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Nigerian health workers ignore minister, commence nationwide strike

Nigerian health workers ignore minister, commence nationwide strike

2017-09-21 09:49:42

The Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, has insisted on going on strike in spite of the Minister of Health’s plea with the association not to do so. The strike commenced in the early hours of today, the union, whose membership includes other hospital workers apart from doctors, said. The strike is coming a few days after the National Association of Resident Doctors called off its ten days national industrial action that crippled health activities at both secondary and tertiary health institutions The chairman, University College Hospital, UCH, JOHESU chapter, who also doubles as Deputy President south, Nigeria Union of Allied… continue reading


US, Iran meet as Trump threat looms over nuke deal

US, Iran meet as Trump threat looms over nuke deal

2017-09-21 09:36:35

Washington and Tehran’s top diplomats confronted each other for the first time Wednesday as envoys scrambled to save the Iran nuclear deal from a skeptical Donald Trump. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met as parties to the 2015 accord at an EU-hosted event alongside the UN General Assembly. European ministers called the meeting to examine ways to save a deal that US President Trump is poised to denounce, but Tehran and Washington remain far apart. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini put the bravest possible face on the encounter, stressing that Iran… continue reading


Olubadan sues Ajimobi over installation of 21 monarchs

Olubadan sues Ajimobi over installation of 21 monarchs

2017-09-21 09:27:50

The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji has approached Oyo State High Court, Ibadan asking it to declare the installation of 21 monarchs by the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi as “illegal and abuse of office.” The monarch also claimed that the governor’s action violated provisions of the CAP 28 of the Chiefs Laws of the state. He therefore prayed the court to set aside the installation of the new kings. Oba Adetunji who accused the governor of not consulting the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs also asked the court to set aside the Gazette number 14 and… continue reading


FG seeks PPP for infrastructure development to meet 2020 growth target

FG seeks PPP for infrastructure development to meet 2020 growth target

2017-09-21 09:24:43

The Federal Government has said it would explore private sector partnership in a bid to address the country’s infrastructural challenges, in line with its year 2020 target. According to the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, plans are underway to aid the realisation of an economic target growth rate of seven per cent by 2020 incrementally beginning with a 3.5 per cent growth in 2018, 4.5 per cent in 2019 and 7 per cent in 2020. The Ministry called for collaborative efforts to address Nigeria’s infrastructure challenges, ?stating that the budget allocated to infrastructure projects in the country is a… continue reading


Eagles seek an encore as Benin Republic dream revenge

Eagles seek an encore as Benin Republic dream revenge

2017-09-21 09:20:43

Nigeria’s’ quest to qualify for the final game of the on-going WAFU Cup will meet a familiar foe when they confront Benin Republic in one of the semifinals of the championship. The Eagles defeated home team, Ghana 2-0 to berth into the last four, where they will meet with the Squirrels barely two months after beating the same foes 2-1 on aggregate to qualify for next year’s African Nations Championship (CHAN). The Beninoise defeated Niger Republic 2-1 to win Group B and a place in today’s semifinals. The Super Eagles are the only remaining team in this championship that has… continue reading


Nigerian govt. moves to sanitise capital market; reconstitutes Investment & Securities Tribunal

Nigerian govt. moves to sanitise capital market; reconstitutes Investment & Securities Tribunal

2017-09-20 13:44:26

The Nigerian government said on Tuesday that the reconstitution of the Investment and Securities Tribunal, IST was a practical step to sanitise the capital market, restore investors’ confidence and reposition the country’s economy. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said the delay in reconstituting the tribunal was so that the government could carefully overhaul the system and ensure only credible, competent and experienced people were brought into effect the desired change. Mrs. Adeosun said the tribunal would work to restore the confidence of both the capital market operators and the investing public, which may have been affected by the delay… continue reading


Supreme Court sacks House of Reps member Hembe again

Supreme Court sacks House of Reps member Hembe again

2017-09-20 13:34:41

he Supreme Court has reaffirmed its stance on the sack of Herman Hembe, the ousted House of Representatives member who represented Vandeikiya/Konshisha federal constituency of Benue State. Mr. Hembe had approached the Supreme Court again to refer the case to a lower court for retrial after the apex court ordered him to vacate his former seat and return all monies he earned in the House of Representatives since 2015. The Supreme Court also awarded the sum of one million naira against Mr. Hembe in favour of Dorathy Mato, the defendant. continue reading


Spain takes control of Catalonia’s finances to block referendum

Spain takes control of Catalonia’s finances to block referendum

2017-09-20 13:29:37

Spain has taken control of Catalonia’s finances to prevent funds being used for an independence referendum it deems illegal, a move that limits the region’s autonomy and puts in doubt the payment of thousands of public workers’ salaries. “It is a total irresponsibility. They are leading us to an administrative collapse,” Catalonia’s vice president Oriol Junqueras said Monday, adding the measure was “unprecedented”. Spain’s conservative government announced Friday it would take over the payment of essential services and public workers’ salaries in Catalonia to prevent it from spending money on the referendum slated for October 1. Catalonia’s pro-separatist government challenged… continue reading


Nigeria’s debt profile to rise with new issues

Nigeria’s debt profile to rise with new issues

2017-09-20 13:27:36

With a series of debt issues lined up before the end of 2017, including a N20 billion in “green bond”, the country’s debt profile is expected to inch further than the latest figure released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The Federal Government had raised $1.5 billion Eurobond in the first quarter and sold another $300 million, even as it announced the commencement of the sale of a N100 billion ($326 million) debut sovereign Sukuk on the local market. According to the latest data from the NBS, Nigerian states and federal debt stock as at 30th June 2017 reflected… continue reading


No bonus for Eagles, team to share prize money

No bonus for Eagles, team to share prize money

2017-09-20 13:23:41

The home-based Eagles will not get any win or draw bonus at the on-going WAFU Cup holding Ghana. Rather, members of the team will share from any prize they win at the competition featuring eight teams from the West Africa sub-region, reports ghanasoccernet.com. The website quotes SCORENigeria as disclosing that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has promised to leave the $100, 000 prize money to the Eagles if they win it. The Eagles are already through to the semifinal of the competition after they beat hosts Ghana last night to finish runners-up in Group A. So, if Nigeria were crowned… continue reading


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