Benue workers begin indefinite strike

Civil servants in Benue on Tuesday commenced an indefinite strike over unpaid salaries. On Monday, the joint executive council of the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress had directed the workers to begin the industrial

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Senate asks works ministry to remove speed bumps on federal roads

The senate has asked the ministry of power, works and housing to remove “thousands” of speed bumps on federal highways. The upper legislative chamber also asked the ministry to ensure that service lanes have petrol stations, so that motorists would not

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Ogun govt sacks MAPOLY Rector

The Ogun State Government has sacked the Rector, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Professor Oladele Itiola. This development was coming barely two hours when students of the institution protested over the current situation in the school following its upgrade to

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Professor Ogunbodede bags 40 years jail term over N177m fraud

Benjamin Ogunbodede, former Executive Director of the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), has been sentenced to 40 years imprisonment by a Federal High Court in Ibadan. Ogunmodede and two staff members of the IAR&T were, on Tuesday, sentenced to 40

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We planned to attack Ondo before I was arrested – Boko Haram suspect

A member of the deadly Boko Haram sect, Mohammed Bashir, who was arrested by men of the Ondo State Police Command a few days ago had stated that members of the sect were planning to carry out an attack in

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We’ll proceed with Melaye’s recall, INEC vows

The Independent National Electoral Corruption has said it will not be discouraged by the legal obstacles it is facing in the process of recalling Kogi-West lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye. The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this at the

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EDITORIAL: Panacea for a staggering giant at 57

Nigeria attained the age 57 with a low-key independence celebration in all parts of the country. Interestingly, Nigeria remains the most populous country in Africa, and the 7th most populous country in the world. The UN Department of Economic and Social

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Kachikwu petitions Buhari over NNPC GMD’s ‘insubordination’

Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, has written a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari over the alleged insubordination of Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). In a letter seen by TheCable, Kachikwu

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Minister of State for Education, Anwuka, hospitalised in US

The Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, has been flown out of the country and is currently receiving medical treatment in the United States of America. This was disclosed on Tuesday by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu,

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Igbo man saved me during civil war —Lalong

Against the backdrop of the rising tension in the country, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has warned against allowing the situation to degenerate into a violent conflict. He recalled that he narrowly escaped death when an Igbo man sacrificed

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