Clearly FG has no room to create more jobs, Osinbajo says

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) on Wednesday said that Federal Government jobs are limited and that there is no room any longer for creating more. He also said that the Federal Government currently spends over 70 per cent of its revenue on salaries and overheads, a situation according to him, that makes it very difficult…

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Mayweather confirms visit to Nigeria on 2face Idibia’s invitation

Former American boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr. who currently works as a boxing promoter will be in Nigeria in the month of June on the invitation of ‘African Queen’ crooner, 2face Idiabia. The invitation was confirmed on the official Instagram handle of 2face’s night Club Rumours, when it posted thus; “Floyd Mayweather, @floydmayweather TMT lifestyle world…

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Australian hospitals hit by dangerous WannaCry ransomeware

Hospitals connected to Australian State of Queensland’s integrated electronic medical record system (ieMR) are suffering outages attributed to patching against a ransomware attack. The Queensland Health was working to patch the WannaCry/WannaCrypt ransomwaren but somewhere along the line things have gone wrong, however, Australia’s health minister says data is safe. The Cairns Post identifies Cairns…

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Hope for workers as FG sets up panel on N56,000 minimum wage demands

After the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, received boos of during the Workers Day celebration on May 1, the Federal Government has approved a 29-member tripartite committee to study the new minimum wage of N56,000 being clamoured for by Nigerian workers. This was made known to State House Correspondents on Wednesday by Ngige,…

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Father, younger brother of Manchester attacker nabbed in Tripoli

The dragnet of arrests of those involved in the deadly suicide bombing at a concert in Manchester has spread to Libya with counter-terrorism forces arresting the father and younger brother of the attacker identified as 23-year old man, Salman Abedi. Reports say, the father, Ramadan Abedi, who was outside his home in the Tripoli suburb…

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NSE LIVE! Equities rally gathers momentum with N67bn gain

Nigerian equities continued on the uptrend on Wednesday as increased demand for large-cap stocks drove the market to second consecutive gain. Benchmark indices at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) indicated average day-on-day gain of 0.69 per cent, equivalent to a net capital gain of N67 billion. With 27 gainers to 19 losers, the positive market…

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Why Niger Delta militants, Boko Haram became monsters –Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the reason the Niger Delta militants and the Boko Haram terrorist group became extremists and monsters was the failure of government to address issues that threw them up. Obasanjo stated this on Wednesday during a workshop in Abuja on the prevention of violent extremism. The former president who…

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BRAZIL: Clashes between police and protesters turn violent in Brasilia

Fiery mass demonstrations in Brazil turned violent when protesters calling for the ouster of President Michel Temer clashed with police officers who were trying to restore order. Protesters shouted “Out with Temer!” and carried signs calling for immediate direct presidential elections. The clash witnessed the evacuation of some ministries as President Temer ordered the controversial…

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EUROPA: Man United beat Ajax to trophy, secure UCL ticket

English Premier League side Manchester United lifted their first ever Europa League trophy after defeating Dutch giants Ajax 2-0 in the final at Friend’s Arena, Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday night. The victory also means the Red Devils have booked their place in the group stages of next season’s UEFA Champions League. It was Paul Pogba’s…

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4 reasons Nigerians need to know what’s wrong with Buhari

On May 7, 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari again left Nigeria to London, United Kingdom, for a follow up treatment on his health. Although the present trip seems indefinite, the president had also earlier spent about 50 days during his first medical vacation. His media team had continued to lie, as it later turned out, that…

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Are you so power drunk? Falana queries Buhari’s aide over El-Zakzaky claims

A Senior Advocated of Nigeria and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has landed hard on Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, over claims on Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. He asked if Shehu has become “so power drunk to the extent that he…

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APC to hold national convention in Buhari’s absence

Governors under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its National Working Committee (NWC) have concluded plans to go ahead with the preparations for the party’s inaugural bi-annual national convention without President Muhammadu Buhari. Already, the governors and the NWC members of the party have resolved to send a delegation to Acting…

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Court remands Jonathan’s godson Turnah in prison

George Turnah, known popularly as a godson of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has been remanded in prison custody by a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt over alleged fraud of N3billion. Turnah is facing a 12-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence, money laundering and abuse of office to the tune of N3,…

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Jettison fears of coup, Defence Headquarters reassures Nigerians

The Defence Headquarters has called on Nigerians to jettison all fears about a possible coup in the country and promised that the Armed Forces is in total loyalty to the Commander-In-Chief (C-in-C) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and in complete subordination to civil rule This was contained in a statement Defence Headquarters released on…

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20 migrants perish after overloaded vessel capsized off Libya’s coast

Coastguards off the Libyan coast had a torrid time recovering bodies of drowned migrants who perished after their overloaded vessel capsized when their boat was knocked off balance by a wave. According to Italian coastguards, at least 20 refugees, including young children, died when about 200 people fell off the overloaded vessel that was just…

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David Mark incurs Gov Ortom’s wrath over wheelbarrow comment

Former Senate President David Mark, for daring to comment on the wheelbarrows branded in the name of Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom and distributed in the state, has incurred the wrath of the governor who described him and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as failures. Mark had while speaking on Tuesday at the commissioning of…

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