Igbo take alleged marginalisation by Federal Government to United Nations

Nigerians of Igbo extraction yesterday took the case of marginalisation and exclusion allegedly orchestrated against them by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to the United Nations (UN). The group urged world powers to mount pressure on President Buhari to re-write the wrongs meted against the Igbo ethnic nationality, alleging that there was a grand plot to deny the South East

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Labour, FG meeting on new wage implementation deadlocked again

Meeting of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) and the Federal Government deadlocked again yesterday, as they failed to agree over relativity and consequential adjustment for the implementation of the new minimum wage. JNPSNC general secretary of the Trade Union Side, Mr. Alade Lawal, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday that the organised labour would decide

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Buhari appoints Soludo, others as advisers, disbands Osinbajo’s team

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday replaced the Economic Management Team (EMT) headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with an Economic Advisory Council (EAC). The new EAC, which reports directly to the president, will be chaired by an economist, Prof. Doyin Salami. Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina in a statement said the EAC would advise the president on

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Despite yearly allocation, rural electrification dims

• Threatens Health Delivery, Agric Development • Stakeholders Demand Value For N86b Projects • Accuse Agency Of Deviating From Statutory Responsibility • 60% Of Farm Produce Lost To Acute Power Shortage – Farmers With only 41.1 percent of the country’s 200 million people having access to electricity, and with 51.4 percent of this population residing in rural-urban areas, healthcare delivery,

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Stamp out terrorism now, Buhari charges West African leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, tasked ECOWAS leaders not to allow terrorist groups destabilise the region. President Buhari, who joined other ECOWAS leaders for the special one-day Summit, which was also attended by leaders of Chad and Mauritania decried that terrorism has become a major security threat across the globe. He said: ‘’Our region

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FEC Approves N166bn for Repair, Construction of 14 National Roads.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N166 billion for the repair and construction of 14 federal roads across the country, a statement from the Ministry of Works and Housing has said. The statement, which was sent to THISDAY yesterday by Mr. Hakeem Bello, who is Senior Special Adviser on Communications to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde

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NYT: Boko Haram Now Stronger, Well Armed with Sophisticated Drones

Controls 4 of 10 zones in northern Borno •Nigerian military demoralised, on defensive, as weapons, vehicles fall into disrepair •West African leaders agree billion-dollar anti-jihadist plan A report just published in The New York Times (NYT) has painted a depressingly grim picture of the Nigerian military in their battle against Boko Haram, claiming the terrorist sect has returned to the

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