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Doctors want to be our employers, they want to determine our salaries –Biobelemoye, JOHESU National Chairman

The National Chairman of the Joint Health Sector Union, Mr. Josiah Biobelemoye, tells GBENRO ADEOYE that the government and doctors should be blamed for the crisis and unhealthy rivalry among health workers in the health sector The Joint Health Sector has bee
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Doctors want to be our employers, they want to determine our salaries –Biobelemoye, JOHESU National Chairman

The National Chairman of the Joint Health Sector Union, Mr. Josiah Biobelemoye, tells GBENRO ADEOYE that the government and doctors should be blamed for the crisis and unhealthy rivalry among health workers in the health sector The Joint Health Sector has been on strike for over five weeks now and it is biting harder. When […]

22 killed in clash in Cameroon anglophone region

Twenty-two people were killed in a clash with the army in Cameroon’s restive Northwest anglophone region, an opposition MP told AFP on Saturday. “Twenty-two people were killed Friday in Menka during a confrontation… (between the army and) a
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22 killed in clash in Cameroon anglophone region

Twenty-two people were killed in a clash with the army in Cameroon’s restive Northwest anglophone region, an opposition MP told AFP on Saturday. “Twenty-two people were killed Friday in Menka during a confrontation… (between the army and) a group of people that were presented as criminals,” said Nji Tumasang, a member of the anglophone opposition […]

Champions League: I need to play, Bale hints at Real exit

Gareth Bale hinted he will consider leaving Real Madrid after the Wales star inspired their 3-1 Champions League triumph over Liverpool with one of the greatest goals ever scored in the final. Bale blasted an astonishing overhead kick to put Real ahead in th
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Champions League: I need to play, Bale hints at Real exit

Gareth Bale hinted he will consider leaving Real Madrid after the Wales star inspired their 3-1 Champions League triumph over Liverpool with one of the greatest goals ever scored in the final. Bale blasted an astonishing overhead kick to put Real ahead in the 64th minute and sealed the silverware with his second goal — […]

Salah’s injury serious, says Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that Mohamed Salah’s injury that forced him off in the first half of the Champions League final on Saturday was “serious”. “It is a serious injury. He is in hospital for an X-ray. It is either t
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Salah’s injury serious, says Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that Mohamed Salah’s injury that forced him off in the first half of the Champions League final on Saturday was “serious”. “It is a serious injury. He is in hospital for an X-ray. It is either the collarbone or the shoulder itself,” Klopp said after Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid […]

Musa Asake: Family tells CAN, we don’t need your assistance

Friday Olokor, Jos About three weeks after the death of General Secretary of Christian Association of Nigeria, Dr. Musa Asake, the family of the deceased have told the Christian organisation not to get involved in burial arrangements for the deceased clergyma
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Musa Asake: Family tells CAN, we don’t need your assistance

Friday Olokor, Jos About three weeks after the death of General Secretary of Christian Association of Nigeria, Dr. Musa Asake, the family of the deceased have told the Christian organisation not to get involved in burial arrangements for the deceased clergyman. Asake’s family have written to CAN, rejecting the participation of its leaders in the […]

FG must stop N’East children armed as JTF, says expert 

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja  The Federal Government has been urged to stop the usage of school-age children who are armed and brought into the Civilian Joint Task Force to fight terrorism in the Northeastern region of the country. An expert in law and Director of M
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FG must stop N’East children armed as JTF, says expert 

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja  The Federal Government has been urged to stop the usage of school-age children who are armed and brought into the Civilian Joint Task Force to fight terrorism in the Northeastern region of the country. An expert in law and Director of Media Law Centre, Richard Akinnola, stated this in Abuja at a […]

Erosion may wipe off Lekki Conservation Centre, says DG

The Director-General of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, revealed on Saturday that erosion may soon wipe off the Lekki Conservation Centre in Lagos. Aminu-Kano told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that sand filling, dredging and l
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Erosion may wipe off Lekki Conservation Centre, says DG

