Insecurity Across Nigeria As Gunmen Again Kill 18, Abduct 3 In Benue State

Gunmen have killed no fewer than 18 people and kidnapped three others at Mbache Ward in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State. It was gathered that the people were killed during an attack on the community on Friday, July 19, 2024. Confirming the incident on Saturday, the Caretaker Chairman of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area, Justine Shaku, disclosed that a father and his two children were also kidnapped during the attack. Shaku said he received a distress call at 11 p.m. on Friday that some gunmen were ransacking and forcing…

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‘We’re Known For Peace’: LP Denies Obi’s Supporters Planning Protest

The Labour Party (LP) has denied an allegation that the supporters of the party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, are planning protests across the country. The Presidency had accused Obi’s supporters of the planned protests. The Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, who made the allegation via his X account on Saturday, July 20, 2024, said “Obi should be held responsible for anarchy”. Onanuga also accused the LP supporters of destabilising Nigeria by staging “a civilian coup” against President Bola Tinubu,…

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Presidency Says Peter Obi Should Be Held For Anarchy

The Presidency has accused supporters of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, of planning protests across the country. The Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, made the allegation via his X (formerly Twitter) account on Saturday, July 20, 2024. Onanuga, who was emphatic that Obi’s supporters were planning to stage nationwide protests, said Obi would be held responsible for whatever crisis emanated from the action. He stated: “Peter Obi’s supporters are the people planning mayhem in Nigeria: Obi…

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Afam Osigwe Elected New Nigerian Bar Association President

A senior advocate of Nigeria and former general secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, Afam Osigwe, emerged as the president-elect in the 2024 NBA election. The 2024 NBA election was held online and was monitored by our correspondent. The Voting began at 12am on Saturday and ended at 11.59pm with the live results for all positions presented at https://go.ecnba.org/results/ As of 12am on Sunday, Osigwe secured 20,395 votes, defeating his closest rival, Chairman of the NBA-Institute of Continuing Legal Education Governing Council, Tobenna Erojikwe, who garnered 10,970 votes while former…

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Italy’s Euros Sensation Riccardo Calafiori Poised To Fortify Arsenal’s Defence And Boost Arteta’s Title Bid If He Joins The Gunners From Bologna

In an otherwise bleak Euros for Italy there was one beacon of light and he’ll be shining in the centre of Arsenal’s defence if Mikel Arteta gets his way. Riccardo Calafiori had not represented his country in a competitive game before Germany but he played in all three of their group matches and was the architect of their only real highlight. With stoppage time almost up in Italy’s third group game, Luciano Spalletti’s side were going home trailing 1-0 to Croatia. When it seemed there really would be time for…

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Tinubu Approves N70,000 Minimum Wage

Finally, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the N70,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers, promising to review the national minimum wage law every three years. Mohammed Idris, Minister of Information, announced this at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, on Thursday. According to Idris, the president made the announcement at the ongoing meeting with leaders of the organised labour. Comrade Joe Ajaero, President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and Comrade Festus Usifo, President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), are at the meeting alongside some members of their unions. Before the…

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FG Bans Admissions For Under 18 Into Tertiary Institutions

On Thursday, the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, announced a ban on admissions for candidates under 18 into tertiary institutions in the country. Mamman announced during the 2024 policy meeting of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. “JAMB is hereby notified that there is now a ban on underaged students, those under the age of 18 into our tertiary institutions from this 2024 admissions,” Mamman said. The minister said the Federal Government was considering the adoption of 18 years as the entry age for admission into universities and other…

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PSHAN And WHO Partner To Establish Global-Standard Primary Healthcare Centres Across Nigeria

Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PSHAN), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), celebrated the official signing of the partnership agreement for the “Adopt-A-Healthcare Facility Programme (ADHFP)” in a signing ceremony held in Victoria Island, Lagos. The collaboration signifies a crucial milestone in the collective effort to accelerate access to quality primary healthcare delivery for improved health outcomes in Nigeria, laying the foundation for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and health security. The ADHFP initiative is set to establish at least one global-standard Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in each…

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Meeting: Party Congress, State Of The Nation Top PDP Govs’ Agenda In Enugu

Governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have begun their meeting at the Government House, Enugu with its congress, State of the nation topping their agenda. In his opening remark on Wednesday morning before their close door meeting, Governor of Bauchi State and Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Senator Bala Mohammed, said it was an extraordinary meeting for the governors to refire themselves and share ideas on how to move the party and the nation forward. He lauded the development strides of the host governor, Dr.…

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Why PDP Governors Support Labour Demand For Salary Increase

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY THE PDP GOVERNORS’ FORUM AT THE END OF ITS MEETING IN ENUGU, ENUGU STATE ON WEDNESDAY, 17TH JULY 2024. The PDP Governors’ Forum under the leadership of H.E. Governor Bala A. Mohammed, CON, held a meeting at the Enugu State Government House, Enugu, on Wednesday, July 17, 2024. 2. The meeting deliberated on a wide range of issues that border on our critical national interest, the state of our party particularly the forthcoming congress, the unprecedented hardship faced by majority of Nigerians as a result of the…

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