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Resident Doctors Call off strike after 9 weeks
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Resident Doctors Call off strike after 9 weeks

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called off its two-month-long strike. Recall that the doctors, in August, embarked on strike following a disagreement with the Federal Government over the non-availability of medical equipment at public tertiary hospitals. In a communique signed by the Nigerian Medical Association, Secretary-General Ekpe Philips Uche, after the meeting held among delegates of NMA and NARD on Sunday, October 3, in Abuja, the NMA advised NARD to stop the ongoing industrial action. At the meeting, NMA mandated the National Officers Committee, NOC, to ensure the implementation of the memorandum of understanding signed with the federal government on August 21. The association asked NOC to report back to the National Executive Council of NMA...
Rivers NUJ postpones elections due to unresolved controversies
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Rivers NUJ postpones elections due to unresolved controversies

The Rivers State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has postponed its election. A new date, however, is yet to be fixed for the exercise which is expected to produce new executives of the NUJ in Rivers state. The exercise which was expected to hold on Thursday, 12th August was shifted after a controversy broke out during the 7th Triennial Delegate Conference in Port Harcourt. It took the intervention of the Rivers state commissioner of police Friday Eboka to quell the controversy which led to the decision to shift the exercise to a new date. According to a communique issued by the credential committee led by Victor Tew, the National leadership of the NUJ, has directed that “status quo ante” before the dissolution of the current exco led by Stanley Job be maintained. ...
Nigeria is bleeding in many parts – Afenifere
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Nigeria is bleeding in many parts – Afenifere

Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenfere, has declared that Nigeria is bleeding in many parts as a result of the many challenges facing it. In a communiqué issued at the end of its meeting at Ogbo-Ijebu, the home of its leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Afenifere said it was ready to meet with stakeholders to discuss restructuring, devolution of power and true federalism. The communiqué reads: “Afenifere observes that going by the rate at which terrorism and related vices are spreading, the Nigeria nation is bleeding in many parts. There is the need by the federal government to urgently put a halt to various acts of terrorism, kidnapping, the herders/farmers clashes and the like. "This, the Federal Government can do, by immediately allowing states to have their police. Security apparat...
Restructure Nigeria in three Months – Niger Delta Leaders give Buhari Ultimatum
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Restructure Nigeria in three Months – Niger Delta Leaders give Buhari Ultimatum

  Niger Delta leaders have given the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government a three-month ultimatum to restructure Nigeria. Leaders of the oil rich region also charged the Federal Government to convene a national dialogue within the time frame. The ultimatum was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a South-South zonal conference on restructuring held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. They threatened to actualise their freedom if the government failed to meets their demands at the end of the ultimatum. According to the communiqué, the Niger Delta leaders also called for the devolution of powers to the states. The communiqué read: “We the people of the Niger Delta hereby give the Government of Nigeria a three months window, within which to cordia...
South-East Governors and leaders condemn violent secessionist groups, say they don’t speak for South-East people
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South-East Governors and leaders condemn violent secessionist groups, say they don’t speak for South-East people

South-East leaders comprising of governors, other political, religious, traditional and socio-cultural leaders, have condemned violent secessionist groups in the region. At a meeting in Enugu on Saturday June 19, they distanced themselves from the agitations of such groups and frowned on the violence that ensued which led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties. The regional leaders stated that the impression that South East leaders are silent over some their youths’ agitations for secession is not correct, while also pointing out that notable leaders had come out publicly many times in the past to speak against such agitations. The South-East leaders who maintained that these violent secessionist groups do not speak for South-Easterners, announced that they have se...
NATO Warns China’s Military Ambitions Threaten Blobal order
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NATO Warns China’s Military Ambitions Threaten Blobal order

