Buhari, Obasanjo, Jonathan, Others Absent at the Presidential Inauguration

President Muhammadu Buhari was absent at Wednesday night dinner organized to celebrate his second term inauguration. Similarly, former leaders were conspicuously missing at the event, which was held at the State House Banquet Hall. Only former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, who also attended the inauguration ceremony at Eagle Square earlier in the day, graced the occasion. Former ex-civilian and military presidents missing were Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Ibrahim Babangida, Ernest Shobekan and Abdusalami Abubakar. In attendance were service chiefs, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, members of the…

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NYSC gives update on payment of N30,000 minimum wage to corps members

The Lagos State coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mohammed Momoh, has said the federal government is yet to release a circular ordering the implementation of the newly approved minimum wage for corps members. Former NYSC Director-General, Suleiman Kazaure, had assured that there would be an increase in the payment for corps members in accordance with the increment in national workers’ wage. The federal government in April 2019 had approved the N30,000 minimum wage for workers in the country by signing it into law. But the law is…

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IBARAPA POLYTECHNIC STUDENTS PROTEST NON-ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES TWO YEARS AFTER GRADUATION IN OYO STATE

Scores of graduates of The Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa in Oyo State, on Tuesday, embarked on a peaceful protest over their denial for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme and non-issuance of certificates for them by the institution since they graduated two years ago. The students, who converged inside the school campus, before marching out for the protest, showed their grievances to the management of the institution, saying that it was unfortunate that they were yet to be mobilized for the mandatory one-year national service. The Ibarapa Polytechnic Eruwa was…

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How Nigerian Singer EBlack is changing lives in Cambodia

Nigerian born singer Eunan C. Emenogu aka EBlack who is presently based in Cambodia has reaffirmed that through his Capital E Foundation, he will do everything in his power to better the lives of children and adults in need across the world. Kicking off in Cambodia, EBlack believes it is a matter of time before they get across the world, adding that the passion to make the world a better place has never been higher in him. Speaking on what they plan to achieve with Capital E Foundation, he said;…

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Guinea-Bissau Votes In Hope Of Ending Long Leadership Deadlock

Bystanders speak as they gather in front of a wall covered with election campaign posters in Bissau on March 8, 2019. Guinea-Bissau, a small country in West Africa, where parliamentary elections are being held on March 10, is one of the poorest and most unstable states in the world, known for its production of cashew nuts and narco-traffickers. The poll, originally scheduled for November, is supposed to end a political crisis opened by the sacking of the Prime Minister in August 2015. Voters in Guinea-Bissau went to the polls Sunday…

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Breaking News: Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes, 157 on board

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on a routine flight to Nairobi, Kenya has crashed, with 149 passengers and eight crew members on board. It was not clear whether there were any survivors in the crash that occurred Sunday morning. A message of condolence by the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed suggested that there were some deaths. “The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express its deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones on…

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Czech Republic, UAE leaders react to outcome of Nigeria’s presidential election

President Milos Zeman of Czech Republic has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria on his re-election. Statement from Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said that in the congratulatory message, President Zeman wished the Nigerian President every success in his second term in office for the well-being and prosperity of the Nigerian people. I highly value the diversity of cooperation and longstanding friendly relations between the Czech Republic and the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am looking forward to working with Your Excellency in the…

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