, as clearly stated by the 1999 Nigerian Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Bolt, a major ride-hailing platform has registered it presence in 21 cities across Nigeria. The expansion move follows its diversification into 10 new cities along with the already existing 11.

No going back on strike – Uber, Bolt drivers

Over 20,000 e-cab drivers spread across Lagos State on Sunday, said there is no going back on its proposed strike on Monday, over poor condition of service meted by their coordinating body Uber and Bolt Nigeria.
The president of the new European Super League, Florentino Perez, has assured the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City that they won’t be kicked out of this season’s Champions League after signing up for the breakaway competition.

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