Tuesday, April 20

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Greenwood double helps Man Utd past Burnley
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Greenwood double helps Man Utd past Burnley

Mason Greenwood's double and Edinson Cavani's late strike gave Manchester United their fifth straight Premier League win as they beat Burnley 3-1 to move within eight points of leaders Man City. The first half was frantic but goalless, and it was United who took the lead just after the break through Greenwood (48), smashing home at the far post from Marcus Rashford's centre and a clever Bruno Fernandes dummy. Burnley were level just 114 seconds later as James Tarkowski rose highest from an Ashley Westwood corner (50), but Greenwood got his second, finding the near post at the right of the box from a deflected shot off Jack Cork (85). Half-time sub Edinson Cavani converted Donny van de Beek's centre at close range for 3-1 in stoppage time (90+3), and the result means that, with...
Man Utd Sail Past Granada to Book Roma Clash
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Man Utd Sail Past Granada to Book Roma Clash

Manchester United booked a Europa League semi-final with Roma after Edinson Cavani's early strike sent them on their way to a 2-0 victory over Granada at Old Trafford, completing a 4-0 aggregate win. Goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes secured a 2-0 first-leg triumph at Estadio Los Carmenes last week, and United assumed control of the tie once more within six minutes at Old Trafford. Cavani had underlined his predatory instincts during the 3-1 success at Tottenham, and the in-form Uruguayan scored his first European goal in United colours and 50th overall after meeting Paul Pogba's knockdown to volley his low drive into the bottom corner. Jesus Vallejo's own goal in the final minute of normal time compounded Granada's night with the Spaniards missing a spate of oppo...
Man City Survive Dortmund Scare to Secure Semi-final Spot
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Man City Survive Dortmund Scare to Secure Semi-final Spot

Manchester City reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time under Pep Guardiola after beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in Germany, winning the tie 4-2 on aggregate. Holding a 2-1 advantage from the first leg, City did not know whether to stick or twist in the early stages and were caught cold by a fantastic strike from 17-year-old Jude Bellingham, who became the youngest English goalscorer in the Champions League. Guardiola has seen his City team knocked out at the quarter-final stage in the last three seasons and must have been fearing the worst again, but Emre Can handed the visitors a lifeline when handling a cross. Riyad Mahrez stroked home from the penalty spot (55) before Phil Foden hammered in a second (75) from the edge of the area to rubberstamp the v...
Ogun Health Workers go on Strike after Kidnapped Colleagues Regain Freedom
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Ogun Health Workers go on Strike after Kidnapped Colleagues Regain Freedom

Health workers in Ogun State have gone on strike to protest the government’s poor handling of the abduction of two colleagues. A doctor, Oladunni Odetola, and a nurse, identified as Bamgbose, were kidnapped in Ogun State and have been released. Despite their release, health workers in Ogun state have insisted on going ahead with the planned strike "until the safety of members is guaranteed." The State Chairman of NMA, Ogunlaja Oladayo confirmed the release of the kidnapped doctor and nurse after about six days in captivity. However, he told Daily Trust on Tuesday, April 13, that there is no going back on strike declared by health workers in protest against the kidnapping of their colleagues in the state. He said the health workers need to be assured of their safety and that...
Cavani not Sure about Signing new Contract with Man United – Solskjaer
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Cavani not Sure about Signing new Contract with Man United – Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that Uruguayan striker, Edinson Cavani is not sure about signing a new one year contract with Manchester United. The Norwegian tactician, however, urged the 34-year-old to sign the deal and remain at the club. Cavani put up a good performance on Sunday as Manchester United scored two goals in the second half to beat Tottenham in London. The former Paris Saint-Germain striker scored his eighth goal of the season to put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side 3-1 up, with a fantastic diving header, while his first half strike was ruled out by VAR. Solskjaer wants Cavani to remain at Old Trafford and wants to trigger a 12-month extension clause in his existing deal to ensure he stays until 2022. The striker is torn between staying at the club and returning...
Resident Doctors Suspend Strike for one Month
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Resident Doctors Suspend Strike for one Month

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called off its 9-day old strike. The resident doctors reached the decision to end the strike at a virtual National Executive Council (NEC) meeting which ended on Saturday evening, April 10. Confirming the suspension to newsmen, the President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi said the association had resolved to resume work following positive consideration of the agreement reached with the federal government at their meeting that held on Friday, April 9. He said all house officers who are yet to be paid will be paid on Monday, April 12. Okhuaihesuyi said the strike has been suspended for one month and that doctors working in isolation centres will resume at 8am on Sunday, April 11 while resident doctors in other hospitals ...
Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Indefinite Strike Over new Salary Scheme
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Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Indefinite Strike Over new Salary Scheme

