Minimum wage: Fashola urges labour to rethink

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, has called on organized labour to rethink their call for a review of the minimum wage considering the present economic realities of the country.

He made this appeal while delivering a lecture titled; “Employers and Labou [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016

Pregnant woman attempts suicide in Kubwa

It was a dramatic last Tuesday as a 19-year-old woman attempted taking her own life when she allegedly had a misunderstanding with her lover in Byazhin, Kubwa, Abuja.
The lady simply identified as Queen, allegedly stabbed herself twice with a knife before she was rescued by the lover, a commerci [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016

AEDC blames drop in electricity to reduced energy allocation

The Management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has announced on Sunday that the recent drop in electricity supply to customers in the FCT was due to a reduction in energy allocated to the company.

This is contained in a statement signed by the company’s Head of Public [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016

Residents lambast INEC over inconclusive poll

Residents of Abuja have tongue lashed the Independent National Electoral Commission for declaring four area councils’ results inconclusive held on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Those who spoke to The Abuja Inquirer accused the electoral commission of ineptitude and compromise.

Elections [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016

63 million Nigerians lack access to clean, safe water - Oxfam

British aid agency, Oxfam, has estimated that about 63 million Nigerians lack access to safe drinking water.
Oxfam made this known at a media briefing it organized to mark this year’s World Water Day celebrations in Abuja.

According to Oxfam’s head of programs, Mr. Constant Tc [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016

Group demands N40bn reparation over Agatu killings

The Movement Against Fulani Occupation of Benue Farm Lands, MAFO, has protested against the incessant and continuous killings of 10,000 Agatu people in Benue state by suspected Fulani herdsmen and have demanded N40bn as reparation for their losses.

The group in a peaceful rally in Makurdi, on W [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016

Clark cautions Buhari on cancellation of maritime varsity

President Muhammad Buhari has been called upon not to yield to moves by some individuals pressuring him to cancel the Maritime University in Gbaramatu, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.

A leader of the South-South zone, Barr Isa Clark, gave the advice while speaking with jo [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016

Africa holds 65% world’s arable land, 10% fresh water - UNEP

The coordinator, Africa Regional Climate Change Programme, United Nations for Environment Programme, UNEP, Dr. Richard Munang, has said that Africa holds 65% of the world’s arable land and 10% of internal renewable fresh water sources, which should boost agricultural development to breach existi [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016



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