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Shoprite Workers Embark On Protests In Ibadan, Shut Down Company Indefinitely
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Shoprite Workers Embark On Protests In Ibadan, Shut Down Company Indefinitely

Shoprite workers at Ring Road branch, Ibadan, on Friday, embarked on another round of protest, shutting down the company indefinitely. The workers, under the aegis of National Union of Shop and Distributive Employees (NUSDE), vowed that the company would remain shut until management acceded to their demands. The chairman, NUSDE, Shoprite branch, Mr Williams Peter, said the union was using the Easter period to press home its demands since dialogue had failed. He stated that all Shoprite stores had been shut down nationwide because the negotiation between the union and the management had been deadlocked. Peter attributed the indefinite strike to the alleged refusal of the management to meet up with the demands of the union. He said that although the planned transfer of Sho...
Resident doctors to begin indefinite strike Thursday April 1
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Resident doctors to begin indefinite strike Thursday April 1

Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have concluded plans to embark on an indefinite strike on Thursday, April 1. The strike will be coming on the heels of the expiration of the 60-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government on January 25 for the payment of arrears of salaries of house officers across the country and the review of hazard allowance, among other demands. According to members of the association, since the pandemic began in 2020, it has lost 17 doctors, whose families and loved ones are yet to benefit from the Death in Service Insurance Scheme. A statement released in Abuja by the President of NARD, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, after NARD’s extra-ordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Sunday, March 28, reads in part “The NEC obs...
Cameron Diaz is ‘not looking to’ return to acting because she can’t imagine leaving her baby
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Cameron Diaz is ‘not looking to’ return to acting because she can’t imagine leaving her baby

Cameron Diaz says she is "not looking to" return to acting after retiring more than five years ago. The actress, 48, welcomed her first child in December 2019. Now that her daughter Raddix is 13 months, people are questioning whether she would soon return to acting. But the actress revealed on the Quarantined With Bruce radio show that she is not planning a return to the screen because she "couldn't imagine"' leaving her baby Raddix to embark on 14-hour shoot days. Cameron said she waited until later in life to embark on motherhood "so I didn't have any distractions." The actress who has been married for 5 years to her rocker husband Benji Madden, 41, said: "[Motherhood and marriage] have been most fulfilling part of my life so far. It's just like so important. I just feel ...
NASU, SSANU To Embark On 3-Day Strike Over IPPIS, Others
Education

NASU, SSANU To Embark On 3-Day Strike Over IPPIS, Others

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) have threatened to embark on a three-day protest on Jan. 12. The unions in a circular jointly issued on Sunday in Abuja said that the planned strike was to protest the non-implementation of an agreement reached with the Federal Government. The unions under the aegis of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) issued the circular to all branch chairmen of the unions in the universities and Inter-university centres. The circular was signed by General Secretary of NASU, Mr Peters Adeyemi and president of SSANU, Mr Mohammed Ibrahim. Adeyemi said that a JAC meeting was held on Jan. 8, where the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) reached and signed with the Federal Governme...
Health Workers To Embark Nationwide Strike From Midnight
Health

Health Workers To Embark Nationwide Strike From Midnight

Health workers under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU has declared a nationwide strike over hazard allowance and non-payment of withheld salaries of their members among others. JOHESU, in a statement on Sunday, has told its members to withdraw services from midnight of Sunday, September 13, 2020, since nothing concrete was achieved at the meeting with the Federal Government. According to the statement, leaders of various health unions in the sector unanimously reached the decision at the end of their expanded National Executive Council. “In the light of the above, the meeting of our expanded NEC was held Saturday 12 September 2020. And at the end of the meeting, which was held both physically and virtually, it was unanimously agreed that since nothing concrete wa...
President Buhari To Embark On A 20-day Vacation Trip To The UK
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President Buhari To Embark On A 20-day Vacation Trip To The UK

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Wednesday on a 20-day vacation trip to UK, The Presidency said on Tuesday. The President is expected to leave Nigeria on Wednesday Meanwhile Buhari will depart UK after the 20-day vacation for Riyadh the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to attend the third Summit meeting. The statement read; "At the end of the summit, President Buhari will on 2nd March depart Saudi Arabia to Austria for World Economic Summit. President Buhari is expected back in Nigeria on 04th April 2020".
LAUTECH Lecturers Embark On Indefinite Lecture Boycott Over Unpaid Salaries
Education

LAUTECH Lecturers Embark On Indefinite Lecture Boycott Over Unpaid Salaries

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) branch, has suspended all academic activities pending the payment of their unpaid arrears. Lectures for the new academic session were billed to start on Monday. The lecturers’ union had earlier issued a 10-day ultimatum to the university to pay their August, September and October salaries or face industrial crisis. This paper gathered that the academics are being owed cumulative 11 months’ salary arrears by the Oyo and Osun governments. In reaction to the ultimatum, the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Michael Ologunde, was said to have attributed non-payment of the salaries to non-release of subvention to it by the two co-owners, Osun and Oyo. However, the union at a congres...
PDP Looting Govt Properties in Imo – Okorocha Claims
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PDP Looting Govt Properties in Imo – Okorocha Claims