The Director-General of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, revealed on Saturday that erosion may soon wipe off the Lekki Conservation Centre in Lagos. Aminu-Kano told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that sand filling, dredging and land reclamation activities in various communities in the area has directly threatened the existence of the park. […]

NSE market capitalisation loses N416 bn in 5 days

The market capitalisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange lost N416 billion in five trading days due to exit of foreign investors following delay in 2018 budget passage. Market statistics obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria showed that the market capitalisa
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NSE market capitalisation loses N416 bn in 5 days

The market capitalisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange lost N416 billion in five trading days due to exit of foreign investors following delay in 2018 budget passage. Market statistics obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria showed that the market capitalisation which opened trading on May 21 at N14.660 trillion shed N416 billion or 2.84 […]

LG Polls: Residents, observers decry late distribution of electoral materials

Residents of Nasarawa and election observers have decried the delay in the distribution of electoral materials for the local government elections taking place across the state on Saturday. They made their opinions known in separate interviews with the News Ag
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LG Polls: Residents, observers decry late distribution of electoral materials

Residents of Nasarawa and election observers have decried the delay in the distribution of electoral materials for the local government elections taking place across the state on Saturday. They made their opinions known in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lafia and other parts of the state on Saturday. Mallam Usman Adamu, […]

Kano earmarks N89m for dredging of drains in 2018

Kano State Government has earmarked N89 million for dredging of drains and rivers in Kano in 2018 to prevent flooding. The Commissioner for Environment in the state, Dr Ali Makoda, disclosed this on Saturday after the launching of the exercise at River Jakar
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Kano earmarks N89m for dredging of drains in 2018

Kano State Government has earmarked N89 million for dredging of drains and rivers in Kano in 2018 to prevent flooding. The Commissioner for Environment in the state, Dr Ali Makoda, disclosed this on Saturday after the launching of the exercise at River Jakara in Dala area of the state. He said that the dredging was […]

2m at risk of food insecurity in Afghanistan, UN warns

At least two million Afghans are at risk of severe food insecurity due to a devastating drought in the country, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. Farmers in some 20 Afghan provinces, mostly located in northern and western Afghanist
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2m at risk of food insecurity in Afghanistan, UN warns

At least two million Afghans are at risk of severe food insecurity due to a devastating drought in the country, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. Farmers in some 20 Afghan provinces, mostly located in northern and western Afghanistan, have delayed planting or downsized their wheat cultivation, partly due to lack of rain and […]

Police recruitment candidates didn’t write Arabic language test, says JAMB

Authorities of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board have denied the rumour that candidates for the Police recruitment exercise wrote an examination in Arabic. Police recruitment candidates wrote the qualifying examination nationwide on Friday, being a
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Police recruitment candidates didn’t write Arabic language test, says JAMB

Authorities of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board have denied the rumour that candidates for the Police recruitment exercise wrote an examination in Arabic. Police recruitment candidates wrote the qualifying examination nationwide on Friday, being a part of the series of tests for their enlistment into the Nigeria Police Force. However,  social media became inundated […]

S. Korea says Moon met N. Korea’s Kim in DMZ

South Korea said President Moon Jae-in met with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday inside the Demilitarised Zone dividing the two nations, a day after US President Donald Trump said his summit with Pyongyang could still go ahead. The Blue Hous
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S. Korea says Moon met N. Korea’s Kim in DMZ

South Korea said President Moon Jae-in met with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday inside the Demilitarised Zone dividing the two nations, a day after US President Donald Trump said his summit with Pyongyang could still go ahead. The Blue House, South Korea’s presidential office, said the two leaders held talks for two […]

Omisore’s exit from PDP painful, says Babatope

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ebenezer Babatope, on Saturday said he was personally pained by the exit of Chief Iyiola Omisore from the party. Babatope, a former Minister of Transport, made the statement in a telephone interview with the News A
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Omisore’s exit from PDP painful, says Babatope

