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NFIU guidelines: NULGE urges President Buhari to ignore governors

The National Union of Local Government Employees on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore the petition written by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum seeking to stop the implementation of the recent guidelines by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit on local government funds.

VSF distributes N600 million farm inputs to victims of Boko Haram

The Victim Support Fund (VSF) on Thursday commenced the distribution of farm inputs worth N600 million to 4,000 households who were affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

ASUU threatens strike over implementation of 2019 agreement

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Wednesday said that its members should not be held responsible if there is any disruption in the university system, as the Federal Government had not shown commitment to carrying out the 2019 Memorandum of Action.
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NGE, NUJ condemn new National Assembly guidelines for journalists

New guidelines for the accreditation of journalists at the National Assembly have been condemned by journalists and editors.

National Youth Council disbands ‘all’ executives

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has disbanded the National Executive Committee of the Council.
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General Abdulsalami, five governors honour Saratu Aliyu as she’s elected NACCIMA president

Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu has been elected the national president of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agriculture (NACCIMA). She is the first female Northerner to take on the leadership of the body.

CCSG: Leak of central bank governor’s audio tape done in bad faith

The purported leakage of an audio of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Godwin Emefiele, discussing an alleged missing N500bn has been condemned by the Coalition of Civil Society Groups (CCSG), as an act done in bad faith and an attempt to blackmail the CBN governor.
President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the reports that his London trip was to compile the list of persons to be appointed as ministers during his second tenure.

Group seeks President Buhari’s ‘speedy assent’ to agriculture seeds bill

Participants at a Strategic Session on Advocacy for President’s assent to the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the NASC Bill to enable farmers to have access to quality seeds.

TCN workers shun TUC as picketing flops

Workers at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) headquarters in Abuja on Monday, continued their work unhindered after the Trade Union Congress (TUC) failed to lock them out.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) made good their threat on Wednesday when they picketed the house of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige over his refusal to inaugurate the Frank Kokori led board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).

VATLAD: NLC acted unlawfully in picketing minister’s residence

Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy, VATLAD, has strongly condemned the reported decision by the leadership of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to picket the residence of the Minister of Labour (Dr Ngige Chris) which led to violence and injuries.
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Minimum wage: Trader association warns against price hike

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has cautioned its members nationwide against unnecessary price increases in view of the minimum wage increase.

Benin monarch tasks UBTH doctors, staff on good conduct

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has appealed to medical doctors and other members of staff of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) to be of good conduct and more professional in their relationship with patients.

NULGE, TUC back NFIU on local council finances

The National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has thrown its weight behind the new regulations on local government finances released recently by the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Agency (NFIU), saying it will help curb reckless spending of local government funds by state governors across the country.

NACCIMA wants implementation of policy to curb illegal mining

The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) on Wednesday made some recommendations aimed at addressing illegal mining activities in Nigeria.

IPMAN appoints Julius Asun as taskforce on anti-pipeline vandalisation coordinator

The Executive of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has appointed Ambassador Julius Iredia Asun as Co-ordinator of the Taskforce on Anti–Pipeline Vandalization, Products Adulteration and Monitoring for the Mid-Western Zone made up of Edo, Delta and Bayelsa States.

ERCAAN warns land grabbers to stay off Epe, inaugurates zonal office

The Estate Rent and Commission Agents Association of Nigeria, ERCAAN, has warned fake agents and land grabbers parading themselves as “Omo-Oniles” to stay off Epe division, Lagos, as the association, in conjunction with relevant government agencies would launch campaign against them.
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Former Aso Rock chaplain loses wife

The family of Rev. William Okoye, the General Overseer of All Christians Fellowship Mission, has announced the death of his wife, Rev. Helen Titilayo Okoye.

Factional pension union seeks government registration

Pensioners under the aegis of Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners’ Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN), has urged the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, and the Registrar of Trade Unions to immediately register their association.

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Adamawa governor-elect fumes over N115 billion debt

Adamawa State Governor-elect, Rt Hon Ahmadu Fintiri, has vowed to ‘step on toes’ over the debt profile of the state under the current administration of Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow.

Apapa gridlock: NUPENG urges Lagos government to develop Orile truck park

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has appealed to the Lagos State Government to help in rehabilitation of the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Truck Park at Orile.
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Jews warned against wearing kippah in Germany

Germany’s government commissioner on anti-Semitism has warned Jews about the potential dangers of wearing the traditional kippah cap in the face of rising anti-Jewish attacks.

Minister: Federal government to deepen efforts toward commercialisation of research findings

The Federal Government on Friday in Abuja said it would intensify efforts toward ensuring research findings in the country were commercialised.

Police rescue man abducted by fake soldiers

Anambra State Police command said it has rescued one Emmanuel Loco abducted in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government area of the state.