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, has accused the State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of embarking on a looting spree, ahead of the May 2019, inauguration. This was made known on Friday, in a press release signed by Sam Onwuemeodo, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okorocha. The statement reads in full: “We want to inform the general public and Imo people in particular, that the members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the State, have embarked on systematic and violent looting of properties owned by the State, and brought or installed by Governor Rochas Okorocha. In doing that, they have adopted various unconventional tactics. “They have removed most of the solar street lights and other...
Confusion In Kano As APC, PDP Embark On Victory Celebration
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Confusion In Kano As APC, PDP Embark On Victory Celebration

Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and those of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) took to the streets in Kano in celebration, both claiming to have won Saturday’s governorship election. Results were still being collated when supporters from both sides stormed the streets at about 9 pm claiming their party had won. Daily Trust observed that celebrations started across the metropolis shortly after results of the election which attributed victory to PDP went viral on social media. While PDP supporters were jubilating for dislodging the incumbent governor of the state, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, those of the ruling APC were also celebrating for the latter’s re-election. However, it was noticed that security was beefed up within the state metropolis as hea...
Obasanjo To Embark On Foreign Tour For Atiku
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Obasanjo To Embark On Foreign Tour For Atiku

Ahead of the February 16 presidential election, former President Olusegun Obasanjo will in the coming days embark on foreign trips where he will market Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the international community on why he thinks he will make a good president of Nigeria if elected. According to Obasanjo’s aide, the former president who has not hidden his disdain for President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency is expected to visit leading countries and international organisations such as the United States, EU and the United Nations “where he will appeal to them to take special interest in the forthcoming election and also canvass for a leadership change to save Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, from the brinks of collapse caused b...
National Assembly Workers Threaten To Embark On Indefinite Strike
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National Assembly Workers Threaten To Embark On Indefinite Strike

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) has threatened to embark on an indefinite strike if the national assembly management does not meet its demands. The workers picketed the premises of the national assembly on Tuesday, denying lawmakers access to both chambers of the parliament. They are aggrieved over the non-payment of outstanding salaries and allowances. In response to Tuesday’s demonstration, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, directed the Mohammed Sani-Omolori, clerk of the assembly, to resolve the issues before the end of the week. On Thursday, the lower legislative chamber summoned Zainab Ahmed to explain why funds captured in the 2018 budget were yet to be released. But speaking with journ...
Minimum Wage: Tripartite Committee to resolve before expiration of labour ultimatum – FG
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Minimum Wage: Tripartite Committee to resolve before expiration of labour ultimatum – FG

The Federal Government has assured the organised Labour that the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage would conclude its negotiation before the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum. Ms Amal Pepple, Chairman, Tripartite Committee on the new National Minimum Wage gave the assurance while speaking with newsmen on Thursday in Abuja. The organised labour had on Sept. 12 issued a 14-day ultimatum that would expire on Sept. 25 to the Federal Government for the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage to reconvene and complete it’s assignment. Also, labour said it would commence nationwide strike immediately after the expiration of its 14 days ultimatum if its demand was not met. According to Pepple, “we do not want strike and I am sure that even the Federal Government do...
Workers In Osun To Embark on 3-day Warning Strike
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Workers In Osun To Embark on 3-day Warning Strike

Workers in Osun are to begin a three-day warning strike on Wednesday to press home their demands, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. This warning was contained in a notice issued on Tuesday by the Joint Negotiating Council, Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, Oyo State chapter. In the notice, workers in the state were directed to begin a three-day warning strike from Wednesday to Friday to press for payment of their salary arrears. “The Labour Movement in Osun at a meeting held on Tuesday, Aug. 28, resolved that workers in the state should embark on a three-day warning strike, effective from Wednesday Aug. 29 to Friday Aug. 31 to demand; “Payment of 34 months’ salary arrears of 50 per cent for officers on Grade Level 08 and above, which is an equivalent...
Facebook To Embark On University Roadshow Across 13 Schools In Nigeria
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Facebook To Embark On University Roadshow Across 13 Schools In Nigeria

Facebook is embarking on a roadshow, the tech giant set to visit 13 universities across Nigeria in 30 days. The roadshow is a part of its ongoing commitment and investment in growing the tech ecosystem, and driving innovation across Nigeria. The new FB Start Accelerator programme, a deep-tech focused research and mentorship-driven initiative, will be the focus of its roadshow. The roadshow will teach students to build solutions that utilize advanced technologies to solve problems, and build solutions for the future using Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Internet of Things, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). It will look to demystify myths surrounding “deep-tech” and promote the benefits. Aimed at empowering start-ups and students with technical & busines...
Kenyan Detectives Embark On Minister’s Death Probe
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Kenyan Detectives Embark On Minister’s Death Probe

Detectives in Kenya have launched thorough investigations into the sudden death of the country’s interior minister, Joseph Nkaissery. Nkaissery, 67, died a few hours on Saturday morning after being admitted at a Nairobi hospital, according to government officials. Both the minister’s Nairobi home in Hardy, Karen estate and Bomas of Kenya have been cordoned to crosscheck any traces that may be linked to the minister’s death. The minister was last seen at Bomas of Kenya on Friday night before proceeding to his home. “Some of our colleagues have been sent to the CS’s home and the lounge in Bomas to keep watch as investigations proceed,” an officer from Hardy police station said. The minister was last seen in public at National Prayer Rally on Friday. On Friday, Nkaissery acc...
Charly Boy Embarks On Solo March To Aso Rock
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Charly Boy Embarks On Solo March To Aso Rock

Charly Boy on Monday embarked on a lone journey to the presidential villa in Abuja. He took the action in solidarity with the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, which is commemorating the third anniversary of the abduction of Chibok girls.

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