The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has today following the move by the National Assembly to abrogate the third tier of government has provoked them into issuing the threat of occupying homes of National Assembly members who are party to the move.
All Progressive Congress (APC) party through its Extra-Ordinary /Caretaker Convention planning Committee (CECPC) has yesterday slammed a purported list indicating how the party has zoned elective public offices ahead of the 2023 general election as well as the National Working Committee.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has joined his voice to those calling for the strengthening of electoral laws so that only ballots shall henceforth determine election winners, not law courts. Jonathan explained that in saner climes and by all standards, the electoral management bodies are responsible for returning candidates and declaring winners, while the judiciary complements these electoral empires either through upholding such declarations or otherwise when is there evidence that the process was marred by malpractices and order for a rerun.
The United Nation International Children Endowment Fund (UNICEF)has warned Nigerian authorities that the success of wiping the wild poliovirus may be in vain except preventive measures is put in place as follow up.
Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), who just recently suspended its strike have asked the Federal Government to honour its agreement with the union or they will resume the industrial action. They warned that should the government fail to honour its agreement in the next four weeks, they would be forced to declare another indefinite nationwide industrial action. President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, gave the word of caution on Monday during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
President of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi has on Saturday announced the suspension of the strike by Resident Doctors after 10 days. The strike which commenced April 1, 2021, was suspended after the association signed a new agreement with the federal government in line with their 13-point demand on Friday. During the reconciliatory meeting with Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, and other representatives of the government, both parties signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA).
The Minister of Power Engr. Sale Mamman has tendered an apology to all Nigerians affected by the power outage currently being experienced across the country. Engr. Mamman who described the situation as unfortunate said the outage is due to gas constraints, maintenance of Jebba Plant, and water shortage management in Shiroro plant. His Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Aaron Artimas, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. The statement reads; “The Ministry of Power is not unaware of the current power outages/shortages bedeviling many parts of the country.
The Federal Government has slammed the comment of Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki that the Federal Government printed N60billioin naira to argue the money given to state governors in March.
The newly appointed Ambassador of Nigeria to Spain, Chief Ademola Seriki has promised to boost the country’s trade relations with Spain. Seriki was until his appointment as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Corporate Affairs Commission.
Japanese Lunar exploration firm, iSpace has on Wednesday announced that it will be transporting an unmanned rover belonging to the United Arab Emirate (UAE) to the moon next year. The Gulf State earlier announced the planned launch of the “Rashid” Rover in September, indicating an expansion in their space sector also said the rover was scheduled for 2024. The rover "will be transported to the Moon on iSpace’s lunar lander" during a mission in 2022, ISpace said, adding that it "will deliver the Emirates lunar mission's 'Rashid' rover to the Moon, provide wired communication and power during the cruise phase, and engage in wireless communication on the lunar surface".
Nigeria’s popular lifestyle platform has announced the revamp and re-launch of its mobile app, introducing new features including a cinema subscription service to allow users to enjoy the full experience of the platform. The platform, being the first of its kind in Nigeria will enable users to watch four of their favourite movies in a month for the cost of one. “This offering is the first of its kind in Nigeria and will bring more value to users and more traffic to the cinema,” Nairabox said in a statement. The platform which hit the scene in 2015, leading in the lifestyle and entertainment sector took a step back during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, reevaluating and enhancing its platform for growth and better user experience.
Twitter has announced it will recruit 11 people in Ghana, the company’s first hires on the African continent, and that it is looking into opening an office there. The social media company joins Facebook and other tech companies moving into Africa.
Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has rejoined boyhood club Kano Pillars after more than a decade spell in Europe and Asain leagues. The forward will spend the rest of the 2020/21 season playing in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, since he could not find a European side. Musa with over 40 appearances and 22 goals in the NPFL has agreed to join "Sai Masu Gida" with whom he became the top scorer in 2009 after scoring 18 goals before moving to VVV Venlo in the Netherlands.
Liverpool must produce a “perfect performance” to overcome a 3-1 first-leg deficit against Real Madrid on Wednesday and reach the Champions League semi-finals, manager Jurgen Klopp said.
Florentino Perez has been re-elected as the Real Madrid President for another four years term in an election that he contested without an opponent.
Highlife King of Africa and Nigerian guitarist Oliver Sunday Akanite popularly known as King (Dr.) Chief Oliver De Coque who died at the age of 61 in 2008 has been honoured posthumously by Google when the company dedicated a doodle on him for his 74th birthday. The illustration for the doodle was made by Ohab Tochukwu Bernard Johnbosco (Ohab TBJ) who expressed his delight as a dream come true.
After several days of speculation, famous rapper DMX has been confirmed dead by members of his family. A statement by the family read, "We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons passed away at 50 years old at White Plains Hospital, New York with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days.
American rapper, producer and entrepreneur, Kanye West has sold a documentary about his life to Netflix for $30 million. The rapper turned fashion designer had allowed cameras to capture his life over two decades, documenting the star’s stardom. Billboard reports that Kanye has requested the documentary be a multi-part one with directors Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah popularly known as Coodie & Chike, who directed videos for the rapper’s “Through the Wire” and “Jesus Walks”.
United States’ President Joe Biden plans to withdraw the remaining U.S troops from Afghanistan by Sept 11, 2021, ending the 20 years presence of American forces in the Middle Eastern country since the 9/11 attack by al Qaeda. According to Reuters, U.S Secretary of State, Antony Blinken and U.S Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin are expected to brief NATO allies on Wednesday in Brussels, while the president may also make a public announcement on the decision. Also, a senior Biden administration official said “The president has judged that a conditions-based approach, which has been the approach of the past two decades, is a recipe in staying in Afghanistan forever.”
Pope Francis made a rare Sunday outing from Vatican grounds to celebrate a mass on “divine mercy” with prisoners, refugees, and health workers. The mass was held in a church just off St Peter’s Square, in front of a reduced congregation of about 80 people, in line with coronavirus restrictions. Among them, there were inmates of two Roman prisons and one youth detention center; refugees from Syria, Nigeria, and Egypt; and nursing staff from a nearby hospital. In his homily, the leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics stressed the importance for Christians of serving others.
President Muhammadu Buhari while still in London United Kingdom (UK) has condoled with the family of Queen Elizabeth II over the demise of her husband, Prince Philip.