Home Topics Public Affairs

Public Affairs

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Ogun workers begin strike over minimum wage

The Ogun State Government workers have embarked on a one-week warning strike over the refusal of the government to implement the new national minimum wage.
Telecommunications remains the best enabler in expanding the frontiers of financial inclusion in Nigeria, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, has said.

NCC chief receives National Service Excellence Award

The Director General of NASAL, Uchechukwu Chukwuma, who led a five-member delegation to the commission to present the award in Abuja recently, said “the award from NASAL not only underscores the remarkable leadership role by Danbatta in deepening the development and growth of the telecoms sector at the grassroots but also demonstrates the pivotal role of the EVC as a change agent, a catalyst for national development and a great Nigerian patriot.”
1. The President of Ghana, Prof. Nana Akufo Ado has assured the Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila that his government will review its hostile trade policy against Nigerians in that country.

Attacks on Nigerians: Ghana’s president assures ceasefire – Speaker Gbajabiamila

The President of Ghana, Prof. Nana Akufo Ado has assured the Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila that his government will review its hostile trade policy against Nigerians in that country.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

Nigerian governors to implement tax reliefs for businesses, others

The Nigeria Governors‘ Forum has resolved to implement tax relief programmes for businesses and taxpayers across the 36 states of the federation in order to ease the current financial hardship.

NHRC unveils new digital complaint platform

The National Human Rights Commission said on Saturday that it had unveiled a new automated complaint reporting database for reporting of various forms of human rights violations in the country.
Two yet-to-be-identified persons lost their lives on Friday when a helicopter crashed into a building on Salvation Road, in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.

Lagos crash: Helicopter has no black box – AIB

A Bell 206-B3 helicopter that crashed on Salvation Road, Opebi in the Ikeja area of Lagos State, on Friday, has no black box, the Accident Investigation Bureau has said.
Two yet-to-be-identified persons lost their lives on Friday when a helicopter crashed into a building on Salvation Road, in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.

AIB confirms Lagos copter crash, begins probe

The Accident Investigation Bureau, the investigating commission in charge of all aviation-related accidents and incidents in Nigeria, said it has begun an investigation to unravel circumstances that led to a helicopter crash in the Opebi area of Lagos State.

Chevron, NUPENG meet over sacked workers

The management of Chevron Nigeria Limited says it has engaged the leaders of the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers over the 175 workers laid off by one of its contract companies.

Accident bureau confirms jet incidence in Lagos

Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) has confirmed the incident in which King Air Jet ran into a fence at the General Aviation Terminal Apron of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Nigeria needs to reboot entire ecosystem with digital technology

Nigeria’s Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, has declared that Nigeria needs to reboot the entire ecosystem with digital technology in order to survive the present regressive economic outlook as a result of Covid-19 disruption.

DPR: Network code will address gas infrastructure development

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says the recently-inaugurated Nigerian Gas Transportation Network Code (NGTCN) will address gas infrastructure development in the country.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Osogbo field Office, has sealed 15 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) skid stations for operating without valid licences.

Official: DPR to create opportunities to enable business in oil, gas industry

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has promised to use its regulatory framework to continue to create opportunities and enable businesses in the oil and gas industry.

NIMET: No justification for unions’ strike

The management of Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NIMET, Friday, insisted that there is no justification for the threat of going on strike by the joint union of workers- Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals and the National Union of Air Transport Employees as most of the issues raised are being urgently addressed.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN inaugurates five directorates to enhance activities in Plateau

The Plateau Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has inaugurated five directorates to enhance its activities in the state.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Osogbo field Office, has sealed 15 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) skid stations for operating without valid licences.

DPR to fast track integration of domestic gas market hubs into NGTNC

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has reiterated its commitment to fast tracking full integration of the domestic gas market hubs into the Nigeria Gas Transportation Network Code (NGTNC) to ensure optimal impact in the country’s domestic gas market.

Nestlé Nigeria names new managing director

Mr Wassim Elhusseini has been appointed as the new Managing Director (MD) of Nestlé Nigeria Plc.
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

NAFDAC: No herbal medicine approved for coronavirus

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has insisted that it is yet to approve any herbal medicine for the treatment of COVID-19.

AIB begins investigation as two aircraft collide at Lagos airport

The Accident Investigation Bureau says it will investigate a collision involving Middle East Airline and a Turkish plane at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

Recent Stories

Judge blocks US ban on WeChat that was set to go into effect today

A judge in California has blocked the Commerce Department’s ban on new downloads of China-based messaging app WeChat, Reuters reported Sunday. US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said in her order that WeChat users showed “serious questions going to the merits of the First Amendment claim, the balance of hardships tips in the plaintiffs’ favor.”
An Airbus A380-800 passenger plane of the Emirates Airlines at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Mikhail Tereshchenko - TASS - Getty Images

Emirates Airlines reinstates commitment to Nigeria

As the latest ban slammed on the Middle East based airline, Emirates Airlines takes effect from Monday, September 21, 2020, the airline has reinstated its commitment to Nigeria.
Governor Godwin Obaseki

Edo election: PDP wins 13 local councils, APC takes 5

Peoples Democratic Party candidate in Edo State governorship election, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has won in 13 local government areas, polling 307,855 votes.

Edo election: ADP commends voters for defying intimidation, electing their choice candidate

The Action Democratic Party (ADP), has commended the Edo State electorates, for their doggedness in defending their State from intruders, who planned to play god, by instructing them on who not to vote for.

NAFRC trainees, retirees urged to be mindful of swindlers

AVM Kingsley Lar, the Commandant, Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), Oshodi on Sunday urged the trainees/retirees to be mindful of criminally-minded people who may pose as friends.