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Strike: Lagos govt, NUPENG meet to resolve issues

By Olasunkanmi Akoni Representatives of the Lagos State Government and leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG are currently in a latest meeting in Alausa, Ikeja to...

Perennial candidate’s primary win may cost Arizona GOP its state Senate majority

Campaign Action Rogers, who is an Air Force veteran, has unsuccessfully run for office every cycle beginning in 2010 when she sought a state Senate seat based around Tempe, which is located...

Lagos targets 1.5m students for CBT empowerment

By Olasunkanmi Akoni The Lagos State Government, in partnership with a software development company, has concluded plans to empower 1.5 million students in Computer-Based Test, CBT, preparation software in the state following...

Trump Goes Around Congress to Provide Pandemic Relief

President Trump, a self-proclaimed master at making deals, again opted for executive action over negotiation with Congress. And, yes, we’re still waiting for Joe Biden to pick a running mate. It’s...

Port Harcourt DisCo revokes electric bill distribution by contractors

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) says it has discontinued third party distribution of electricity bills to customers in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Rivers States.

Ex-Wesley University staff call for payment of outstanding salaries, entitlements

Pic caption: Mr. Femi Aborisade (2nd right) and other ex staff of Wesley University, Ondo, during the press conference yesterday in Ibadan. By Adeola Badru EIGHTY-NINE former members staff of Wesley University, Ondo...

Tanker drivers start strike Monday as talks with LASG end in deadlock

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has said that the planned strike by Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Lagos would start on Monday as its meeting...

Ambition Has Always Been ‘Ladylike’

“It’s textbook in a lot of ways,” Professor Grant said. “If you are a Black woman, and you show up in a space with new ideas, asking people to be different...

Trump’s ‘executive orders’ do the wrong things, illegally

The Washington Post's Heather Long gives an overview of both the content and implications of Trump's orders. For one thing, only one of what Trump called his four "executive orders" is...

Lebanon information minister resigns in wake of deadly blast

Lebanon’s information minister resigned on Sunday as the country grapples with the aftermath of the devastating blast that ripped through the capital and raised public anger to new levels.The resignation comes...

Kwara records 7 new cases of COVID-19

Kwara has recorded seven new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 833. Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to the...

CHI Limited supports CBN’s backward integration program –

CBN By Peter Egwuatu CHI Limited has keyed into the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN’s backward integration policy by partnering with the Niger State to invest in massive infrastructural development, upgrade of the...

Will pharmacist resistance hamper law to expand access to HIV prevention meds?

Pre-exposure prophylaxis can save lives, but patients seeking the medications face numerous obstacles. By Larry Buhl, for Capital and Main In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Truvada to prevent HIV...

The chaos and rot around Buhari

By Tony Eluemunor 2015! President Mohammadu Buhari was a fresh-faced political outsider riding on the horse of hope and newly minted promises to come cleanse the Aegean Stable which his All Peoples...

Trump adviser says God created executive orders to save Americans from ‘divided government’

Are you clear now, American citizenry? Before Trump: Executive orders are tyranny. After Trump: God Himself literally created executive orders to deliver our nation from bickering. The Lord is indifferent to...

Inside the Convention—Susan Rice isn’t Condoleezza, and more myths busted!

Susan Rice is not Condoleezza Rice In letters sent to delegates, and in petitions, several claims were made regarding Susan Rice, and, unfortunately, most of those claims had nothing at all to do...

Trump’s latest attack on undocumented immigrants is a pathetic attempt to garner electoral support

“There used to be a time when you could proudly declare, ‘I am a citizen of the United States,’” Trump said in a written statement after signing the memorandum, according to The...

Edo 2020: ADP accuses Ize-Iyamu’s running mate of certificate forgery

…documents show four name variants By Gabriel Enogholase – Benin Running mate of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Gani Audu, is...

Georgia cops fire into car of children

The Waycross Police Department has requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to look into the shooting. According to the Bureau, Waycross police were attempting to get license plate information on the...

Reformers submit signatures to put a measure to end gerrymandering on Arkansas’ ballot this fall

A federal appeals court had recently rejected allowing supporters to gather signatures without being witnessed in person, which a lower court had enabled so that voters could sign the forms at...

Kashamu: Nigerians react to Obasanjo’s condolence letter

By Rasheed Sobowale Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, in his condolence letter for Buruji Kashamu which he addressed to the Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun said although “Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashamu)...

Biden’s campaign may want to try this simple ‘message’ on for size

On the home front, parents are beginning to recognize the appalling situation facing the nation’s children as a result of this administration’s complete and utter dereliction of its responsibility to the American...

Administration Officials Defend Executive Action on Pandemic Relief

WASHINGTON — Facing sharp criticism, administration officials on Sunday struggled to explain the executive actions President Trump used to circumvent Congress in the absence of an agreement on a coronavirus aid...

APC leaders endorse Akeredolu’s re-eelction, as ZLP clears Ajayi

Why we will boycott council election ― PDP We are ready for October 10 election ― Police Jegede, Adelegan visits Obasanjo for supports, blessings Dayo Johnson – Akure LEADERS of the All Progressives Congress (APC)...

Black mom told to take 3-year-old’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ chalk art to ‘other neighborhood’

What Jim is apparently oblivious of is the fact that we are not all treated as human beings, with harsher and sometimes deadly punishments handed out to those with darker skin pigments. George...

Arizona Republicans fear state Senate nominee could jeopardize their hold on the chamber

Rogers, who is an Air Force veteran, has unsuccessfully run for office every cycle beginning in 2010 when she sought a state Senate seat based around Tempe, which is located about...

Dybala thanks former Juventus boss Sarri after sacking

Paulo Dybala tweeted out his appreciation for Maurizio Sarri the day after the Italian coach was sacked by Juventus. The Serie A champions decided to take swift action following Friday’s...

Trump’s National Labor Relations Board puts unions and workers to death by a thousand cuts

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the urgent need for stronger workplace protections, Trump’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ramped up a scorched earth campaign aimed at annihilating organized labor and...

Senator Bamidele condemns action, slams Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki By Henry Umoru ABUJA – CHAIRMAN, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele ( APC EKiti Central), Sunday condemned in strong terms, the alleged...

We can beat Republican senators in Maine, Georgia, and—yes—Texas. Here’s how

It starts in Maine, where Sara Gideon, the speaker of the state House, is taking on none other than Susan Collins, who has become the ultimate symbol of Republican depravity in...

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Hope for 138 stranded Nigerians in Saudi Arabia

By Bose Adelaja There seems to be a ray of hope for the 138 Nigerian women who are stranded in Saudi Arabia, as International...

Trump’s sabotage of Postal Service threatens elections in November and leads to mail delays now

Trump installed Louis DeJoy, a major Republican donor with no postal experience, as postmaster general, to do the damage, and DeJoy has moved...