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June 12 fixed for the hearing of 26 months unpaid Salaries

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The ruling in a case of alleged unpaid 26 months salaries instituted by Agboghoroma Olufemi against the Accountant-General of the Federation will be heard on June 12 as fixed by the National Industrial Court, Abuja,

Olufemi, who retired from the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria in June 2015, sued the Accountant General of the Federation over alleged unpaid basic salary.

The clamant, who is also asking for damages, joined the Federal Civil Service Commission and the Attorney – General of the Federation in the suit.

The claimant is asking the court to prevail on the respondents to pay him his accrued salaries.

The retiree had alleged that the respondents owed him 26 months’ salaries before his
retirement.

The presiding judge, Justice Edith Agbakoba, fixed the date after listening to the submissions of parties in the suit.

Counsel to the Federal Civil Service Commission, Mr A. Isah, in his preliminary objection argued that the commission was not a necessary party in the suit.

He urged the court to strike out the name of the commission, adding that “joining us in the suit will not serve any purpose.

“We are saying that our name should be struck out of the suit,” he said.

Counsel to the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria, Mr Shehu Aliyu, also urged the court to strike out the suit for being incompetent.

Counsel to the claimant, Mr Edafe Emakpor, in his submission told the court that the claimant joined the respondents to ascertain who should pay him the backlog of his salary.

He urged the court to dismiss the preliminary objections of the respondents, saying ” Let them go and file their defence.”

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End SARS: Masari Charges Judicial Panel To Fish Out Perpetrators Of Police Brutality

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#EndSARS: Masari Charge Judicial Panel To Fish Out Perpetrators Of SARS Brutality
#EndSARS: Masari Charge Judicial Panel To Fish Out Perpetrators Of SARS Brutality

Aminu Masari

Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari of Katsina State has urged the 11 men committee Judicial Panel to give recommendations going forward to end police brutality in the state.

He gave the charge during the inauguration at Government House Katsina on Saturday.

He also tasked them to come forward with general recommendations that will promote an endearing relationship between the Nigerian Police Force and the general public.

Read Also: #EndSARS: TVC Back On Air — Four Days After Mob Attack

The panel of inquiry will be headed by Justice Abbas Abdullahi Bawale of the Katsina State High Court of Justice.

Other members of the Commission include Retired AIG Danlami Yar’adua, Alhaji Mustapha Ibrahim Zango, Alhaji Bello Musa Dankano, Professor Usman Dhun-nurain, Hajiya Rabi Mohammed, and Ibrahim Ahmad Katsina.

 

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#EndSARS: TVC Back On Air — Four Days After Mob Attack

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#EndSARS: TVC Back On Air — Four Days After Mob Attack
#EndSARS: TVC Back On Air — Four Days After Mob Attack

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Television Continental popularly known as TVC News is back on air after it was attacked by suspected hoodlums on Wednesday morning.

Recall that the host of popular ladies show ‘Your View’, Morayo Afolabi-Brown, had confirmed during the show on Wednesday that hoodlums had entered the premises of TVC.

The hoodlums had attacked the TV station a few hours after #EndSARS protesters were killed at the Lekki Toll Gate by soldiers on Tuesday night.

Also Read: End SARS Protest: Abia Govt Relaxes Curfew

There were speculations that the TV station was attacked because of its link to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.

Workers of the TV station were rescued by Men of the Police Rapid Response Squad who were in the compound to offer protection.

 

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End SARS Protest: Abia Govt Relaxes Curfew

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#EndSARS Protest: Abia Govt Relaxes Curfew

Okezie Ikpeazu

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has lifted the 24-hour curfew on two major cities in the state following the outbreak of violence when the #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums.

Recall that on Tuesday night,  Aba and Umuahia went under curfew in a statement by the Governor.

However, following the return of calm to the affected areas, Ikpeazu directed that the curfew in the State be relaxed to now take effect from 6 pm to 6 am from Sunday, 25th October 2020.

Also Read: Edo govt extends ultimatum for escaped inmates by one week

This was made known by the State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu.

The Governor also directed all markets in the State to be reopened during the day, while Market committees should mobilize adequate security teams to watch over the markets at night and during the day.

Governor Ikpeazu further directed all commercial tricycle operators to henceforth vacate the roads during the curfew time of 6 pm-6 am daily.

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