FG In Late Move To Avert Strike As Ngige Meets Labour Leaders

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Wednesday met with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress in a bid to stop the labour leaders from going ahead with a planned nationwide strike.
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Ghana Authorities Shut Down 400 Nigerian Businesses

Over 400 businesses owned by Nigerians in Ghana have been closed down, according to the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS).

APC Says Adeleke Can’t Win Polls Even With Omisore’s Support

The APC has said Senator Ademola Adeleke would still lose the governorship rerun election even if he gets the support of Iyiola Omisore.

Leah Sharibu’s Mother Sues FG, Demands N500m Damages

The mother of Leah Sharibu has filed an action against the Federal Government at the Federal High Court in Lagos, claiming N500m damages.

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Wednesday, September 26th

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Wednesday, September 26th.
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Pogba Gives Mourinho ‘Evil Eye’ In Tense Face-off (Video)

All appears not to be well between Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and his player Paul Pogba as footage suggests the two had a tense meeting during a training session on Wednesday morning.

Gov. Obaseki Not A Machine, Edo Govt. Address Viral Sleeping Photos

Following the viral photos of Obaseki sleeping at the United Nation's General Assembly, the State Government has addressed its cause to hard work.

Obaseki Yawns, Sleeps As Buhari Addresses World Leaders (Photos)

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has been cited sleeping and yawning during the speech of President Muhammadu Buhari at the UNGA.

#OsunDecides2018: PDP Demands Immediate Resignation Of INEC Boss

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate resignation of the Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu.

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NEWS

NLC Orders State To Commence Strike Mobilisation

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has ordered all 36 state councils to begin mobilisation of workers in readiness for its nationwide strike.

Best Student Awarded Yam, 18 Cups Of Beans, Pawpaw

The Best Creative Advertising student, Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu University in Anambra has been awarded a tuber of yam.

Omokri Reacts To Ghana Shutting Down Nigeria Business

Reno Omokri has slammed the administration of President Buhari for keeping mum over the recent shutting down of Nigeria businesses in Ghana.

Sultan, Dangote, Others To Raise N1.5b For Islamic Centre

The Sultan of Sokoto Sa’ad Abubakar and other Islamic leaders will raise N1.5 billion for the building of the International Islamic Centre for Muslim Community of Oyo State (MUSCOYS) in Ibadan.

Labour Slams Buhari Over Withdrawal Of Paris Club Refund

The Benue State chapter of the NLC has condemned the withdrawal of the final tranche of the Paris Club refund earlier paid to the state and others.

18 Die In Ekiti Ghastly Road Accident

No fewer than 18 people lost their lives on Wednesday morning following a road crash in Awo community in Irepodun/Ifelodun area of Ekiti state.

NLC Set For Indefinite Nationwide Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared the commencement of an indefinite warning strike to press President Muhammadu Buhari's administration to adopt a new minimum wage for workers.

Osun Re-run: Declare Number Of PVCs Collected In Affected Units – AIED Tells INEC

The Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED), has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to release the total number of permanent voter’s cards collected in the seven polling units slated for supplementary election in Osun State, southwest Nigeria.
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FRSC Job Seeker Collapses, Dies In Kogi

One of the applicants taking part in the ongoing nationwide recruitment exercise being conducted by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), collapsed suddenly and died on Tuesday in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.

Nigeria, US Sign New MoU

The United States has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the provision of $125,000 grant to promote Nigeria’s rock art.

Pastor, Wife Die In Imo flood

The Head of Imo/Abia Operations Office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Evans Ugoh, has confirmed that a pastor and his wife died in Monday’s massive flood in Oguta community in Imo State.

POLITICS

#OsunDecides2018: Omisore Finally Speaks On Who He Is Backing

The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Osun State governorship election, Iyiola Omisore, has told his supporters who to vote for.

Tension As Military Replaces Police For Osun Rerun Election

There is tension in Osun ahead of the rerun election scheduled for Thursday, as military personnel replace police to provide security during the polls.

Abia SDP Rejects Zoning Of Governorship Ticket

The chairman of the SDP in Abia State, Chidi Nwosu, has said the party will not zone its governorship ticket to any particular zone in the state.

Court Sacks APGA Chairman

A High court has granted an order setting aside the executives at the Ward, Local Government, Zonal and State levels of Abia state APGA Abia State.

What I Will Do As President, Tambuwal Reveals

A Presidential aspirant on the platform of the PDP, Aminu Tambuwal, has stated that he would run an all-inclusive government if elected president in 2019.

Osun Guber Rerun Manifestation Of Democracy – Odigie-Oyegun

Former chairman of the APC John Odigie-Oyegun has said the inconclusive Osun Governorship election was a manifestation of a thriving democracy.

