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Month: October 2018

Cover-up’ over UCL stem cell deaths as two young women die after experimental treatment

Scientists behind a clinical trial at one of the country’s leading universities have been accused of a “cover-up” over the deaths of two young women who died after undergoing experimental treatment. Researchers at University College London (UCL) submitted an application for Government funding for the first ever trial of stem cell-engineered larynx transplants to treat […]

Organised Labour groups: How we arrived at N30,000 minimum wage

Organised Labour gave indications on Tuesday that the outcome of the ongoing controversies about the new national minimum wage will largely impact on the 2019 general election, saying the N30,000 they are currently insisting on was a compromised figure as the Minister of Labour actually recommended a higher figure. Leaders of Organised Labour said on […]

El-Zakzaky: Police arrest 400 Shiites members

Police in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) said 400 members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi’ites, had been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s violent protest in the territory. Commissioner of Police in the area, Mr Bala Ciroma, stated this when he presented the suspects to the media at the command’s headquarters in […]

Multiple verification hinders payment of ex-Airways workers

THE Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA) yesterday said the payment of the approved N22. 6 billion entitlements to ex-workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways Ltd. was halted due to multiple verification by some of the beneficiaries. Its Deputy Director, Mr. John Waitono stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

Ways wage increase will boost economy, by NLC chief Wabba

RATHER than trigger inflation, the proposed minimum wage, when approved, will boost the economy, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President Ayuba Wabba, has said. He told reporters in Asaba, Delta State, that the assertion that an increase in workers’ salary would lead to inflation was unfounded. The NLC chief was in Asaba as a Special Guest […]

Wizkid’s video popups wild reactions

24 hours after the release of his latest video, Fever, broke the internet, popular hip pop star, Wizkid, is preparing fans for another controversial video of his new single, Master Groove. The superstar took to Twitter to spice up what he described as the stew he served his fans, some of who are yet to […]

Luis Suarez shows off newborn son with family

LUIS SUAREZ was full of smiles as he posed with his newborn son Lauti shortly after Barcelona’s 2-0 Champions League win over Inter Milan on Wednesday evening. In an image posted on Instagram, a beaming Suarez showed off his newborn baby son and was also pictured with his wife Sofi and children Delfina and Benjamin. […]

‘I was tortured by SARS’, Evans tells court

Kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans on Friday narrated to an Ikeja high court how he was allegedly tortured by members of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Evans narrated his experience during the continuation of a trial-within-trial at an Ikeja High Court where he is facing […]

I earned N60.2m in three years, Atiku reveals to INEC

PDP candidate paid N10.3m tax Buhari’s papers ‘with military’ Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has declared a personal income of N60.2 million in three years, according to the credentials he filed with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) He also indicated in his tax returns attached to his presidential nomination form that […]

EU parliament approves ban on single-use plastics

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Wednesday for an EU-wide ban on single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery, cotton buds and balloon sticks. The European Commission, the 28-nation EU’s executive arm, proposed banning such items that it said account for 70 percent of the waste in the oceans and beaches. “Today we are one step closer […]