Despite Exiting Recession, FG Admits Growth Remains Fragile

The federal government’s reaction Tuesday to the news of Nigeria’s emergence from the economic recession was subdued, as the government admitted that the country’s economic growth remained fragile and vulnerable, despite the cheering news from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that the economy grew by 0.55 per cent in the second quarter of 2017, after five consecutive quarters...

Kogi NLC Gives Gov Seven Days Ultimatum over Outstanding Salaries

The organised labour in Kogi State wednesday gave the state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, a seven-day ultimatum to pay the July salary in full on or before September 12, 2107, in order to further sustain the industrial peace and harmony in the state. The state governor had paid 50 per cent salary to state workers and 40 per cent to...

Police Arraign 10 Keke Operators for Resisting ‘Extortion’

The Abia State Police Command wednesday arraigned 10 commercial tricycle operators who were arrested for clashing with soldiers following their refusal to part with some amount of money demanded by the soldiers. But when the arrested men appeared before Chief magistrate Linda Ugbaja, the police preferred four count charge against the keke operators bothering on riotous assembly, malicious damage of...

How Robbers Killed Own Colleague, Another Person in Edo

A member of a criminal gang that attacked and killed the President of the Lagos Street Traders Association, Comrade David Ohenhen, also mistakenly shot dead their colleague. After the incident, the corpse of the yet to be identified gang member was dumped along the road. According to information reaching THISDAY, the late Comrade Ohehen was attacked at his residence at No...

Niger Governor Assents to New Contributory Pension Scheme Bill

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, wednesday in Minna assented to the New Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) bill, assuring retirees that their entitlements would continue to be paid as at when due. He also assured serving civil servants that their welfare would always be a priority for the administration. The new CPS bill replaced a private member bill which was...

Army: Two Deputies to Boko Haram Leader, Shekau Killed

Two Boko Haram commanders and deputies to Abubakar Shekau, a factional leader of the terror group, were killed in successful military operations at Alafa in Borno on Sallah day, an official has said. The army spokesman, Brig-General Sani Usman, said in a statement on Tuesday that the deputies that were killed in the onslaught included Afdu Kawuri and Abubakar Banishek. “This...

Osinbajo to Flag off Abuja International Trade Fair

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will officially declare open the 12th Abuja International Trade Fair billed to hold from September 21-October 7. The Director General, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Chijioke Ekechukwu, disclosed yesterday that the vice-president will attend the fair and be accompanied by the FCT Minister, Mohammed Musa Bello, and other ministers on September 26. The trade fair...

Fayemi: Kaduna Nickel Deposits, Potential Game Changer for Nigeria’s Economy

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said the large quantity of nickel – a silvery-white radiant metal discovered in Dangoma village, Kaduna State, was a potential game changer for Nigeria’s economy if properly managed. Fayemi also stated that the federal government would support healthy mining of the nickel as well as other genuine investors in...

PSC Confirms Senator Misau’s Retirement Followed Due Process

The Police Service Commission (PSC) wednesday cleared Senator Isah Hamman Misua of alleged forgery of his retirement from the Nigerian Police. Misau and the Inspector General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris, have been at loggerheads over allegation of corruption against the IG, while the police in turn accused the senator of absconding from his job as a police officer among...

Non-Academic Varsity Unions Join ASUU, Doctors, Start Strike Monday

There is no end in sight to the industrial action in the social services sector in the country, as the major non-academic staff unions of tertiary institutions in the country, Wednesday resolved to embark on an indefinite strike from September 11 if the federal government failed to meet their demands. Should they carry out their threat, they would be joining...