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Darkness Looms as PHCN, NLC Might Commence Nationwide Strike Next Week

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A lot of Nigerians would have noticed, in the last few days, the slight interruption to the consistent supply of electricity that they have been enjoying in the past few weeks. That was as a result of a strike embarked upon by the staff of the PHCN, but which was eventually suspended following the commencement of negotiation between the PHCN and the FG.

However, since the negotiation process had ended in a deadlock, fresh information emerging from the quarters of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the PHCN workers have indicated that the workers of the PHCN, in collaboration with the NLC will be embarking on strike as from Wednesday, 22nd August, 2012.

According to the NLC, through its Acting President, Promise Adewumi and Acting General Secretary, Chris Uyot, who spoke to the press on Friday in Abuja, they have concluded arrangements to call workers in the country out on industrial action as solidarity with workers of the Power holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN.

In this line, the congress said, it had set up strike mobilisation committees across the country, preparatory to the planned strike which it said, would commence immediately if there was deadlock in their meeting with the government on Wednesday, next week. The NLC also pointed out that the FG has reneged on its demand that soldiers should be called off from the PHCN facilities as well as immediate payment of July salary to all PHCN workers.

The NLC statement reads: “We call on the Federal Government to do the needful by creating the enabling environment for a meaningful dialogue to resolving the issues by calling the Minister of Power to order, withdrawing soldiers from PHCN offices nationwide, and setting up a high powered committee to sincerely address the legitimate concerns of the PHCN workers.”

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  1. oladele

    August 18, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Can we all ignore this silly call for strike and gently go about our regular business, I remember some weeks ago when long serving staff were sacked by Mainstreet bank with no Pay, what did NLC do about it? If u want to fight for NEPA staff, fight for all

  2. linda

    August 18, 2012 at 8:52 am

    If PHCN like let dem be on strike, it will not make a diff cos i really dnt knw if dey are not on strike now. As far as am concernd dey are always on strike everyda..Dey shuld jst allow us hear word joooor….

  3. kaycee

    August 18, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    wat difrnc wil t mak if dy go un strik, 4 d past 50yrs dy v bn un strik. so dy beta use the word extension of strike. fuk nepa fuk phcn

  4. Mutana faruk

    August 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Strike without objective realizism is like a car without tyres.

  5. Blackswag

    August 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Absolute rahbish..they wnt 2 go on strike bkoz..FG..wntz 2 privatiz d power sector…bkoz wen private sec cum in..there wil b no rum 4 nepa any more…wickerd set of 9jirianz…whom wnt 2 eat alone..mak em gt awt joore..

  6. Wole Adaje

    August 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    PHCN are like blind man that complains that darkness has come, when the day was bright what did he see? When they were not on strike no light so if they go on strike it makes no difference to Nigerians.

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

See his post below:

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

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