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Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is planning to engage the leadership of the National Assembly on division and alteration of electoral constituencies across the country. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, announced this during a consultative meeting with labor unions and professional associations on the proposed expansion of voter access to polling units in Nigeria. Yakubu said […]

This was the position of the President of the Nigeria Labor Congress, Ayuba Wabba, at a meeting of labor leaders with the leadership of the House of Representatives in Abuja Wabba said the workers were asking the country to respect the International Labour Organization convention on minimum wage, to which Nigeria is a signatory. Responding, […]

National Assembly and the organised labour are scheduled to meet today over issues pertaining to the national minimum wage. The main agenda of the meeting will be over a bill in the House of Representatives seeking an amendment to the 1999 Constitution by removing matters relating to wages from the Exclusive Legislative List to the […]

Aid agency Save the Children says Islamist militants are beheading children as young as eleven in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado. One mother told the agency she had had to watch as her twelve-year-old son was killed in this way close to where she was hiding with her other children. More than two thousand […]

  Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and its subsidiaries are to appear before the House of Representatives Public Accounts Committee, Friday, or have a warrant of arrest issued against them.   The House Committee Chairman, Oluwole Oke, who gave the directive, said the companies are to appear in the investigative hearing by the committee to […]

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has insisted that there is no increment in the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit also known as petrol this month despite a template released by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency that the new price of petrol has reached two hundred and two naira six kobo per litre.   The […]

Former President of Somalia, Ali Mahdi Muhammad,  has passed away. Ministry of Information spokesperson, Isamel Mukhtaar Omar confirmed that Muhammad died in Nairobi, Kenya. A three-day mourning period has been declared even as the government has appointed a National Funeral Committee. Muhammad, 82, was the fourth President of Somalia from January 26, 1991, until January 1997. The […]

The federal government and the Republic of Benin have entered an agreement to end the importation of rice across West African countries. This agreement was announced at the end of a meeting between a delegation from Benin, the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria,RIFAN and the chief of staff to the president, Ibrahim Gambari,  in Abuja […]

No fewer than seven persons were yesterday confirmed killed in a renewed communal war between Ezza- Effium and Effium in Ebonyi State. Reports say there has been a lingering communal crisis between Ezza-Effium and Effium people since January this year, which resulted in the killing of hundreds of persons and the destruction of property worth […]

Federal Civil Service Commission, FCSC, says there is no recruitment into the federal civil service yet. Chairman of the commission, Tukur lngawa,   stressed that the ban on employment was still in effect until the Head of Service of the Federation, HOSF, lifts it. Deputy Director of Press in the FCSC office, Eniola Babaoye, in […]

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