ILO calls for action against inequality at workplace 

September 26, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The International Labour Organisation (ILOl has called for action to reduce inequalities in the world of work. While announcing a new global communication campaign called “This Way to Social Justice”, at the conclusion of the UN General Assembly high-level week., ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, called for collective action on inequalities and greater social justice worldwide. He said the reasons Read More

TUC laments FG’s delay on palliatives

September 26, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

   The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has lamented the delay in the implementation of promises made to provide palliative to Nigerians by the federal government.   TUC President Festus Osifo said the federal government should step up and redeem her image as promise keepers.   He said the minister of labour and employment, Dr Simon Lalong, urged the TUC to give Read More

Shelve planned strike, FG begs NLC

September 26, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Minister of Labour and Employment Dr Simon Lalong has appealed to the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) not to proceed on the planned industrial action over her demands. A statement by  the Director , Press and Public Relations Unit of the ministry, Olajide Oshundun, quoted the minister as making the plea  when the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Read More

Health Workers’ Union applauds Tinubu’s  approval of CONHESS implementation 

September 26, 2023 Moses John 0

Acting National President Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria(MHWUN) Comrade Kabiru Minijibir has lauded President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for approving the implementation of Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) for health workers. While noting that the salary adjustment  takes effect from June 2023, Minijibir urged President Tinubu to also accede to other demands causing disaffection  within the health sector in order Read More

Abbas begs NLC to shelve planned nationwide strike 

September 26, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, has appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), to show understanding with the President Bola Tinubu-led government, which he said was making concerted efforts at addressing challenges facing the nation, by shelving its planned strike action. Addressing his colleagues on the resumption of plenary on Tuesday, the Speaker said the current Read More

Coalition to FG:  Include public health in fiscal policy reform process

September 26, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The National Action on Sugar Reduction Coalition (NASR) has called on the Federal Government (FG) to prioritize the inclusion of public health organizations in the fiscal policy reform process. They argued that public health should be at the forefront of government planning and resource allocation. The coalition also called for an increase in the SSB tax rate to a level Read More

Saudi puts volume of trade with Nigeria at  $600m  

September 26, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia(KSA) in Nigeria,  Faisal bin Ebraheem Alghamdi, has  put  the volume of trade between the country and Nigeria at  more than $600million. He also said the Kingdom has given more than 200 scholarships to Nigerian students to study in different universities across the KSA. Alghamdi made the disclosures Monday evening in Abuja during the celebration of the Read More

Reps kick against Sports Minister, NFF’s move to push Nigeria host 2027 AFCON amidst economic downturn

September 26, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Sports Honourable Ekene Adams has revealed that Nigeria was not positioned to host 2027 African Cup of Nations due to hardship occasioned by the present economic realities. The Kaduna state-born lawmaker who spoke on Tuesday in Abuja said in as much as it was a good thing for a country to host major championships, Read More

Edo/Ondo saga: Renounce your guber ambition or face the consequence, Obaseki tells Shaibu, Ayedatiwa runs to court 

The power tussle cum festering melodrama in Edo and Ondo states around the fate of the deputy governors, continued to rage on with Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki asking his deputy, Philip Shaibu to renounce his governorship ambition before his plea for forgiveness can be accepted, Blueprint has gathered. Also, to save his political career, Shaibu’s counterpart in Ondo state, Lucky Ayedatiwa, has asked the state High Court to Read More

Appeal Court at annual legal year: We got 813 petitions from party primaries, 1,209 for 98 tribunals

September 26, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

Echoes of the 2023 general elections reverberated Monday as President Court of Appeal Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem said the appellate court received a total of 813 appeals arising from the primary elections across the 36 states of the federation and FCT. She also said that a total number of 98 panels were constituted across the various tribunals to handle about 1,209 petitions filed Read More

Senate’s resumption and alleged impeachment plot against Akpabio 

September 26, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

As the Senate resumes plenary today from its seven – week annual long recess, alleged impeachment plot against its President, Godswill Akpabio, is at the front burner of expectations by political watchers. TAIYE ODEWALE reports. The annual long recess and scare of impeachment move against Akpabio  In line with the yearly legislative calendar of the National Assembly and like every Read More

Hajj 2022-2023: Kudos for Kaduna state

September 26, 2023 Usmanu Abubakary 0

  It is praise and reference whenever someone comes across an academic doing extraordinary things in a given field of human endeavour. On Thursday, September 21, 2023, our organisation attended an occasion at National Mosque Auditorium Abuja on the invitation of the Independent Hajj Reporters of Nigeria (IHR) for its ‘Lecture and Awards.  The theme of the event was ‘Recognising Read More

Focus Africa series:  Embrace peace, togetherness, Sylva’s wife  urges women

September 26, 2023 Donald Iorchir 0

Former first lady of Balyelsa state, Mrs. Alanyingi Uduak Sylva has urged women to embrace peace and togetherness and be shining examples to others. She spoke Sunday in Abuja while declaring open the Focus Africa Series with the theme; “The Leading and Emerging Women’s Forum, Leading  in Difficult Times.” She  said if women can come together and exchange ideas among Read More

Rotary commissions road project in Kubwa, inducts new members

September 26, 2023 Paul Okah 0

 The Rotary Club of Abuja, Kubwa, as part of its intervention projects, has commissioned a traffic control post at Aso Savings junction in Kubwa, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).  The club also carried out filling of pot-holes and landscaping of the road at Aso Savings junction and subsequently inducted  new members during a meeting with the Read More

Ladoja a democrat, epitome of excellence – Adegoke 

September 26, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The Aare-Onibon Balogun of Ibadanland, Olooye Adegboyega Adegoke, Monday described the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland and  former governor of Oyo state, High Chief  Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja as a leader of leaders, a democrat and an epitome of excellence.  Adegoke in a statement on the 79th birthday of High Chief Ladoja said the Otun Olubadan “is a political enigma who in Read More

Zulum executes 77 projects,   funds for interventions 

September 26, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

As part of 100 days celebration of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state second tenure, a standard issued and signed by the Borno State Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Hon. Bukar Tijjani, Monday announced a scorecard. It stated that within the  100 days of his second term, Governor Zulum has  executed 77 projects and programmes and has well  made key Read More

Kogi:  100 medicine stores operating illegally shut down by PIC 

September 26, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

Over 100 medicine stores have been shut down by the Pharmaceutical Inspectorate committee (PIC) in Kogi state for operating illegally. The Kogi state vice chairman of PIC, Dr Lawal Muhammed Omuya,  stated this   Monday in a statement to mark  this year World Pharmacist Day with the theme “Pharmacists Strengthening the Health System.” Dr. Omuya, who doubles as the state Read More

MSME growth: Kogi distributes business enhancement tools to 300 entrepreneurs

September 26, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

  Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state Monday  distributed business enhancement tools to over 300 Micro and Small Enterprises (MSMEs) operating in the state. The empowerment, which was executed by the Kogi Enterprise Development Agency (KEDA) in partnership with the World Bank, was done in two batches. Over 100 MSMEs benefitted on Monday, while more than 200 benefitted in the Read More

NYG: Champion Igali performs kick-off at Golf event

September 26, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Bayelsa State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Champion Daniel Igali on Monday performed the official kick-off of the Golf event of the National Youth Games in Asaba.   In his remarks, Champion Igali noted it was an honour to perform the kick-off, that golf as a sport keeps getting better year-on-year. Champion Daniel Igali stated that it is expected that Read More

NFF hails Babangida @ 50

September 26, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has sent birth greetings to former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida who clocked 50 years on Monday.  “Happy 50th Birthday to the wing wizard, racy, pacy, Tijani Babangida,” the NFF wrote on their X handle. “We wish you many happy returns Tj and thank you for the memories 🎂🥂🎂.” Babangida received his first call-up to Read More

Lafia gets nod to host matches–Gusau

September 26, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

President of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau has disclosed that the newly refurbished Lafia Townshio Stadium is ready to host the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) the NNL and other local matches in the country* Gusau stated this while responding to Nasarawa state governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule’s request to partner the NFF in the development of football Read More

Disregard report on abridged League- NNL

September 26, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The Nigeria National League ( NNL) has described the purported report that the NFF has agreed on abridged League for the second tier league and purportedly signed by Amar Ignis whom the writer described as NNL Manager, as fake news. In a statement issued by the board it categorically stated that the publication did not emanate from the office of it’s Read More

At last, NPFL 2023/2024 season gets kick-off date, organisers reveal prize money for winners

September 26, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

After suffering three postponement in the spate of few weeks the Nigeria Premier Football League 2023/24 season may finally gets underway this weekend Saturday September 30th across different venues in the country barring any last minutes change of plan by the league body. The league was initially slated to kick off in late August but was shifted due to logistics reasons Read More