Delta Workers To Receive New Minimum Wage From January

    The Delta State Government has reached an agreement with the organised labour on the new national minimum wage of N30,000 for workers in the state. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie, who is the Chairman of the Negotiation Committee disclosed this on Friday after signing the minimum wage documents … Continue reading Delta Workers To Receive New Minimum Wage From January

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CBN Injects $253.38m, CNY 16.7m Into Retail SMIS

  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has made an intervention of $253.38million in the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS). CBN Director of Corporate Communications Department, Isaac Okorafor, who revealed this on Friday noted that it was the first intervention of the apex bank for the year. He said the bank also made an … Continue reading CBN Injects $253.38m, CNY 16.7m Into Retail SMIS

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Bauchi Governor Suspends Two LG Chairmen

    The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has suspended two Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairmen for dereliction of duty. The affected persons are the Caretaker Committee Chairmen in Ningi and Darazo LGAs respectively – Nura Maishari’a and Gara’u Darazo. Both men were directed to hand over administrative duties and government properties in their possessions … Continue reading Bauchi Governor Suspends Two LG Chairmen

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City Fan Banned Five Years For Racially Abusing Sterling

    A Manchester City supporter has received a five-year ban from football matches after racially abusing Raheem Sterling. Ian Baldry, 58, made a racist comment towards the City and England winger as he celebrated scoring a goal in a Premier League game against Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium in December 2018. The defendant from … Continue reading City Fan Banned Five Years For Racially Abusing Sterling

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Suicide Bomber Targets Pakistani Mosque, Kills 15

    A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in southwestern Pakistan during evening prayers Friday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 19 others, officials said. The blast took place in a satellite town of Quetta, the province’s main city. Debris and shattered glass littered the scene. Fida Mohammad, who was attending evening prayers, said … Continue reading Suicide Bomber Targets Pakistani Mosque, Kills 15

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Govt Official, Three Others Killed In Somalia Car Bombing

    At least four people were killed, including a senior government official, when a car bomb exploded close to a checkpoint near Somalia’s parliament in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police said. A plume of thick black smoke was seen over the city and witnesses said a number of vehicles were on fire. Islamist … Continue reading Govt Official, Three Others Killed In Somalia Car Bombing

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Mourinho Says Kane ‘Irreplaceable’ Ahead Of Tottenham, Liverpool Clash

    Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said he would get “depressed” if he wallowed in the news that Harry Kane is to be missing for at least three months. The Spurs striker has undergone surgery on a torn hamstring that will see him miss the majority of the remainder of the season at club level … Continue reading Mourinho Says Kane ‘Irreplaceable’ Ahead Of Tottenham, Liverpool Clash

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Gorilla Undergoes Cataract Surgery At US Zoo

    A team of eye doctors in California tested their skills on an unusual patient — a western lowland gorilla. Working with veterinarians from the San Diego Zoo, an eye surgeon removed a cataract from the left eye of a three-year-old female named Leslie on December 10, zoo officials announced. They said the surgery … Continue reading Gorilla Undergoes Cataract Surgery At US Zoo

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Ex-Marathon World Record Holder Banned For Doping

    Former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang was on Friday handed a provisional ban for doping by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). The 37-year-old Kenyan was suspended “for whereabouts failures and tampering”, both violations of World Athletics’ anti-doping rules, the AIU announced on Twitter. Kipsang claimed the world record when clocking 2hr 3min … Continue reading Ex-Marathon World Record Holder Banned For Doping

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US Rejects Request To Discuss Withdrawal Of Troops In Iraq

    The United States on Friday rejected a request by Iraq to start talks on pulling out its 5,200 troops, notching up the discord after Washington killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad. Angry at an attack seen as violating Iraqi sovereignty and enmeshing the country again in war, Iraq’s caretaker prime minister asked … Continue reading US Rejects Request To Discuss Withdrawal Of Troops In Iraq

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