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Bomb scare at Niger Bridge

Reported discovery of alleged improvised explosive device (IED) around the Asaba end of the River Niger Bridge created anxious moments on Friday by residents of Asaba and travelers using the all-important bridge.
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2019: Abia electorate urged to embrace change with open arms

The Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia South Senatorial Zone, Marc Wabara, has urged Abia electorate to reject bad leadership and welcome change in 2019.
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Federal government pledges to sign the Petroleum Industry Bill

The Federal Government has pledged to sign the Petroleum Industry Bill into law once the bill is transmitted to the presidency.
Indonesian soldiers prepare coffins for construction workers, believed to have been shot dead, in Wamena in Papua province on December 4, 2018. - Indonesia is investigating reports that 31 construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in restive Papua province, the public works minister said on December 4, as he halted construction in the area. (Photo by STAF STEEL / AFP)

Indonesia hunts suspects in alleged Papua mass killing

Indonesian soldiers hunted on Wednesday for rebels suspected of killing as many as 24 construction workers in restive Papua province, as an eyewitness account supplied by the military described a grisly mass execution.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike sets up panel on collapsed seven-storey building

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Tuesday set up a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the circumstances that led to the collapse of a 7-storey building at Woji road in New GRA, Port Harcourt.
Members of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria are currently picketing the Senate and House of Representatives chambers at the National Assembly.-4

‘No alert, no sitting’ – NASS workers

Protesting National Assembly workers have told the leadership of the chambers that they would not allow the legislators to sit unless they were paid the salaries they were being owed.

Fuel scarcity looms as marketers give federal government seven-day ultimatum

Oil marketers under the aegis of Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA), and the Independent Petroleum Products Importers (IPPIs) on Sunday gave the Federal Government seven days to settle the N800 billion subsidy debt owed them under the Petroleum Support Fund.
Bukola Saraki

Bukola Saraki promises to offset Kwara workers salary arrears

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, said he would start off setting salary arrears owed certain category of workers in Kwara state from next week.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Imo, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, says he will pay special attention to the welfare of the people, if elected.

2019: Hope Uzodinma pledges welfare for Imo people if elected governor

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Imo, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, says he will pay special attention to the welfare of the people, if elected.

Katsina council workers warned against lobbying for promotion, posting

Alhaji Maigari Danjuma Dalihu, chairman, Katsina State Local Government Service Commission, has warned local government workers in the state against indulging in shady acts to get promoted or favourable posting.
Ayuba Wabba

Ayuba Wabba: Why workers, pensioners groan in Nigeria

As the national minimum wage crisis continues to threaten industrial harmony in the country, Ayuba Wabba, National President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has given an insight into why Nigerian workers and pensioners suffer and groan under poor welfare.
Gboyega Oyetola

Gboyega Oyetola sworn in as Osun governor, pledges prompt payment of salaries

Oyetola said: “We will ensure that workers’ salaries are paid promptly bearing in mind the financial inflow of the state. We shall resolutely defend, extend and prioritise the welfare of workers and pensioners.”

Ondo government pays six months salary arrears to workers

The Ondo State workers on Monday confirmed the payment of six months salary arrears to them by the state government.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government releases N3 billion for pensioners

The Niger government has released N3 billion to the pension board to settle outstanding pensions, gratuities and death benefits owed relations of retirees, according to the board’s Director-General, Alhaji Usman Muhammad.
President Buhari receives in audience delegation of APC Stakeholders from Benue State in State House on 23rd Nov 2018-1

Muhammadu Buhari: I’ve no preference for any ethnic, religious group

President Muhammadu Buhari has told a delegation of APC that he had no preferred ethnic or religious group and would deal with leaders and public officials who embezzle public funds and deny workers their benefits.

Central bank: Proposed increase in minimum wage will stimulate growth

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday said the proposed increase in minimum wage for Nigerian workers would stimulate output growth in the economy.
President Buhari receives in audience delegation of APC Stakeholders from Benue State in State House on 23rd Nov 2018-5

Muhammadu Buhari: Corrupt leaders will go to jail

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja said leaders who undermine the economy by denying workers their benefits, while stuffing personal accounts with public funds will not escape the current anti-corruption dragnet.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

PSI: 177 health workers killed by Boko Haram in Yobe, Borno

Public Service International (PSI), an NGO, says no fewer than 177 health workers have been killed in Yobe and Borno States respectively by Boko Haram insurgents.

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Civil Service Minister Carmelita Namashulua

Mozambique government finds 30,000 ghost workers costing $250 million

Mozambique’s government said on Monday that it had identified 30,000 “ghost employees” in its civil service who cost $250 million between 2015 and 2017.

Christmas: Enugu announces free ride for indigenes

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has announced free transportation for indigenes of the state living in other parts of the country, who intend to return home to celebrate the festive season with their loved ones.

Presidency: PDP spreading fake news

Apparently irked by allegations from the opposition that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the raid of the home of Aliyu and Mustapha, sons of the People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Presidency has advised Nigerians to ignore such claims.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Lai Mohammed: Olusegun Obasanjo’s candidate will be defeated roundly in 2019

The federal government says though it is the constitutional right of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo to support a candidate for an election, his endorsement, however, does not guarantee victory.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili urges Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral bill

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018.