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has declared an indefinite strike action today April 6 to press home their demand for the implementation of a new salary scheme for polytechnic lecturers. According to the union, the industrial action kicks off today, Tuesday, April 6th. Making the declaration in Abuja after an unsuccessful meeting with the Federal government, the National President of ASUP, Anderson Ezeibe, said asides from the new salary scheme, the union is also demanding payment of salaries and promotion allowances owed lecturers by some state governments. Ezeibe added that the union will be open for dialogue with the Federal Government to resolve the issues raised.
Government Agencies Sending Us Threat Messages To End Strike – Resident Doctors
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Government Agencies Sending Us Threat Messages To End Strike – Resident Doctors

The National Association of Resident Doctors has raised the alarm that it is being threatened by some government agencies to call off its ongoing strike. This comes four days into the nationwide strike which according to the association is to protest against the failure of the Federal Government to honour their agreements, including the payment of salary arrears and indemnity for their colleagues who died in the line of COVID-19 duty. The National President, NARD, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, told Sunday PUNCH in an interview on Thursday that even though they had the duty to save lives, they are first human beings who had needs and should not be denied their entitlements. He said this was a fight for survival, noting that they were tired of signing a memorandum of understanding wi...
Ogun Will Strike If You Abuse Your Uniform – Wole Soyinka To Amotekun Operatives
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Ogun Will Strike If You Abuse Your Uniform – Wole Soyinka To Amotekun Operatives

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has sent a strong warning to the newly inaugurated Amotekun operatives in Ogun State, asking them not to engage in brutality or harassment of innocent people. The playwright did not mince words when he said that Ogun, the god of iron, will strike any operative who abuses his uniform while discharging his duties. Soyinka said, “Amotekun, we are watching you. If you abuse your uniform, before Ogun strikes you, we would have dealt with you.” DAILY POST reports that the Ogun State Amotekun Corps was inaugurated Thursday by Governor Dapo Abiodun, who also decorated the Professor as the Super Marshall of the security outfit in the state. Addressing the gathering, Soyinka expressed dissatisfaction that the police had not been able to give him...
Strike: FG, Doctors Reach Agreement
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Strike: FG, Doctors Reach Agreement

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Action (MOA) with the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to avert the union’s planned nationwide strike. NAN reports that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the end of a meeting with NARD on Thursday in Abuja. NARD had threatened to commence a nationwide strike on April 1, accusing the Federal Government of reneging on the agreements it reached with the union. The doctors’ grievances include the non-payment of salaries of between three to five months to some house officers and the non-recruitment of house officers. Others are the abolishment of the bench fees for doctors undergoing training in other hospitals, and the non-payment of National Minimu...
Doctors Commence Strike Despite Signing Agreement with FG
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Doctors Commence Strike Despite Signing Agreement with FG

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Thursday April 1 commenced an indefinite strike despite holding a meeting and reportedly signing an agreement with the federal government on Wednesday March 31. It was gathered that an agreement was signed after a 7-hour meeting between the Government and the leadership of NARD at the office of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige. Issues raised by the aggrieved doctors in their Notice of Trade Dispute including the non-payment of salaries of some house officers, non-recruitment of house officers, abolishment of the bench fees for doctors undergoing training in other hospitals, non-payment of National Minimum Wage and hazard allowances were discussed at the meeting. Addressing newsmen after the meeting, Ngige...
Fresh Fuel Supply Crisis Looms As Tanker Drivers Threaten Strike
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Fresh Fuel Supply Crisis Looms As Tanker Drivers Threaten Strike

Tanker drivers, at the weekend, threatened to cause fresh fuel supply crisis with another industrial action if the Federal Government fails to enforce the compulsory installation of safety valves in all petroleum trucks to protect the inflammable contents from spilling over in the event of road mishap. Rising under the auspices of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) branch of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), the tanker drivers also threatened to withdraw services of its members if the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) failed to negotiate the renewal of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for new working conditions for petroleum tanker drivers. PTD, in a communiqué signed by its National Chairman, Comrade Salmon Akanni Olad...
Strike: ASUU Denies Fresh Notice To Shut Down Universities
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Strike: ASUU Denies Fresh Notice To Shut Down Universities

