Nigeria initiate moves to tackle violent extremism

By Lazarus Zakaa The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has held a one day workshop aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism and other related security challenges in the country. Speaking at the opening of the event, NSCDC Commandant -General Abdullahi Muhammadu in his opening speech stressed the importance of initiating an adequate […]

DEPOWA trains over 30 teachers on ‘Thinking Skills’

By Lazarus Zakaa The Defence and police officers wives Association has trained teachers to enhance their thinking skills in order to inculcate the right knowledge to student in its school network. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 3 day workshop organized by association, the Commandant of DEPOWA schools Lt Commander Festus Onewokae said the […]

Lagos killing: CISLAC demands justice, passage of Police Reform Bill

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has condemned the rising extra-judicial activities by officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) which continues unabated as manifested in the recent killing of an innocent Nigerian, Kolade Johnson, at a football viewing centre in Lagos, during a raid to arrest a suspected offender in his neighbourhood. The […]

DEPOWA trains over 30 teachers on ‘Thinking Skills’

Breaking: Buhari signs minimum wage bill into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the new minimum wage bill. The bill, which has now become a law, will usher in a new pay structure for Nigerian workers. The National Assembly had passed the bill approving N30,000 as the minimum wage for workers. State governors had opposed the N30,000 minimum wage with many of them […]

Russia bans oil export to Ukraine

Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, on Thursday said Russia has banned exports of oil and petroleum products to Ukraine, as well as certain Ukrainian imports. Relations between the former Soviet neighbours have been at an all-time low since Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region in retaliation for Kiev ousting its Kremlin-backed president. Medvedev cast […]

SON tasks manufacturers on accurate measurement

Mr Osita Aboloma, Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has warned manufacturers of products that have direct impact on safety and health of consumers against sharp practices to avoid disasters. Aboloma gave the warning on Thursday in Ado Ekiti at a one-day sensitisation programme on “Importance of Metrology for Quality Assurance for stakeholders in the […]