Tag Archives: NIGERIA

Nigeria approves committee to fix new minimum wage

Nigeria’s  Federal Executive Council chaired by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved a 29-member National Minimum Wage Committee to negotiate with labour unions and work out  a new minimum wage. Labour Minister, Dr. Chris Ngige announced this at the end of the ...

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Late Aminu Kano’s wife Shatu, dies at 89

Hajiya Shatu Aminu Kano, Wife of the late Malam Aminu Kano, is dead. Alhaji Aminu Kabara, a grandson to the deceased, who made the announcement, said Shatu died at the age of 89 on Sunday night after a prolonged illness. ...

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Nigeria saves $6bn by training doctors locally

Prof. Ademola Olaitan, President, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, on Thursday said that the college had saved more than $5 billion for the country by training doctors locally. Olaitan disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of ...

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15 ships discharging food, petrol, others items — NPA

Fifteen ships are discharging petroleum products and other commodities at the Lagos ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Wednesday. NPA said that the ships were also discharging general cargoes, buck wheat, frozen fish, diesel, container, base oil and bulk gas. ...

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Senate approves harmonized Agricultural Credit and Guarantee Scheme Bill

The Senate on Wednesday approved the harmonised version of the Agricultural Credit and Guarantee Scheme (Amendment) Bill, 2017. This followed the consideration of report of the Conference Committee on the bill, which was passed by the Senate and the House ...

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Super Eagles Coach Rohr names 25-man squad for Corsica and South Africa matches

Chelsea youngster Ola Aina has been called up by Nigeria in a squad Home-based stars such as MFM FC’s  Stephen Odey and Sikiru Olatunbosun also made the list Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has named a 25-man squad for planned camping programme ...

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Presidency announces postponement of Nigerien President’s visit to Nigeria

The visit of President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic to President Muhammadu Buhari scheduled for Friday has been postponed indefinitely. The rescheduling, according to a statement by Mr. Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, late on Thursday is at the instance of ...

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Workers’ Day: We are committed to passing new minimum wage bill – Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara  has stated that the House is committed to passing a new minimum wage bill. In a statement to mark the 2017 Workers’ Day, Dogara, reiterated the resolve and commitment of the ...

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Ministry of Health unveils made in Nigeria insecticide treated nets

The Federal Ministry of Health has unveiled a “’Made in Nigeria” insecticide treated mosquito nets as part of efforts to eliminate malaria scourge in the country. The locally produced mosquito nets are adjudged to be long lasting insecticides treated nets. ...

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FG extends whistle-blowing policy to arms

Foloowing the success recorded in the Whistle-blowing policy in Nigeria, the federal government has decided to extend whistleblowing beyond financial crimes, to illegal ownership of small arms and light weapons. The Presidency has started drawing up the rules of a ...

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