National Assembly Workers' Strike Paralyzes Activities – Nigerian News – African News Network | Latest African News | Nigerian News | Breaking News
Connect with us

Nigerian News

National Assembly Workers’ Strike Paralyzes Activities

Published

on

National Assembly Workers' Strike Paralyzes Activities

National Assembly workers have made good on their threat of a strike that would paralyze activities at the national assembly.

The striking workers, who are a part of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, began a four-day strike on Monday.

READ:  No Going Back On "Okada" Ban - Willie Obiano

They are demanding payment of arrears of 28 percent salary increase since 2010.

The aggrieved workers blocked all entrances into the National Assembly complex and  cut off essential services such as power and water supply.

READ:  1.5m Citizens Benefit From Oyo Free Health Programmes – Ajimobi

They blame National Assembly management for their plight and insist on the removal of National Assembly Clerk, Sani Omolori.

Meanwhile, the clerk had also dropped the blame at the door steps of the executive when he said there had been no releases to implement the workers’ wage increase captured in the 2018 budget.

READ:  Ganduje Sets Up Committee To Reconcile Aggrieved APC Members

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

African News

Breaking: Court Grants Dino Melaye Bail On Health Ground

Published

on

By

Dino Melaye Granted Bail On Health Condition

Senator Dino Melaye has been granted bail by a High Court in Maitama, Abuja. Justice Yusuf Halilu granted bail to Melaye on health ground. Halilu was of the view that the Senator must be healthy to stand trial.

READ:  1.5m Citizens Benefit From Oyo Free Health Programmes – Ajimobi

The ruling was granted after an application by Melaye’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN). The senator is currently being held in a police health facility in Abuja.

READ:  Nigerian Lawmakers Agree To Amend Constitution For State Police

As terms for his bail, the defendant is expected to produce three sureties, one of whom must be the Clerk of the National Assembly.

The judge said the other two sureties must be owners of properties within the Abuja metropolis.

READ:  Minimum Wage: NLC To Embark On Strike As FG Delays Bill

Continue Reading

African News

Eight Robbers Sentence To Death Attack Journalists In Yola

Published

on

By

Eight Robbers Sentence To Death Attack Journalists In Yola

Four years ago, eight men were arraigned for armed robbery in Adamawa State.  When they were sentenced to death by hanging on Thursday in a court room in Yola, they attacked some journalists covering the trial.

READ:  NCC Does Not Plan To Regulate Social Media Use In Nigeria

The convicts became extremely agitated and pounced on journalists after their judgment was pronounced.  Although they were hand-cuffed at the time, and with prison officials standing by their side, they attacked a journalist from state TV station, ATV, and another from the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA.

READ:  NASS Leaders Explain Why House Could Not Reconvene

Justice Abdulaziz Waziri, pronounced the death sentence on the convicts but said they had ninety days to appeal the judgment.

State Controller of Prisons, Umar Audu, said the convicts were back in prison and were showing remorse for their court room outbursts.

READ:  National Assembly Fails To Resolve 2019 Election Budget Conflict

Continue Reading

African News

FG Plans To Commence Production Of E-Passport To Create Jobs

Published

on

By

FG Plans To Commence Production Of E-Passport To Create Jobs

Minister of Interior, Lieutenant-General Abdulrahman Dambazau has said the federal government plans to begin local production of E-passports to conserve foreign exchange and create local jobs.

He said the country will soon cease the production of passports outside the country and embark on local production through a private-public partnership.

READ:  NASS Probes Killing Of Soldiers By Boko Haram In Borno State

Dambazau said the ministry has been instrumental in setting up the visa-on-arrival at different international airports in the country to attract and ease the movement of genuine investors.

READ:  Ganduje Sets Up Committee To Reconcile Aggrieved APC Members

The minister also said his ministry had collaborated with Nigeria immigration service to introduce enhancements to the process, one of which was the introduction of harmonized arrival-departure cards that phased out the need for multiple cards from various agencies at the ports.

READ:  NCC Does Not Plan To Regulate Social Media Use In Nigeria

Continue Reading

Trending

Subscribe to ANN News Alert

Be the first to receive the latest news from Africa and around the world.

%d bloggers like this: