Nationwide Strike: FG Tells Civil Servants What To Do
Nigerian workers under the federal government have been warned not to join the the nationwide strike slated for Monday September 28, by labour unions across the country.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that National Industrial Court had restrained the labour unions from embarking on the strike in two separate rulings.
However, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), have enjoined workers to embark on an indefinite strike, pending when the federal government reverses the price of petrol and electricity tariff. Other unions such as the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE), the Joint Action Front (JAF), Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), aviation unions, among others, have also declared their interest to join in the strike…READ MORE>>>
“Jail Me But Set Him Free” — Foreign Activist Writes Buhari Over Teenager Sentenced For Blasphemy
Piotr Cywinski, director of Auschwitz Memorial in Poland, says he is ready to be imprisoned in Nigeria for Umar Farouq, a 13-year-old boy sentenced for blasphemy to regain freedom.
A Sharia court in Kano had convicted Farouq for “using disparaging language on Allah” during a disagreement with his friend.
In a letter dated September 25 and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, Cywinski sought pardon for Farouq…READ MORE>>>
Actor David Oyelowo Loses Dad To Colon Cancer
Nigerian Hollywood actor, David Oyelowo, is bereaved as he has lost his father, Stephen Oyelowo.
Announcing the sad news via his Instagram page, David said his father died this week after a long battle with Colon cancer. His post reads…READ MORE>>>
Police Sergeant Arrested For Killing One And Injuring 3 Persons In Sokoto
A Police Sergeant identified as Bello Garba has been arrested and detained for allegedly shooting one person to death and injuring three others in Sokoto on Friday September 25.
According to the state police command, the arrested policeman shot 25-year-old Aminu Abdulrahman to death and injured Junaidu Abba, Babangida Muhammad and Awaisu Alti.
Police spokesperson in the state, ASP Muhammad Sadiq said victims of the incident were sharing money doled out by Gov. Aminu Tambuwal during the Juma’at prayers to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary, held at Sultan Bello Jumu’at mosque…READ MORE>>>
Man Arrested For Defiling His Friend’s Seven-Year-Old Daughter In Anambra; Blames The Devil
The police in Anambra state have arrested 46-year-old Ifeanyi Atogu of Ofenta Nsugbe in Anambra East LGA of the state for allegedly defiling his friend’s seven-year-old daughter.
A statement released by the command’s spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, says the suspect allegedly lured his friend’s daughter who is deaf and dumb and had unlawful carnal knowledge with her on September 24.
According to the statement, police detectives took the victim to the hospital for medical Examination where penetration was confirmed by the medical doctor…READ MORE>>>
Kaduna Government Confirms Receiving Names Of Nominees For Emir Of Zazzau Position
The Kaduna state government has confirmed receiving a list of nominees for the position of emir of Zazzau which became vacant on Sunday September 25, following the death of Shehu Idris who was appointed in 1975.
Kingmakers have now submitted names of Princes from three of the four dynastic lines of the emirate.
Balarabe Lawal, the secretary to the state government in a statement released by Governor El-Rufai’s spokesperson Muyiwa Adekeye, said the selection process “is proceeding with the careful attention befitting such a momentous decision”…READ MORE>>>
Nigerians Are Dying In Sahara Desert And Mediterranean Due To Trafficking – NAPTIP
The National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP) has raised an alarm of Nigerians dying in Sahara desert and Mediterranean due to trafficking.
Director General of the agency, Julie Okah-Donli who revealed this during the inauguration of the state task force on human trafficking in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state said over 20,000 Nigerians were victims of trafficking in Mali alone in 2018.
She noted that the issue of human trafficking and irregular migration have become a great concern especially with the great number of Nigerians trapped in sexual and labour exploitation in various African and European countries…READ MORE>>>
”Save Me”- Veteran Singer, Baba Fryo Cries Out For Help As He Battles Depression
Veteran singer, Friday Igwe popularly known as Baba Fryo, has taken to social media to cry out for help as he battles depression.
In a post he shared in the early hour of today September 26, the singer appealed to the Rivers, Delta, and Lagos state governments to come to his aid…READ MORE>>>