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Saturday, September 28th, 2019


President Buhari returns to Abuja after UNGA74

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja after his engagements at the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74), in New York, USA, on Saturday morning, a day ahead of schedule. The president was initially scheduled to return to Abuja on Sunday morning. However, the presidential aircraft carrying the president, his aides and some members of his entourage landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja early Saturday morning. The president’s decision to return home was informed by the fact that he was able toRead More

Shakira and JLo to headline halftime show

Pop stars Shakira and Jennifer Lopez have been confirmed as headliners for the 2020 Super Bowl half-time show. The concert is one of the biggest in the world – over 98 million people watched the show this year. In a statement, the NFL said the pair would perform on 2 February in Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium. Their show will be the first to be produced by Roc Nation, an entertainment company founded by rapper and businessman Shawn “Jay Z” Carter. Both artists have released chart-topping songs in English and SpanishRead More

Tacha finally speaks after BBNaija disqualification

Tacha has finally spoken up after her disqualification from the ongoing Big Brother Naija show. In a post shared on her Instagram page this morning, Tacha stated that it was never her intention to leave the Big Brother house disqualified. She said she, unfortunately, allowed her weakness to play against her strength. She went on to apologise for her action. Dear Titans, Words cannot readily express how much your love and acceptance means to me at this point. Even my imperfection could not sway your support. THANK YOU! Coming outRead More

NRC to suspend Ijoko-Apapa train service

The Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, says it would suspend the daily operations of narrow gauge from Ijoko in Ogun State to Ebute Metta-Apapa, from Monday to fast track completion of the new standard gauge within the deadline set by the Federal Government. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Monday, announced November 2019 as the deadline for completion of the project and commencement of the Lagos–Ibadan standard gauge rail service. The NRC Lagos District Manager, Jerry Oche, on Friday, said that commercial activities on the narrow gauge line would beRead More

FG to renegotiate Implementation of M/Wage

The Federal Government is set to reconstitute a new committee to begin fresh negotiations for the full implementation of the new national minimum wage of N30,000. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige stated this in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. “The President has put in place a new committee or council called ‘Presidential Committee On Salaries and Allowances,” he said. Senator Ngige made the revelation when the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, paid him a courtesy visit at his office in the nation’s capital. HeRead More

Imo Govt bans polythene bags

Imo State government has banned the use of polythene bags to dispose of refuse in the state, reiterating its determination to restore the state to its premier position as the cleanest and most beautiful state in the country through sustained aggressive environmental sanitation exercise. The Chairman of the State Sanitation Committee and former governor of the state Chief Ikedi Ohakim stated this shortly after monitoring this month’s state environmental sanitation exercise within the Owerri capital city and its environs, jointly with officials of the State Environmental Transformation Commission, ENTRACO, ledRead More

Osun to commence screening of nominees

The Osun State House of Assembly has released the time table for the screening of Commissioner and Special Adviser nominees. The screening exercise split into four batches will start from Monday, and end on Friday. There will no screening on Tuesday because of the national public holiday for the celebration of the nation’s 59th independence anniversary. According to the time table released by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye, on Day 1, Monday, September 30, Oluremi Omowaiye, Agunbiade Nathaniel, Sola Oladepo, Ibitoye Felix Adebisi Obawale, Egbemode Funke, Ogunfolaju Sola Oyehan,Read More

NARD urges members to uphold medical ethics

The Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors NARD has urged it’s members serving in public health facilities to be more dedicated to duty in line with ethics of the medical profession. National president of the Association, Dr Aliyu Sokomba Made the call in a communique after a Three-day meeting of the Association in Kaduna. Dr Aliyu who said it was against the ethics of the profession for members to engage in private practice when employed by the government, however, called for proper remuneration of Medical Doctors so as to stop theRead More