ASUU president Professor Biodun Ogunyemi denied claims that the union will embark on another industrial action - According to Ogunyemi, the union is effectively engaging the federal government Following claims that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may embark on another industrial action, the union has come out to refute the claims. Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU president in an interview with Tribune Online on Sunday, March 21, explained that the union has not issued a notice for any industrial action for now. According to him, he wasn't aware of any plan to embark on a fresh strike. He also stressed that ASUU has been in talks with the federal government concerning outstanding issues arising from the last strike. The ASUU president people are free to expres...
Iheanacho Reacts as Leicester City Eliminate Man United
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Iheanacho Reacts as Leicester City Eliminate Man United

  Leicester eliminated Man United from the FA Cup, thanks to two goals from Iheanacho and a strike from Youri Tielemans as Mason Greenwood’s strike was not enough for the Red Devils. Brendan Rodgers’s men will now face Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final. Reacting, Iheanacho expressed happiness, adding that the Foxes will focus on their next game to get to the final of the competition. “I can’t express the feeling – I feel great, and the whole team are happy,” Iheanacho told BBC. “We were waiting for this time, and we’re into the FA Cup semi-final for the first time [in almost 40 years], so we’re happy. We focus on the next game, and hopefully, we can get to the final. “We worked really well in training to get ready for this game – tactically, we worked hard. We...
Chelsea vs Sheffield United: Tuchel Criticizes Pulisic, Others after FA Cup 2-0 win
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Chelsea vs Sheffield United: Tuchel Criticizes Pulisic, Others after FA Cup 2-0 win

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has criticized his players, including Christian Pulisic, following his side’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel said Chelsea players lost control, concentration and momentum against Sheffield, adding that they gave the visitors two big chances during the encounter. A first-half own goal from Oliver Norwood and a late strike from Hakim Ziyech ensured Chelsea qualified for the FA Cup semi-finals. “The second half, there was a chance for Christian (Pulisic) that we didn’t take, and then we lost control, concentration and momentum. And there were many, many minutes to suffer,” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference after the game. “We allowed two big chances, and we were lucky to e...
Some ASUU Demands Can’t Be Met Now, Says FG
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Some ASUU Demands Can’t Be Met Now, Says FG

The Federal Government has faulted the fresh notice by the Academic Staff Union of Universities to embark on a fresh strike barely four months after calling off a 10-month industrial action. The government said any person conceiving a strike after close to one year of downing tools would be doing a disservice to students “because government is a continuum.” The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who stated this in an interview with Sunday PUNCH, said it had been difficult for the government to run the lives of over 200 million people with less than $70m a day in earnings. He said, “Whoever is conceiving a strike after being on a strike for close to one year is damaging the studentship because government is a continuum. Even if we are not in power today, ano...
National Assembly Workers Issue Strike Notice Over Minimum Wage
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National Assembly Workers Issue Strike Notice Over Minimum Wage

Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission. It was jointly signed by Messrs Sunday Sabiyi and Ojemeri Oisameye, chairmen of the NASS and NASC chapters of PASSAN, respectively. The workers’ ultimatum to the management expired on March 18. PASAN, in another letter on Thursday, jointly signed by Sabiyi and Oisameye, and obtained by our correspondent, wondered why the management ignored its 21-day ultimatum. The workers, therefore, said they could not guarantee industrial harmony if at the end of their fresh 14-day strike notice, the management still ignored their demands.
It’s a Great Honour – Messi reacts to equaling Xavi’s historic Barcelona record
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It’s a Great Honour – Messi reacts to equaling Xavi’s historic Barcelona record

  Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has reacted to equaling the club’s legend, Xavi Hernandez’s all-time appearance record for the Blaugrana. The Argentine captain said it’s a “great honour” for him to hit the landmark. Messi made his 767th outing for Barcelona in Monday’s 4-1 victory over Huesca in the LaLiga at the Camp Nou to match Xavi’s record for appearances. The 33-year-old’s brace and a strike from Antoine Griezmann and Oscar Mingueza gave Ronald Koeman’s side all three points against Huesca. Reacting, Messi wrote on Instagram after the game, “it is a great honour to reach this number of matches played with FC Barcelona. “Thanks to all the colleagues who accompanied me over the years and to my family and friends for always being by my side.” Barcelona’s...
Klopp Gives Reason for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat Against Fulham
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Klopp Gives Reason for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat Against Fulham

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, says he knew Fulham would cause his side problems following the Reds’ 1-0 defeat against the Cottagers at Anfield. Klopp said that Fulham are in a good moment, adding that the goal Liverpool conceded before half-time was a massive blow. According to the German, his players tried to score against Fulham but were unable to do so against the visitors. Mario Lemina’s fine strike late in the first half ensured Fulham defeated Liverpool at Anfield. Liverpool are now four points off the top four position on the Premier League table. “Fulham will cause us problems – it’s clear,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “They are in a good moment, they are a good team. We all agree a team like this should stay in the Premier League. “There were mome...
Liverpool vs Fulham: Klopp Explains Firmino’s Absence, Why he Benched Mane
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Liverpool vs Fulham: Klopp Explains Firmino’s Absence, Why he Benched Mane

