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Flood: Badagry residents count losses in homes, churches, farmlands

Residents of some communities in Badagry area of Lagos State have continued counting their losses due to flooding after many hours of weekend rainfall which destroyed homes, churches, shops and farmlands.

Minimum wage: NLC tells state councils to prepare for strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has directed its state councils to prepare for strike on Oct. 16 if negotiation breaks down again with Federal Government.
Fifa installed the five-man team, headed by Amr El-Ganainy, on August 20 to take charge of affairs in Egypt after officials in the past administration resigned following the nation’s poor performance at the Africa Cup of Nations.

FIFA bans former Afghan scribe after sexual abuse inquiry

The former General Secretary of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) has been banned for five years and fined after FIFA’s Ethics Committee found him guilty of violations relating to the abuse of female players.
Chris Ngige

Minimum Wage: Federal government, labour leaders meet over consequential adjustment

Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, on Wednesday met separately with members of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council; the leadership of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the impasse arising from consequential adjustment of the national minimum wage.

Issa Aremu calls for massive recruitment, motivation, training of teachers

The General Secretary, National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN), Comrade Issa Aremu, has called on the federal and state governments to commence massive recruitment of teachers; motivate and train them for Nigeria to be able to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Lagos chiefs declare total support for VP Osinbajo

The Association of Lagos Titled Chiefs has reviewed the allegations against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and declared its total support to him.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) general secretary Mohammed Sanusi

NFF scribe begs Nigerians over floppy CHAN Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) General-Secretary, Dr. Sanusi Mohammed, has pleaded with Nigerians not write off the home-based senior national team known as Chan Eagles after they were thrashed 4 – 1 by Sparrowhawks of Togo in the 2020 African Nations Championship qualifier on Sunday.
Thomas Cook

178-year-old British travel firm Thomas Cook faces collapse

Thomas Cook’s 178-year existence was hanging by a thread on Sunday after the iconic British travel firm struggled to find further private investment and is now relying on an unlikely government bailout.
Fulani herdsmen

Miyetti Allah: We can meet Nigeria’s milk needs

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, on Tuesday, said that Nigeria had more than enough cows and pastoralists to meet its citizens’ milk requirements.
Othman Ngelzarma

Miyetti Allah: We can meet Nigeria’s milk need with 70 million cows

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), said on Tuesday it has enough cows and pastoralists to meet the country’s milk requirements.
The day after their exquisite and efficient performance against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa Conquerors of seven-time champions and host nation Egypt) that saw them reach the semi-finals of AFCON 2019, the Super Eagles received pledges of more dollar rain from two of Africa’s richest businessmen.

Friendly: NFF confirms Super Eagles, Brazil clash for October 13

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that the Super Eagles would slug it out with South American giant, Brazil in a friendly match, expected to take place in Singapore on Sunday, October 13, 2019.
Another Super Eagles star Henry Onyekuru pulled out of Ukraine international friendly encounter billed for September 10 in Dnipro.

Friendly: Super Eagles too small for Brazil – fans

The Nigeria Football Federation are shopping for an African team to play the Super Eagles on October 10 after confirming an international friendly game against Brazil in Singapore on October 13, Sports Extra can report.

Oil sector workers reject inclusion in IPPIS wage system

The oil sector workers on Tuesday rejected a move by the Federal Government to incorporate its workers wage into the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (lPPIS).

Tribunal: President Buhari’s triumph victory for democracy – Ayo Opadokun

The General Secretary, National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), Chief Ayo Opadokun, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the Presidential Election Tribunal on Wednesday as a victory for democracy.

NSE elects new executives

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Victoria Island Branch has elected new executives that will run the affairs of the society for the next two years.

British Airways pilots continue strike, flights cancelled worldwide

British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has vowed to continue its strike over pay cuts on September 9 and 10, saying that if the issues are not resolved it will go on strike again on September 27.

Xenophobia: Zambia cancels football friendly match with South Africa

Zambia’s football association has called off its friendly match against South Africa due to xenophobic attacks.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Strike: Labour minister to meet with NASU, SSANU leaders

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has scheduled to meet with the leadership of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated Institutions, NASU, and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, to avoid the planned “mother of all strike” by the unions.

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NIMMME: How Nigeria can generate $292 billion with Iron Ore, lead reserves

The Nigerian Institution of Metallurgical Mining and Materials Engineers (NIMMME) has said with available reserves of Iron Ore and lead, asides other resources, the nation can generate $292 billion.
Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

VP Osinbajo: Federal government cooperating with ICC on Northeast insurgency

The Federal Government is cooperating with the International Criminal Court on the preliminary examination into issues related to insurgency in the North-East, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday.
Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki fires all political appointees in local councils

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has sacked all local government political appointees – Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants, Secretary to Local Government and Supervisory Councillors – in the state.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

We will not reach 80% revenue performance for 2019 – minister

Mrs Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, says the nation will not be able to reach 80 per cent revenue performance for 2019.
US President Donald Trump speaks at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on October 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Eric BARADAT - AFP)

Donald Trump orders US troops to leave northern Syria

The Pentagon has begun removing all its troops in northern Syria, a US official said on Monday, after President Donald Trump ordered them to leave in the face of Turkey’s attacks on Kurds in the area.