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Aviation Unions End Strike At MMA2

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Aviation Unions End Strike At MMA2

Unions in the aviation sector on Thursday night called off their two-day industrial action against Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) at Murtala Muhammed Airport2 in Lagos.

This followed the signing of an agreement by the union leaders and BASL management.

The agreement was brokered by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and airport security agencies who intervened in the dispute between the parties.

Mr Sam Jaja, Deputy President, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) confirmed the suspension of the picketing while addressing the union members after the meeting.

Jaja said BASL had agreed to reinstate the sacked workers and also give recognition to unions in the sector, as well as right of workers to belong to unions of their choice.

According to him, it was also agreed that an inter-ministerial committee should be set up to look into unionism among private organisations in the aviation sector.

The unions had since the early hours of Wednesday embarked on the protest, over the alleged sack of 24 employees who indicated interest to unionise by BASL, operators of the MMA2 in Lagos.

The unions involved were ATSSSAN, the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE).

Despite a subsisting court order issued by Justice I. N Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos restraining them from the action, the unions had shut down flights and business activities at the MMA2.

Airlines operating from the terminal affected by the action include Arik Air, Medview Airline, Azman Air, Max Air, Dana Air and Aero Contractors.

The airlines were forced to temporarily move their passenger boarding and processing to the General Aviation Terminal (GAT), operated by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) as the action lingered.

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PPPRA Cautions Oil Marketers On Distorting Fuel Price

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency on Tuesday cautioned oil marketers against distorting the approved pump price of petrol.

PPPRA secretary Abdulkadir Saidu says the agency is in charge of fixing the price of white petroleum products – petrol and kerosene, the approved cost of PMS at retail filling stations has not changed beyond N145 per litre.

Saidu has also advised oil marketers to ensure that there was no price distortion in their respective retail outlets, adding that PPPRA would continue to carry out its oversight function of monitoring depots and filling stations across the country.

He said this would ensure strict adherence to the regulated price and stop other forms of fraudulent practices at retail outlets.

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NIM President Calls ON Political Leaders In Nigeria To Reveal Salaries And Allowances

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NIM President Calls ON Political Leaders In Nigeria To Reveal Salaries And Allowances

The president of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Professor Olukunle Iyanda, has called for the disclosure of remunerations of political leaders in the country.

He frowned on the refusal of national assembly members to reveal their salaries and allowances.

Speaking at the nim’s continuing learning and development programme in Abuja, Iyanda accused politicians of elevating themselves above service to the nation.

Iyanda lamented that Nigerian lawmakers are the highest paid in the world; yet, Nigeria is not among the top 10 richest nations.  He said they should not earn more than Federal Permanent Secretaries.

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Gombe State Government Confirms Death Of 4 Lassa Fever Patients

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Gombe State Government Confirms Death Of 4 Lassa Fever Patients

The Gombe state government has confirmed the deaths of four Lassa fever patients from the 53 suspected cases recorded in the state.

Acting state epidemiologist, Nuhu Bille, has advised members of the public to imbibe the culture of reporting cases of fever to hospitals for adequate action and treatment.

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