Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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    NLC asks workers to vote out governors opposed to N30,000 minimum wage

NLC asks workers to vote out governors opposed to N30,000 minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says its members will not be intimidated by threat from the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) to sack workers if the new national minimum wage of N30,000 is implemented.Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, said this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja.The governors had said paying N30,000 new minimum wage would lead to bankruptcy, adding that [...]

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    How SARS operative ‘killed robbery suspect and took over buses’

How SARS operative ‘killed robbery suspect and took over buses’

The presidential panel on reform of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) sitting in Lagos on Thursday heard how Wilson Okenya, a member of the squad, allegedly killed a suspect and converted two Toyota Sienna buses for himself.Giving evidence in a case bordering on extra-judicial killing before the panel, Modupe Opaleke, a chief superintendent of police, confirmed that Okenya was charged [...]

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    WHO says 420m people have diabetes

WHO says 420m people have diabetes

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    Gabonese VP takes over amid president’s illness

Gabonese VP takes over amid president’s illness

Gabon’s top court has ruled that the vice-president will chair the cabinet in the absence of President Ali Bongo (pictured), who remains in hospital in Saudi Arabia.Bongo had been in the Saudi hospital after suffering a stroke last month.The decision, announced by the constitutional court on Wednesday, was the first move to fill the vacuum left after Bongo was admitted [...]

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    Names of ‘1,224 dead persons’ detected on INEC register in Adamawa

Names of ‘1,224 dead persons’ detected on INEC register in Adamawa

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has detected 1,224 dead persons’ names in its Adamawa voters’ register for the 2019 general election.Kassim Gaidam, the state resident electoral commissioner (REC), disclosed this during the opening of a two-day workshop for north-east zonal implementers on election monitoring and support, holding in Yola, the state capital, on Thursday.Gaidam said the statistic [...]

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    Angola shuts 34 churches

Angola shuts 34 churches

At least 34 churches have been shut in Angola following an operation dubbed Operação Resgate (rescue operation).Orlando Bernardo, national police director for communication, said 19 churches were shut in Cabinda province, 11 in Luanda and four in Malanje province for operating illegally.Recently, the government said more than 50 percent of churches operating in Angola were foreign, mainly from the DR [...]

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    Police take over Anambra assembly complex

Police take over Anambra assembly complex

Policemen were on Thursday deployed in strategic areas leading to the Anambra state house of assembly.The house was expected to resume sitting after its crisis which began on Tuesday over attempt to impeach Rita Nmaduagwu, the speaker.Policemen were stationed at Ekwueme Square, NULGE secretariat junction and barricaded roads leading to the complex with patrol trucks.Workers in Anambra Universal Basic Education Board, [...]

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    UCH: Death from cardiovascular disease is on the rise

UCH: Death from cardiovascular disease is on the rise

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    Psychiatrists association calls depression, suicide a national emergency

Psychiatrists association calls depression, suicide a national emergency

The Association of Psychiatrists of Nigeria (APN) says depression, suicide and drug abuse have become a national emergency in the country. [...]

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    NECO postpones exam to Nov.19

NECO postpones exam to Nov.19

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    Africa free trade deal is very promising for Nigeria’s economy, says Rockefeller Foundation VP

Africa free trade deal is very promising for Nigeria’s economy, says Rockefeller Foundation VP

Christine Heenan, vice-president, global policy and advocacy at The Rockefeller Foundation, says the Africa Free Trade deal is very promising for Nigeria. Granting an interview on the sidelines of the just concluded Africa Trade Forum held in Lagos, the former vice-president of Public Affairs and Communications with Harvard University, said the Rockefeller Foundation is in Nigeria for the long term.Forty-nine countries have signed [...]

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    $12m ‘fraud’: Uzodinma fails to appear before presidential panel

$12m ‘fraud’: Uzodinma fails to appear before presidential panel

Hope Uzodinma, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, on Tuesday failed to appear before the special presidential investigation panel for recovery of public property (SPIP) to answer questions over alleged fraud.Lucie-Ann Laha, spokeswoman of the panel, disclosed this to reporters in Abuja, saying the panel officials spent hours waiting for Uzodinma.He was arrested at the [...]

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    Study finds ‘strong’ link between obesity and depression

Study finds ‘strong’ link between obesity and depression

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    CNN sues White House for barring reporter

CNN sues White House for barring reporter

CNN filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Tuesday over the revocation of press credentials for Jim Acosta, White House correspondent.Acosta’s questions and reporting has been a frequent target of criticism by Trump.“We have asked this court for an immediate restraining order requiring the pass be returned to Jim, and will seek permanent relief as part of this process,’’ [...]

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    Diabetes can cause cataract, expert warns

Diabetes can cause cataract, expert warns

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    Anambra corp members moved to Ebonyi, Imo

Anambra corp members moved to Ebonyi, Imo

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