#OsunDecides2018: APC Must Buckle Up – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna Central) has charged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to work harder in other to win the Osun governorship rerun election.

#OsunDecides2018: Omisore Reportedly Agrees To Work For APC

The candidate of the SDP in the Osun governorship election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has reportedly agreed to work for the APC in the state rerun election.
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Why Imo Elites Are Fighting Me – Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state says elites in the state are 'fighting' him because of the state treasury.

APC NWC Bans Adamawa Exco From Governorship Primaries

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria's ruling party, has banned the Adamawa State Working Committee from participating either as delegates or superintendents in the governorship primaries holding in the State.

My Re-election Will End ‘Godfatherism’ In Adamawa – Gov. Bindow

Governor Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa, says his re-election would end “the politics of godfatherism in the state”.

SPORTS

Unai Emery ‘Didn’t Block’ Low From Meeting Ozil

Following reports on Wednesday that Germany coach Joachim Low was blocked from Meeting Mesut Ozil at Arsenal's training ground, another report has emerged explaining what really happened.

Aiteo Cup: Enyimba Beat Katsina Utd In Group Opener

Four-time champions Enyimba have opened their campaign in the group stage of the 2018 Aiteo Cup with a 1-0 win over Katsina United on Wednesday in Gombe.

Pochettino Says Spurs Hope To Be In New Stadium ‘Before Christmas’

Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham will be playing in their new stadium by the end of the year and said once they are installed there will be “no excuses” for not winning trophies.

Emery Blocks Loew From Meeting Ozil At Arsenal Training

Germany head coach Joachim Loew was reportedly stopped from meeting Mesut Ozil at Arsenal’s training ground on Monday to discuss the midfielder’s abrupt retirement from international duty.

NFF Announce New Venue For Eagles, Libya Clash

The venue for Nigeria's Group E 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home with Libya has been moved from Kaduna to Uyo, an official of the team has said.

Sell Of Wembley Stadium To Shahid Khan Agreed For £600m

The English Football Association has agreed to sell Wembley to Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan for £600m, according to the Financial Times.

Chelsea Owner Abrahamovich Runs Into Police Trouble In Switzerland

Chelsea Russian owner Roman Abrahamovich's desire to be a Swiss resident has hit a snag following a damning police report on him.

Buhari Reacts To D’Tigress Win Over Argentina At Fiba W/Cup

President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the D’Tigress for their win over Argentina at the 2018 Fiba Women's World Cup on Tuesday.
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Iheanacho Thanks Fans After Leicester League Cup Win

Kelechi Iheanacho has thanked Leicester City fans for their support on the back of the club's qualification for the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Why I Invited Dangote, Otedola For Fifa Awards– NFF President

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick, said he invited Nigerian business moguls, Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola to the Fifa Best Awards ceremony in London for them to meet those running world football and to discuss a future partnership that will boost Nigerian football.

Isco Diagnosed With Acute Appendicitis

Real Madrid forward Isco has been diagnosed with acute appendicitis and is set to have an operation, the club have announced.

Entertainment

Cossy Vows To Vote Govt Capable Of Fixing Lagos Drainage Issue (Video)

Nollywood Actress Cossy Ojiakor has vowed to sell her vote to whichever government will fix the drainage challenges of Lagos.

Sex Is Now The New Application Letter – Ronke Oshodi

Ronke Oshodi Oke took to her Instagram page to share her opinion on the issue of sex trading in Nigeria most especially around work environment.

Ghanian Singer Efya Features Mr Eazi In New Single ‘Maame’ (Video)

Award-winning Ghanaian singer Efya has released the official video for her single “Maame” featuring Nigerian Afrobeat singer Mr Eazi.

Tony Tetuila Attacks His Friends Loyalty (Photos)

Music mogul Tony Tetuila has through a comment session on Instagram attack his friends of their loyalty, referencing his mother's death.

‘I’m 100% Nigerian’, American Based Rapper Wale Boasts

Wale has again shown his connection with his Nigerian roots when he said being Nigerian, making music with Nigerians, has been something he was proud of.

Juliet Ibrahim Reveals What Men Do That Turns Her Off

Award-winning Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim has revealed that she gets disgusted whenever a man's action implies that he is the only suitable person for a woman.

‘My Wife Wears The Latest’, Davido Brags

DMW Leader, Davido who has overtime been calling 'Chioma' his wife has again taken to his social media to brag about buying her the latest.
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Actor Will Smith Bungee Jumps Off Helicopter To Mark 50th Birthday

American actor Will Smith successfully bungee jumped from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon to celebrate his 50th birthday.
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Bill Cosby Sentenced To Three Years In Prison Over Sexual Assault

Disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby was sentenced to three (could be up to 10 years) in prison by a judge on Tuesday and branded a “sexually violent predator” for assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago.

