FG, NLC to meet on Sunday over minimum wage

The Federal Government says it hopes to continue negotiations on the national minimum wage with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Sunday, despite a court injunction restraining them from embarking on strike. According to a statement credited to the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, the meeting involving organised labour, the organised private sector…

Wife kills self, hubby, 3 kids in Makurdi

The Police Command in Benue has confirmed the killing of a man and his three children by his wife, who also took her life. “The man, Mr Nicholas Adetsav, a staff of Makurdi Local Government Council, and his children, were killed on Friday night in Makurdi. His wife, who we believe is responsible for the…

Akeredolu rescues accident victims

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, yesterday rescued some accident victims along the busy Owo/Ikare highway. The 18-seater Toyota Hiace bus with registration number FKJ 155 XM was on its way from Abuja to Lagos when it was knocked down by a trailer. The governor, who was returning from a project tour of the Oba –…

HIFL organisers defy court injunction

A contempt of court charges looms large on Organisers of the Higher Institution Football (HIFL) as it planned to go on with the finals of the championship in Lagos Saturday (today). This follows the press conference held yesterday at the Agege Stadium venue of the finals. During the week, an injunction stopping the final was…

El-Rufai names female as running mate

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, yesterday announced Dr. Hadiza Balarabe as his running mate for the 2019 gubernatorial election. A statement by spokesman for the governor, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said: “The choice of Dr. Hadiza Balarabe as running mate continues Malam Nasir el-Rufai’s deliberate policy of promoting women.” The statement added that: “There are…

Ikpeba: Eagles can cope without Mikel, Moses

Former Super Eagles striker, Victor Nosa Ikpeba has come out with the declaration that the Nigerian national team can cope without their captain, John Mikel Obi and retired winger, Victor Moses. Speaking against the backdrop of Moses’ decision to quit the Eagles right after the World Cup and Mikel’s continued non-invitation for recent matches, ‘The…

Police arrest 7 suspects over NURTW clash

The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested seven suspects in possession of various weapons. The suspects were arrested in connection with the crisis that erupted on Tuesday between members of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Road Transport Employee Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in Ado-Ekiti. A statement issued yesterday by the state’s Commissioner…

Phoenix ASC recall player from Lobi Stars

…over breach of contract   The management of Phoenix Athletics Sports Club has recalled young sensation Tolulope Ojo from NPFL 2018 champions- elect Lobi Stars. The player who is a product of the Ekiti based club was transfered to Lobi Stars with agreement of N2 million to be paid in two instalments. According to the…

Umahi’s aide hails gov’s devt strides

Special Assistant on Capital City to Ebonyi State Governor, Stanley Emegha, has lauded the developmental strides of the Governor David Umahi- led state government. He stressed that despite the slim resources of the state, the governor has executed people oriented projects across the state. Emegha said Umahi’s achievements in his first term of office would…