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Tinubu Approves N70,000 National Minimum Wage

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday approved N70,000 as the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.  This was announced by a presidential aide, Bayo Onanuga via a...

Tinubu to Announce Minimum Wage Today as Organised Labour Meets with President at Presidential Villa

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is set to meet with organised labour at the Presidential Villa today, Thursday, to announce the long-awaited national minimum wage. The...

Human Rights Activist Inibehe Effiong Slams Akwa Ibom Governor’s Alleged Plans for Lagos Towers Amid Dilapidated Schools, Meager Minimum Wage

Human Rights activist and lawyer Inibehe Effiong has publicly denounced the purported plans by the Governor of Akwa Ibom State to construct 18-story towers in Lagos...

Sunday Igboho Freshly Serves Ultimatum to Armed Fulani Herders in Southwest

Yoruba Nation freedom fighter Sunday Adeyemo, widely known as Igboho, has reportedly renewed his eviction order for Fulani herders, who have allegedly become notorious...

I live in a rented apartment in Abuja — Billionaire Aliko Dangote

Africa’s wealthiest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has disclosed that the house he resides in while visiting Abuja is not his own. Speaking to media at the Dangote...

Yahaya Bello Reportedly in ‘Protective Custody’ of Kogi Government Amidst EFCC’s Wanted Status

A recent report has allegeed that Yahaya Bello, former governor of Kogi State, has been detained under “protective custody” by the state government since being...

Former President Donald Trump Injured in Assassination Attempt at Pennsylvania Rally

Former U.S. President and current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was injured in an assassination attempt during a campaign rally and was dramatically...

𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐮 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐩𝐬𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐨𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝟐𝟐, while 154 Suffers Different Degress of Injuries

The death toll in a school building which collapsed in Jos, Plateau State on Friday has increased from 17 to 22. The Executive Secretary of the State Emergency...

Gov. Makinde Presents Staff Of Office To 43rd Olubadan, Olakulehin

Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland, received the Staff of Office and the Instrument of Office from Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde on Friday. The...

Nigeria Government Invites Labor Unions to Aso Villa for High-Level Meeting

In an attempt to resolve ongoing labor-related issues, the Federal Government of Nigeria has officially invited the leaders of the country’s two largest labor...

Tinubu Seeks Additional $2billion Crude Oil-backed Loan from International Creditors

The President Bola Tinubu-led federal government is seeking an additional $2 billion crude oil-backed loan from international creditors to boost its financial inflow....

Forum for Religious Equality and Education Condemns Zamfara Mass Wedding, Demands Welfare, Education, and Empowerment Programs for Young Vulnerables

In a strongly-worded statement, the Forum for Religious Equality and Education has condemned the recent mass wedding of young boys and girls from Zamfara State,...

Nigerian Petrol Crisis Looms as Depots Raise Prices to N720/litre

Fuel scarcity is emerging in Lagos and other regions of the country as private depot owners raise the ex-depot price of petrol from N630 to a staggering N720 per litre....

Ogun Gas Explosion Kills Mother, 7-Year-Old; 2 Others Injured

A devastating gas explosion rocked the quiet community of Ibafo in Ogun State, leaving a 40-year-old mother, Rafiat Sheriff, and her seven-year-old daughter, Asisat,...

Lagos State Govt Orders Squatters, Illegal Structure Owners to Vacate Drainage Channels in 48 Hours

The Lagos State Government has issued a 48-hour eviction notice to squatters and illegal structure owners in the Gbagada-Bariga drainage channel area. This move is aimed...

Ruto Announces Austerity Measures, Eliminate Budgets, Dissolve Agencies, as Kenya Protest Intensifies

President William Ruto of Kenya has announced key austerity measures aimed at addressing public discontent and cutting government expenditure amid protests in the East...

Heavy Rain Triggers Lagos Building Collapse, Claims One Life, Rescuers Save Seven People

In a tragic turn of events, a child whose identity remains unknown has lost his life in a fresh building collapse in the Mushin area of Lagos State. PurpleWorld learnt...

Primary School Pupil Joshua Swept Away by Flood in Ketu, Ikosi Area

In a heartbreaking turn of events, a young primary school pupil named Joshua was tragically swept away by floodwaters in the Ketu, Ikosi area of Lagos State. A day that...

Primary School Pupil Joshua Swept Away by Flood in Ketu, Ikosi Area

In a heartbreaking turn of events, a young primary school pupil named Joshua was tragically swept away by floodwaters in the Ketu, Ikosi area of Lagos State. A day that...

