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Bill to protect domestic workers, employers scales second reading in Senate

The Bill for Act to provide for documentation and protect domestic workers and employers scales second reading in Senate on Wednesday.
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UN Rapporteur: France guilty of human rights abuses

France is guilty of human rights abuses of homeless people and laws guaranteeing a home for all, and also failed to protect the most vulnerable, a UN Special Rapporteur said on Friday.

Misery Index: Nigeria not a miserable country

In a report titled: “The Misery Index 2018,” authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the seminal work, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade Off (1975).

ILO governing body elects Peru Alfaro Espinosa chairperson

The 335th Session of the Governing Board (GB) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has elected Silvia Elena Alfaro Espinosa, as its new Chairperson, until June 2019.

Edo government warns against indecent dressing, merchandising in offices

Head of Service in Edo State, Mr. Isaac Ehiozuwa, has warned against indecent dressing and merchandising among civil servants.
Theresa May

Theresa May begs UK public to back her Brexit plan

Prime Minister Theresa May made a dramatic direct appeal to the British public to support her deal to exit the European Union on Sunday even as backing from her own party for the agreement appeared to elude her.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May

Brexit: Theresa May battles for survival as party members plot her removal

British Prime Minister Theresa May battled for her political survival yesterday as four ministers resigned and members of her own party plotted to oust her over a draft Brexit deal struck with Brussels this week.

IMF warns Nigeria on rising debt service

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cautioned the Federal Government to be mindful of the country’s rising debt service to revenue ratio and take steps to mitigate the situation.

Facebook hack victims will not get ID theft protection

Facebook has said it will not provide identity fraud protection for the victims of its latest data breach.
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Turkey jails 24 Istanbul airport workers over protests

A Turkish court has jailed 24 people involved in protests over work conditions at Istanbul’s new airport on Friday, broadcaster CNN Turk said on Wednesday.

IPOB sit-at-home records partial compliance in South East

The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in the South East, to commemorate the army invasion of the Afaraukwu, Abia State home of Nnamdi Kanu, on Friday was ignored as residents in Enugu, Anambra, Abia states and other parts of the south east went about their normal businesses.
Work on the second Niger Bridge linking Asaba in Delta and Onitsha in Anambra, has reached 50 per cent completion, Mr Wkscont Ajani, Federal Controller of Works, Anambra, has said

Official: Second Niger Bridge project is 50% completed

Work on the second Niger Bridge linking Asaba in Delta and Onitsha in Anambra, has reached 50 per cent completion, Mr Wkscont Ajani, Federal Controller of Works, Anambra, has said.
The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over “disappearance” of Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, recorded partial compliance in some parts of the south-east.

Imo residents ignore IPOB’s sit-at-home order

The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over “disappearance” of Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, recorded partial compliance in some parts of the south-east.

Osun guber: Ooni of Ife tasks APC candidate on Governor Aregbesola’s legacies

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the September 22 gubernatorial election in Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, to ‎consolidate on the achievements of the administration of the outgoing governor, Rauf Aregbesola, if elected.

VP Osinbajo: Federal government will continue to create right environment for technology, innovation to...

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the Federal Government will continue to create the right environment for technology and innovation to thrive in the country.

Nollywood veterans, female pilot mentor LASU students

Actress Joke Silva actor Segun Arinze and a female pilot, Mrs Enitan Dan-Faparusi, on Tuesday led other mentors to chart a path for students toward building careers and realising life ambitions.

Police decorate 36 officers in Edo

Thirty-six police officers among those recently promoted were on Thursday decorated in Benin City, the Edo State capital, by Rasheed Akintunde, the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), in charge of Zone 5.

Federal government bars employers from sacking women for marital, maternity reasons

Nigeria, yesterday, in Geneva, Switzerland, told delegates at the ongoing International Labour Conference, ILC, that employers of labour in public and private sectors had been barred from sacking women from work due to their marital or maternity status.

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US praises Sudan, sends envoy to Khartoum

The United States on Thursday praised orders by Sudan's new military leader to free political prisoners and end a night curfew as it dispatched an envoy to Khartoum to encourage a transition to democracy.

Former VP Namadi Sambo elected board chair Baze university

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo was yesterday unanimously elected chairman board of trustees of Baze University, Abuja alongside four other new members inaugurated by the board.
4 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

NAF to mark 55th anniversary April 22

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will deploy aircraft, military equipment and personnel in Abuja during rehearsals for its 55th Anniversary celebration.
Lionel Messi already deserves to lift a sixth Ballon d'Or regardless of whether he wins the Champions League with Barcelona or not, according to former Brazil striker Rivaldo.

Rivaldo: Lionel Messi already deserves the next Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi already deserves to lift a sixth Ballon d'Or regardless of whether he wins the Champions League with Barcelona or not, according to former Brazil striker Rivaldo.
Carlo Ancelotti still believes in Napoli's squad as he backed his players after their Europa League defeat to Arsenal.

Carlo Ancelotti backs Napoli squad despite Europa League defeat to Arsenal

Carlo Ancelotti still believes in Napoli's squad as he backed his players after their Europa League defeat to Arsenal.