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ebenezer Babatope, on Saturday said he was personally pained by the exit of Chief Iyiola Omisore from the party. Babatope, a former Minister of Transport, made the statement in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. NAN reports that Omisore, a one-time governorship candidate of the […]

Nigeria, others renew pledge to win fight against corruption

Nigeria and other African countries at the Africa Day 2018 in New York renewed their commitment to win the fight against corruption so as to advance sustainable development on the continent. Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande
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Nigeria, others renew pledge to win fight against corruption

Nigeria and other African countries at the Africa Day 2018 in New York renewed their commitment to win the fight against corruption so as to advance sustainable development on the continent. Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande, and other African envoys, made the pledge at the celebration of Africa Day, hosted by […]

Ireland set to repeal abortion ban by a landslide

Ireland looks set to “make history” by liberalising some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said as votes in the hard-fought referendum were counted on Saturday. The proposal to repeal the constitutional ban on t
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Ireland set to repeal abortion ban by a landslide

Ireland looks set to “make history” by liberalising some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said as votes in the hard-fought referendum were counted on Saturday. The proposal to repeal the constitutional ban on terminations was predicted to win by a more than two-thirds majority, according to both exit polls. […]

Pair of Japanese premium melons sell for record N10.5m

A single pair of premium melons on Saturday fetched a record 3.2 million yen (N10.5m) at auction in Japan, where the fruit is regarded as a status symbol. Seasonal fruit offerings in Japan routinely attract massive sums from buyers seeking social prestige, o
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Pair of Japanese premium melons sell for record N10.5m

A single pair of premium melons on Saturday fetched a record 3.2 million yen (N10.5m) at auction in Japan, where the fruit is regarded as a status symbol. Seasonal fruit offerings in Japan routinely attract massive sums from buyers seeking social prestige, or from shop owners wanting to attract customers to “ooh and aah” over […]

Vegetable seller bags five years for stealing car from accident scene

A vegetable vendor, SindiwoMlotshwa, 41 from Bulawayo in Zimbabwe has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing a car from an accident scene and converting it into a taxi. Mlotshwa, who stole a car at an accident scene on May 3 ran out of luck when
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Vegetable seller bags five years for stealing car from accident scene

A vegetable vendor, SindiwoMlotshwa, 41 from Bulawayo in Zimbabwe has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing a car from an accident scene and converting it into a taxi. Mlotshwa, who stole a car at an accident scene on May 3 ran out of luck when he was arrested after being involved in […]

Customs officer shoots 70-year-old dead for intervening in argument

Afeez Hanafi At 70, family and friends had looked up to Lamidi Oke, a farmer from Olorunda village, Oyo State, for survival, until last Monday when a trigger-happy Customs officer dashed their hopes. The septuagenarian was allegedly shot dead by the officer w
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Customs officer shoots 70-year-old dead for intervening in argument

Afeez Hanafi At 70, family and friends had looked up to Lamidi Oke, a farmer from Olorunda village, Oyo State, for survival, until last Monday when a trigger-happy Customs officer dashed their hopes. The septuagenarian was allegedly shot dead by the officer while he was trying to intervene in an argument between some Customs operatives […]

My wife is my biggest fan and critic –DJ Neptune

The bible says that he who has found a wife has found a good thing and according to DJ Neptune, that scripture refers to him. Speaking with Saturday Beats, the disc jockey said that he is blessed to have a wife who is both his biggest fan and critic. “If th
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My wife is my biggest fan and critic –DJ Neptune

The bible says that he who has found a wife has found a good thing and according to DJ Neptune, that scripture refers to him. Speaking with Saturday Beats, the disc jockey said that he is blessed to have a wife who is both his biggest fan and critic. “If the music is not good, […]

Day I saw my power bike more important than my life –Yaw

It is an open secret that popular comedian and On-Air Personality, Yaw, is a fanatic when it comes to power bikes but not many know how dearly he loves these machines on two wheels. While speaking with Saturday Beats, the OAP recounted a serious accident he h
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Day I saw my power bike more important than my life –Yaw

