NLC threatens to name governors owing salaries

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to name and shame state governors, who refused to pay complete salaries to workers in the country, in spite of the bailout funds. Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC President said this at the National Executive Council meeting of the Non Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) …
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African Union endorses draft statute of AACC to boost African cinema industry

Ministers of Youth, Culture and Sport of the African Union member states meeting in Nairobi have endorsed the Draft Statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) at the Extraordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Youth, Culture and Sport (STC-YCS2).
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Man sent to prison for posting lover’s nude pictures on internet

A jobless man from Bayelsa State, South-South Nigeria, Richard Odukpo, 32, has been arrested and arraigned before a Lagos State Magistrate Court for allegedly posting the nude pictures of his lover, a married woman with children, (name withheld) on the internet for refusing to pay him the sum of N380,000 to keep the love affairs secret from her husband.
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Anambra 2017: Chidoka picks Mercel Okeke as running mate

Chief Osita Chidoka, United Progressive Party (UPP) flag bearer for the Nov. 18 governorship election in Anambra, has picked Chief Mercel Okeke as his running mate. Chidoka, in a statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Ogbuehi Dike, in Abuja on Monday, said the selection of Okeke followed extensive consultation among party leaders. Chidoka …
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Dogara cautions opposition against sensationalism in criticisms

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has urged opposition members in parliament to avoid sensationalism in their criticisms of government policies. Dogara made the call at a five-day workshop organised by the National Institute Legislative Studies for members of Ugandan parliament on Monday in Abuja. The workshop is centred on strengthening capacities of …
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Cholera: 48 persons die in Borno

A humanitarian medical organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said about 48 persons have died of cholera since the outbreak of the disease last month in Borno state. The organisation otherwise called Doctors without Borders said that 2, 627 cases of the disease were recorded by the state ministry of health. Anna Cilliers, MSF’s Medical Coordinator …
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Gov Ortom: Benue not part of secessionist agitation

Benue Governor Samuel Ortom said on Monday that the state was committed to building a strong and indivisible Nigerian nation and would never support any secessionist agitation. Ortom, who spoke at a meeting with Benue Council of Chiefs, also restated government’s readiness to protect the rights of Nigerians resident in the state, irrespective of their …
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