Transatlantic security alliance, NATO for the first time has warns China in its communique following it's summit in Brussels on Monday, June 14. NATO confronted China’s military ambitions for the first time, saying Beijing presents “systemic challenges” for the transatlantic security alliance. The communique marks a diplomatic victory for US President Joe Biden, who had urged the 30-member strong alliance to stand up to China’s burgeoning military, political and economic might. The language by the alliance will now set the path for alliance policy and comes a day after the G7 nations slammed China in a statement, calling the country out for it's alleged human rights abuses in China and Hong Kong. “China’s stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challen...
Journalists barred from State-Of-Nation parley in Abuja
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Journalists barred from State-Of-Nation parley in Abuja

A high-profile meeting on the “state of the nation” has been convened by a former President, Olusegun Obasanjo. Journalists were however barred from the meeting which former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd); Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, and Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan; President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Dr. Samson Ayokunle; a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen. Aliyu Gusau (retd) and a former Attorney General of the Federal (AGF), Kanu Agabi (SAN) and many others attended. The nine-hour marathon meeting held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja started 11.00 am and ended 8.15 pm with two breaks for prayers and meals. According to Daily Trust, Security operatives at the ven...
ECOWAS Suspends Mali over Second Coup in nine months
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ECOWAS Suspends Mali over Second Coup in nine months

Leaders of the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have suspended Mali from their regional bloc in response to last week’s coup, the second coup in nine months by the poor Sahel country's military. The group which stopped short of imposing new sanctions like those it imposed after the coup last August which saw members temporarily close their borders with landlocked Mali and halt financial transactions, took the decision at an emergency summit in Ghana’s capital, Accra on Sunday May 30. In a communique after the summit, ECOWAS said Mali's membership in the bloc was suspended with immediate effect. Ghana's Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey said after the meeting; "The suspension from ECOWAS takes immediate effect until the deadline of the end of F...
Why we Banned Open Grazing in Southern Nigeria – Gov Akeredolu
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Why we Banned Open Grazing in Southern Nigeria – Gov Akeredolu

The governors of the seventeen Southern states on Tuesday, May 11, met in Delta state where they banned open grazing and called on President Buhari to address Nigerians on the challenges of insecurity. Chairman of the Southern Governor’s Forum and Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, read the communique from the meeting. In an interview with Arise TV on Wednesday, May 12, Governor Akeredolu explained why the Southern Governors Forum placed a ban on open grazing of cows in states across the region. In his words “It is not an entirely new issue. Most of the governors have placed a ban on open grazing in their states before the meeting. We looked at what is happening in our respective states. Most of the states have passed laws on open grazing. Virtually all of us have passed ...
Super League: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus react as UEFA Announces Punishment
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Super League: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus react as UEFA Announces Punishment

  Three clubs, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus from the original 12 breakaway European Super Leagues teams, have penned a joint communique after UEFA confirmed its plan to prepare disciplinary action against them. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus, in a joint communique issued via their websites simultaneously on Saturday morning, complained about external ‘pressure’ and ‘threats’. UEFA had said on Friday that the nine clubs who withdraw from the plan had signed a ‘Club Commitment Declaration’ as well as a series of “reintegration” steps. The six Premier League clubs – Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal – along with Inter Milan, AC Milan and Atlético Madrid, all signed the agreement. The issued by the three club reads...
South-East Governors direct Ohanaeze to set up committee over ‘unfair treatment’ of Igbos
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South-East Governors direct Ohanaeze to set up committee over ‘unfair treatment’ of Igbos

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has been directed by South-East Governors to set up a committee that will address “unfair treatment” of Igbo people. In a communique issued after Governors from the region met in Enugu on Sunday April 25, Ohaneze Ndigbo were also asked to set up a peace and reconciliation committee to engage Igbo people for peace and security in the region including their visitors. The committees will become functional in the next 10 days. Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi also said the newly established security outfit of the region, Ebube Agu will work closely with security agencies to restore peace in affected states. The communique read; “South-east governors and leaders re-stated the adoption of a comm...
South-East Governors Establish New security Outfit, Ebube Agu, to Tackle Insecurity in the Region
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South-East Governors Establish New security Outfit, Ebube Agu, to Tackle Insecurity in the Region

