Thursday, 02 July, 2020

Tag: News


Following an attack by suspected political thugs on Wednesday, doctors at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State, have embarked on an indefinite strike. Rising from a meeting on Wednesday, the doctors said that the action was necessitated by the Read more…


The National Assembly has announced the suspension of the Special Public Works programme under the National Directorate of Employment to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic. The position of both chambers of the National Assembly followed a disagreement between the Read more…


Police in Taraba State have confirmed the arrest of a 32-year-old housewife, Halima Umar, who cut off her husband’s penis with a knife in the early hours of Wednesday. Spokesperson for the command, DSP David Misal, confirmed to Saharareporters that Read more…


Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, has ordered members of the State’s Executive Council to undergo COVID-19 test after the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Abe Aku, tested positive. It was also gathered that the governor, who earlier tested negative for Read more…


Nigeria’s foremost investigative newspaper, PREMIUM TIMES, has called on the public to be a part of its membership programme by making a “modest donation” for the sustainability of its fearless journalism. Dapo Olorunyomi, the publisher, made the call in a note to Read more…


The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency has increased the pump price of petrol to N140.80/143.80 per litre from the present N121.50 per litre. The regulatory agency announced the new retail price band to marketers in a circular dated July 1, Read more…


Hans Smaling A top Dutch diplomat, Hans Smaling, has been sacked from his position after comments about alleged unethical conduct and corruption indulged in by the country’s businesses operating in Nigeria. Smaling, who was stationed in Nigeria between 2015 and Read more…


A new report published by Stakeholder Democracy Network, an international resource watchdog group, has said that black market fuel made from stolen oil in rudimentary “bush” refineries hidden deep in the creeks and swamps of the Niger Delta was less Read more…


Nurses at the Neuropsychiatric Hospital Akure, Ondo State, have protested the poor working condition at the government-owned medical facility. The nurses threatened to abandon work if goverment failed to yield to their demands of improved welfare and working conditions.  They Read more…


File Photo The Coalition for Revolution, a political movement, on Sunday elected a seven-man Coordinating Committee at its plenary session. The committee has Gbenga Komolafe of the Federation of Informal Workers Organisations of Nigeria and Baba Aye of the Socialist Read more…