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Kogi governor constitutes new minimum wage committee

The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has approved the constitution of a fourteen-man (14-man) committee for the negotiations of the implementation of the New National Minimum Wage in Kogi State.

Governor Dickson orders immediate payment of new national minimum wage

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has approved the payment of the N30,000 new National Minimum Wage to workers in the state with effect from this month.

NYSC denies shooting of corps member in Yenagoa

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has dismissed reports that a corps member was among the victims of the shooting incident in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State this week.

FAFL announces nominees for Future Africa Leaders Awards

A Non-Governmental Organisation, the Future Africa Leaders Foundation, FALF, has unveiled the 30 nominees for the 2019 Future Africa Leaders Awards, FALA.
Mmema Etokakpan Member representing Jos South-Jos East Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos,

House of Reps member begs federal governor to rescue Plateau indigenes in Boko Haram...

Member representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos, has urged Federal Government and security agencies to do everything possible to secure the release of Jennifer Ukambong Samuel, an aide worker who was abducted with several others by Boko Haram in the North East.

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.

Issa Aremu: Sambo Dasuki, Omoyele Sowore must prove innocence on charges against them

While hailing the release of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki and Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, Labour leader, Comrade Issa Aremu, has said they must prove their innocence of the charges against them.

President Buhari appoints Sarki Auwalu as new DPR director

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the appointment of Mr. Sarki Auwalu as substantive Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for an initial term of four years.
54-year-old British Nigerian Chinyelu Susan Onwurah was sworn in as Member of Parliament for Newcastle Central on Tuesday.

Nigeria’s Chi Onwurah sworn in as member of parliament for Newcastle Central

54-year-old British Nigerian Chinyelu Susan Onwurah was sworn in as Member of Parliament for Newcastle Central on Tuesday.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan 3

President Buhari approves additional nominees for NAHCON

President Muhammadu Buhari has formally approved the nomination of Ahmed Kadi Amshi as Chairman, National Assembly Service Commission.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari approves Ahmed Amshi as new chairman of National Assembly Service Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari has formally approved the nomination of Ahmed Kadi Amshi as Chairman, National Assembly Service Commission.
Austrian writer Peter Handke on Dec. 10 received this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, amid protests and condemnations from many countries.

Peter Handke receives Nobel Prize for Literature amidst protest

Austrian author Peter Handke received his Nobel Prize for Literature at a ceremony in Sweden, amidst protests on Tuesday.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 5

President Buhari writes Senate, seeks confirmation of new FIRS chairman, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of the new chairman and members of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN crisis: Association declares ‘autonomy’ from sports’ ministry

Some AFN board members, led by the embattled president of the association, Shehu Gusau, are now on a collision course with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development who they accused of interference.
Nigeria Police

Police in Lagos rescue abducted corps member, arrest kidnap kingpin

Men of the Lagos State police command have rescued a corps member, Faith Onyiwara, who was kidnapped around Ilamija, in the Epe area of Lagos State.

IAAF confirms full refund of controversial money erroneously paid into AFN account

The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has confirmed that it has received in full a payment it mistakenly lodged into the account of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).

NYSC member ‘beats boy to death’ in Kano

An unidentified boy was on Thursday night reportedly beaten to death by a serving National Youth Service Corps member, in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

SDGs: UNGA president urges concerted global action against illicit financial flows

The President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has called for concerted global action against illicit financial flows (IFFs) to actualise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Lagos council chief passes on

A senior officer of the council, who preferred anonymity, confirmed the death, saying, “he has been battling with an undisclosed illness since December last year before he finally succumbed to the cold hands of death.
Edinson Cavani

Jose Mourinho wants Kylian Mbappe in Tottenham, silent on Edinson Cavani

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is giving nothing away on a potential exit for Christian Eriksen but wants Kylian in the club.
Apple dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Apple’s iCloud backups are unencrypted due to law enforcement pressure

Apple dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Brendan Rodgers has insisted Leicester’s recent loss to Premier League champions Manchester City was just a “bump in the road” as they prepare for the visit of leaders Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers: Wilfred Ndidi has made ‘miraculous recovery’ from injury

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says Wilfred Ndidi has made “a miraculous recovery” after undergoing a minor surgery for a knee injury.
Libya's oil state energy firm, the National Oil Corporation (NOC)

US calls for immediate resumption of Libya oil operations

The United States on Tuesday called for an immediate resumption of Libya’s lifeline oil exports that have been blocked by forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar since last week.