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NUPENG directs members to shut down services in Kaduna

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has directed its members to shut down services in Kaduna State with effect from May 16.
The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has commended the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for granting recognition to the trade union in spite of an alleged deregistration plot against it by a rival union.

Niger government, Labour ministry disown ASUSS

The plan by secondary school teachers to float a different organisation from the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) may have hit the rocks following the rejection of the plan by both the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Niger State Government.

Federal pensioners pull out of pensions union

The crisis among pensioners on Sunday got messier as Federal Civil Service Pensioners (FCSP) finally opted out of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) over alleged denial of the branch’s rights and privileges.
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2019: PDP’s victory in Oyo shocked opposition – deputy governor

The Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan has disclosed that the victory recorded in 2019 by the present administration under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde remained a big surprise to some people, particularly the opposition parties.
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Official: APC will win Rivers governorship in 2023

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Isaac Ogbobula, said he was confident the APC will take over the state in 2023 governorship election.
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2023: APC vows to take over Rivers

The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State, Mr Isaac Ogbobula has said he is confident that the party will take over the state in the 2023 governorship election.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: This democracy must not fail

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that Nigerians, from all walks of life, whether in government or as professionals, must rededicate themselves to the protection of democracy.
The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.

IGP Baba commends media role in the society

The Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Baba, has commended the role played by journalists in the country’s quest to battle the dreaded COVID-19 saying just like the security personnel, some journalists too paid the supreme price in the course of carrying out their duties.

World Press Freedom Day: NUJ hails Katsina governor, security agencies

The Katsina State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has commended Governor Aminu Bello Masari over what the union describes as the government’s “friendly disposition towards journalists” in the state and for “the moral, legal and institutional support it provides journalists to practise the profession in a free and conducive atmosphere.”
Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district.

Governor Matawalle: Zamfara government, security recover 300 rustled cows in 1 night

The Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle disclosed this on Sunday night when he played host to media practitioners and executives to break the Ramadan fast at his residence in Gusau.

Niger NUT declares indefinite strike

The union in a statement made available to journalists in Minna yesterday stated that the declaration of the strike followed the resolution by the state Working Executive Committee of the NUT held on April 30, 2021, during which the inability of the state government to meet the demands of the organisation after it suspended a previous strike that took place last February was considered.
Minister of State in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has assured residents of the territory that there are no hoarded palliatives in the various warehouses across the territory.

FCT minister okays minimum wage payment to area council workers

The Minsiter of State for FCT, Hajiya Ramatu Aliyu, has approved the payment of the new national minimum wage for staff of area councils and primary school teachers across the territory effective from May, 2021.

Rivers NUJ condemns attack on journalists

The Rivers State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has condemned the recent attack on nine journalists by persons suspected to be hoodlums in the presence of some men and officers of the Nigeria Police in the state.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 43rd virtual Federal Executive Council, meeting at the First Lady Conference Room, Presidential Villa Abuja.

President Buhari approves pension increase after NUP protest

Following the long protests and agitation by the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), President Muhammadu Buhari has finally approved the consequential adjustment in the pension of retirees under the defined benefit scheme.
Chairman, state action committee on COVID-19, Engr. Benson Abounu who disclosed this during a press briefing at Government House, Makurdi, said young men were said to have come from the far North to undertake menial jobs.

Benson Abounu: My 2023 governorship ambition in hands of God, Governor Ortom, Benue people

The deputy governor, of Benue State, Benson Abounu has said that three factors will determine if he should join the 2023 governorship race in the state.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan: Local councils must be autonomous, generate revenue

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has called on the National Assembly to make laws that would make local government councils autonomous and have powers to generate revenue.

Ondo NUJ tasks Immigration Service on insecurity, passport

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State Council, has appealed to the Federal Government to adequately fund the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to boost its performance.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen attack checkpoint, kill two policemen in Akwa Ibom

Gunmen have again killed two policemen manning a checkpoint at Urua Inyang, headquarters of Ika local government area of Akwa Ibom state.

Pension review: FEPPPAN pulls out of protest

The Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN), has directed its members not to participate in the planned mass action called by the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) to protest the implementation of minimum pension.
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has said that in October, last year, it removed no fewer than 20,089 unverified pensioners from its payroll.

PTAD: Implementation of pension adjustment in progress

Dr Chioma Ejikeme, Executive Secretary of Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), says implementation of the pension adjustment is in progress.

Forum obtains UTME forms for 320 less-privileged students in Kebbi

Kauran Gwandu Advocacy Forum has obtained Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms for 320 less-privileged students in Kebbi State.

Kaduna: Blind retirees seek payment of entitlements

Nigerian Association for the Blind, Kaduna State chapter has appealed to the state government to as a matter of urgency pay the entitlements of their recently retired members to ease their suffering.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
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Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen abduct graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army: How troops, police foiled bandits’ attack on mosque in Kastina

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said its troops and men of the Nigeria Police Force repelled an attack by bandits on Magama Central Mosque in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor hails reforms in state’s justice ministry

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has commended the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Charles Titiloye, for introducing reforms that will enhance justice delivery in the state.

NCC educates telecoms consumers on rights, obligations

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has educated Nigerians on their rights and obligations in their day to day dealings with network operators.
The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, has appealed to the people of Isaba-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State to maintain peace over the vacant kingship stool.

Ekiti governor hails deputy at 77

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated his deputy, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, on the occasion of his 77th birthday, saying that the Deputy Governor has consistently proven to be a reliable ally, astute technocrat, and illustrious statesman.
Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu was on taget again for KRC Genk in their Belgian jupiler league clash with Waasland-Beveren on Sunday.

Anderlecht coach speaks on Paul Onuachu goals ahead epic clash vs Genk

Anderlecht coach Vincent Kompany has spoken about the goal heroics of Paul Onuachu with Genk ahead of the championship playoffs involving the two clubs.