DSS Officer Allegedly Shoots, Kills Bouncer in Oyo State

A Department of State Services (DSS) officer has allegedly shot and killed a member of the Oyo State Bodybuilders and Bouncers Association at Ilaji Farm. The officer,...

Hotel Building Collapse in Abuja Leaves Many Trapped

Many people were trapped when a four-storey building attached to the Westbrook Hotel in the Garki area of the Federal Capital Territory collapsed on Monday night. The...

Devastating Explosion Rocks Zungeru Hydroelectric Dam in Nigeria, Injuring Numerous Workers and Damaging Property

Niger State has been rocked by an explosion at the Zungeru Hydroelectric Dam, causing multiple injuries and extensive damage to the dam’s facilities. The blast,...

Former Konga CEO Nick Imudia’s Death Not Suicide, Family Insists He Was “Full of Life”

The Imudia family, reacting to the unfortunate passing of their loved one, Nick Imudia, former CEO of Konga, has issued a statement vehemently denying rumors of suicide....

NLC, TUC Urged to Strike over Minimum Wage, Electricity Hike

In a bid to protest against the current economic realities in Nigeria, civil society groups have urged the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress...

Tragedy Strikes Borno as Gwoza Bombing Claims 8 Lives, Injures 15

The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the loss of eight lives and the injury of 15 others as a result of a deadly bomb explosion that occurred in Gwoza Local...

‘I’m Sorry’: Kenyan MP, Wife Don ‘Apology’ Shirts After Bill Backfires, Sparks Nationwide Protests

In a remarkable act of contrition, MP David Gikaria and his wife Violet Nzisa Katua, who represent the Nakuru Town East constituency, offered an unconventional apology...

103 Nigerians Deported from Turkey Over Migration Issues

The Federal Government recently welcomed back 103 Nigerians who were forcibly repatriated from Turkey due to issues related to migration. The returnees, who had been...

36-year-old Nigerian Woman, Pregnant with Triplets, Dies in UK

A Nigerian woman, Prudence Daniel-Obia, who was 36 years old and expecting triplets, lost her life in the United Kingdom, along with her unborn children. Prudence and...

Nigerian Government Announces New Rules, Says Skits, Films, and Music Videos Must Be Classified by NFVCB

The federal government has declared that skits, films, and music videos cannot be released without first obtaining a classification rating from the National Films and...

Ex-Konga CEO Nick Imudia Dies by Suicide

In a shocking turn of events, the Nigerian business community was rocked by the sudden and tragic death of Nick Imudia, former CEO of Konga, one of the country’s...

Yoruba Party UK Announces Candidacy for UK General Election

The Yoruba Party in the United Kingdom (YPUK) has unveiled its plan to contest in the upcoming UK general election, marking a significant milestone in the group’s...

Nigerian Government Set to Launch First Citizen into Space

The Nigerian government has announced plans to launch its first citizen into space. Dr. Mathew Adepoju, Director General of NASRDA, disclosed this in a major...

Final-Year Student Takes Own Life in Akungba-Akoko

A devastating event unfolded on Monday in the community of Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, when Modupe Ayandare, a final-year student at Adekunle Ajasin University,...

Cholera Outbreak Reportedly Claims 15 Lives in Lagos, Authorities Warn of Highly Aggressive Strain

According to the Lagos State government, the recent Cholera outbreak has resulted in 15 fatalities, 350 suspected cases, and 17 confirmed cases in the state. On Monday,...

Lebanese Billionaire Mohamed Fouani Kidnapped in Lagos

Mohamed Fouani, the billionaire founder and CEO of the prestigious Founani Group, has been abducted in Lagos. Mr. Mohamed Fouani is the sole franchise owner of LG and...

Ogun Woman Arrested for Allegedly Inserting Firewood into 12-Year-Old Girl’s Private Part Over Alleged Theft

The Ogun State Police Command has reported the arrest of a 25-year-old woman, Temitope Adetanju, for allegedly subjecting a 12-year-old girl to brutal abuse involving...

Eid-el-Kabir Festivities: Nigerian Government Declares Monday, Tuesday as Public Holidays

In anticipation of the Eid-el-Kabir festivities, the Nigerian government has announced a two-day national holiday for citizens to celebrate the holiday. Starting from...

Falana Calls for Recovery of Looted Funds, Saying Money Stashed in Bank Accounts Can Pay Minimum Wage

Femi Falana, a renowned human rights lawyer and SAN, has boldly asserted that both the federal and state governments have the financial capacity to pay the national...

Senegal Government Slashes Prices on Basic Goods in Bid to Alleviate Cost of Living

Senegal’s newly-appointed government has announced price reductions for essential staples such as rice, oil, bread and other basic goods. The move is designed to ease...

