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Minister bars VIPs aides from entering airport

Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika on Thursday disclosed that aides of Very Important Persons (VIPs), and politicians without any business traveling would not be allowed to enter the airports when domestic flights resume. Sirika made the disclosure at an interactive session with members of the Senate Committee on Aviation in Abuja while responding to questions on […]

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NLC rejects increase in price of petrol

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has strongly rejected the recent increase in the price of petrol from N123 to N143 just as it demanded an immediate reversal to the previous price. The NLC’s president, Ayuba Wabba, stated this in a statement he issued to journalists in Abuja on Thursday. He said that the Nigerian people and […]

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Doctors Embark On Strike In Kogi Over Governor Yahaya Bello’s Management Of COVID-19, Threat To Lives

Following an attack by suspected political thugs on Wednesday, doctors at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State, have embarked on an indefinite strike. Rising from a meeting on Wednesday, the doctors said that the action was necessitated by the prevailing insecurity foisted on the centre by armed thugs and the poor management of COVID-19 […]

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Insecurity: Nigeria needs the experience of her Service Chiefs to win the war -Diaspora Group

The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG), UK Chapter, says the country needs the experience of its Service Chiefs now more than ever especially with recent successes recorded against terrorists and bandits. In a statement signed by its President, Mark Kola, on Tuesday in London, the group said those calling for their dismissal are sponsored […]

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172 Nigerians evacuated from Uganda, Kenya arrive in Abuja

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) says 172 Nigerian evacuated from Uganda and Kenya arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 10:20 am local time on Wednesday. The commission disclosed this in a statement by Mr Gabriel Odu of its Media, Public Relations, and Protocol Unit. He said that the evacuees arrived […]

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774,000 Jobs: Lawmakers Trying To Determine Who To Get Employment, Keyamo Says After Outburst With Legislators

Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, has revealed that Nigerian lawmakers were trying to influence, who to be employed in the temporary work scheme as he cleared the air on what led to the row with the legislators. SaharaReporters had earlier on Tuesday reported that Keyamo engaged in a rowdy session with […]

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Fourteen Parties Cleared By INEC To Participate In Edo Election

Fourteen political parties have been cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission to participate in the Edo State governorship election. INEC released the list on Tuesday following the primaries conducted by the parties. The electoral commission stated that the 14 political parties used the dedicated online portal of the commission to submit the list of […]

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NLC commends Senate for rejecting electricity tariff hike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has commended the Senate for calling off the threat by Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to hike the electricity tariff and also demanding reversal of Nigeria’s power sector privatisation programme. In a statement sent to the Daily Times, the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, said that those bent on cornering our choice […]

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Osinbajo, NASS leaders confer on botched electricity tariff hike

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja met with Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over the proposed increase in electricity tariff. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Osinbajo, heads the Power Sector Reform Coordination Working Group. The National Assembly had in a statement […]