Femi Kuti Wows Audience At Sheraton Hotel

Music lovers experience an evening of Jazz music with Femi Kuti enthralling the audience with a live performance of his seventh studio album.

Judge Calls Bill Cosby ‘Sexually Violent Predator’

US TV personally Bill Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison as a Pennsylvania judge has ruled the comic is a sexually violent predator.

BUSINESS

NCAA Hands Foreign Airlines Deadline For 5% Revenue Automation

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has mandated foreign airlines to obey the automated revenue payment platform for the remittance of five percent Ticket Sales Charge/Cargo Sales Charge (TSC/CSC) on or before December 31.

SON Vows To Revamp Paper Industry With Improved Standards

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (Son) has said it is reviewing standards in the paper industry following a decline in the sector. 

Paints Industry’s Contribution To GDP Too Low, Says Berger Paints

The country's paints industry is not contributing enough to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to Berger Paints Nigeria Plc.

Nigeria Spends $44.5m Yearly On Industrial Minerals Importation – FG

Nigeria is spending $44.5m yearly in the importation of industrial minerals, Minister of State, Mines, and Steel Development Bawa Bwari has said. 

Edo State Govt., NEPC Eyeing $35bn Oil Palm Market

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) is partnering with the Edo State Government to boost palm oil production in the state.

It’s Not Late To Avert Strike, Labour Leader Urges FG

The impasse between the Federal Government and the organized labor is not too late to resolve, a labor leader Issa Aremu has said.

Improved Macro-economic Conditions Inadequate To Grow Economy – FG

Nigeria's improvement in macroeconomic conditions is inadequate to grow the economy at a faster rate, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said.

Nigeria Requires $123m To Develop Mineral Deposits- Report

The World Bank and the Ministry of Mines and Steel have said that the country needs about $123.5m to develop minerals for industrial production.
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AfDB, Afro-Exim Bank Express Readiness To Invest In Nigeria Air

Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika has revealed that the African Development Bank (AfDB) and others are ready to invest in the Nigeria Air project.

Nigeria’s Exit From Recession Under Threat – CBN

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned that weak economic fundamentals currently being shown by the Nigerian economy are putting the country’s exit from recession under threat.

CBN Retains MPR At 14%, Wants Faster Budget Implementation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Monetary Policy Committee has left the Monetary Policy Rate at 14 percent after a meeting on Tuesday. 

WORLD

Macron Rejects Trump’s Call To Isolate Iran

French President Emmanuel Macron says Iran should be allowed to keep selling oil and urged dialogue as he rejected a United States push to isolate the Tehran regime.

Nigeria, Other Opec Nations ‘Ripping Off’ World – Trump

Nigeria and other members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Nations (OPEC) are ripping off the rest of the world, US President Donald Trump has said.

Only ‘Friends’ Will Get US Foreign Aids, Trump Says

President Donald Trump has said the US will only be interested in giving foreign aides to nations who "respect us and frankly our — our friends."

Trump Says US Stronger, Safer, Richer

United States President Donald Trump has told the United Nations General Assembly that he has done more since assuming office than almost any previous US president.

Trump Says No Plans To Meet Iran’s Rouhani

US President Donald Trump says he has no plans to meet with Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations "despite requests" to do so.

Swedish Prime Minister Ousted By Parliarment

The Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Lofven is being forced to stand down after losing the support of parliament.

US Supreme Court Nominee Vows Not Be Intimidated

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday said he would not withdraw from consideration for the high court.

UN Unveils Nelson Mandela Statue In New York

A statue of the anti-apartheid South African hero Nelson Mandela has been unveiled at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
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Court Remands Angola Ex-President’s Son For $1.5bn Fraud

The son of Angola’s ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos was remanded in custody in a $1.5-billion corruption case, a state prosecutor said on Monday.

EU Issues Britain Two Months To Pay €2.7bn China Customs Fraud

Britain has been mandated by the European Union to recover 2.7 billion euros ($3.3 billion) in lost customs duties in two months. 

Tanzania Buries Ferry Disaster Dead As Toll Hits 224

Tanzania was in mourning on Sunday as the first dozen bodies were buried from a devastating ferry capsize on Lake Victoria that left people 224 dead.

TECH

Tablet Computer ‘Kills Child’ In Car Crash

Following the death of a girl hit by a tablet computer in a car accident, concerns have been raised about the safety of using such devices in moving vehicles.

FG Soft-pedals On Dispute With MTN

The FG appears to have taken a softer stance on Africa’s leading mobile operator MTN, assuring stakeholders that a dispute over the repatriation of $8.13 in dividends will be “resolved”.