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said that Roberto Firmino didn’t feature in his side’s 1-0 defeat against Fulham because the Brazilian picked up a minor knock. Klopp also revealed why he dropped Sadio Mane to the bench as Liverpool suffered their sixth consecutive home defeat at Anfield against Fulham. Mario Lemina’s strike gave Fulham all three points against the Premier League champions. “Two changes we had to make because of little injuries, with Bobby and Ozan,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “The others [Mane, Trent] we thought it made absolute sense. We are in an intense period, and we have the opportunity now to change some players. “We’ve got now at least more sessions in the legs, so we thought it feels really well together, so that’s the plan behind it. Getting fr...
Some Powerful People Challenged me for Intervening in Food Blockade From the North to the South – Governor Yahaya Bello says
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Some Powerful People Challenged me for Intervening in Food Blockade From the North to the South – Governor Yahaya Bello says

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has said that some leaders who are close to the seat of power challenged him after he intervened in the blockade of food supply from the North to the south. The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) had embarked on a strike, stopping food supplies from the North to the South. The strike resulted in scarcity and an increase in the prices of food items in the south. The Northern food suppliers agreed to suspend the strike on Wednesday, March 3, after a meeting with the Kogi state governor. Speaking in an interview with The Nation, Governor Bello said some powerful figures challenged him for resolving the issue. “It will interest you that after the resolution and taking the report to Mr. President yesterday, two...
Salah vs Mane: Michael Owen Accuses Liverpool Star after 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea
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Salah vs Mane: Michael Owen Accuses Liverpool Star after 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea

Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has histrionically accused the club’s forward, Sadio Mane, of avoiding winning penalties as he doesn’t want teammate, Mohamed Salah to score. Owen made the claims after Chelsea defeated Liverpool 1-0 in the Premier League on Thursday night at Anfield, thanks to Mason Mount’s strike. Recall that Salah, who is Liverpool’s first-choice spot-kick taker, looked set to be handed another golden chance to increase his goals tally to 18 this season from 12 yards when Mane gave the Chelsea goal. Andreas Christensen dangled out a clumsy leg but Mane got to teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold’s ball first. There may have been enough contact for Mane to win a penalty, but instead, the Senegalese star attempted to meet his heavy touch to score. Mane...
YouTube Set to Lift Trump Ban if Violence Threat Falls
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YouTube Set to Lift Trump Ban if Violence Threat Falls

YouTube's chief executive officer has announced that the video sharing/streaming platform may lift Donald Trump's suspension, if the threat of "real-world violence" decreases. CEO Susan Wojcicki said the social media company will look at government warnings and watch out for violent rhetoric to determine when it's safe to lift the suspension. Recall YouTube alongside Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter suspended the former US president following the Capitol Hill riot carried out by Trump supporters on 6 January that left five dead. YouTube said he had violated their incitement of violence policy and had to suspend him. "It's pretty clear that right now where we stand, that there still is that elevated risk of violence," the YouTube chief said during an interview with the Atlanti...
Tuchel Speaks on N’Golo Kante’s Performance in Chelsea’s 1-0 win Over Liverpool
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Tuchel Speaks on N’Golo Kante’s Performance in Chelsea’s 1-0 win Over Liverpool

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has described midfielder, N’Golo Kante’s performance against Liverpool as ‘incredible’. Tuchel explained that Kante is a gift for Chelsea, adding that the France World Cup winner never stops during games. Chelsea defeated Liverpool at Anfield, thanks to Mason Mount’s superb first-half strike. “He [Kante] is a gift. It’s incredible,” Tuchel told RMC Sport after the game. “I have never seen anything like this. At training, in games, he never stops. “We look at the data on his intensity, and he is incredible. He really is a gift.”
Samklef Drags his Followers who Criticized him for his Tweets About the State of Nigeria
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Samklef Drags his Followers who Criticized him for his Tweets About the State of Nigeria

