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Workers Protest Disrupt NASS Activities

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Activities at the National Assembly were Tuesday brought to a standstill as a result of a protest embarked upon by parliamentary workers.
protest-nass“Maikasuwa must go” “our pension deductions; Please stop the fraud”, “Land allocation for staff housing;where is it? We need it” The workers who occupied the National Assembly lobby in the early hours of the day levelled sundry allegations against the management of the National Assembly. Among the allegations were corruption and diversion of public funds as well as refusal to pay workers other “welfare packages” and fringe benefits meant for them by the leadership.The workers who besieged the lobby of the National Assembly in large numbers carried placards with different inscriptions expressing their grievances. They gave the management a 21 day ultimatum to address their demands or face a full blown strike. Some of the inscriptions read: “Maikasuwa, staff fasted and prayed for you to become Clerk of National Assembly. Now you have failed us”

Efforts to pacify them by some lawmakers fell on deaf ears as the protesters insisted in their demand to speak with only the Principal officers of the two chambers.

Protesters at the National Assembly However, tension which had hitherto built up in the lobby of the complex subsided with the intervention of the Senate President, David Mark and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who later addressed them.

In their petition to the Principal officers, the parliamentary workers described the National Assembly Management led by the Clerk Salisu Maikasuwa as a Cabal which they accused of turning against them.

In the petition read by Comrade Odo Chris, Chairman of G-1200- the group which organised the protest- the workers urged the leadership of the two chambers to institute a probe into the activities of the National Assembly Management with a view to making it give account of the funds appropriated for staff salaries, training, welfare and other incentives meant for them among others.

They accused the National Assembly management and the former Chairman of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), Comrade Rawlings Agada and the former Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission of connivance and diversion all the deductions made from their meagre salaries including Pension, Taxes among others.

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Offa Polytechnic Student Union Government Gives Merit Award To Cultist Groups

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Offa State Polytechnic student union government gives merit award to cultist groups in the school.

According to a Twitter user, Ifemosu Michael wrote;

“When you think you have seen it all… Student Union Government of Offa Polytechnic gave merit Awards to Secret Cults in the school. Hey Lawd!!!”

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Man Excited As Davido Gifts Him 1M After Making A Video On His Birthday

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Man gets excited as Davido gifts him 1M after making a video on his birthday.

Taking to his Twitter handle to share the gist, DJ Peejay wrote;

“DAVIDO JUST SENT ME 1 MILLION cos of the video I made on his birthday”

Watch the video below;

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Water tank driver accuses Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Rivers

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Self-acclaimed Port Harcourt First Son, Duncan Mighty is currently trending on social media for the wrong reasons.

A water tank driver, Okabam John has accused singer, Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

It was gathered that the incident reportedly happened on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at about 9:40am when the driver was on duty.

Narrating his ordeal to some Civil Rights Activists on Tuesday November 24, after he was allegedly discharged from the hospital, John, a native of Elele Town in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state and an employee of Julius Berger Nigeria Limited, claimed that the musician struck him on the head with a traditional staff made of elephant tusk.

According to the driver, while on duty a private car was parked close to his water filling spot. He tried notifying the driver who refused to wind down. He reportedly bent his head to talk to the driver only to discover it was Duncan Mighty.

John said that before he could speak, the singer allegedly struck his head using a traditional staff. He said the second strike was blocked with his hand. He claimed that he could not see when the singer drove off as his eyes were covered with blood.

Confirming the incident on Tuesday, one Ndubueze Obodowhuo, accused Duncan Mighty of using his VIP status to intimidate his people. He also shared a ‘medical report’ stating that John was treated for “shoulder dislocation and scalp laceration.”

Mr John is now calling on his employer, the management of Julius Berger, Security Agencies and Human Rights Organisations to help him get justice. His post below:

“This is Mr. OKABAM JOHN a native of Elele town in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State, he’s currently employed by JULIUS BERGER NIG.PLC in Port Harcourt and his service engagement is within Judges quarters elelenwo-street, GRA Port Harcourt.

“According to Mr. OKABAM JOHN a Water-tank driver with Julius Berger, Tanker number – B8751, On Saturday 21st of November 2020 at about 9:40am while he was on duty. A private car was parked close to his water filling spot, he tried notifying the driver who refused to wine down, he bent his head to talk with the driver surprisingly, it was Duncan mighty.

“Before he could explain, his head was struck by Duncan mighty using a traditional staff(Elephant tusk), the second strike was blocked with his hand. He(Okabam John) didn’t see how the artist drove off because, blood covered his eyes at that moment.

“Mr. Okabam John narrated this incident after being discharged from the hospital. Duncan doesn’t show up when he’s publicly needed, rather he uses his VIP influence to undo his people. Celebrities should be celebrated by their positivity, their influence shouldn’t pose danger to the society rather it should serve as liberation to the people.

“Mr. OKABAM JOHN is calling on the management of Julius Berger, Security Agents and Human Rights Organisations for justice to be done in his case, to avoid a re-occurance.”

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