Qualcomm Accuses Apple Of Sharing Its Tech With Intel

US chipmaker Qualcomm has accused Apple of sharing its technology with rival chipmakers including Intel in a theft intended to improve the performance of non-Qualcomm chips.

China Shuts Down 4,000 Websites Over “Harmful” Contents

China has shut down thousands of websites and online accounts following a three-month campaign against "harmful" content, the state news agency Xinhua has announced.

Tinder Tests New Feature Letting Women Messages First

Social Hookup app Tinder is testing a new feature in India that puts women in control of sending the first message to a match.

Original Working Apple-I Computer Raises $375,000 At Auction

An Apple-I computer, the first product made by the computing giant, has sold at auction for $375,000 (£230,000).

Snapchat Ties Up With Amazon For Point-And-Buy

Snapchat said on Monday it is testing a new way to search for products on Amazon.com through its Snapchat app’s camera, allowing users to shop directly using the messaging app.

Instagram Departures Hit Facebook Shares

Shares of Facebook Inc fell more than 2 percent in early trading on Tuesday after the two founders of photo-sharing app Instagram left the social networking giant under unexplained circumstances.
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Nigeria’s Internet Users Hit 104.6m In August – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said that Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 104.6 million in August.

WhatsApp Engages Grievance Officer To Fight Deadly Fake News

WhatsApp has appointed to fill a new role of grievance officer it created to fight the spread of fake news in India through the messaging app.

Former Employee Sues Facebook For Neglecting Safety Standard

Selena Scola has lodged a suit against Facebook, claiming "constant and unmitigated exposure to highly toxic and extremely disturbing images" had left her with post-traumatic stress disorder.

HEALTH

Cholera Outbreak: Death Toll Hits 45

World Health Organization said Zimbabwe has recorded the death of at least 45 people due to the outbreak of cholera in the past three weeks.

Excessive Intake Of Coffee Can Cause Infertility – Varsity Don

A Professor of Physiology, University of Ibadan, Yinusa Raji, has warned people to desist from taking excessive coffee saying it may affect their reproductive organs and their offsprings later in life.

Scientists Successfully Grow Human Esophagus Inside Laboratory

Scientists working to bio-engineer the entire human gastrointestinal system in a laboratory has reportedly successfully used pluripotent stem cells to grow human esophageal organoids in the lab.

Douching Can’t Prevent HPV, Cervical Cancer – Expert

A medical officer with Mass Medical Mission Dr Kin Egwuchim has advised women to stop washing their private part with unhealthy chemicals as preventive measures for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

1.1 Million Nigerians Treating HIV – NACA DG

About 1.1 million people are on treatment for HIV in Nigeria, according to the Director General of the National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (NACA), Dr. Sani Aliyu.

Zika Virus Could Be Cure For Brain Cancer – Research

A recent medical report on Friday said the devastating Zika virus could be used in the fight against brain cancer.

Cholera Claims 61 Lives, 50 Others Hospitalised In Yobe

The Yobe State Government on Friday confirmed 906 fresh cases of cholera with 61 deaths and 50 others still on admission in hospitals across the state.

Russia Successfully Develops New Powdered Ebola Vaccine

Russian healthcare ministry has developed a new dry powder vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus disease, Health Minister, Veronika Skvortsova announced on Thursday.
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WHO Says 1.3bn People At Risk Of Tuberculosis

A quarter of the world’s population has tuberculosis infection or some 1.3 billion people, are at risk of developing TB during their lifetime, says World Health Organization (WHO).

LASUTH Set To Create Centre For Cleft Palate, Lipping Patients

LASUTH, Ikeja, said it would soon inaugurate a cleft lip and palate centre to properly care for patients with such conditions.

Prostate Cancer, An Epidemic-in-waiting – Don

Urologist at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Prof. Sulyman Kuranga, has described prostate cancer as an “epidemic in waiting” in Africa.

OPINION

Who Will Save Some Nigerians From Intellectual Laziness? By Femi Adesina

Presidential media aide Femi Adesina laments intellectual laziness among a cross section of Nigerians who often misinterprets President Buhari's statements.

Three Things Learned From Champions League Final

Real Madrid have created another record in the Champions League by winning the European cup for the 13th time, with Gareth Bale scoring a breathtaking overhead kick in a 3-1 dramatic win over Liverpool.

Victorious Super Falcons Rewarded With Disgrace

That the Falcons had to take to the streets to protest and ask for their legitimate earnings spoke volumes of the decay and retardation that has recently befallen us as a Nation, writes Toyin Akiode.

Remembering Thomas Lambo And The Mysteries Of The African Mind

It is fourteen years - almost, since the great Thomas Adeoye Lambo died.