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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Akeredolu vows not to collect salary until workers are paid

The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has vowed that he would not collect any salary until the issue of the state workers salaries ‎were resolved. He appealed to the doctors and nurses who are currently on strike to end their industrial action and embrace dialogue with his government. Akeredolu stated this in Akure, Ondo state capital while formally meeting ... Read More »

Tinubu denies move to run for President in 2019

One of the National leaders of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has denied media reports that he plans to run for President in 2019. Pls find the full Text of the Statement below: The front page story of the February 28 THISDAY newspaper alleging that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is actively planning a presidential run is an example of bad fiction ... Read More »

Ondo: Malachi group adopts Oleyeloogun as Speaker, as Akeredolu insists on reconciliation

The Ondo State House of Assembly complex was reopened for workers today after weeks of closure by the police. However, the two factions of the Assembly have been told not to carry out sittings in the chambers until further notice. This has further opened the door for a possible reconciliation between the two warring groups which have 13 members each. ... Read More »

Labour kicks, as el-Rufai throws up 1,990 quarters for sale

The umbrella bodies of workers, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Kaduna State, have kicked against the plan by the state government to sell 1,990 government quarters public auction, based on their open-market value. The labour unions said, the Civil Servants working for the state government and occupying these quarters were never given option of ... Read More »

Soludo, Igbo leaders demand release of Nnamdi Kanu

A former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, and Igbo leaders have asked the Federal Government to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. They made the call under the aegis of an Igbo group, Nzuko Umunna. Soludo, who delivered the group’s statement in Abuja, said, ‎”We visited Nnamdi Kanu to hear his ... Read More »

Lagos retirees get N801 million as accrued pension

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has continued to fulfil his promise to give priority to the issue of payment of retirees’ entitlements with the payment of N801 million to another set of 179 retirees as accrued Pension rights for the month of February, 2017. The beneficiaries of this payment, who are from the Mainstream Civil Service, Local Government ... Read More »

Kidnapping: Lagos beefs up security in Epe, assures farmers of safety

…Vows To Sustain Enforcement Of Okada Ban The Lagos State Government on Tuesday assured farmers in the State especially in Epe axis of adequate measures to protect them against incessant kidnappings, just as it vowed to pursue vigorously and sustain the renewed enforcement of the ban on commercial motorcycles popularly called Okada plying restricted routes. Rising from the monthly Security ... Read More »

Turkish Airlines flight cancelled after air conditioning fails

A Turkish airline TK0626 flight from Lagos to Istanbul scheduled for Monday was cancelled as passengers refused to travel due to the plane’s faulty air conditioning system. The passengers had already boarded and were set to take off when they realized the problem with the cooling system. The pilot and crew of the flight, however, insisted on flying. Richard Olatunji, ... Read More »

Economy grew slightly in 2016, still in recession — NBS

The Nigerian economy contracted by -1.15 per cent in 2016, but showed slight improvement overall, the National Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. In its latest report, the NBS said the Gross Domestic Product contracted by -1.51 per cent, slightly better than the International Monetary Fund’s prediction of a -1.8 per cent contraction. The statistics agency said the GDP in the ... Read More »