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Okei-Odumakin lauds Buhari on minimum wage law

  President Muhammad Buhari has been commended for signing into law the National Minimum Wage Bill approving N30,000 for the least paid worker in the...

Organized Labour commends Buhari

  The Organized Labour has commended President Muhammad Buhari for assenting to the National Minimum Wage Amendment Act approving N30,000 for the least paid worker...

FG targets one train per hour – NRC boss

  The Federal Government on Thursday said it would increase the number of trains plying the Abuja-Kaduna route to run a train per hour before...

Buhari signs new Minimum Wage law

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, April 18 gave assent to the National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Act approving N30,000 for the least paid worker in...

Onnoghen case is victory for corruption fight – Presidency

  The Presidency says the war against corruption is all encompassing and not designed to persecute anyone for political or other reasons. Malam Garba Shehu,...

Tribunal convicts Onnoghen

  The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Thursday convicted Justice Walter Onnoghen on all six count charge of failure to declare his assets in...

Entertainment

17 million watch ‘Game of Thrones’ kickoff for final season

    Some 17.4 million Americans watched the first episode of the final season of television’s “Game of Thrones,” a record audience for the medieval...

‘I wish I was there’: Nipsey Hussle’s bodyguard retires after the rapper’s shooting death

  Nipsey Hussle's bodyguard is retiring following the rapper's shooting death.   In a heartfelt Instagram post Tuesday, J Roc announced that he's exiting the security business for...

Tonto Dikeh’s estranged husband petitions IGP, accuses her of forgery, others

  Mr Olakunle Churchill, the estranged husband of  Tonto Dikeh, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammad Adamu, against the  controversial actress. Churchil...

Tiwa Savage acquires ‘customised’ exotic car

  Award-winning music sensation, Tiwa Savage, has entered the second quarter of the year in grand style, as she got for herself a customised exotic...

The GOT cast attends the Season 8 Premiere in New York City

  The final Game of Thrones season premiere saw stars of the HBO worldwide smash hit TV show appear on the red carpet. Emilia Clarke...

Rita Dominic, Mildred Okwo reunite in new film, ‘La femme Anjola’

  Rita Dominic stole everyone's heart with her standout performance in The Meeting, which earned her an AMVCA for 'Best Actress In A Comedy'. Now, she's reuniting with...

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Business

Fuel will continue to sell for N145 per litre – NNPC

Despite increased landing cost of petroleum products, Premium Motor Spirit will continue to sell at N145 per litre, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said....

Power generation slumps to 1,675MW after system collapse

The nation’s power generation fell to a record low on Tuesday following the collapse of the national grid on Monday night. Data from the Nigeria...

Petrol landing cost now N180 per litre – Kachikwu

The landing cost of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, is N35 higher than the pump price of N145 per litre, the Minister of...

Russian oil output down in March, misses global deal target

  Russian oil output declined to 11.298 million barrels per day (bpd) last month, Energy Ministry data showed on Tuesday, missing the target set under...

Stock investors lost N158bn in March, market slumps by N48bn

  Investors in the Nigerian stock market lost N158bn in March amid persistent bearish sentiments. The market, which opened the month at 31,721.76 basis points...

Diamond Bank merger: Access Bank launches new brand logo

  Access Bank has officially launched its new logo after the successful merger with Diamond Bank. This rebirth was celebrated at an elaborate ceremony at...

sport

Chelsea beat Slavia 4-3 to book Europa League last-four place

    Chelsea reached the UEFA Europa League semi-finals by beating Slavia Prague 4-3, helped by a Pedro double on Thursday. Pedro led Chlesea’s first...

Media accreditation opens for 7th Okpekpe Road Race

  Pamodzi Marketing company, organiser of the IAAF silver label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race has announced that the media accreditation for the seventh edition...

