Africa: Zimbabwe doctors defy court, enter 43rd day of strike/

Africa: Zimbabwe doctors defy court, enter 43rd day of strike

Striking Zimbabwe doctors on Monday defied a court order to return to work, saying a pay rise offered by the government failed to meet everyday costs. Doctors remained home for a 43rd consecutive day, striking for better pay after their salaries were eroded by the country’s spiraling inflation. Zimbabwe’s labour court ruled the action “unlawful” Read more

Alleged N9.9bn fraud: Ambode kicks as EFCC raids Ikoyi, Epe houses/newsheadline247

Alleged 820 Bus Fraud: I’m ready to appear before panel, says Ambode’s commissioner

A commissioner under former governor Akinwunmi Ambode has disputed the claim by the State House of Assembly that some officials of that administration refused to appear before an investigative panel of the House. The House had set a nine-man ad-hoc committee to investigate the purchase of over 800 buses for mass transit by the Ambode Read more


Republican-led probe indicates Russia helped Trump in 2016

A Senate Republican-led investigation said in a report on Tuesday that Russia indeed sought to help President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, contradicting persistent White House claims to the contrary. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s 2016 election investigation report said a sweeping social media manipulation campaign by the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) Read more

Buhari nominates Adesina for re-election as AfDB President/

Buhari nominates Adesina for re-election as AfDB President

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Dr Akinwunmi Adesina for re-election as the President of African Development Bank (AfDB). Mr Adesina, while speaking at an event in Lagos on Sunday, appreciated Mr Buhari for nominating him for re-election for a second term as president of the bank. According to Mr Adesina, Nigeria has invested so much in me. Read more

BBNaija: Nigerians spent N7.2bn on votes…more than 3 states’ monthly allocation combined/newsheadline247

BBNaija: Nigerians spent N7.2bn on votes…more than 3 states’ monthly allocation combined

Details of statistics that emerged on the final day of the Big Brother Naija Season 4 ‘Pepper Dem Gang’ edition revealed that Nigerians spent a screaming unprecedented N7.2 billion on total votes while the show last. Host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, announced on Sunday that the season got over 240 million votes, out of which over 50 Read more

Ogun: Gov. Abiodun to open state job portal, begins statewide rehabilitation of Primary Schools, Health Centers, Roads/newsheadline247

Gov Abiodun reinstates Ogun teachers sacked by predecessor, Amosun

The governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has reinstated two of the three teaches sacked by his predecessor, Ibikunle Amosun, over alleged misconduct. Governor Abiodun made the announcement during the celebration of the 2019 World Teacher’s Day in Abeokuta on Saturday. Among the affected teachers is the former chairman of the state chapter of Read more

Google celebrates World Teachers’ day, pays tribute with doodle/newsheadline247

Google celebrates World Teachers’ Day, pays tribute with doodle

Google, on Saturday, joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Teachers’ Day with a doodle. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures. The World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers’ Read more