Month: July 2024

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Background

National

BILL TO CREATE ANOTHER SOUTH-EAST STATE PASSES SECOND READING IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE

The bill to create another state in the South-East region has passed a second reading in the House of Representatives. The bill seeks to create an ETITI state from the five South-Eastern states and was sponsored by ANAYO ONWUEGBU of Enugu StateAMOBI OGAH of Abia State, MIRIAM ONUOHA of Imo State, KAMA NKEMKAMA of Ebonyi State, and CHINWE NNABUIFE of Anambra. OGAH said the bill is meant to address the decades-long issue of regional parity and administrative efficiency in the South-East zoneand during plenary yesterday, the bill was passed for the next stage without […]

todayJuly 12, 2024

National

PRESIDENT TINUBU SAYS NIGERIAN WORKERS DESERVE IMPROVED WELFARE.

President BOLA TINUBU says Nigerian workers deserve improved welfare, better wages, as well as safe and enhanced working conditions as the driving force of the nation. TINUBU while speaking with the leadership of the Nigeria Labor Congress NLC led by JOE AJAERO and that of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria TUC led by FESTUS OSIFOyesterday in Abuja expressed his concern about the welfare of Nigerian workers and that his administration is prioritizing their concerns. He however called for realistic expectations as regards the minimum wage question, stating thatthey have […]

todayJuly 12, 2024

National

PRESIDENT TINUBU TO MEET WITHORGANIZED LABOR ON NEW MINIMUM WAGE.

President BOLA TINUBU will today meet with the Organized Labor in Abuja to further discussions on a new minimum wage for workers in Nigeria after he invited the leadership of the Nigeria Labor Congress and Trade Union Congress to the meeting expected to be held at the Aso Villa. The President is expected to make a decision on the 62,000 Naira proposal of the government and private sector side; as well as the 250,000Naira demand of Organized Labor. This is coming about a month after the President said in his Democracy Day […]

todayJuly 11, 2024

Entertainment

JUSTIN BIEBER PERFORMS FOR THE SON OF INDIA’S RICHEST MAN AND HIS FIANCEE.

Canadian music Superstar JUSTIN BIEBERhas become the latest in a string of international stars to perform for the son of India's richest man and his wife-to-be as they celebrate their upcoming wedding. BIEBER flew in to perform for ANANT AMBANI and RADHIKA MERCHANTalong with their guests in MUMBAI at the weekend. The couple's first pre-wedding party featured RIHANNA, while the second, a cruise around the Mediterranean had performances from 90s teen heartthrobs THE BACKSTREET BOYS, SINGER KATY PERRY, and Italian tenor ANDREA BOCELLI. AMBANI wedding-watchers await news of who will […]

todayJuly 9, 2024

News

FIFA BANS KATSINA UNITED FOR THREE REGISTRATION WINDOW.

World football governing body FIFA has listed Nigeria Premier Football League sideKATSINA UNITED alongside twenty-two other African clubs from registering players. A search on the FIFA website showed that KATSINA UNITED began its ban on June 12, 2024, to elapse after three registration periodsdue to recent contractual infractions involving the club and some players. The other clubs banned are DC MOTEMA PEMBE, TP MAZEMBE, FUTURE FC, AL MASRY, ZAMALEK SC, HOROYA AC, RAJA CLUB ATHLETIC, WYDAD ATHLETIC CLUB, AFRICAN STARS FC, […]

todayJuly 9, 2024

National

SSANU AND NASU TO GO AHEAD WITH PLANNED PROTEST.

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions NASU say the union will progress with their planned protest today over salary arrears owed members.  Though there were hopes that the government may wade in and prevent the protest billed to be held in their branches nationwide, the National President of NASU, MAKOLO HASSAN said there is no going back on the demonstrations. HASSAN yesterday in a television interviewsaid apart from the failed meeting on Thursday, they have not heard anything from […]

todayJuly 9, 2024

National

EFCC REJECTS EMEFIELE’S QUEST FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT ABROAD.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC yesterday opposed the application of a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, GODWIN EMEFIELEfor the release of his passport to enable him to make an overseas medical trip. Spokesman for the anti-graft commissionDELE OYEWALE said thedefense counsel LABI-LAWAL had filed an affidavit seeking the release of EMEFIELE’spassport to enable him to travel to the UNITED KINGDOM for medical treatments which theyobjected to. Prosecution counsel MUHAMMAD ABBAS OMEIZA in furtherance to the counter-affidavit told the court that there […]

todayJuly 9, 2024 1

National

PRESIDENT TINUBU RE-ELECTED AS ECOWAS CHAIRMAN.

President BOLA TINUBU has vowed to strengthen democratic values in the West African region following his re-election as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS.  TINUBU was first elected in July 2023 in GUINEA-BISSAU and re-elected at the 65th Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government yesterday in Abuja. In his acceptance speech after his re-election, the Nigerian president said his leadership will continue to strengthen democracy among member nations of […]

todayJuly 8, 2024

News

ARGENTINA DEFEATS ECUADOR ONPENALTIES TO SECURE COPA AMERICA SEMIFINAL SPOT.

World Champions ARGENTINA defeated a very impressive ECUADOR 4-2 on penalty in their COPA AMERICA quarterfinal match after it ended 1-1 in regulation time at NRG Stadium in HOUSTON to advance to the semifinal. Captain LIONEL MESSI took the first penalty and missed in the shootout while JULIAN ALVAREZ, ALEXIS MAC ALLISTER, GONZALO MONTIEL, and NICOLÁS OTAMENDI scored in the penalty round. ARGENTINA’S fierce goalkeeper EMILIANO MARTINEZ kept ECUADOR at bay with two fantastic penalty saves while onlyJOHN YEBOAH and JORDY CAICEDOscored from him. The defending champion will meet the winner of today’s quarterfinal between VENEZUELAand CANADA at AT&T Stadium in ARLINGTON, TEXAS.

todayJuly 5, 2024

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