• Expert says cases of HIV/AIDS on the increase among homosexuals

    Expert says cases of HIV/AIDS on the increase among homosexuals

    Professor John Idoko, the immediate past Director-General of National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA),  has said that there has been a sharp increase in the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among homosexuals in the country, adding that the rate of the scourge had declined among commercial sex workers.

    Idoko who said this over the weekend at the Seventh Professor Adetokunbo Lucas Public Health Leadership Forum guest lecture he delivered at the Institute of Public Health,Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife,  Osun State, […]

  • Buhari’s $30bn foreign loan will increase poverty – CCN

    Buhari’s $30bn foreign loan will increase poverty – CCN

    According to reports, the Christian Council of Nigeria, one of the five blocks in the Christian Association of Nigeria, has warned the Federal Government against hurrying to secure the controversial $30bn foreign loan because it could ruin the country in the future.

    The organisation said while the venture has helped some countries in the past, it had also destroyed others.

    The CCN said if Nigeria took the loan it would amount to “structural adjustment coming back to ruin us further and increase […]

  • Do not increase fuel price – NUPENG tells FG

    Do not increase fuel price – NUPENG tells FG

    An oil workers union, NUPENG, says the Federal Government should not succumb to pressure from some groups to increase pump price of petrol for now.

    Tokunbo Korodo, the South-West Chairman of the union, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos.

    Mr. Korodo said that there was pressure on the government to increase the pump price of petrol from some groups.

    He said that any increase in the price of petrol at this time would […]

  • No plans to increase petrol price to N150 – NNPC

    No plans to increase petrol price to N150 – NNPC

    Two weeks after it denied similar moves, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday, said there are no plans to increase the pump price of petrol from N145 to N150 because the corporation is not empowered statutorily to tinker with the pricing template of petroleum products.

    The NNPC added further that there was no time its management met the President to push for a hike in the pump price of petrol to N150 per litre. NNPC had, last week, increased its […]

  • NLC warns FG against another increase in fuel price

    NLC warns FG against another increase in fuel price

    According to reports, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has cautioned the government over the continuous increase in fuel price despite the economic hardship in the country.

    This is coming just as retail stations increased their pump price from N141 to N145, and some private marketers increased to N150.

    It was also gathered that some filling stations such as Oando and Mobil filling stations opposite Magboro off the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, did not sell the products on Saturday, thereby arousing fear of an impending […]

  • Kwara Poly denies increase in fees, monetization of NYSC mobilization

    Kwara Poly denies increase in fees, monetization of NYSC mobilization

    It was gathered that the Rector, Kwara State Polytechnic, Alhaji Mas’ud Elelu, yesterday said that the institution had not increased its school fees.

    “The campaign on the social media is callous and not a true representation of the institution’s authorities,” Elelu told newsmen in Ilorin.

    “I urge the general public to always seek clarification when they are in doubt over activities of the school,’’ Elelu said.

    The rector advised the public to verify information on fees and other activities of the school on […]

  • NNPC stations increase fuel pump price

    NNPC stations increase fuel pump price

    It was gathered that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has jerked up pump price of petrol at its retail outlets.

    Petrol was hitherto sold to the public at N141 at NNPC mega stations and the company’s affiliates across Nigeria.

    It would be recalled that the federal government fixed petroleum at maximum price of N145 in May.

    The NNPC, however, dispensed at N141, saying it was in line with making the product affordable.

    But since Tuesday November 1, NNPC mega stations started selling at […]

  • Recession: FG must increase minimum wage – NLC

    Recession: FG must increase minimum wage – NLC

    Worried by the State of the country’s economy, President of National Labour Congress, NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, yesterday, urged President Munammadu Buhari not to jettison increment in minimum wages from N18, 000, saying “this is the logic used by United State to address recession.”

    Wabba, who made the appeal in an interview with newsmen after presenting N400, 000 Cheque to wife of late Vanguard deputy photo-editor, Mr. Tunji Oyeleru at the Airport Hotel, Ikeja, argued that the economy cannot return to […]

  • No plan to increase electricity tariff – DISCOs

    No plan to increase electricity tariff – DISCOs

    It was gathered that the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors on Wednesday said it had no plan to increase the current tariff being paid by consumers.

    The ANED Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, Mr. Sunday Oduntan, said that the Distribution Companies had not submitted any proposal to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on tariff increase.

    He said, “It is not true that we want to increase the tariff by 200 per cent because we do not have any right to do so.

    “When […]

  • Increase in fuel price will be an invitation to revolution – TUC

    Increase in fuel price will be an invitation to revolution – TUC

    It was gathered that the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has warned the government against any contemplated increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit otherwise known as petrol, saying such move will be an open invitation to revolution in the country.

    In a statement signed by President and Secretary General of the congress, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama and Comrade (Barr.) Simeso Amachree, respectively, the union said it was surprise that officials of government were speaking from both sides of […]

  • No plan to increase petrol price – NNPC

    No plan to increase petrol price – NNPC

    It was gathered that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Tuesday announced that there was no plan to increase the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol.

    It stated that it had a robust supply arrangement that can guarantee sustainable supply over a long period of time.

    In a statement issued by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Mr. Garba-Deen Muhammad, the corporation said, “Reference of unsustainability of N145 per litre of petrol only relates to […]