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Job Scam: Ondo Threatens Politicians, Civil Servants

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Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, on Wednesday vowed to sanction all politicians found culpable in the recent illegal staff recruitment carried in the 18 local governments in the state.

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Mimiko stated this while addressing members of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, who converged on the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Arcade in Akure for the 2013 edition of the Workers Day celebrations.

The governor also hinted that the government was perfecting plans to discipline all workers discovered to have collaborated with politicians to fraudulently recruit staff into the various councils and primary schools in the state.

Mimiko’s threat was not unconnected with the ongoing screening being undertaken by the state government to ascertain the correct figure of the councils’ workforce and public primary school teachers in the state.

The governor initiated the probe when his government discovered that about 1, 000 workers, comprising council staff and teachers, were drawing salaries from each of the 18 local government areas in the state.

The verification exercise, which had so far led to the uncovering of over 6,000 ghost workers, had pitched the state government against the state chapter of the National Union of Local Government Employees, which insisted that the exercise was a witch-hunt.

Mimiko said, “We instituted the screening exercise to weed out those illegally recruited but we are definitely going to sanction politicians, who engaged in the illegal recruitment while workers who collaborated with them will also be severely dealt with.”

Chairperson of the state chapter of the NLC, Mrs. Bosede Daramola, said the union was in support of the exercise but demanded the payment of salaries of the legitimate council workers and primary school teachers which had been on hold due to the verification exercise.

Meanwhile, workers in  Kwara State have urged the state government to review upward the minimum wage  paid in the state.

State Chairman, Nigerian Labour Congress, Mr. Farouk Akanbi, said during the  Workers’  Day celebration in Ilorin on Wednesday that the salary table of the state remained low when compared to some other states in the country.

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

Also Read: Umahi Unhappy With PDP Because Atiku Picked Peter Obi – Wike

Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

Also Read: Nigeria still needs SARS, Zamfara gov, Matawalle insists

He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

Also Read: Gunmen Attack Police Station In Ibadan; Kill Police Corporal

Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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