To tackle the insecurity in region, Governors from the South East of Nigeria today announced the establishment of a security outfit called EBUBE AGU. The governors disclosed this after an emergency meeting held in Owerri, Imo state on Sunday, April 11. According to a communique put out by governors of the Southeast, the agency is to oversee and monitor the activities of vigilante groups in the region. Chairman of the Southeast Governors forum, Dave Umahi who read the statement after the meeting, said the headquarters of EBUBE AGU security outfit will be in Enugu state. Read the full text of the communique below COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS AND HEADS OF SECURITY AGENCIES AT THE END OF THE FIRST SOUTH EAST SECURITY SUMMIT HELD IN OWERRI ON SUNDAY APRIL 11th 202...
Clergy Forum Seek End to Killings in Taraba
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Clergy Forum Seek End to Killings in Taraba

The Forum of Clergy of Tiv Extraction in Taraba State on Sunday condemned the lingering crisis between Jukun and Tiv in the state and called for urgent steps to end the killings. The clergymen who rose from a meeting held at Mutum-Biyu in Gassol Local Government Area expressed concern over the prolonged nature of the crisis and killings, describing it as evil in the sight of God. In a communique signed by Rev. Fr. Simon Akuraga and Pastor James Unongo, the group lamented the spread of the crisis without control, resulting to killing of dozens and rendering thousands homeless in southern and central zones of the state. Part of the communiqué reads; “the spread of hate speeches and blackmail sometimes orchestrated by some organs and functionaries ...
Kaduna Health Workers Threaten Strike over 25 Percent Salary Deduction
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Kaduna Health Workers Threaten Strike over 25 Percent Salary Deduction

The Congress of Health Workers’ Unions and Associations, Kaduna State chapter, has given the State government an ultimatum to refund their 25 percent salary that was cut. They also tasked the government to provide them with Personal Protective Equipment. The union said failure by the State government to meet the demand, they will be left with no option than to take all the necessary actions within the labour laws. The workers stated this in a communique issued at the end of their joint meeting. It was signed by the leaders of associations of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Kaduna State Council, Medical Association of Nigeria, Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy and AMLSN Kaduna Branch. The communique said, “We reject in its entirety the deduction of 25% of heal...
Ghanaian Nurse who Twerked in Uniform Declared Wanted
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Ghanaian Nurse who Twerked in Uniform Declared Wanted

The Ghanaian nurse who twerked in a video that went viral while on uniform this week, has been declared wanted by the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives’ Association. The video which surface on social media is considered an embarrassment to the association as stated in a communique released to the press. The regional heads of the association are then mandated to fish out the nurse so she could face disciplinary actions. See reactions on social media: *** People sounding like roaring lions I don’t think she committed any kind of sin or an unwanted thing in life cos it’s part of a yoga. *** How about the ones that sleep with patients in uniform? *** So Ghana registered Nurse owns her botos too. Kwasiasem! Doesn’t she have a life after work! *** If I were to be her,...
North West Governors Order Closure of Schools for 30 Days Over Coronavirus
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North West Governors Order Closure of Schools for 30 Days Over Coronavirus

Governors of the 9 North West  states have ordered the closure of all schools for 30 days to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the region. Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari who is the Chairman of North West Governors’ Forum , announced the decision in a communique at the end of their meeting in Kaduna today March 18th. He said the affected states would carry out sensitisation campaigns to discourage large gatherings while encouraging citizens to uphold personal environmental hygiene. The communique was jointly signed by Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State as the chairman of the North Central Governors Forum. Present at the meeting were Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna) Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara) and Ab...
Labour Gives States Jan 31 Deadline to Pay Minimum Wage
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Labour Gives States Jan 31 Deadline to Pay Minimum Wage