Alleged Tax Evasion: Court renews Okocha’s arrest warrant

  An Igbosere High Court in Lagos yesterday renewed a bench warrant for the arrest of a former Super Eagles Captain, Austine Jay Jay Okocha,...

Keita and Firmino give Liverpool 2-0 win over FC Porto

  Goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino earned Liverpool a 2-0 win over Porto on Tuesday in their UEFA Champions League quarter-finals first leg...

Super Eagles move up four spots in FIFA ranking

  Nigeria’s national football team, the Super Eagles, have moved up four spots on the FIFA ranking with the latest ranking released on Thursday by...

Pele reportedly hospitalised due to urinary infection

  Brazilian soccer great Pele was hospitalised in Paris with a strong fever, but his condition is not life-threatening and he should be released “within...

Gist

Anioma goes agog on Easter Monday

  The 16th Anioma Cultural Festival kicks off on Easter Monday, April 22, at Arcade Ground, Nnebisi Road, Asaba, Delta State, from 11am. The celebrated...

‘Ebola’ allegedly beats woman into coma

  A traditional boxer, Abdur-Rasaq, popularly called ‘Ebola’ on Wednesday appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court I, sitting at Chediya, GRA Zaria, Kaduna State, for...

Kidnapped Director, Lagos State Fire Service, 6 others regain freedom

  The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Rasaki Musibau, and six others kidnapped at Ketu-Ereyun, Ikorodu, have regained freedom unhurt on Tuesday night....

FUTO sex tragedy: We recovered male victim on top of female colleague – Hostel mates

  Students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, who live at Sunshine Castle Hostel, Ihiagwa, on Friday told Saturday PUNCH that one of the...

Container truck in accident with 7 cars on Ojuelegba bridge

  A container-laden truck on Friday, April 5 rolled back on Ojuelegba bridge in Lagos and damaged seven cars but no life was lost. It...

Daddy Freeze reacts to tattoos and dreadlocks are strange to our culture

  Controversial Nigerian On Air Personality, Daddy Freeze has taken to his social media page to question Lagos state Police Spokesperson, Bala Elkana’s point of...

Lifestyle

Anioma goes agog on Easter Monday

  The 16th Anioma Cultural Festival kicks off on Easter Monday, April 22, at Arcade Ground, Nnebisi Road, Asaba, Delta State, from 11am. The celebrated...

How does ecstasy kill?

  MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine), commonly referred to as ecstasy, was manufactured as a potential pharmaceutical early last century. It had some limited use in the 1970s...

Ways to live life with a purpose

  Some people measure success by the wealth they’ve accumulated, the power they’ve attained, or the status they’ve achieved. Yet, even though they’ve reached success...

Signs you have a controlling boyfriend

  You and your boyfriend just made things official, but he already wants to spend so much time with you. And he wants to know everything...

Why Marriage is So Important

  According to the dictionary and the encyclopedia marriage is supposed to be a relationship that joins a man and a woman together via a contract. Today...

Reasons you need to stop drinking soda today

  It's no surprise that soda is not good for you. From the huge amount of sugar (or artificial sweetener) to the sketchy additives, as...

Opinion

Nigeria and the Misery Index: Not a miserable country – Reuben Abati

  In a Report titled The Misery Index 2018 authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been...

The Daniel’s Cross – Yiseyon Agboyinu

  One would need to think like the Biblical Daniel to be able to appreciate what must have been going on in his mind when...

Nigeria 2019: Eshu Laalu as Polling Agent -Reuben Abati

    Here is yet another account of what I saw in the politics of Ogun State and Nigeria. One of my early teachable moments...

Nigeria 2019: Notes from the Field

  Whoever came up with the wise saying that Nigerian politics is dirty deserves an award for perspicacity. I have just returned from that dirtied,...

Peter Obi: The fight this time – Abuchi Nnopuechi

  The rise and rise of Peter Obi in the political landscape of Nigeria needs no iteration here. Suffice it by noting, though, that it's...

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