US President blocks release of interview audio recordings

US President blocks release of interview audio recordings

US President Joe Biden has blocked the release of audio recordings of his interviews from the investigation into his handling of classified files. A letter from the justice department yesterday to Republicans in Congress said Mr Biden had asserted executive privilege, and the recordings would not be released. Republicans had demanded the release of the […]

President Tinubu asks for refund of N24Billion

President Tinubu asks for refund of N24Billion

 President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has asked the House of Representatives to approve the refund of over Twenty four Billion Naira to Nasarawa and Kebbi states as cost of construction of airports in both states. These requests from the president contained in three separate letters and read at the plenary by the Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Kalu […]

Women’s Club World Cup to take place in 2026

Women’s Club World Cup to take place in 2026

FIFA has confirmed that the inaugural Women’s Club World Cup will take place in January and February 2026. The 16-team tournament will be held every four years and fall during the domestic season for European leagues, between the Women’s Champions League group stages and the knockout rounds. FIFA at its congress today in Bangkok also […]

NBS-Nigeria’s inflation rate rose to 33.69%

NBS-Nigeria’s inflation rate rose to 33.69% in

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) report released yesterday shows Nigeria’s inflation rate rose to 33.69% in April 2024 compared to March 2024 headline inflation rate which was 33.20%. A cursory look at the movement, the April 2024 headline inflation rate showed an increase of 0.49% points when compared to the […]

ASUU may be forced to embark on nationwide strike

ASUU may be forced to embark on nationwide strike

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), have said they may be forced to embark on a nationwide strike, over what they described as dissatisfaction with the way their demands are being handled by the states and federal government. A statement signed by the president of AS, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, said the decision […]

Labour Unions Walk Out of Minimum Wage Negotiations

Labour Unions Walk Out of Minimum Wage Negotiations

The labour unions comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress have walked out of the ongoing minimum wage negotiations with the government and the Organised Private Sector. Angered by the N48,000 proposal by the Federal Government as the national minimum wage, the labour unions described the offer as ridiculous. The organised private sector […]

Ireland sets legible age for purchase of cigarettes

Ireland country’s adult smoking rate

The Republic of Ireland will raise the minimum age for the purchase of cigarettes to 21, designed to reduce the country’s adult smoking rate to less than five per cent. Lawmakers in the country said in a statement today that the plan would make Ireland the first country in the EU to take such measure, […]

ASUU-Nigeria ranks lowest in education budgets

ASUU-Nigeria ranks lowest in education budgets

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decried the neglect of the education sector, saying Nigeria ranks lowest in education budgets across the West African sub-region. ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, said this at a One-Day Workshop organised by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) in Abuja on Tuesday reiterating the union’s call for […]

UN warns 5.9 Million Nigerian Children face severe food and nutrition Crisis

UN warns about Nigerian children nutrition crisis

The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Mohammed Fall, has said about 5.9 million Nigerian children face severe food and nutrition crisis. According to Fall, during the launch of 2024 Lean Season Food Security and Nutrition Crisis multi-sector plan, the estimate is the highest globally, while adding that 700,000 children under 5 years, […]