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Lagos Workers Protest Unpaid Salaries

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Workers of Lagos State Ministry of Environment, Emergency Flood Abatement Department (EFAD), on Tuesday staged a protest at the governor’s office, Alausa, Ikeja over non-payment of four months salary.

The protesters who carried placards with various inscriptions such as ‘pay us our four months salary, how do we survive without salary, 14 years in service, nothing to show; Adejare must go’ and lots more complained of inhuman treatment.

Coordinator, EFAD, Gbenga Orilade, who spoke with The Guardian, said: “The government is owing us four months salary. EFAD has been in existence for 14years yet we weren’t staffed. Anytime we visit the commissioner to tender our plight he would address us in an unruly manner that does not befit a public office holder. He even told us to go to court; that he is ready for us. At a time we delegated 19 people to his office, he gave them N50, 000. The only thing we want now is to collect our salary. If the Lagos State government does not want our service again they should let us know.”

One of the delegates who visited the commissioner’s office, Esther Ayo, said: “I was one of those who went to the commissioner’s office. He claimed that the government hasn’t approved the fund. It is true that the commissioner gave us N50, 000. We protested sometimes in 2016. He came out and started raining curses on us and even forced us to say amen. We are not animals; we are human beings with families to take care of. The commissioner addresses us as if he is a thug. Also, it was in our presence that KAI and LASTMA were staffed; so why won’t the government also staff us.”

Representing the state government, Special Adviser, Civil Engagement, Mr. Kehinde Joseph, who addressed the protesters, asked them to document their complaints and it would be forwarded to the appropriate quarters.

“As I told you earlier, the governor will not be happy that you are being denied your right. We all know that the government pay salaries on 22nd and 23rd of each month, you are also under the Lagos State government.

Source: Guardian

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Rifle allegedly seized from drunk policeman (video)

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A drunk policeman identified as Garba Salisu is currently the talk of social media.

Passersby who saw a drunk police officer carrying a gun, seized the gun from him then poured water on him to help revive him.

In a video shared online, people are seen surrounding the police officers and commenting about the fact that he was inebriated already at that time of the day.

A man is seen pouring a sachet of water on the policeman’s head.

Voices in the video are heard saying the policeman was seen at about 4pm on Saturday, Nov 28, at CBN Junction, close to Abuja Police Command Headquarters.

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Settling down is not easy when you are a babymama — Actress Bisola Aiyeola

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate cum actress, Bisola Aiyeola, has said it hasn’t been easy raising a family.

The multi-talented TV star, in an interview with Sun News, revealed that getting married and building a new home might not be a bed of roses for someone who already has a child.

“There’s the urge to have that close nuclear family unit and then there’s the reality; it’s not that easy having another child and building a new home. I’ve heard from other people’s experiences too. Somehow, I’ve been able to manage all these years with my daughter.

I am proud of her; she’s in secondary school now. I just want to work on giving her the best. I won’t say that I am using torchlight to look for a family now, but if it does happen, I’ll embrace it with all of me. But the reality of it is that, it’s not as beautiful as it sounds,” she said.

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Nurse who is HIV positive, reveals how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus

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A nurse who is HIV positive is currently making rounds on social media and has taken to social media and revealed how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus.

The South African lady identified as Angela Motsusi disclosed this in a recent post she made on her Facebook wall.

According to her, HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe of have sex with a negative partner.

She wrote on Facebook, “Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it’s simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative. #normalizinghivchallenge #uequalsusouthafrica”

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