The Trade Union Congress of Nigerian (TUC) has given the 36 states a deadline to sign all the negotiation agreements and commence implementation of the N30, 000 national minimum wage latest by January 31, 2020. This is coming as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said that it would not extend the December 31, 2019 deadline given to the states to conclude negotiations on adjustments to minimum wage, insisting that it has set the machinery in motion to receive and analyse reports from each state on the progress made on the minimum wage negotiations. The TUC has also threatened to ensure total shutdown of states that fail to act accordingly, saying government of such defiant states should be responsible for whatever that happens as a result non-compliance. The position of the tr...
Election petitions should be handled by retired Judges – Femi Falana
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Election petitions should be handled by retired Judges – Femi Falana

Femi Falana in a communique sent out on Thursday, advocated for election petitions to be handled by retired Judges as serving judges have been overburdened, leaving all matters pending in their courts to carry out national assignments.   The human rights activists pointed out the adjournment of court cases by over 350 Judges of the State High Courts, Federal High Court, and National Industrial Court, for a 'national assignment' which was never within their jurisdiction.   Femi Falana pushed for a review of preference given to election petitions and appeals, and further stated that such cases are not handled by regular courts in neighbouring countries but by constitutional courts.   The statement reads “Over 350 Judges drawn from State High Courts, Federal Hig...
NUJ Decries alleged Political Victimisation of members
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NUJ Decries alleged Political Victimisation of members

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Sokoto State Chapter, has decried alleged political victimisation of its members by the state media. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Union members unanimously condemned the development in a communique issued at the end of its congress on Saturday in Sokoto. The NUJ alleged that the state media organisation was carrying out rampant transfers of its members for voting the candidates of their choice during the 2019 general elections in the state. “We will not under any circumstance, accept such politically motivated victimisation of NUJ members; and it is totally condemnable. “As such, we wish to categorically urge the state government to reverse its decision for the overall development of the state,” i...
Northern, N’Delta Elders, Ohanaeze, Afenifere, Others Endorse Atiku
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Northern, N’Delta Elders, Ohanaeze, Afenifere, Others Endorse Atiku

Less than two weeks to the presidential poll, a forum of Nigerian leaders and elders yesterday resolved to back the candidacy of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The third edition of the Summit of Nigerian Leaders and Elders with the theme: ‘The Search for Credible, Free and Fair Elections,’ which took place in Abuja, had in attendance the Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Prof. Ango Abdullahi; Leader of Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Clarke; Leader of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo; President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo; and President of Middle Belt Forum (MBF), Dr. Bitrus Pogu. In a communiqué issued at the end of the five-hour summit and read by the spokesman of Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, the leaders emphasised that...
Ghanaian Model Reacts After Her ‘Masturbation’ Video Got Leaked
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Ghanaian Model Reacts After Her ‘Masturbation’ Video Got Leaked

Ghanaian model, Pamela Odame Watara has reacted after her masturbation video got leaked online, saying the video was edited to defame her. Pamela Odame who spoke in an interview with Akwasi Aboagye on Peace FM’s ‘Entertainment Review’ show, admitted she was the lady in the masturbation video but further disclosed that it was an Instagram live video where she mistakenly showed her nipples to her fans. The Ghanaian model who however denied filming a masturbation video, added that it was obvious someone edited the other two to dent her image. Her management has also denied that the lady in the masturbation video is Pamela Odame, in an Instagram post sighted by GHPAGE.com, they admitted to her having done a topless video in the past — but disassociated themselves from the one a lady w...
Fix Runway Lightings of MMA, Air Traffic Controllers Urge FG
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Fix Runway Lightings of MMA, Air Traffic Controllers Urge FG

The Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has appealed to the federal government to fix the runway lightings at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos. NATCA also urged the government to urgently rehabilitate the abandoned Taxiway B of the airport in order to increase its capacity and also to reduce the workload on the pilots and controllers. NATCA made the pleas in a seven-point communique issued after its 47th Annual General Meeting which took place on Saturday in Lagos. The communique was signed by NATCA President, Mr Victor Eyaru, and its General Secretary, Mr Banji Olawode. The group also urged the government to see to the completion of the construction of the abandoned new Control Tower at the Kaduna airport to replace the old one that got burnt on A...
Performance, Not Religion will Determine Guber Poll in 2019
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Performance, Not Religion will Determine Guber Poll in 2019

Nasir El-Rufai, The Southern Kaduna Political Group (SKPG) has said that the governorship election in Kaduna State will largely be determined by performance and not by religious sentiments. The group also said that Governor Nasir el-Rufai has failed if his intention of a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2019 governorship election was aimed at creating religious dissension and infuse division among the people. In a communique issued on Wednesday in Kaduna at the end of a meeting, which held in Kafanchan between November 16 and 17, 2018, the group noted that although, the governor has the constitutional right to pick his running mate, it however, maintained that his choice was made with the aim of whipping up religious sentiments. The group, in the communique signed by its convener...
Labour in Strategy Meeting Friday, Mobilises for Tuesday’s Strike
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Labour in Strategy Meeting Friday, Mobilises for Tuesday’s Strike

Ayuba Wabba Critical organs of the labour movement will meet in Abuja today to fine tune strategies for the implementation of the nationwide strike scheduled for Tuesday to protest the failure of the federal government to accede to its demand for N30,000 as new minimum wage in the country. Labour’s mobilisation for strike came just as the media support group of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, the Buhari Media Organisation, pleaded with Nigerian Labour Congress and its allies to sheathe their sword and seek an amicable solution with the government. As part of the series of engagements mapped out by the joint organs meeting of the labour movement, there would be a joint meeting of the Central Working Committees (CWCs) of all the Labour Centres in the country. The...
NMA Tasks Police On Quackery In Medical Profession
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NMA Tasks Police On Quackery In Medical Profession

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ekiti chapter, has appealed to the police and other security agencies to join in the efforts to combat quackery in the medical profession. It said the menace has caused the deaths of many innocent Nigerians, crippled the medical profession and reduced the quality of practice in the country. The body frowns on the rising waves of child and maternal mortality in Nigeria and reduced life expectancy of the people due to the disparity in access to quality healthcare delivery, calling for the full implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for the actualisation of the universal health coverage of the federal government. Speaking while reviewing the week-long 2018 Physicians’ Week at a press conference in Ado Ekiti Sunday, the NM...
Araraume Defects To APGA, Picks Gov Fomination Form
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Araraume Defects To APGA, Picks Gov Fomination Form

SENATOR Ifeanyi Ararume, yesterday, defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to All Progressive  Grand Alliance, APGA and picked the governorship nomination form of the party. Ifeanyi Ararume Ararume, who was until recently, a chieftain of APC, picked the APGA nomination form after weeks of speculation of his plans to join the party. He obtained the form in Awka, the Anambra State capital, yesterday in company of some national leaders of the party, including the National Secretary, Mr. Labran Maku. One of his political aides, Mr. Ebere Osuji, who confirmed Ararume’s defection, said: “Shortly after obtaining the form, the senator joined other aspirants at a national retreat organised by the party at Finotel Hotel, Awka.” The news of his picking APGA governorship for...
Lagos SWAN Dissociates From National Body
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Lagos SWAN Dissociates From National Body

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Lagos State Chapter have dissociated itself from the national body. This is contained in a communique issued after the association’s emergency congress held at Lagos SWAN Secretariat, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on Friday. The communique reads:” In view of the fact that due process was not followed in the purported registration of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria at the CAC, Lagos SWAN dissociates itself from the registration and the current leadership of National SWAN until these issues are satisfactorily determined. “Particularly, Lagos SWAN was not a party to any convention, Full Council Meeting where the resolution was taken or ratified “Lagos SWAN is not aware of any meeting at which the Trustees were elec...

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