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President Buhari meets Nigerian students over ongoing strike by lecturers

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Labour Unions to allow his administration concentrate on fixing infrastructure in the country rather than distracting it. He made the remark while playing host to the Executive Committee of the National Association of Nigerian Students -NANS in the State House, Abuja. While calling on the students to continue to...

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NANS set for nationwide protest over ongoing ASUU and ASUP strike

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has issued a notice to all its structures and organs to commence mobilisation for mass action against the Federal Government, the Academic Staff Union of Universities-ASUU and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics-ASUP. This was contained in a statement signed by the association’s President, Danielson Akpan who blamed...

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INEC dismisses allegation to rig 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has challenged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to provide evidence that it’s plotting with President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, to rig the 2019 elections. PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan had advised INEC to distance itself from an alleged plot to compromise the Electoral Guidelines and pave...

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Nigeria Labour Congress begins indefinite strike on January 8

The Nigeria Labour Congress – NLC has set January 8 as date for commencement of an indefinite nationwide strike following the inability of the Federal Government to urgently transmit the bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly. NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba said the strike would be inevitable if nothing happened...

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INEC urged to curb issue of underage voting in 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission-INEC has been urged to ensure that the issue of under-age voting does not assume the character of the nation’s electoral process in the forth-coming general elections. A public analyst Barrister Edet Eyo Bassey who gave the charge in a chat with planet News said the issue of under-age voting which...

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Federal Government begins mandatory use of National Identification Number

Federal Government has begun implementation of the mandatory usage of the National Identification Number -NIN. The National Identity Management Commission-NIMC, which announced the development, said it was in line with the government’s directive on identity management in the country. The Director-General of NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, who made the disclosure urged all federal Ministries, Departments and...

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Nigeria Labour Congress-NLC pledges commitment to workers welfare

The Nigeria Labour Congress NLC has pledged commitment to workers welfare while appealing to the Federal Government to urgently transmit the bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly. NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, made the appeal in a New Year message to workers in in Abuja. According to him, 2018 remains one...

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JAMB warns candidates against fake advertisement on social media

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board -JAMB has called on prospective candidates to disregard advertisements in the social media, announcing sales of registration documents with some illegal centres and subject combinations. The board’s Head, Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, gave the warning in an interview in Lagos. He said JAMB would soon publish the list...

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Aisha Buhari appointed Chairperson of APC Women and Youths Presidential Campaign team

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has been appointed the Chairperson of the All Progressives Congress Women and Youths Presidential Campaign team for the 2019 election. The wife of the Vice-President, Dolapo Osinbajo, is also appointed as the Co-chairman of the campaign team. This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja...

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President Buhari to immortalise country’s first executive president Shehu Shagari

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to immortalise the country’s first president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari. This promise was made in Sokoto on Sunday by the president while paying a condolence visit to the Shagari family. In a letter to the Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, the President stated that the late Shagari was a landmark figure...