Just in : I will pay any amount adopted as minimum wage – Gov. Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has promised to pay any amount agreed upon by the negotiating committee on minimum wage. Mr Ortom stated this on Tuesday in Makurdi, when members of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), and other sister unions visited him to register their support for the upward review of wages.[...]

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Just in : Buhari Holds Talks With Wike, Three PDP Governors

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with four governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-south region of the country. The meeting held on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. The governors who met with the President are Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Bayelsa’s Seriake Dickson, Udom Emmanuel from Akwa[...]

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Wizkid joins league of highest paid artists worldwide

Nigerian pop star, Wizkid 28, has joined the list of highest paid artists in the world following his performance at a royal wedding in India. The artist is said to have performed during a royal wedding at one of the world’s top private residences, Umaid Bhawan Palace in India. He was reported to have been[...]

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Candidates can now register for WAEC 24 hours before exams commence

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, says it will entertain ‘walk–in’ candidates who wish to sit for examinations 24 hours before the scheduled time of the paper they intend to write commences. According to a statement issued to newsmen on Tuesday, by the spokesperson of the council, Demianus Ojijeogu, the examination will be conducted between[...]

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Nigerian army silent as families seek news of the missing

The soldier's father remembers the exact day when he spoke to his son for the last time. It was August 26. He hasn't heard from him since. He's not alone: dozens of other soldiers stationed in northeast Nigeria, in the heart of Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency, have also disappeared -- but the army is saying[...]

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Five things to know about Real Madrid’s new coach, Santiago Solari

Santiago Solari has been put in temporary charge of Real Madrid after Julen Lopetegui was sacked on Monday. Solari was the coach of Madrid’s B team, Castilla, and is now expected to take Madrid for their Copa del Rey game against Melilla on Wednesday. Here are five things to know about the Argentinian: Zidane teammate at Real  Santiago Hernan Solari played five[...]

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Ochanya: The law must take its course –Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has assured that his government would ensure that “the law takes its course” regarding the death of 13-year old Ochanya Ogbanje. Ortom gave the assurance on Tuesday in Makurdi when some people from Benue State University protested to the Government House to register their displeasure over the unfortunate demise[...]

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Protests: Security beefed up around Aso Rock, secretariat, others

Security was on Tuesday beefed up across the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The security beef up was necessitated by the separate protests by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and members of the organised labour. While the IMN members are protesting the continued detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, members of organised labour are[...]

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MTN hires 15 lawyers to challenge $8.1bn demand by CBN

The Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed December 4, 2018, for hearing in the suit filed by MTN Nigeria Communications Limited to challenge the  $8,134,312,397.63 being demanded by the Central Bank of Nigeria over the alleged forex remittances. At the Tuesday proceedings in the case, MTN was represented by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), who[...]

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Outpouring of grief for football club owner and four others killed in helicopter crash as grieving Leicester fans lay incredible sea of flowers outside ground

Heartbroken Leicester City fans have laid an incredible sea of flowers outside their stadium in memory of the club's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. The 60-year-old Thai billionaire was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed shortly after taking off from the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening. Leicester midfielder Daniel Amartey was the latest player to lay[...]

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A child born by a Nigerian woman who travels to give birth in the US may no longer enjoy birthright citizenship status, says Donald Trump

Most wealthy Nigerians usually have their wives travel to the United States to give birth in order to confer US citizenship on the child. That practice in under threat now as President Trump is seeking to limit immigration to the U.S., and is set to challenge a 150-year-old constitutional standard that anyone born in America[...]

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EXCLUSIVE: Meghan Markle ‘demanded’ her first husband sign a ‘pregnancy contract’ ensuring he would pay for a personal trainer, nutritionist and nanny so she could stay in celebrity shape after having his baby

Meghan Markle, 37, made her first husband Trevor Engelson sign an agreement  that he would pay for a personal trainer and a nutritionist if they had a baby  The agreement did not involve lawyers with Meghan penning an informal document, which also included child care details, for Engelson to sign The former Suits actress met[...]

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Adele crowned richest British celebrity aged 30 and under thanks to £148million fortune- See who else made the list

Adele has retained her crown as the richest British celebrity aged 30 and under for a third consecutive year, having toppled One Direction off the top spot in 2016. The Hello singer, 30, has increased her staggering estimated wealth from £132million to £147.5million, according to Heat magazine's 2018 Rich List. Although she’s been keeping a low profile since[...]

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Q3’2018: MTN reports 28.5 % loss on digital revenues

MTN Group, yesterday, announced a 28.5 per cent revenue decline on MTN Nigeria services, blaming the continued optimisation of its value added services, VAS. This is also as the telco blamed the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, for its inability to accomplish listing process in the Nigerian[...]

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Man, 38, allegedly rapes neighbour’s 2-yr-old girl

A 38-year-old commercial bus driver has been arrested for allegedly defiling a neighbour’s two-year-old child that was kept in his care at Taiwo Street, in Agbado-Ijaye area of Lagos. Vanguard gathered that the child’s mother went to buy some provisions in the neighbourhood, leaving her daughter in the care of the suspect, Sola Ewulo. On arrival,[...]

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Police deny bringing down Leicester owner’s helicopter with a drone

The helicopter crash that killed Leicester City soccer club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was not caused by a police drone, Leicestershire Police have confirmed. Thai businessman Srivaddhanaprabha died along with four others when his helicopter crashed and then exploded outside the club’s King Power Stadium on Saturday after a Premier League match against West Ham United.[...]

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More body parts found from crashed Indonesian jet

Indonesian search teams Tuesday recovered more remains at the site of a crashed Lion Air jet that plunged into the sea with 189 people aboard, as a report said it had suffered an instrument malfunction the day before. The Boeing-737 MAX, which went into service just months ago, crashed into the Java Sea moments after[...]

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Lagos command accuses ex-Speaker, Pelumi, others of killing policeman

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Joko Pelumi, accusing him of being involved in the killing of a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Akingboju Akindele, in the Ijede area of Lagos State. The command also arrested 48 other suspects for the alleged murder. The state Commissioner[...]

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