It is an open secret that popular comedian and On-Air Personality, Yaw, is a fanatic when it comes to power bikes but not many know how dearly he loves these machines on two wheels. While speaking with Saturday Beats, the OAP recounted a serious accident he had on the Third Mainland Bridge, stating that all […]

Whoever calls me a wife beater should show proof, Ibrahim Chatta blows hot

It is not an exaggeration to say that popular actor Ibrahim Chatta attracts scandals as sugar attracts ants. And to compound issues, the actor hardly debunks most rumours about him. However, in a recent chat with Saturday Beats, the actor stated that he was a
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Whoever calls me a wife beater should show proof, Ibrahim Chatta blows hot

It is not an exaggeration to say that popular actor Ibrahim Chatta attracts scandals as sugar attracts ants. And to compound issues, the actor hardly debunks most rumours about him. However, in a recent chat with Saturday Beats, the actor stated that he was aware of all the negative things written about him but never […]

I was separated from Omoge Campus Aishat for seven years, we never divorced –Husband

Although the remains of Aisha Abimbola popularly known as Omoge Campus have been laid to rest in Canada, it did not stop her colleagues from holding a candlelight and prayer session for the repose of her soul in Lagos. In a recent chat with Saturday Beats th
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I was separated from Omoge Campus Aishat for seven years, we never divorced –Husband

Although the remains of Aisha Abimbola popularly known as Omoge Campus have been laid to rest in Canada, it did not stop her colleagues from holding a candlelight and prayer session for the repose of her soul in Lagos. In a recent chat with Saturday Beats the actress’ late husband, Mr. Ibrahim Okunola said that […]

My mother went to the grave with 90 per cent of my secrets –Chioma Akpotha

 Ademola Olonilua For popular Nollywood actress, Chioma Akpotha, every May 22 of each year would forever be a day she would set aside to celebrate the life of her mother who died about five years ago. In a recent chat with the actress, she told Saturday Beat
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My mother went to the grave with 90 per cent of my secrets –Chioma Akpotha

 Ademola Olonilua For popular Nollywood actress, Chioma Akpotha, every May 22 of each year would forever be a day she would set aside to celebrate the life of her mother who died about five years ago. In a recent chat with the actress, she told Saturday Beats that she was so close to her mother […]

Buhari to female parliamentarians: Your demand threatens Osinbajo’s position

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said the demand for a female vice president in 2019 was threatening the position of Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. The President spake when female members of the state Houses of As
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Buhari to female parliamentarians: Your demand threatens Osinbajo’s position

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said the demand for a female vice president in 2019 was threatening the position of Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. The President spake when female members of the state Houses of Assembly across the country asked him to consider picking a female running mate for the […]

2019: Political parties sign code of conduct

Niyi  Odebode and John Alechenu Political parties on Friday adopted a  code of conduct that will  guide their operations before, during and after the 2019  general elections. The adoption and signing of the code of  conduct was witnessed by the National
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2019: Political parties sign code of conduct

Niyi  Odebode and John Alechenu Political parties on Friday adopted a  code of conduct that will  guide their operations before, during and after the 2019  general elections. The adoption and signing of the code of  conduct was witnessed by the National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission in charge of Election and Party Monitoring, […]

Outrage over Buhari’s water resources bill

…It is provocative, say Southern, M’Belt leaders; it is against restructuring –SERAP, CD Adelani Adepegba, Simon Utebor, Olaleye Aluko and Okechukwu Nnodim Organisations, including  the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum; Socio-Economic Right and A
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Outrage over Buhari’s water resources bill

…It is provocative, say Southern, M’Belt leaders; it is against restructuring –SERAP, CD Adelani Adepegba, Simon Utebor, Olaleye Aluko and Okechukwu Nnodim Organisations, including  the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum; Socio-Economic Right and Accountability Project; the Campaign for Democracy and Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide on Friday kicked against a bill on water resources sent […]

