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Aviation unions shuts down Arik Air operations over 90% staff layoff, anti-labour practices

Operations of Arik Air were on Monday shut down by the aviation unions over alleged non payment of staff salaries since April after placing 90 per cent of the workforce on compulsory leave and other anti-labour practices.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa adopts private sector approach on HCD – official

The National HCD has three thematic areas which are: Health, Education and the Workforce, but Nasarawa State has added three more to include: Social development of the youth, local government and community development.

Saudi Aramco profits dive 73% as coronavirus batters oil demand

Energy giant Saudi Aramco said on Sunday its second-quarter profits plunged a massive 73 percent due to sharply lower oil prices as the coronavirus crisis undercuts global demand.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC gives Air Peace, others 14-day ultimatum to reinstate sacked workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress has rejected the recent sacking of 100 pilots by Air Peace, 69 Pilots by Bristow Helicopters and National Union of Air Transport Employees union executives working with Turkish Air.
Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu has said officials of the administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki are different from former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the party’s governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Edo guber: Why we are different from Comrade Oshiomhole, Pastor Ize-Iyamu – deputy governor

Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu has said officials of the administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki are different from former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the party’s governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Dubai-based mega carrier, Emirates Airlines, has stopped flight operations to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos until the airport’s Instrument Landing System (ILS) is fixed.

Emirates Airlines to cut 9,000 jobs

Emirates Airlines has cut a tenth of its workforce during the novel coronavirus pandemic in layoffs that could rise to 15 percent, or 9,000 jobs, its president said, according to a report on Saturday.
Scandinavian airline SAS has given notice to almost 1,600 employees in Denmark, union officials said on Monday.

Airline SAS to cut almost 1,600 positions in Denmark

Scandinavian airline SAS has given notice to almost 1,600 employees in Denmark, union officials said on Monday.

BPE: Why Nigerian government is unbundling NIPOST

The ongoing reform of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) is not privatisation of the entity, but unbundling it into viable subsidiary companies that will operate on the principle of commercial viability.
Aliko Dangote

Dangote Cement sustains 54,000 jobs in four African countries

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said that despite the challenging economic situation in 2019, Dangote Cement was able to sustain 54,000 jobs in four African countries, where the company has its operations. The countries are Nigeria, Ethiopia, Senegal and South Africa.
Xingnan Primary School pupils entering the school campus on June 2, 2020.. GIN TAY

Pupils return to school in Singapore

Pupils wearing face masks returned to school in Singapore on Tuesday and some workplaces re-opened as coronavirus restrictions were eased in the hard-hit city-state.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Report: Only 18% of NNPC’s 6,621 staff strength are women

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it currently has 6,621 staff strength both at its headquarters and across all its subsidiaries, division and offices nationwide.
Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

#BopDaddyChallenge: Nigeria Immigration suspends reposting of female officers

The Nigeria Immigration Service has suspended the posting of five of its female personnel, Priscilla Irabor, Binti Attabor, Catherine Bakura, Blessing Udida and Ockiya Eneni, who partook in the viral #BopDaddyChallenge promoted by rapper, Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana, on social media.
The Emir of Daura, Umar Umar, who was hospitalised as a result of coronavirus last week, has recovered.

Emir of Daura recovers from coronavirus infection

The Emir of Daura, Umar Umar, who was hospitalised as a result of coronavirus last week, has recovered.

African leaders call for action against malaria

In the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some African leaders have called for increased access to malaria prevention and treatment tools in order to save more people from dying from the disease.
Access Bank Plc has urged its customers and the general public to disregard social media report of its shutting 340 branches nationwide.

Access Bank announces plan to reopen suspended branches

Access Bank on Monday confirmed media reports about suspension of operations in some of its branches across the country, although it gave security concerns and regulatory directives by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the action.
Access Bank Plc has urged its customers and the general public to disregard social media report of its shutting 340 branches nationwide.

Access Bank denies sacking 75% workers, closing branches

The bank in a statement signed by the Company Secretary, Mr Sunday Ekwochi, obtained from the Nigerian Stock Exchange website described the news as malicious and a distraction from the genuine and compassionate plan to protect its workers and help keep jobs in the unfolding macroeconomic environment.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti governor suggests strategies to economic recovery after coronavirus

Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, says Nigeria has to reduce the cost of governance if it plans to emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lagos State Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle, says Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is committed on actualising the vision of making Lagos one of the top five African cities of choice to invest, live, work and recreate as a tourist destination.

Lagos partners bank to improve civil service

The Lagos State Government, in collaboration with Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, recently organised an online training programme for civil servants in the state.

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AS Roma stop further negotiations to hire Michael Emenalo

According to reports from the RomaPress, Dan and Ryan Friedkin, owners of the Serie A club, are still looking to fill the vacant directorial position, but they are no longer interested in offering the job to the former Chelsea and AS Monaco director.
President Muhammadu Buhari Friday held a video conference with Mr Charles Michel, President of the European Council, during which the latter reiterated Europe’s support for Nigeria’s Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next WTO Director-General.

President Buhari engages European Council on Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s WTO bid, debt relief

The Presidency on Friday quoted the President of the European Council, Mr Charles Michel, as reiterating Europe’s support for the bid of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to become the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.
4. At least 27 police stations were incinerated last week in Lagos, after violence erupted across the commercial hub as a fallout of the military shooting of unarmed protesters in Lekki.

#EndSARS: Lagos PDP tasks governor to state clearly compensation to slain policemen

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State chapter, has advised Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to state clearly his compensations for the police officers who lost their lives during the #EndSARS protests.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said that the Nigerian economy has lost over N700 billion to the #EndSARS protests over the last 12 days.

#EndSARS: Activists restrategise, issue fresh demands to government

The coalition rose from its one-day meeting in Lagos under the aegies of New Nigeria Network (NNN) comprises Radical Agenda Movement in the Nigeria Bar Association (RAMINBA), Federation of Informal Workers’ Organization of Nigeria, Coalition for Revolution (CORE), Take it Back Movement, Movement for A Socialist Alternative (MSA) and Socialist Workers and Youth League (SWL) among others said investigations into the brutality of the armless protesters will be followed to a logical conclusion.
Zamfara House of Assembly

Zamfara to site new college of nursing sciences in Zurmi – Speaker

Work on the proposed Zamfara State College of Nursing Sciences will commence soon, the Speaker, Zamfara State House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Magarya, has said.