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LG Autonomy: NUT Threatens To Strike

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The Nigeria Union of Teachers on Thursday threatened to embark on a nationwide strike in September to protest the House of Representatives’ support for local government autonomy.

nut_pixThe local government autonomy is one of the most contentious issues in the ongoing constitution review by the National Assembly.

The National President, NUT, Mr. Michael Olukoya, told journalists in Abuja that teachers had resolved to stay away from the classroom from the beginning of the next academic session.

“The union cannot afford to close its eyes in the face of the approaching darkness that will soon envelope the country in the event of the abolishment of state-local government joint accounts,” he said.

He said that while the lawmakers supported local government autonomy and its attendant abolition of the joint account, no alternative platform was provided to guarantee regular payment of primary school teachers’ salaries.

“Consequently, the union has resolved to stay off the school system as from the beginning of the next academic session. This is a temporary measure to secure the education of the less-privileged constituting the masses of the population of this country,” Olukoya said.

The union leader said that if the joint account was scrapped, teachers would suffer from non-payment of their salaries.

Olukoya said that the development would result in non-remittance of the 7.5 per cent counterpart contributions from local government councils to the pension funds of the primary school teachers.

He said that the Federal Government had the option “to maintain the status quo and allow the state-local government joint account to remain for the sake of guaranteeing the salaries of the teachers.” Another option, he said, “Is to pay the teachers’ salaries from first line charge from the Federation Account through the Universal Basic Education Commission.”

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  1. Hassan Phemy

    August 4, 2013 at 10:20 am

    what does NUT has to do with LG autonomy, u better go and solve d case of 27.5% in most states.

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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”

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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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