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Buhari urged to take medical leave

President Muhammadu Buhari Nigerian civil society activists called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take long-term medical leave Tuesday, adding to mounting pressure on the 74-year-old over his health. The ailing head of state spent two months in London earlier this year, officially on vacation and to have routine medical tests ...

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Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel

Twitter is launching a 24-hour streaming news channel in partnership with the Bloomberg Media, in a major expansion of the social media firm’s video operations, the two firms announced Monday. The new streaming channel “will combine the vast global editorial and newsgathering capabilities of Bloomberg with the digital power of ...

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Nigeria’s UN Ambassador assumes duty

Prof. Tijjani Bande, the new Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, on Monday arrived in New York to assume office at the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN. Bande was received at a brief reception organised for him by the Permanent Mission. The Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, ...

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Indian police can’t unlock phone of Nigerian marijuana smuggler

The mobile phone of a Nigerian ‘ganja’ or Indian hemp smuggler, has proven a hard nut for Indian police. Indian police in the city of  Visakhapatnam, desirous of knowing the Nigerian contacts  announced last night  their frustration in being unable to unlock his phone. The Nigerian, identified as Charles Chuks was ...

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NLC urges Buhari to fulfil campaign promises, honours Fayose

Ogundele Kamarudeen, Ado Ekiti The Nigeria Labour Congress, Ekiti State chapter, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, fulfil his campaign promises “before Nigerians are pushed to the wall.” The state’s NLC chairman, Raymond Adesanmi, made the remarks during the Workers’ Day celebration held at the ...

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MTN Nigeria sacks 280 workers

A source toid The Guardian that the latest downsizing affected about 280 staff, who voluntarily agreed to leave the company. About 280 staff of MTN Nigeria have been relieved of their jobs by the South African telecommunications firm. Information has it that it was a voluntary exercise based on an ...

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Borno, Adamawa delay payment of salaries, pensions

There was a mild drama during the Workers’ Day celebration yesterday in Yola, when about 2,000 teachers ambushed Governor Muhammadu Jibirilla Bindow, demanding the payment of five months salaries arrears. The Biometric Workers Verification Exercise (BWVE) embarked upon by the Borno State government delayed the payment of salaries, gratuities and ...

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