Samklef and his followers dragged each other on Twitter after the music producer shared some tweets about the state of Nigeria. The musical artist shared tweets condemning the strike from the North that saw trucks of food being turned back so it doesn't supply to the South. This strike resulted from clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the South- West that culminated in the burning of shops in Shasha market where northerners trade in Oyo state. Samklef questioned why the government is silent about this ban on movement of food from the North to the South due to the herdsmen-farmers clash. He then added that meat is "not even healthy". Some followers dragged him as they argued that meat contains protein. Samklef responded with violence and it went downhill from t...
Northern Traders Call-Off Strike, Say FG Agreed To Pay N4.75bn Compensation
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Northern Traders Call-Off Strike, Say FG Agreed To Pay N4.75bn Compensation

The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers in Nigeria (AUFCDN) has called off its nationwide strike after the Federal Government agreed to pay them N4.75 billion to them. President of AUFCDN, Comrade Muhammad Tahir, disclosed this after a meeting with the Federal Government presided over by Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello on Wednesday in Abuja. The Northern traders had blocked food supply to the South to demand the payment of N475 billion compensation for lives of members and properties lost during the #ENDSARS protest and Shasha market chaos. The traders had also demanded the dismantling of all road blocks on federal highways and an agreement with state governments to withdraw services anytime their members were subjected to attack. Addressing reporters, Tahir said ...
Mahrez: Manchester City star extends imposing Etihad impact
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Mahrez: Manchester City star extends imposing Etihad impact

The Algeria international found the net against the Wolves to continue with his awe-inspiring home form for the Citizens Riyad Mahrez’s notable Etihad influence continued as Manchester City silenced Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-1 in Tuesday’s Premier League encounter. Thanks to his strike, the former Leicester City man has now been directly involved in 30 goals in 38 starts in all competitions at the Etihad Stadium since joining from Leicester City (15 goals and 15 assists). The Algerian superstar lined up in attack alongside Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling to help his team survive the visitors’ scare.
Traders in Kano Lament as Onion bag Sold in the South for N35k Crashes to N7k in the North
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Traders in Kano Lament as Onion bag Sold in the South for N35k Crashes to N7k in the North

Farmers and traders in Kano are lamenting as farm produce, which can't be sent to the South due to the ongoing strike by sellers of cows and food stuff, are now being sold in the North at ridiculously low prices. In video shared by Daily Trust, the farmers and marketers at the Gun-Dutse onion market, Dawakin Kudu Local government Area of Kano State, are seen lamenting the effect of the ongoing strike by the sellers of cows and foodstuff. Recall that trucks bringing food stuff to the Southern part of Nigeria were turned back at Kara Jebba, the last village between Niger state and Kwara state, to prevent them from bringing food to the South . This strike is connected to an ultimatum given by the national leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MAC...
Ram Costs N1million In Lagos As Cattle Traders’ Strike Bites Harder
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Ram Costs N1million In Lagos As Cattle Traders’ Strike Bites Harder

The ongoing strike by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria has caused a rise in the prices of animals in Lagos and other Southwestern states. Recall that the food and cattle dealers had on Thursday embarked on a strike, blocking all ‘borders’ between the North and South in protest for the killings and destruction of properties of Northerners during the Shasa market crisis in Oyo State. The group demanded N4.7billion as compensation. Barely five days into the strike, the action has now taken a toll on animal and food prices in the region, especially as many of the markets are nearly empty. According to a report by the BBC, a ram was on Tuesday sold at N1millon and another at N800,000 at Alaba Rago Market in Lagos State. Chickens sold for N1,500...
Shoprite On Shutdown, As Workers Go On Strike Over “Sale To Palms Mall Owners”
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Shoprite On Shutdown, As Workers Go On Strike Over “Sale To Palms Mall Owners”

Dozens of Shoprite outlets in Nigeria have been shut down as workers commenced an industrial strike action. Workers of retail giant, Shoprite have embarked on a nationwide industrial strike action demanding proper information on staff benefits as well as terms of sale to interested investors who are on course to acquire the Nigerian subsidiary of the South African retail outlet. A report by the Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) suggests that all 25 outlets of Shoprite in Nigeria have been shut down by workers. The report revealed further that the workers embarked on industrial action over claims of sale of the retail company to Palms Mall owners, Tayo Amusan and Persianas Properties Limited, without appropriate information on the terms of the acquisition, and the i...
Southern States Dismiss Blockade While North Food Traders Insist On Strike
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Southern States Dismiss Blockade While North Food Traders Insist On Strike

Some southern state governments and farmers have dismissed blockade by northern food suppliers, saying it is an opportunity for the South to boost its food production capacity. Officials of the states including Lagos, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Enugu and Ondo in separate interviews with The PUNCH on Monday explained their actions to ensure self-sufficiency in food and animal production. But Ondo and Cross Rivers states went further to take a swipe at the northern food suppliers, saying they would not beg the traders to end their blockade, which entered the 4th day on Monday. Recall that cattle and foodstuff dealers under the aegis of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria on Thursday stopped supplies to the South. Their action followed the FG’s failure...
SSANU and NASU Suspend Strike
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SSANU and NASU Suspend Strike

A Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) have suspended its three-week-old strike. President of SSANU, Mohammed Ibrahim Haruna, and the NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi said the new directive became effective from midnight of Friday, February 26. The Unions which had asked its members to commence an indefinite strike over an alleged injustice on sharing formula of N40bn Earned Allowance and non-payment minimum wage arrears,  inconsistencies in the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), delay in renegotiation of FG/NASU and SSANU 2009 agreement, non-payment of retirement benefits of outgone members among others ca...
Game Changer – Fabregas Hails Saka After Europa League Win
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Game Changer – Fabregas Hails Saka After Europa League Win

  Former Arsenal midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, singled out Bukayo Saka for praise after the Gunners defeated Benfica 3-2 in the Europa League last-32 second leg fixture on Thursday at Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece. Fabregas, who spent almost a decade at Arsenal, was impressed by Saka’s display against Benfica. The former Chelsea star described the England youngster as a “game-changer” after the match. A brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a strike from Kieran Tierney ensured Arsenal qualified for the last-16 ahead of Benfica on 4-3 aggregate. Both teams had played a 1-1 draw in the first leg last week. Reacting, Fabregas wrote on Twitter: “Saka is such a good player. “Such a maturity and intelligence for his age. Game changer.” Meanwhile, Aubameyang belie...
Cattle Traders Begin Strike Today
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Cattle Traders Begin Strike Today

Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) on Thursday February 25, began a nationwide strike following the expiration of a seven-day ultimatum given to the federal government to attend to their demands. The union had demanded payment of N475 billion compensation for lives of members and properties lost during the #EndSARS protest and Shasa market chaos, and dismantling of all road blocks on federal highways due to problems its members get subjected to when carrying out their duties. Grand Matron of AUFCDN, Hajia Hauwa Kabir Usman who announced commencement of the strike asked the police not to disturb task force of the union who will carry out enforcement of the strike by ensuring that no food and cattle ...
Abia State Government Begs Teachers To Call Off Strike
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Abia State Government Begs Teachers To Call Off Strike

Abia state government has urged teachers in the state to resume classes, by March 1, 2020, saying that it had paid one million Naira between December 2020 and January 2021, to settle arrears of salaries, owed teachers in the state Teachers in the state had gone on an indefinite strike to press home the demand for the payment of arrears of salaries owed them. Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, who disclosed this in a statement, explained that the government is committed to the payment of the outstanding arrears of salaries and urged the teachers to reciprocate the gesture by resuming duties on March 1. Okiyi Kalu further explained that the government is also set to pay the Teachers’ Salary Structure, TSS, before the end of the week. In his words; “The Abia ...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reacts as Inter Milan Thrash AC Milan
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reacts as Inter Milan Thrash AC Milan

  AC Milan midfielder, Franck Kessie, has disclosed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic told Stefano Pioli’s side that ‘there are still many games to go’ following their 3-0 defeat against Inter Milan on Sunday at San Siro. AC Milan was beaten by their city rivals Inter, thanks to a brace from Lautaro Martinez and a strike from Romelu Lukaku. The result means AC Milan are now four points behind leaders Inter Milan at the top of the Serie A table. Speaking after the game, Kessie told Sky Italia,” “He [Ibrahimovic] told us that football is like this. When you lose, it hurts, but we have to raise our heads to go stronger. There are still many games to go.” AC Milan’s next game is against Crvena zvezda in the Europa League on Thursday. Meanwhile, AC Milan coach, Stefano Pioli, h...
AC Milan vs Inter Milan: What Zlatan Ibrahimovic Told me – Stefano Pioli
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AC Milan vs Inter Milan: What Zlatan Ibrahimovic Told me – Stefano Pioli

  AC Milan coach, Stefano Pioli , has revealed that striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, asked him to substitute him during his side’s Serie A derby 3-0 defeat against Inter Milan on Sunday. Pioli also said that Inter Milan defeated AC Milan because his players struggled to find rhythm, intensity, and quality during the game. A brace from Lautaro Martinez and a strike from Romelu Lukaku gave Inter Milan all three points against Pioli’s side at San Siro. “Ibrahimovic? He asked to be replaced because of a calf cramp,” Pioli said at a post-match press conference after the game. “We will see his condition to see if he can play on Thursday and on Sunday.” He added: “It was very draining to allow a goal after 5 minutes. We struggled to find rhythm, intensity, and quality. Inte...
David Moyes Speaks on Jesse Lingard’s Performance, Hails Mourinho
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David Moyes Speaks on Jesse Lingard’s Performance, Hails Mourinho