2019: Aspirants challenge Buhari to debate

We won’t force him, says APC Dayo Oketola, John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi, Chukwudi Akasike, Gbenro Adeoye, Umar Muhammed and John Charles A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; a former Kano State Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau; and other presidential aspiran
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2019: Aspirants challenge Buhari to debate

We won’t force him, says APC Dayo Oketola, John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi, Chukwudi Akasike, Gbenro Adeoye, Umar Muhammed and John Charles A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; a former Kano State Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau; and other presidential aspirants interested in contesting in the 2019 election have challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to a debate ahead of […]

Presidency confirms receipt of 2018 budget from National Assembly

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Presidency on Friday evening confirmed the receipt of the 2018 Appropriation Bill from the National Assembly. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate),  Ita Enang, confirmed the developme
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Presidency confirms receipt of 2018 budget from National Assembly

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Presidency on Friday evening confirmed the receipt of the 2018 Appropriation Bill from the National Assembly. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate),  Ita Enang, confirmed the development to State House Correspondents at about 8.30pm on Friday. “I have received the budget on behalf of the […]

PHOTOS: Unattended car plunges into gully with baby inside

Oluwakemi Abimbola A male child ended up in a gully after his mother accidentally left the car running without applying the brake when she dashed into her apartment to pick an item. According to the official Twitter of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad, @rrslago
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PHOTOS: Unattended car plunges into gully with baby inside

Oluwakemi Abimbola A male child ended up in a gully after his mother accidentally left the car running without applying the brake when she dashed into her apartment to pick an item. According to the official Twitter of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad, @rrslagos767, on Thursday, one Mrs. Olaore Yetunde left her two-year-old son in the […]

Adekunle Gold drops ‘About 30’, says I’m overwhelmed

Nigeria’s alternative sound singer, Adekunle Gold on Friday expressed how overwhelmed he was at the way his fans loved his new album, About 30. The singer took to his Twitter handle to express his gratitude, by retweeting all the reviews about his new a
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Adekunle Gold drops ‘About 30’, says I’m overwhelmed

Nigeria’s alternative sound singer, Adekunle Gold on Friday expressed how overwhelmed he was at the way his fans loved his new album, About 30. The singer took to his Twitter handle to express his gratitude, by retweeting all the reviews about his new album, which was released on Friday (today). READ ALSO: Teen bride who killed […]

Weinstein’s bail set at $1m cash

Harvey Weinstein was arraigned on rape and sex crime charges in Manhattan court Friday with bail set at $1 million cash and was ordered to be fitted with a monitoring device. Under the previously agreed bail package, Weinstein’s travel will be restricte
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Weinstein’s bail set at $1m cash

Harvey Weinstein was arraigned on rape and sex crime charges in Manhattan court Friday with bail set at $1 million cash and was ordered to be fitted with a monitoring device. Under the previously agreed bail package, Weinstein’s travel will be restricted to New York and the neighboring state of Connecticut, and he has agreed […]

Meghan’s coat of arms pays tribute to California roots

Prince Harry’s wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, received a new tailor-made official coat of arms on Friday that pays homage to her Californian roots. The crest has a blue background that “represents the Pacific Ocean off the California coast,&#
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Meghan’s coat of arms pays tribute to California roots

Prince Harry’s wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, received a new tailor-made official coat of arms on Friday that pays homage to her Californian roots. The crest has a blue background that “represents the Pacific Ocean off the California coast,” Kensington Palace, the couple’s residence, said in a statement. Two golden rays on the shield […]

N700m campaign fund: EFCC grills ex-Governor Yero for four hours

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission on Friday interrogated former Governor of Kaduna State, Ramalan Yero, for four hours at the commission’s office in Kaduna. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Yero was at the EFCC Kaduna office from around 9:
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N700m campaign fund: EFCC grills ex-Governor Yero for four hours

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission on Friday interrogated former Governor of Kaduna State, Ramalan Yero, for four hours at the commission’s office in Kaduna. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Yero was at the EFCC Kaduna office from around 9:00 am till about 1:30 pm, when he walked out smiling. The former governor thanked […]

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