Anything Less Than ₦100K Is An Insult to Civil Servants – Senator Ned Nwoko

Senator Ned Nwoko has pointed out to the Nigerian Senate to increase the minimum wage for Nigerian workers from the current level to ₦100,000 monthly. At a recent...

Nigerians Plan March Against Tinubu’s Policies in Nationwide #WeAreHungry, #June12Protest

Uniting against the  economic injustices inflicted by President Tinubu’s neoliberal policies, a coalition of civil society groups – including the Take It Back...

Protests Erupt in Ondo As Nigerian Youths ‘Rise Up’ Against EFCC Operations

In a dramatic display of civil unrest, Nigerian youths descended upon the streets of Akure, Ondo State, on Monday, staging a forceful demonstration against what they...

Federal Government Offers N62,000 As New Minimum Wage

Organized labor and the Federal Government of Nigeria have made steps towards a compromise, with the government proposing a new national minimum wage of N62,000 while...

Nationwide Strikes Commences Across Health, Aviation, Schools, Banks, Critical Sectors

A crippling blow has been dealt to essential services across Nigeria, as the NLC and TUC embark on an indefinite strike, commencing today. The Federal Government’s...

First Bank Employee Allegedly Embezzles ₦40 Billion, Vanishes Without a Trace

First Bank, one of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions with a market capitalization of ₦829 billion, has been shaken to its core by a case of alleged...

Abba Kyari Returns Home, Family and Friends Extend Warm Welcome as Suspended DCP is Released After 27 Months in Detention

After spending 27 months in detention at the Kuje Custodial Centre, Abba Kyari, the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, received a joyous homecoming from his family...

Abba Kyari Returns Home, Family and Friends Extend Warm Welcome as Suspended DCP is Released After 27 Months in Detention

After spending 27 months in detention at the Kuje Custodial Centre, Abba Kyari, the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, received a joyous homecoming from his family...

Abba Kyari Returns Home, Family and Friends Extend Warm Welcome as Suspended DCP is Released After 27 Months in Detention

After spending 27 months in detention at the Kuje Custodial Centre, Abba Kyari, the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, received a joyous homecoming from his family...

Tragedy Strikes Abia State as Two Soldiers Perish in Gunfire by Unknown Assailants During Sit-At-Home Enforcement

Two soldiers were reported to have been killed by unidentified gunmen enforcing the controversial “Sit-At-Home” order in Abia State. According to Sahara...

U.S. Laboratory Refutes Claims of Conducting MohBad’s Toxicology Test, Disputing Lagos Government’s Statement

Following the mysterious death of Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba (Mohbad), the circumstances surrounding his passing have become even more uncertain as the National...

Violent Attack Leaves Scores Injured As Hoodlums Attack Lagos Police Station

Over 100 armed thugs descended on the Ipaja Police Station in Lagos, Nigeria, engaging in a fierce gun battle with officers on Monday, Saharareporters revealed. While...

Government Reroutes Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road After Causing Irreparable Damage to Landmark Beach and Other Facilities

In response to the demolition of parts of Landmark Beach and other facilities, the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced its decision to abandon the planned...

Journalist Sanusi Condemns Onuorah’s Arrest, Challenges Tinubu to Defend Press Freedom

In the wake of Editor Madu Onuorah’s arrest, fellow Journalist Abiodun Sanusi has condemned the incident, criticizing what he sees as a deteriorating state of press...

Nigerian Senate Convenes to Consider Changing National Anthem

The Nigerian Senate held an executive session on Thursday to debate the potential restoration of the country’s former national anthem. The bill proposing to change...

Rivers APC Rallies One Million Supporters in Solidarity with President Tinubu

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held an impressive one-million-man march on Thursday, demonstrating their unwavering support for...

Nigerian Police Officer Endangers Lives by Wrestling Steering Wheel from Moving Car

An alarming incident involving a police officer and a cab driver has sparked outrage after a video surfaced showing the officer engaged in a dangerous struggle for...

Nnamdi Kanu Says Terrorism Prohibition Act Forbids His Trial in Nigerian Courts

In a recent interview, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has stated his belief that no Nigerian court has the legal authority...

Police Begins 24-Hour Motorbike Patrol on Lagos’ Third Mainland Bridge

The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command has introduced a 24-hour motorbike patrol on the Third Mainland Bridge. According to reports, the...

Minimum Wage Negotiations Resume Amidst Discord: Government Proposes N54,000, Labour Insists on N615,000

The organized labour unions in Nigeria have collectively rejected the federal government’s proposed minimum wage of N54,000, according to a highly reliable source...

