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Federal government denies agreeing to N30,000 minimum wage

Briefing newsmen at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in the State House, Abuja, the Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, said no such decision was made.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

David Umahi challenges federal government on implementation of National Defence College findings

The Federal Government has been challenged to establish an implementation arm that would utilize the findings of the National Defence College course participants in solving the nation’s developmental problems.

Zamfara guber: PDP candidate promises to tackle youths migration

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Zamfara state, Alhaji Bello Matawallen-Maradun, has promised to tackle youths migration if elected as a governor of the state in the upcoming 2019 general elections.

Lecturers suspend strike in Niger

Classes resumed Monday at universities in the Niger Republic after teachers suspended a month-long strike over pay and academic management, two trade unions in the West African country announced.

Subsidies: Working the monkey and feeding the baboon

People naturally love freebies. However, the reality is that there is hardly anything that is free in life in the true sense of the word, except perhaps, air.

NFF: Re-elected Amaju Pinnick identifies areas of focus

Amaju Pinnick, the re-elected President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Thursday promised to focus more on youth programmes, adding that football was the winner at the end of the polls in Katsina.
Golden Eaglets in Niger

2019 AFCON: Golden Eaglets on break – coach

Nduka Ugbade, Assistant Coach of the Golden Eaglets, on Wednesday said that the players had embarked on some days rest after qualifying for the 2019 AFCON in Tanzania.

Italian Catholic Priest kidnapped in Niger

An Italian Catholic Priest who was working as a Missionary in Niger Republic has been kidnapped, a Vatican news agency reported on Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.

President Buhari urges African countries to improve ports infrastructure

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised African countries to improve on ports infrastructure and utilise all natural maritime endowments to facilitate trade.
Golden Eaglets

Fans hail Golden Eaglets, want MRI scan issue resolved

The Ebonyi Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Charles Akpuenika, and other soccer fans have congratulated the Golden Eaglets for winning the 2018 WAFU Zone B U-17 AFCON in Niger Republic on Saturday.

Federal government inaugurates immigration border patrol base in Katsina

The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Thursday in Katsina inaugurated the country’s first operational border patrol base established by the Nigeria Immigration Service.

Nigerian government establishes joint patrol to check smuggling, human trafficking

The Federal Government has instituted a Joint Security Patrol in Katsina state along Nigeria’s border with Niger Republic to check smuggling and influx of illegal immigrants.
Golden Eaglets - Nigeria

Coach: We’ll work on our lapses against Ghana Starlets

Nduka Ugbade, the Assistant Coach of the Golden Eaglets, says the team will work on their lapses ahead of the final clash against Ghana’s Starlets at the ongoing 2019 U-17 AFCON qualifiers.

Nigerian Army pledges to defend Nigeria, protect citizens

Damasak, the location of 145 Batallion of the Nigerian Army remained calm on Thursday after troops inflicted heavy casualty on the Boko Haram terrorists.
FILE - Head coach Manu Garba attends a Nigeria press conference ahead of their FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013 Semi Final match against Sweden at Al Rashid Stadium on November 4, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Golden Eaglets to battle Ghana’s Starlets for ticket to Tanzania

Nigeria and Ghana will rekindle a 67-year rivalry when the Golden Eaglets take on the Black Starlets of Ghana in Niamey on Saturday for a place in the 2019 Africa U17 Cup of Nations finals.
Manu Garba – Nigeria U17 coach

Tayo Balogun advises Golden Eaglets to be cautious against Niger

A sport analyst, Tayo Balogun, on Tuesday advised the Golden Eaglets to play cautiously in their match against Niger Republic in the ongoing U-17 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
FILE - Head coach Manu Garba attends a Nigeria press conference ahead of their FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013 Semi Final match against Sweden at Al Rashid Stadium on November 4, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Coach: Golden Eaglets‘ll maintain current lineup

The Assistant Coach of the Golden Eaglets, Nduka Ugbade, said on Monday that the team would maintain its line up in their next match against Niger Republic at the ongoing U-17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

NEMA to repatriate 56,000 Borno IDPs from Niger Republic

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Wednesday that it had concluded plans to repatriate 56,000 Borno Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), from Difa, Niger Republic.

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Chy Schwimmer: Pilgrimage sites’ll boost Nigeria’s economy

President, Association of Virtuous Women in Pilgrimage and Tourism of Nigeria (AVWOPAT), Dr. Chy Schwimmer, has said that pilgrimage sites that are strategically positioned across Nigeria could boost the country’s economy.
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Police: Two killed in light Aircraft crash in East England

A light plane has crashed in the East of England leaving both the pilot and a passenger killed, Humberside Police said on Thursday.
Portuguese shepherd Fernando Moura, 49, milks a goat near Loriga, at Serra da Estrela mountain, in center Portugal on September 21, 2018. - Hoping to contain wildfires that threaten its mountains each year, Portugal's government has hired goats to munch through undergrowth and create natural, cost-effective fire barriers. For the next five years, goats have one mission -- to roam across the slopes of the central Serra da Estrela range and clear around 50 hectares (123.5 acres) of scrubland to create the natural firewalls. (Photo by Francisco LEONG / AFP)

Goat brigades help battle Portugal’s deadly wildfires

Fernando Moura and his herd may not look like heroes but the Portuguese farmer and his 370 goats are the latest recruits in the country's battle against summer forest fires.