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NLC explains complexity in minimum wage talks

NLC explains complexity in minimum wage talks

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Joe Ajaero has blamed ‘wage suppression’ since the past five years as the reason for the complexity in ongoing talks amongst federal, States and workers. He disclosed this on Politics Today (Tuesday) on Channels Television Magazine programme, hours after the leaders of the Organized labour rejected the...

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UBTH 4000 ‘abandoned Corpses’ for mass burial

UBTH 4000 ‘abandoned Corpses’ for mass burial

The University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH has disclosed plans to dispose off all unclaimed Corpses through mass burial of any other means considered appropriate. The Management in a public notice issued and published in Newspapers on Monday 20th May 2024, however gave six weeks ultimatum to owners of such Corpse(s) to remove their Corpses...

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Benin monarch accuses EFCC of aiding crimes

Benin monarch accuses EFCC of aiding crimes

The Benin monarch, Omo N’ Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, CFR, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC of allegedly aiding crimes. Oba Ewuare II who made the allegations when he received the newly deployed Benin Zonal Director of EFCC, Mr Effa Okim in his Palace in Benin City,...

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70-year-old grandpa nabbed for drug deal

70-year-old grandpa nabbed for drug deal

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has arrested 70-year-old grandfather, Adamu Mohammed for illicit drug deal in Borno State. A statement by NDLEA’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi disclosed this on Sunday in a statement. Mohammed was arrested on Thursday 16th May with 2 kilograms of cannabis and 33.55grams of diazepam at Mbulamel, Biu Local Government...

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‘Looted ancestral stools’ return to Oba of Benin

‘Looted ancestral stools’ return to Oba of Benin

Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, CFR, Oba of Benin has taken custody of two looted Royal stools from the German government, symbolizing a step in the right direction. Historical records revealed that the artefacts — Bronze and wooden Royal stools (Ekete), made during the reign of Oba Eresoyen and Oba Esigie...

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Group slams Obaseki over Benin royal rumble

Group slams Obaseki over Benin royal rumble

A socio-cultural organization under the aegis of Edo National Voice (ENV) has chided Governor Godwin Obaseki over his plan to initiate a Peace process between the Benin monarch, HRM. Oba Ewuare II, and rebellious Benin Dukes (Enigie). The group accused the Governor of aiding some suspended Benin Dukes (Enigie) to initiate what it described as...

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Sweden announces return of Benin artefacts

Sweden announces return of Benin artefacts

The Swedish government has resolved to return 39 pieces of Benin Artefacts in her Museum to the custody of Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, CFR, Oba of Benin. The disclosure followed the Federal Republic of Nigeria Gazette No. 57, Volume 110 at pages A245-247 issued on March 23rd, 2023, which recognized...

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100 ‘bride-to-be minors’ for bone marrow test: FG

100 ‘bride-to-be minors’ for bone marrow test: FG

The federal government has ordered a bone marrow test to ascertain the ages of 100 female Orphans, shortlisted for mass wedding in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State. The move followed the insistence by the Speaker of Niger State House of Assembly, Abdulmalik Sarkindaji to marry off the girls reported to have lost their...

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UTME: JAMB releases additional 36,540 results

UTME: JAMB releases additional 36,540 results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released additional 36,540 Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination results, UTME earlier withheld for investigation, Daily Trust reports. The Board however dismissed the report suggesting that the outstanding 2024 UTME results, currently being subjected to intense scrutiny by its team of experts, had been compromised on account of a...

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NDLEA razes 4 hectares of cannabis farm in Edo

NDLEA razes 4 hectares of cannabis farm in Edo

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency says it set 4.654474 hectares of cannabis sativa farm ablaze and arrested on of the farmers in North East Local Government Area of Edo State last week. NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi said in a statement that the psychoactive substance weighing 11, 636.185kg across three farms at Iguiye Forest in...