  West Ham United boss, David Moyes, has commented on Jesse Lingard’s performance after the attacking midfielder scored a goal in his side’s Premier League 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Moyes also hailed Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho, as one of the top managers in football. The Scottish saw West Ham defeat Spurs at the London Stadium following goals from Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard as Lucas Moura’s strike was not enough to give Mourinho’s men a point. Speaking after the game, Moyes told a post-match press conference: “Jesse has been a very good player. We should not take that away. He has had a difficult year. He has given us something else and helped us get better. “There is always a first for everything, and Jose Mourinho has had great tea...
Why I Took Chelsea’s Penalty in 1-1 Draw Against Southampton – Mason Mount
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Why I Took Chelsea’s Penalty in 1-1 Draw Against Southampton – Mason Mount

  Chelsea star, Mason Mount, has revealed why he took the penalty in his side’s 1-1 draw against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday. Mount’s penalty and Takumi Minamino’s strike ensured both Chelsea and Southampton shared a point each at St Mary’s. Jorginho has been a regular penalty-taker for the Blues, but the Italy international was off the pitch, while Tammy Abraham, who was ahead of Mount in Chelsea’s queue of penalty-takers, was replaced at half-time. But Mount is now saying that he took the penalty during Chelsea’s clash with Southampton on manager, Thomas Tuchel’s advice. “Tammy was actually taking the first one but obviously he went off at half-time, so it was either me or Timo [Werner],” Mount told Chelsea’s official website. The manager said...
Champions League: PSG Gave Barcelona “Cold Bath of Reality” – Ronald Koeman
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Champions League: PSG Gave Barcelona “Cold Bath of Reality” – Ronald Koeman

  Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman, has admitted that Paris Saint-Germain gave his team a “cold bath of reality.” Koeman said this while reacting to Barcelona’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg 4-1 defeat to PSG on Tuesday night. Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick and a goal from Moise Kean gave Mauricio Pochettino’s men the victory as Lionel Messi’s strike was not enough. “That was a cold bath of reality,” Koeman told reporters at a post-match press conference after the game. “The game showed us we are lacking a lot of things to be a top-level team, especially of the level you need in the Champions League. “The scoreline reflects how superior they were. They were far more effective than us.” He added, “The first half was more even, and when we were 1-0 up we had th...
NASU Strike Hits Universities Hard, Students Battle Filth, Water, Power Problems
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NASU Strike Hits Universities Hard, Students Battle Filth, Water, Power Problems

The strike by non-academic unions in public universities has taken its toll on the institutions as they battle filth and struggle to keep services such as electricity and water supplies functional. The PUNCH correspondents, who visited the universities on Monday, reported that although teaching was going on, the strike by non-teaching staff had thrown up various problems in the institutions. For example, while refuse has piled up at male and female hostels of the University of Calabar, Cross River State, students of the University of Jos are battling with stoppage of water and electricity supplies. Their colleagues at the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus confided in The PUNCH that they contributed N500 per room to pay cleaners they brought from outside to clean their hostel...
SSANU And NASU Begin Strike Tomorrow, Unions Write Branches
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SSANU And NASU Begin Strike Tomorrow, Unions Write Branches

Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions have written their branches to commence strike from tomorrow (Friday). According to a copy of the notice obtained by PUNCH on Thursday, the industrial action will take effect pending any contrary resolution by the branches. Part of the notice read, “In view of the outcome of the meeting, the leadership of JAC of NASU and SSANU at the branches are hereby directed to commence joint general meetings on Friday to give reports on the outcome of the conciliation meeting and pass resolutions on the way forward. “In the meantime, the nationwide strike takes effect from 12 midnight, Friday, February 5, 2021, pending any contrary resolution by the branches.”
Liverpool are not in Title Race after defeat to Brighton – Andy Robertson
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Liverpool are not in Title Race after defeat to Brighton – Andy Robertson

Liverpool left-backAndy Robertson, has said that Jurgen Klopp’s men are presently not in the Premier League title race after their 1-0 defeat to Brighton in the Premier League on Wednesday night. Brighton defeated Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield, thanks to Steven Alzate’s second-half strike. The defeat against Brighton means Liverpool are seven points behind leaders Manchester City on the log. Speaking to the BBC after the game, Robertson said, “Brighton were the better team. “We were hugely disappointed all over the park. You have to give the team credit for playing well. “They created chances, pressed us – did everything we wanted to do. “We did not really do anything of note. With a long record of going unbeaten, we have lost two. “When you do not show up, you do not...
‘We can do better’ – Guardiola fires warning to rivals despite Man City’s 20-game unbeaten run
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‘We can do better’ – Guardiola fires warning to rivals despite Man City’s 20-game unbeaten run

