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Buhari government believes 100 million Nigerians can be lifted out of poverty

The government of President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that the planned lifting of 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030 is achievable. Kachollum Daju, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, spoke to reporters in Abuja on Sunday. She said key stakeholders in the private sector, including development partners, remained committed to achieving the target. Daju ...

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Pipeline contract: Tensions in the Niger Delta: Ateke Tom and Asari Dokubo rival Tompolo

The pipeline monitoring contract awarded to Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, has raised concern in the Niger Delta. Tompolo is to take over the protection of oil pipelines in the six South-South states – Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo and Rivers. Despite an initial negative stance, the government of President Muhammadu Buhari engaged Tompolo due to increasing ...

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Strike: representatives meet ASUU, stakeholders for solution

The House of Representatives will meet with the Academic Staff Union of University and other stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the union’s ongoing strike. This is according to a statement released by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Yahaya Danzaria, in Abuja on Monday. He said the meeting would be held on Tuesday at the National Assembly, ...

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EPL: Leicester seek two managers to succeed Brendan Rodgers

Following their humiliating 6-2 Premier League defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, Leicester City have reportedly identified two managers as Brendan Rodgers’ successors. According to The Telegraph (via Express), Leicester consider former Burnley coach Sean Dyche and Brentford coach Thomas Frank as possible candidates to succeed Rodgers. Dyche is currently without a job after being sacked by Burnley in ...

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ISWAP uses WhatsApp and Telegram to destabilise Nigeria – Report

A report by the Institute for Security Studies has revealed that the Boko Haram terrorist breakaway, the Islamic State in West Africa, is cleverly exploiting digital platforms, particularly WhatsApp and Telegram, to organise and carry out its criminal activities in the West African region. The institute called on governments across the African continent to put pressure on technology companies to ...

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Queen Elizabeth: Princes William and Harry keep vigil at the coffin of the late monarch

Queen Elizabeth’s eight grandchildren, including Princes William and Harry, will stand vigil beside her coffin for 15 minutes on Saturday evening, according to a Kensington Palace spokesman on Friday. Elizabeth’s coffin will be laid out at Westminster Hall in London until Monday to allow the public to pay their last respects to the late Queen. “The Prince of Wales will ...

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FG v ASUU: Court adjourns case again

The National Industrial Court has again adjourned the suit filed by the Federal Government against the ongoing strike by university lecturers to 19 September. The court had summoned the government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the strike, which has been ongoing for seven months, in Abuja on Monday. However, at the first hearing, Justice Polycap Hamman ...

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UEFA include Sterling, Stones, Matip in Champions League squad [Full list]

UEFA on Thursday named Chelsea’s Raheem Sterling, Manchester City’s John Stones and Liverpool’s Joël Matip in its Champions League Team of the Week. UEFA announced the Champions League team on its website today after the second matchday of the group stage ended on Wednesday evening. Sterling, Stones and Matip impressed for their respective clubs against RB Salzburg, Dortmund and Ajax. ...

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