Black Ladder


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Second Niger Bridge to be opened between Dec 15 and Jan 15 to ease seasonal travel rush woes

WORKS and housing minister Babatunde Fashola has revealed that the federal government will open the still-under-construction new Second Niger Bridge  between December 15 and January 15 next year to ease the movement of goods and people during the festive season.



Chief of defence staff Irabor introduces training for troops ahead of next year's elections

NIGERIA'S chief of defence staff General Lucky Irabor has revealed that troops from the country's military are being offered special training ahead of next year's elections to ensure they are not compromised by politicians.



House or Reps summons Emefiele with a view to securing reversal of cash withdrawal limits policy

CENTRAL Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor Godwin Emefiele has been summoned to appear before the House of Representatives tomorrow to explain the new cash withdrawal limitations introduced in the wake of the redesigning of the naira.



Peter Obi's Labour Party promises to increase minimum wage to between N80,000 and N100,000 a month

GOVERNOR Peter Obi's Labour Party has pledged to increase Nigeria's minimum wage to between N80,000 ($180) and N100,000 a month from the current paltry N30,000 if it wins the next presidential elections.



English Championship side Hull City contemplate signing Adeboyejo during January transfer window

ENGLISH Championship side Hull City has re-ignited its interest in Nigerian-born striker Victor Adeboyejo with a view to signing him up during the forthcoming January transfer window.



Just imagine how mesmerised the audience at Chatham House would have been if they were fed with details of a public works programme that sounded like this

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[1] Nigeria currently has about 21.7m unemployed people, 10.5m out-of-school children, about 3m internal refugees and 90m people living below the UN acknowledged poverty of surviving on less than $2 a day. A public works programme will be introduced to address all these maladies 


Nigeria becomes the highest aviation debtor owing foreign airlines $551m in blocked funds

NIGERIA has been officially declared as the biggest debtor in the foreign airlines by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) after it emerged that the country owes carriers about $551m in blocked funds.



Angry Delta State youths chase Elumelu away saying he has done nothing for their community

ANGRY youths in the Delta North Senatorial District have chased away their local lawmaker and the minority leader of the House of Representatives Hon Ndudi Elumelu saying he has failed to address their challenges over the years.



Dbanj arrested by ICPC over corruption allegations related to the government's N-Power scheme

AFROBEAT musician Oladapo Oyebanji popularly known as D’banj has been arrested and detained by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over corruption allegations related to the government's N-Power scheme.




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