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PENGASSAN workers suspends strike in Rivers State

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Two Union representatives of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, confirmed that the union have suspended their strike at its Rivers state branch.

The union had earlier called for the shutdown of all Exxon Mobil Corp facilities in the Niger Delta region, in protest of the sacking of 150 of its members.

Reuters reports that oil industry sources said there was no impact on production, despite the threat of shutdown by the union.

Leaders of the union, however, said that the strike had been suspended in Rivers State.

“The strike has been suspended,” said Chika Onuegbu, who represents PENGASSAN in Rivers State.

Mr. Onuegbu said the move followed a ruling by an industrial arbitration panel.

PENGASSAN’s chairman in the Port Harcourt zone, Azubike Azubike, later said the industrial action had not been suspended elsewhere in the country.

“The strike is still on nationwide, especially in Exxon Mobil facilities across Nigeria. We are still talking with Exxon Mobil management,” he said.

Nigerian labour unions have held a number of strikes in the last few months over the dismissal of oil industry workers.

Strikes by Exxon workers in Nigeria at the end of last year did affect output, delaying loadings by weeks.

The latest industrial action was in protest at the sacking of 150 workers in December.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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FEC Approves N2.9bn For Printing Of Question Papers, Others

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FEC Approves N2.9bn For Printing Of Question Papers, Others

Muhammadu Buhari

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a sum of N2.9 billion for the printing of both sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials.

The council also approved a total of N4.5 billion for projects in the Ministry of Education and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

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This decision was reached at FEC virtual meeting on Wednesday, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said the contract was awarded to a group of eight printers.

According to the Minister, the materials are for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, and the National Common Entrance Examination.

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Ike Ekweremadu Gets New Appointment

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Ike Ekweremadu Gets New Appointment
Ike Ekweremadu Gets New Appointment

Ike Ekweremadu

The former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has been appointed by the International Parliamentary Congress as the Chief Coordinator for Africa.

The development was disclosed in a letter forwarded to Ekweremadu by the Secretary-General of the IPC and member of the Pakistani national parliament, Senator Muhammad Ali Saif.

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“We are proud to inform you that the Honourable President of the IPC has nominated your good self as Chief Coordinator Africa with immediate effect.”

This was announced in a statement by the media adviser to the Enugu West lawmaker, Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja.

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Gov Ayade Orders Restriction Of Trucks Conveying Scrap In, Out Of Cross River

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Gov Ayade Orders Restriction Of Trucks Conveying Scrap In, Out Of Cross River

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Governor of Cross River, Professor Ben Ayade has ordered the restriction of trucks conveying scrap in and out of the State.

This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by his Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity, Christian Ita.

The governor expressed that the attention of the state has been drawn to information that looters are attempting to move stolen items out of the state as scrap.

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The governor directed all transporters and motorists in the state to report anyone that approaches them to move scraps out of the state to security agents.

He also warned that any of them caught transporting looted items will be regarded as an accomplice and treated as a looter.

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