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Labour Ministry, DSS Disown NLC Factional Leadership

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NEWLY ELECTED NLC PRESIDENT, DR. AYUBA WABBA

NEWLY ELECTED NLC PRESIDENT, DR. AYUBA WABBA

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Sen. Joe Ikenya, has said that the ministry was not aware of the existence of a factional leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress.

According to him, the ministry participated in the election that produced the current NLC leadership led by Dr. Ayuba Wabba in Abuja last Saturday.

The crisis rocking the NLC reached a crescendo on Thursday as the faction which disputed the election result, announced that it had elected the General Secretary of the National Union of Electricity Employees, Mr. Joseph Ajaero, as leader of the congress.

Mr. Ikenya, who said the labour ministry had not received any letter from the Ajaero-led faction, however, said the ministry would not want to be embroiled in an internal matter of the NLC and its affiliate unions.

The minister spoke while receiving the newly elected officers of the NLC led by the President, Ayuba Wabba, in Abuja on Friday.

He said, “For us in the ministry, we want to tell you that you did your election; actually our ministry also supervised it.

“We have not heard and we have not got any letter from anywhere in respect of any other NLC and it was in the knowledge of every Nigerian that there was an election here in Abuja and our ministry participated in it.

“Therefore we will not run into any controversy because that is internal; the ministry is not part of it and we know that you will sort yourselves out because there is a process and I know that all of you know that process”.

Speaking in the same when he hosted the NLC delegation led by Mr. Wabba in his office yesterday, the Director General of the State Security Services, Mr. Ekpeyonjg Ita, affirmed that the NLC election was transparently conducted and was indeed free and fair.

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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