UK Home Office Threatens to Deport Disabled Nigerian Man After 38 Years, Losing Contact with African Family

The United Kingdom’s Home Office has threatened to deport Anthony Olubunmi George, a 61-year-old disabled Nigerian man, despite having lived in the UK for 38...

Unidentified Man Dies While Watching Match at Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway Bar

A middle-aged man has tragically lost his life while enjoying a football match at a local bar situated along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. PurpleWorld learned that the...

Irate Youths Set Two Students Ablaze in Retaliatory Attack Following Fatal Accident

A tumultuous scene unfolded in Odeomu, Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State, when enraged youths set fire to a vehicle involved in a tragic accident that claimed...

Abuja’s Banex Market Erupts in Chaos as Soldiers and Traders Clash Over Phone Dispute

A viral video shared on social media platform X on Saturday showcased a chaotic scene at Banex, an electronics and telecommunications market in Abuja, where a large...

Tragic Accident Reportedly Claims 7 Lives at Imo State University Junction

A horrific accident has occurred on Saturday night at the ever-busy Imo State University (IMSU) junction in Owerri, Nigeria, leaving seven people dead and several others...

N45,000 Minimum Wage Unrealistic, N100,000 Crucial for Nigerian Workers’ Survival – Shehu Sani

Ex-Kaduna Central Senator Shehu Sani has called into question the feasibility of the Federal Government’s proposed N45,000 minimum wage, asserting that Nigerian...

FAAN Launches e-Tags for Access to Nigeria’s 24 Federal Airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has initiated the sale of e-tags, granting entry into the 24 federal airports across the nation. This was made known in...

15 Confirmed Dead in Kano Mosque Arson Attack, Police Confirm

The Kano State Police Command has officially confirmed the deaths of 15 individuals following the tragic mosque arson attack in Gadan village, Gezawa Local Government...

President Tinubu Hosts Senegal’s Young President, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, at Presidential Villa

President Bola Tinubu warmly received Senegal’s youthful President, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday. While the specific...

Ogun State Government Launches Demolition Drive to Clear Public Spaces and Bridges of Shanties and Temporary Structures

The Ogun State Government has initiated a demolition drive on Thursday. The operation targeted shanties and other temporary buildings that had been erected beneath...

House of Representatives To Probe Soaring Commodity Prices Amid Concerns Over Inflation

The House of Representatives has instructed its Committee on Commerce to investigate the continuous increase in commodity prices across the country. This follows the...

Nigerian Organised Labour Walks Out of Minimum Wage Negotiations Over Government’s ‘Ridiculous’ N48,000 Offer

Tensions between the Nigerian government and organized labor unions have reached a boiling point, as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC)...

Tinubu Government Announces Collection of Tolls from All Nigerians At Airport Gates

President Bola Tinubu’s administration has announced a significant change in policy for federal airports across Nigeria. Effective immediately, all users of...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Touch Down in Lagos

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, have touched down in Lagos, Nigeria, marking the final leg of their three-day visit to Nigeria. The...

EFCC Cracks Down on Dollar Transactions: Embassies Ordered to Charge in Naira

In a recent development, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to prohibit embassies from conducting...

Nigeria’s Naira Continues to Struggle, Among the Worst-Performing Currencies Globally, Report Reveals

The Nigerian Naira has experienced a significant shift in its performance, as reported by Bloomberg The report highlighted the growing challenges faced by...

Prince Harry and Meghan Arrive in Nigeria to Lead the Invictus Games

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived Nigeria country. The royal couple’s arrival marked the commencement of the highly anticipated Invictus Games, an...

Nigerian Senate Approves Capital Punishment for Drug Offenses

The Nigerian Senate has approved a bill that imposes the death penalty on drug offenders. According to the new law, individuals convicted of possessing, trafficking, or...

Microsoft to Close Nigerian Office, Endangering 200 Local Jobs

In a development that may deal a severe blow to Nigeria’s rapidly expanding tech industry, sources report that Microsoft is contemplating the shutdown of its...

CBN Imposes Tight Deadline for PoS Operators

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued a resolute 7-day ultimatum for all Point of Sales (PoS) operators to complete their registration with the Corporate Affairs...

Company Allegedly Files Suit Against Employees for Stealing Two Loaves of Bread

A shopping center in Ibadan, Oyo state, has allegedly  taken legal action against two of its employees for pilfering two loaves of bread valued at ₦2,600. PurpleWorld...

CBN Imposes 0.005% Cybersecurity Levy on Electronic Transactions

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has ordered financial institutions to start collecting a 0.005% levy on all electronic transactions, effective within the next two...

