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Nigeria’s minimum wage impasse

After series of stalled negotiations and horse trading, organized labour and the federal government finally reached a compromise on percentage increase and payment of the new minimum wage, last Friday.

Both parties shifted grounds and settled for [...]

Sun, 20 October 2019


Okowa wades into Ubogo, NPDC crisis

The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has pledged the commitment of his government towards the creation of an improved business environment for investments to thrive.

The governor explained this while wading into the crisis between the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, and Ubogo c [...]

Sun, 13 October 2019


FG’s deafening silence over Boko Haram occupation of LGs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barely 7 months after assumption of office President Muhammadu Buhari in December 2015, the Federal Government announced that the country had “techni [...]

Sun, 06 October 2019


Nigeria at 59: lessons and gains

Nigeria's struggle for statehood climaxed on October 1, 1960 with independence from British rule. After 3 years, the country became a republic but relapsed into military dictatorship following a bloody coup d’état in 1966, which spiralled into a brutal civil war in 1967 that decimated [...]

Mon, 30 September 2019


Addressing insecurity in FCT

On Saturday, September 14, 219, the city of Abuja was thrown into a frenzy when it emerged that five people have been kidnapped. Those taken hostage include; a lecturer with Baze University whose identity was not made known, Miss Aisha Ardo, a daughter of a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, Umar Ard [...]

Sun, 22 September 2019


Buhari’s 100 Days of Next Level

President Muhammadu Buhari, last week, marked his first 100 days in office of his Next Level Agenda, and as is tradition, Nigerians used the opportunity to assess some of the successes as well as the failures of the administration.

Though not a constitutional requirement, the tradition of marki [...]

Fri, 13 September 2019


Abuja, the grazing city for cattle

Despite several attempts by the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, which some residents say, half-heartedly, to stop the movement of cattle in the city center, herdsmen have continued to roam the streets of Abuja with their cows.

The presence of herdsmen and their cattle are a regu [...]

Sun, 08 September 2019


Unlawful detention of journalists

For some time, the disturbing trend of arrest and detention of journalists by security agencies has continued unchecked. In what has become a sporadic clampdown on dissent, many journalists have been targeted and criminalised, for their critical role of demanding accountability and informing the publi [...]

Sun, 08 September 2019


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