• Aviation unions suspend industrial action against Caverton Helicopters over alleged anti-labour practices

    Aviation unions suspend industrial action against Caverton Helicopters over alleged anti-labour practices

    Aviation trade unions have suspended their industrial action against Caverton Helicopters over alleged anti-labour practices.

    Mr Olayinka Abioye, General Secretary, the National Union of Air Transport Employees, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos.

    Abioye said the unions had suspended the action following an invitation by the airline’s management to them to come for a meeting.

    He said: “Now we are preparing for a meeting with the management and we are looking forward to […]

  • Oshodi mayhem: residents seek action against hoodlums

    Oshodi mayhem: residents seek action against hoodlums

    Residents of Brown Street in Oshodi yesterday urged the Lagos State Government to draft more security operatives to Oshodi.

    This, they said, would scare away hoodlums who disturb the peace of the community.

    The residents denied that Tuesday and yesterday clashes that left many injured were between rival groups of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

    They said the hoodlums chased away by the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences have found an haven behind Moyosore Shopping Complex in […]

  • Naira appreciates after DSS action on currency dealers

    Naira appreciates after DSS action on currency dealers

    Despite last week’s raid and arrest of some licensed currency dealers who were said to be selling foreign exchange (FX) above the prescribed limit, the naira appreciated on both the interbank and parallel segments of the market.

    Precisely, on the interbank FX market, the spot rate of the naira climbed N1.45 to close at N304.75 to the dollar last Friday, stronger than the N306.50 to the dollar the previous day.

    Also, on the parallel market, the naira appreciated by N5 to trade […]

  • Court refuses to stop Buhari, others from taking action against ‎arrested judges

    Court refuses to stop Buhari, others from taking action against ‎arrested judges

    A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday refused to grant an application filed by a Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, seeking an order restraining President Muhammadu Buhari, the Department of State Service and others from re-arresting or taking any “untoward action” against five of the eight judges’ whose houses were recently raided by DSS’ operatives.

    Delivering a bench ruling after Ogungbeje’s counsel, Mr. Ayo Ogundele, moved the ex parte application on Friday, Justice Gabriel Kolawole held that he needed to […]

  • Judges’ Arrest: Fayose, Babalola Condemn DSS’ Action

    Judges’ Arrest: Fayose, Babalola Condemn DSS’ Action

    Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose and a legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), have accused men of  Department of State Security Services (DSS) who invaded some judges’ residences at night last Friday of over-stepping their boundary.

    The duo, who described the development as dangerous to the country’s democracy and flagrant erosion of the independence of the judicial arm, said  if judges could be treated in such crude manner,  nobody is safe under the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government .

    Speaking yesterday in […]

  • President Buhari threatens military action against pipeline vandals in Niger Delta

    President Buhari threatens military action against pipeline vandals in Niger Delta

    President Muhammadu Buhari has said his government will resort to military action if the bombing of oil installations in the Niger Delta region persists.

    Buhari stated this on Saturday during the Passing out Parade of Officer cadets of the 63 regular course at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.

    Buhari said the priority of his administration is to engage constructively with stakeholders for peace, but the option of military action will not be ruled out if the bombing continues.

    He said, “Recently, we flagged […]

  • Labour laments job loss, urges action to revive economy

    Labour laments job loss, urges action to revive economy

    Labour movement has decried massive job loss in the country as the nation marks its 56th independence anniversary.

    The President of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Bobboi Kaigama, who stated this while speaking in Lagos, said it is worrisome to see Nigerians lose their jobs in droves while action aimed at stimulating the economy is on the slow lane.

    “Nigeria is the sixth oil-producing country in the world yet the poorest. Are we heading in the right direction? No. The backbone of every […]

  • Military action won’t solve Boko Haram insurgency – Onaiyekan

    Military action won’t solve Boko Haram insurgency – Onaiyekan

    It was gathered that the Catholic Bishop of Abuja Arch Diocese, John Onaiyekan, on Tuesday said the use of military force by the Federal Government will not solve the problems posed by Boko Haram or Niger Delta Avengers.

    Onaiyekan, who said using force to solve a problem has never worked in any parts of the world, urged the government to dialogue with these groups to restore peace in the country.

    He urged the government to stop seeing anyone with a link with […]

  • Buhari appeals for speedy global humanitarian action in Nigeria’s North East

    Buhari appeals for speedy global humanitarian action in Nigeria’s North East

    President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the international community not to further delay or downplay the need for humanitarian intervention in Nigeria’s North East and the Lake Chad Basin.

    “It is time for collective global action to invest in the people of Nigeria’s North-East and the Lake Chad Basin region,” the President told the High-Level Event on: “The Humanitarian Crisis in the Lake Chad Basin: A Turning Point,” in New York on the margins of the 71st Session of the United […]

  • N2.5bn fraud: Stella Oduah threatens legal action against Sahara Reporters

    N2.5bn fraud: Stella Oduah threatens legal action against Sahara Reporters

    A former Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah, now a senator, on Thursday said she would take a legal action against the online medium, Sahara Reporters, for its publication linking her to an alleged N2.5 billion fraud.

    She said that the planned court action has become necessary so as to checkmate the excesses of Sahara Reporters and put it back on the right track of journalism in the interest of this country and those wishing to serve in government.

    Citing a […]

  • Ekiti speaker lauds workers, Governor Fayose over end to industrial action

    Ekiti speaker lauds workers, Governor Fayose over end to industrial action

    Mr Kola Oluwawole, the Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly has commended civil servants in the state for calling-off their four-week old industrial action.

    Oluwawole also commended the state governor, Mr Ayo Fayose for his maturity and commitment in handling industrial harmony in the state.

    This is contained in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Mr Stephen Gbadamosi and made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday.

    Oluwawole noted that the desired development of the state could not be achieved in […]