Lekki Buildings Unapproved: Lagos State Government Reveals 80% of Lekki Structures Lack Permits

Dr Oluyinka Olumide, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development in Lagos State, made a shocking revelation regarding the building situation in Ibeju...

Peaceful Protest Turned Violent: Delta State Women Shot by Police While Protesting Against Extortion

On Monday, May 6, 2024, the Ughelli Area Command of Delta State was the scene of a chaotic and violent clash between policemen and women who were peacefully protesting...

UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Issues Mass Burial Warning as Morgue Capacity Reaches Critical Level

Osun State University Teaching Hospital in Osogbo, Osun State, has found itself in a troubling situation with an overflowing mortuary unit. The hospital’s management,...

VIDEO: Lagos Government Allegedly Buses Residents to Osun in Forced Eviction: Police and Authorities Allegedly Warn Exiles to ‘Stay in Their Home State’

121-Year Sentence Slammed on Bank Manager for Stealing N112m from Customer

A once-prominent bank manager, Nwachukwu Placidus, has had his world turned upside down after he was sentenced to a staggering 121 years in prison for a crime of pure...

Lagos Horrors Exposed: Police Bust Organ-Harvesting Ring, Arrest 10 Suspects Who Reveal Human Head Sold for N45,000

In a chilling display of the dark underbelly of Lagos’ criminal underworld, the Lagos State Police Command has apprehended a group of suspected ritualists believed...

Immigration Barrier Blocks Family Travels: 80% Drop in Foreign Students Inviting Families to UK

A significant decline in the number of foreign students applying to bring their family members to Britain has been revealed by recent data, with an alarming 80% drop in...

Multichoice Ignores Court Ruling, Raises Subscription Fees for DStv, GOtv

Multichoice Nigeria, the leading television provider in the country, has demonstrated a flagrant disregard for regulatory authorities by implementing a significant hike...

Fuel Crisis Claim Life: Young Man, Toheeb Eniasa, Dies Amid Nigeria’s Worsening Fuel Scarcity

The dire consequences of Nigeria’s unrelenting fuel shortage have manifested in the tragic death of a young man, Toheeb Eniasa. Toheeb Eniasa was reportedly killed...

Enugu Road Carnage: Lone Crash Claims 16 Lives, Leaves Trail of Devastation

On Wednesday afternoon, tragedy struck on the Enugu-Opi Nsukka Road in Enugu State as a lone vehicle accident claimed the lives of 16 passengers, leaving a trail of...

Tragedy at Abuja School: 100-Level Student Dies During Workout, Family Suspects Foul Play

Tragedy struck at the Veritas University campus in Abuja when Joshua Èjuojo Daniel-Ejigbo, a first-year computer science student, tragically passed away while engaging...

Eight Injured, Pregnant Woman Among Victims in Lagos Gas Explosion

A gas explosion in the Ajegunle-Apapa area of Lagos State has left eight individuals injured, including a pregnant woman, amidst the chaos and destruction that ensued....

FG Declares Wednesday, May 1 as Public Holiday

The Federal Government has officially declared Wednesday, May 1, 2024, as a nationwide public holiday. This day is commonly known as Workers’ Day. The public...

Central Bank Of Nigeria Imposes Ban on Moniepoint, Opay, Kuda and More

In a move to crack down on possible crypto-related activities, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has dealt a serious blow to microfinance banks including Moniepoint,...

Fuel Shortage Bites as Depots Allegedly Divert Supply to Abuja, Leaving Other States in Crisis

Many filling stations across Lagos and other parts of the country remained closed over the weekend, making it near impossible for Nigerians to obtain Premium Motor...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Set to Visit Nigeria Next Month

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Sunday, confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, have accepted an official invitation to visit...

Tragic Discovery in Lagos: VGC Chairman Found D£ad Inside Car, Police Launch Probe

The Lagos State Police Command has initiated an investigation into the untimely passing of Gihan Mbelu, a 42-year-old man reportedly serving as the Chairman of Victoria...

Exploding Gas Tanker Brings Mayhem to Ogun: A Life Lost, Multiple Casualties

In a devastating incident that rocked the Ogun State community, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed that a gas tanker explosion at Ita Osin along the...

Sowore Calls for American School to Face Consequences in Nigerian Money Laundering Scandal: Ex-Kogi Governor Yayah Bello, Aides Must Face Justice, Activist Stresses

Nigerian human rights advocate Omoyele Sowore has demanded that the American International School in Abuja face prosecution for its alleged complicity in a money...