Strike: Why we’ll ground Nigeria’s economy despite Court Order — NLC Leader

  The economy of Nigeria, Africa’s biggest crude oil exporter, would be grounded through labour strike despite a Court Order against the action. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) made this declaration just as the meeting between its leadership and representatives of the Nigerian government ended in deadlock. The labour unions planned a nationwide protest over the hike in the cost of petrol and electricity tariff. President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, declared in Abuja Thursday after the meeting with a Federal Government delegation to resolve the issues. The meeting, with…

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Casualty figures uncertain as another explosion rocks Lagos

  Another major gas explosion has rocked Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, with figures of casualty still uncertain. Over 20 people were however reportedly injured in the explosion that occurred at Ajuwon, few kilometers from Iju Ishaga area of Lagos State on Thursday. Properties worth millions of Naira including over four vehicles were also burnt. The explosion also damaged some buildings within same proximity with the explosion site. Spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident. He noted that emergency responders have arrived at the scene of…

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EXPLAINER: Nigeria’s Electricity Tariff Hike not for all DisCos’ Customers + SEE WHERE YOU BELONG

Using the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) rule, which was adequately exemplified by Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Platforms Africa, in this tariff Explainer, shows why the tariff hike should not be for all. The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Nigeria’s leading power utility firm, it was, which first announced grouping of its customers into five service bands. Few hours after the NERC adjustments in tariff payable by electricity consumers in Nigeria, the EKEDC swiftly grouped its customers depicting the quantity and quality of supply they receive. General Manager, Corporate Communications of the…

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Kogi: How 6 Children, 17 adults burnt beyond recognition as death toll hits 30

  Authorities are considering a DNA test to determine the identities of 6 school pupils and 17 adults whose corpses were burnt beyond recognition as death toll in the fuel tanker fire that rocked Nigeria’s Kogi State has risen to 30. Initial figures ahowed that twenty-three people, including seven school children, have died in a fuel tanker explosion, which occurred at Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi, Nigeria’s North central in the early hours of Wednesday. The State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Idris Ali, who…

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BBNaija 2020: I was watching World Cup in 1992 when Ozo was born – Nengi declares

  Big Brother Naija lockdown housemate, Nengi, has said that by the year 1992, when fellow housemate, Ozo, claimed to be born, she was watching World Cup matches. However, the only World Cup held in 1992 was the Cricket World Cup also known officially as the Benson and Hedges World Cup organised by the International Cricket Council, (ICC) in Australia and New Zealand. There has been controversy over the real age of the Bayelsa-born housemate. While some believe she is 22 years old as she claims, others say the former…

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Anger, Wailing as popular Nigerian Monarch hacked to death

  . Senator, others bemoan Plateau Monarch’s assasination Wailing and anger have rocked the Palace of popular traditional ruler in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Nigeria’s Plateau State, Bulus Janka, who was hacked to death by assailants. The wailers including a lawmaker at the Nigeria’s upper legislative arm, Senator Istifanus Gyang (PDP-Plateau), described the assassination of Janka as inhuman, barbaric and devilish. The popular traditional ruler was said to have been killed on Monday night at his residence. Until his death, he lived at Rasat, Foron District of Barkin…

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TUC, NLC vow to Shut Down Nigeria’s economy Sept 28 over fuel, electricity tariff hike

  The Nigeria’s Trade Union Congress (TUC) has aligned with its counterpart, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to ground economic activities in the country into a total halt on September 28. The planned total shutdown of economy, the congress said, would go on in colaboration with NLC if the Nigerian Government refuses to reverse the recent hike in petrol price and electricity tariff. This was coming as the National Executive Council of the NLC, ratified the decision the decision of its Central Working Committee to stage a nationwide protest on…

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INTERVIEW: Most Nigerians with hypertension are not Aware of Status – Expert

  Those with hypertension tend not to so well with COVID-19- Dr. Oyejoko says during Platforms Africa e-Discourse    Health Policy analyst and Managing Director, Solomon Jayden Medical Centre, Dr. Akin OYEJOKO, is an accomplished Senior Medical Doctor whose sojourn in the practice spanned many years at both public and private hospitals in Nigeria and abroad. He featured as the lead discussant at the second e-Discourse organised by Platforms Africa, an ex-Community of Intellectuals, opinion leaders and policy moulders in Africa, where he dissected the relationship between High blood pressure…

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NNPC recruits women, physically challenged for $2.8bn AKK, other projects

. Inclusive employment earns NNPC Federal Character Commission accolades The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Monday revealed its employment pattern on the $2.8 billion Abuja-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline to include women, people in wheel chairs, the blind and other physically challenged. The pattern, which lined up the corporation as one of the institutions of government with the highest number of women in management has also earned NNPC an applause from the Federal Character Commission (FCC). The Executive Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Muheeba Farida Dankaka, gave the commendation in…

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