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President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

Labour urges Nigerian government to desist from plans to concession major airports

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Federal Government to desist from further contemplation, discussions and arrangements to concession major airports in the country.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

DHQ: Released ‘repentant’ Boko Haram fighters were forcefully recruited

The military has shed more light on its controversial Operation Safe Corridor programme which has once again recently come under fire from the Nigerian public.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Edwin Clark: Nigerians agreed on North/South rotational presidency in 2015

Elder Statesman and former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, said, weekend, that it was uncalled-for and hypocritical for Northern politicians to argue that there was no rotation of power between North and South, as President Muhammadu Buhari presently serving his second term in office, rode to power in 2015 based on the arrangement.

Presidency: Bola Tinubu, others should allow South East take its turn – Edwin Clark

Elder Statesman and former Federal Commissioner for Information, Senator Edwin Clark, said, weekend, that it was uncalled-for and hypocritical for Northern politicians to argue that there was no rotation of power between North and South, as President Muhammdu Buhari presently serving his second term if office, rode to power in 2015 based on the arrangement.
The highly elated Nigerians were flown into the country on board Air Peace airline.

Evacuation: Air Peace hails India, China, Israel

Leading Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has commended Israel, China and India for contracting the airline to evacuate their citizens to their countries due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

PANDEF: South-South, South-West, South-East marginalized in NNPC

Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, the mouthpiece of traditional rulers, leaders and stakeholders of the coastal states of Niger Delta, Friday, warned the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, which has allegedly sidelined South-South, South-West and South-East from its top management positions, to stop insulting the people of the oil/gas-rich region.
Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Foundation: FG, NMA stand off over Chinese experts not in Nigeria’s interest

The Anap Foundation COVID-19 Think Tank has stated that the back and forth stand of the Ministry of Health and Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) on the intervention of Chinese experts is not in the interest of Nigeria.
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Minister: Why we suspended electricity tariff hike

The Minister of Power, Engr. Saleh Mamman, has explained that the suspension of take-off of the new electricity tariff hike till next three months was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement of March 29 granting a moratorium for certain Federal Government’s funded facilities to the Nigerian public.

Nigeria’s central bank disinfects headquarters, branches

As the Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), intensifies effort to check the spread of the novel Corona virus pandemic in the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has commenced the disinfection of its head office and 37 branches.
Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar (R) is congratulated by runners-up Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (L) and Senate President Bukola Saraki (C) after winning the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term in presidential polls scheduled for February 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

Atiku Abubakar charges Nigerian government to float relief fund, donates N50 million

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on the Federal Government to put in place a Relief Fund to cushion the effects of Covid-19 that is ravaging the country.
Abubakar Malami

AGF: Federal government to spend recovered Abacha loot on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, two others

Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, has stated how the country would spend the US$308 million looted by the late former Head of State, General Sani Abacha when it is finally returned.
NIMASA

NIMASA chief urges regular exercise to stay healthy, enhance productivity

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has reiterated the importance of exercise for Nigerians to stay healthy and boost productivity in the workplace.

DSS: Sambo Dasuki, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky chose to be in our custody

The Department of State Services (DSS) has declared former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki, and leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shittes, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, chose to be in its custody on their volition.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Lawyer asks court to stop military operation in Lagos

A Lagos-based lawyer, Malcolm Omirhobo, on Wednesday prayed a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court to halt operation ”Crocodile Smile 4” of the Nigerian military in the state.

Bayelsa guber: PDP condemns ‘false alarm’ over arms stockpile

The Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa State has condemned the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for making “wild and miserable fabrications” about arms stockpile against the party.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has promised a better preparation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

Minister relocates to MKO Abiola Stadium

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has relocated his office to the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Elections: INEC, Police dragged to court over restriction of movements

An activist, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo, on Tuesday urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to declare as unlawful, the restriction of vehicular and people’s movements during elections.

Chief Justice Onnoghen: South-South governors to hold emergency meeting Sunday

The South-South Governor’s Forum has scheduled an emergency meeting of the Forum for Sunday.

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Philippe Coutinho is set to remain a Barcelona player this season.

Barcelona confirm Philippe Coutinho’s ‘new’ number

The Brazilian wore the number when he first joined the club in January 2018, before switching to number seven a few months later.

PDP: APC plans to rig Plateau South election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau said it has uncovered alleged plans by the Governor Simon Lalong-led APC administration to rig the southern senatorial election on October 31.
Paris Saint-Germain star Angel Di Maria has been hit with a four-match suspension for spitting on Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez during a late-game melee earlier this month.

Angel Di Maria blasts Argentina coach after being left out of latest squad

And the 32-year-old sensationally suggested that the likes of Lionel Messi, 33, and Sergio Aguero, 32, should also be dropped if Scaloni is keen on bringing through younger players.
Gareth Bale says he “grew up” during his time with Real Madrid and has “no regrets” having departed the Spanish club to return to Tottenham.

Gareth Bale: I have no regrets leaving Real Madrid

Gareth Bale says he “grew up” during his time with Real Madrid and has “no regrets” having departed the Spanish club to return to Tottenham.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet in Nigeria.

Nigeria receives ‘smart testing booths’ for virus sample collection from Korea

The Federal Government has received three (3) Smart Walk-through testing Booths for COVID-19 sample collection, donated by the Republic of Korea to fast-track the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the country.