The Spanish coach saw his side extend their remarkable run of victories at Turf Moor but thinks they can still go up a gear Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola warned that there is still more to come from his charges as they wrapped up a 13th consecutive win in all competitions on Wednesday at the expense of Burnley. While the scoreline may not have been quite emphatic as neighbours Manchester United's 9-0 thrashing of Southampton the previous evening, City's win never looked in doubt at Turf Moor. Gabriel Jesus gave the visitors the lead within three minutes to set Guardiola's men off to a perfect start, with Raheem Sterling adding the second and, as it proved, final strike of the game shortly before half-time.
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Strike: FG And University Workers’ Meeting Ends In A Deadlock

The meeting between the Federal Government and the Joint Action Committee comprising the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions ended in a deadlock. However, a committee was set up to resolve the dispute over the N40 billion earned allowances and complaints about the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. This was agreed during a meeting on Tuesday between the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, SSANU National President, Mohammed Ibrahim and NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, in Abuja. Speaking to journalists after the parley, Ngige described the meeting as fruitful and expressed the hope that the dialogue would encourage the unions to suspend their stri...
NASU, SSANU To Embark On 3-Day Strike Over IPPIS, Others
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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...
NIN: NIMC Workers Suspend Strike
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NIN: NIMC Workers Suspend Strike

Workers of the National Identity Management Commission have suspended the industrial action which they embarked upon on Thursday over the fear of COVID-19 spread in the agency. It was gathered that the workers decided to put the strike on hold after a meeting with the Federal Government , where it was agreed that the demands of the employees would be addressed . The President, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria , NIMC Unit , Asekokhai Lucky , confirmed the suspension of the strike to our correspondent in Abuja . He said workers of the commission across the country were being contacted to resume work by Monday and begin the enrolment of citizens for National Identity Numbers.
NIMC Workers Begin Strike
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NIMC Workers Begin Strike

Thousands of applicants have been locked outside of the offices of the National Identity Management Commission following a strike embarked on by NIMC staff. The notice of strike was signed by the President of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, NIMC branch, Lucky Michael, and its Secretary, Odia Victor. It read in part, “Consequent upon the just concluded congress of the above mentioned association that took place on January 6, 2020, the unit executive directs all members of grade level 12 and below in the head office and state offices to report to their respective duty posts tomorrow January 7, 2020 and do nothing. Currently, over 100 million Nigerians have yet to do so which has caused huge crowds to gather at the various offices of NIMC in breach of the COV...
Outside Maiduguri, Nobody is Safe in Borno – Dean of Borno Elders Forum, Prof Dikwa says
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Outside Maiduguri, Nobody is Safe in Borno – Dean of Borno Elders Forum, Prof Dikwa says

Prof. Khalifa Dikwa, Dean of Borno Elders Forum has raised an alarm of nobody being safe in Borno state except in the state capital, Maiduguri. Speaking in an interview on Channels Television, Dikwa stated that even when Boko Haram insurgents are not physically present, they psychologically disturbing the people. He said;   “Even if they (Boko Haram) are not physically there, they are psychologically there, disturbing the people. “From time to time, they ride their motorcycles, come and harass them to pay levies and so on. Outside Maiduguri, no even five kilometres, nobody is safe. And they can strike at any time.” Dikwa also alleged that the military did not heed to the advice of the Private Military Contractor (PMC) to man the country’s land borders after they ...
ASUU Strike: Nigerian Govt Sets Up New Committee To Renegotiate 2009 Agreements
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ASUU Strike: Nigerian Govt Sets Up New Committee To Renegotiate 2009 Agreements

As part of efforts to end the eight-month-old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the federal government has reconstituted its team to renegotiate the 2009 agreements with lecturers, others. Before reconstituting the 2009 committee, which is one of the demands of the striking university lecturers, the former committee was headed by the former pro-chancellor of the University of Lagos ( UNILAG), Wale Babalakin. Other demands of the lecturers include providing funding for the revitalization of universities, earned allowance, the constitution of visitation panels, payment of shortfall in salaries of lecturers, and a stop to the use of the payment platform, IPPIS, for payment of the salaries and allowances of lecturers. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Babalaki...

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