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JOHESU defiant over current nationwide strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says there is no going back on its current industrial action until the Federal Government meets its demands.

Ekiti government empowers 66 unemployed youth with N7 million tools

The Ekiti State Government on Thursday distributed job starter tools worth N7 million to 66 youth in the state under its Youth Empowerment and Social Support Operation, (YESSO).

4,562 newly-recruited teachers sacked in Kaduna

Kaduna State has sacked over four thousand teachers it newly recruited for incompetence.

Governor Ambode: Tourism sector contributed N800bn to Lagos’ GDP in 2017

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday disclosed that the tourism sector contributed about N800 billion to the State’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017.

Federal government vows to release names of more alleged looters

The federal government on Sunday vowed to release the names of more persons alleged to have looted public funds.

Senator Ojudu: It is insulting to tag me President Buhari’s candidate

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has said that it is insulting to his personal achievements to be tagged as the President’s candidate for the Ekiti State governorship election.

Cameroon’s isolated anglophones face humanitarian crisis

Cameroonians swept up in a conflict between anglophone separatists and the government are facing a humanitarian crisis, aid groups say as they struggle to reach people in remote areas that have become virtually off-limits.

Bayelsa govt denies raising school fees

Registrars and bursars of state-owned tertiary institutions in Bayelsa State have said that the leadership of the six tertiary institutions have not increased schools fees.

NYSC: Why we decided to hold full ceremonial POP this year

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) on Thyrsday disclosed it decided to hold the full ceremonial POP was held this year because the security of the country have greatly improved

Donald Trump, Theresa May not invited to royal wedding

US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May have not been invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle, British media reported on Tuesday.

NANS: President Buhari re-election may right previous wrongs

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election might be an opportunity to right what his administration had wrong by delivering more dividends of democracy.

Nigerian graduates have no jobs after 12 years – Zinox chief

Chairman of Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh, has called on the Federal Government to partner credible businessmen and entrepreneurs from the South-East to save the region from looming mass unemployment.

German minister wants to ramp up voluntary return of Nigerian, other migrants

Germany’s voluntary programme for returning migrants to their homelands should be ramped up in the opinion of the new Development Minister Gerd Mueller.

Governor Ambode promises more development in sub-urban communities

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday promised that his administration would continue to make every part of the state economically viable and liveable by opening up and developing sub-urban communities.

Institute: Over 72% of date palm fruits we produce in Jigawa stolen

The Nigeria Institute for Palm Oil Research Dates Palm Substation in Dutse, Jigawa, has alleged that locals have stolen over 72 per cent of its date palm fruits.

Expert: Nigeria has potential to produce 20m litres of honey annually

Mr Dauda Abbas, the official in-charge of Apiculture at Audu Bako College of Agriculture, Kano State, says Nigeria has the potential to produce 20 million litres of honey annually.

JOHESU to commence nationwide strike April 17

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has intimated of the looming strike in the Health sector from the 17th of next month if the federal government fails to honour the terms of agreements with the Union at different fora since 2009 especially the agreement reached on the 30th of September, 2017 which had a time frame of five weeks.

Governor Ikpeazu: Abia primary school enrollment rises to 303,000

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, said primary school enrolment in the state had risen to 303,000 from 11,500 in 2015 when he assumed office.

Nasarawa government employs 2,140 teachers

Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has approved the employment of 2,140 teachers.

RMAFC warns federal government against outright sale of national assets

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has warned the federal government against the outright sale of critical national assets as contained in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).

US Fed to hike interest rates for first time in 2018

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce Wednesday the first of at least three interest rate hikes this year as the central bank works to head off inflation.

Peace Corps Bill and National Assembly shenanigans

In 1994, a certain Dickson Akoh founded a group called the “Nigerian Leadership and Marshall Corps” (NLMC). As the years passed, he mooted the idea of a name change and, finally, in 1998, he settled for Nigerian Peace Corps, which he registered as a non-governmental organization.

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The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.

Nigerian Army seeks media support to end insurgency

The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna governor appoints as new Emir for Kauru

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman, former Sarkin Fadan Kauru, as the new Emir of Kauru.

Soldiers destroy illegal refinery in Rivers

Soldiers of the 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West council area of Abia State, have reportedly destroyed an illegal oil refinery located in Odogba community in Rivers State.
The president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, says Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”.

Nigerian doctors suspend strike

The President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi who spoke to newsmen on telephone said the association had resolved to resume work following positive consideration of the agreement reached with the federal government at their meeting on Friday.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Governor Lalong: Killing of miners an attempt to destabilize Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has criticised the killing of eight miners in an attack at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Two Chinese nationals rescued without payment of ransom

The Ogun State Police command on Tuesday disclosed that it had rescued two Chinese nationals abducted from their farm in Oba town in the Obafemi-Owode local government area of the state without payment of ransom .
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Southern senators: Yinka Odumakin, Innocent Chukwuma’s deaths devastating, saddening

Southern Senators’ Forum has expressed grief over the death of Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, and founder of Centre for Law Enforcement Education Foundation, Innocent Chukwuma.

Mozambique army claims militants killed in battle

Mozambique's military said on Sunday a "significant" number of militants had been killed during a battle over a key northern town and gas hub captured by the Islamic State (ISIS) last month.

PDP postpones South-west congress

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed the South-west Zonal Congress earlier slated for April 10-12.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer highlighted Edinson Cavani's influence on Mason Greenwood after victory over Brighton.

Manchester United boss: Mason Greenwood learning from Edinson Cavani

Solskjaer said afterwards, "He [Mason] has learned from Edi! And of course it's important when Edinson is here now, he's not going to play football forever, but the traits, his movement, he [Mason] has probably picked up.