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Miners urges federal government to call governors to order

The Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) has advised the Federal Government to call some state governors to order, over excessive fees leveled on miners.

Shippers council cuts shipping charges at seaports

The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) yesterday said it has been able to reduce cost of doing business at the nation’s seaports by reducing shipping charges from 22 to five in the last few years.

Federal government urged to install tremor detective in mining sites

Alhaji Sani Shehu, the President, Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN), has appealed to the Federal Government to install sensors that can detect earth tremor at various mining sites.

Maritime Academy partners NIMASA on facilities

The Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) has commenced partnership with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) on the provision of standard facilities for the academy in Oron.

Maritime Academy warns against disparaging Nigeria

Commodore Duja Effedua (rtd), Rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, has warned youths against being misguided into disparaging and unpatriotic to Nigeria.

Minimum wage: NACCIMA denies accepting N30,000, insists on N22,000

Nigerian Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA, yesterday, dissociated itself from claims by organised labour that the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage agreed on N30,000.

Manufacturers task SON on substandard paint products

Paint manufacturers have lamented the effect of adulteration, faking and merchandising of their products with high nuisance value, saying it had led to loss of revenue to their members and government.
Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says the problems of electricity are slowly being solved as no one can do it by magic.

Babatunde Fashola: We’ve performed better in electricity than PDP did in 16 years

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday said the present administration has done better in power generation, transmission and distribution than the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did in 16 years of its administration.
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Man stoned to death by monkeys

A man in India has died after a group of monkeys threw bricks at him from a tree.
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Federal government unveils plans to add 4200MW to national grid

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, yesterday unveiled plans by the Federal Government to deploy under-utilised power assets to deliver incremental power to industrial centres and needy communities in the country.

23-year-old in court over attempt to steal cell phones

A 23-year-old man, Dare Owolabi, has appeared before an Ilupeju-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court, over alleged attempt to steal cell phones from the shop of one Kazeem Jimoh.
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Bulgarian man charged with murder of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova

Police have arrested and charged a man with the murder of Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova.
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UN hails 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winners

The UN has hailed the award of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize jointly to UN Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad and a doctor in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Denis Mukwege.
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Ahmed Mansur emerges new MAN president

The new President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Mr Ahmed Mansur, has pledged to improve the association’s collaboration with the Federal Government toward boosting the competitiveness of the nation’s manufacturing sector.

Federal government urged to prioritise manufacturing sector to revive economy

Some operators in the manufacturing sector say the benefits of the country’s independence have not been felt in the sector.
Main gate of the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa under lock and key, as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) began nationwide strike in Lagos…yesterday

Presidency: Federal government working assiduously to end strike, meets labour Thursday

The Presidency yesterday in Abuja said it had intensified efforts to persuade the organised labour to call off its ongoing strike action.

Garba Shehu: Federal government agrees to reconvene meeting on minimum wage with labour

Garba Shehu, senior special adviser to the president on media and publicity, on Friday met with Ayuba Wabba, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
Main gate of the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa under lock and key, as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) began nationwide strike in Lagos…yesterday

Presidency: What we’re doing to end labour strike

The presidency, Friday, stepped up efforts to convince labour unions in the country to call off their strike following the earlier meeting at which the government accepted their demand to reconvene the tripartite meeting on the proposed new national minimum wage.

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APC wins Kwara bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday night declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal constituency bye-election in Kwara state.

Ogun APC: Ibikunle Amosun’s loyalists give conditions for peace

A Presidential Reconciliatory Committee, Saturday, held a closed door meeting with the aggrieved candidates of the All Proressives Congress loyal to the Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, in Abeokuta.

Abdulfatah Ahmed: Kwara by-election was contest between PDP and security agents

The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has described Saturday’s House of Representatives by-election into Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency as a contest between the Peoples Democratic Party and security agents rather than among political parties, even as he expressed confidence of the party’s victory.

Sadiq Abubakar lists how Operation Green Sweep degrades insurgents in northeast

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, on Saturday said various air interdiction missions conducted by the troops had substantially degraded Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast and Lake Chad regions.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

N5.8 billion scandal: PDP asks Yemi Osinbajo to make refunds

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, as a preacher, should “search his soul, seek forgiveness and make restitution for entangling himself in corruption and sharp practices, instead of his lame effort at concealment in the N5.8 billion Northeast Intervention Fund scandal.”