PRESS RELEASE: Covid-19: China Chambers of Commerce donates 16,000 masks, 450 protective suits to NUJ

The China Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria has donated 16, 000 disposable surgical face masks and 450 disposable medical protective suits to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Council, as part of efforts against Covid-19. Presenting the items Tuesday to the NUJ FCT Council Chairman, Comrade Emmanuel Ogbeche at the council’s secretariat in Abuja, the Vice Chairman of the chamber, Mr. Suo Guoming, said the donation came as a result of the respect they have for journalists. He said that as frontline workers journalists are exposed to many dangers…

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COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE JOINT MEETING OF KADUNA STATE HEALTHCARE WORKERS UNIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS.

All leaders of healthcare workers unions and associations in Kaduna were present at the meeting. The meeting was called to assess the response of the Kaduna state government to our earlier communication and notice of a 7- days warning strike to press home our demands. We observed the following 1. Kaduna state government deducted 25% of the salaries from about 11000 of her Healthcare workers in the midst of COVID 19 ( April and May) 2. That the healthcare workers feel rejected and unappreciated by the Kaduna state government and…

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PRESS STATEMENT: Condemnation of Sponsored Media Campaign Against the National Assembly

  In the spirit of the doctrine of Separation of Powers and the need for legislative independence across board so as to strike a balance in the corporate governance of a nation, Nigerians have huge expectations that the reconstituted National Assembly Service Commission will do everything within its powers to strengthen the capacity of the Legislature to fulfill its core constitutional role as a co-equal branch of government. These expectations have become more pronounced and acute given the critical role of the legislature in the evolution, survival of our democracy…

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OPINION: Gbajabiamila: For or Against Nigerians?

Gbajabiamila: For or Against Nigerians? By Dele Anofi From inception, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila made it clear the path the 9th House would follow for the next four years. The Speaker wasted no time in telling the nation that the business of the 9th House is ‘Nation Building: A Joint Task’, and due to the manner of the emergence of the leadership of the House, the members, including the opposition agreed that it would truly be a joint task. Gbajabamila’s outstanding performance should not take…

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Press statement: CID Bill: Reps to Hold 2Day Public Hearing

*to Oversight Covid-19 Spendings The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has assured that transparency and accountability will be upheld in the conduct of the public hearing stage of the Control of Infectious Disease Bill, 2020. The Speaker said the public hearing, which is expected to take place in the next few weeks, would be for two days and will be physical and open to submission of memorandum and position papers from members of the public. Gbajabiamila, who spoke on Monday while receiving some Civil Society Organizations…

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PRESS STATEMENT: Infectious Diseases Bill conceived in public interest – Reps

  * to be subjected to public hearing before final passage The Control of Infectious Diseases Bill was conceived in the best interests of the Nigerian people and no one else, Speaker Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said. The Speaker said the allegation that the Bill is a sinister attempt to turn Nigerians into guinea pigs for medical research while taking away their fundamental human rights was far from the truth. He said the House will subject the Bill to a public hearing where Nigerians from all walks of life would…

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PRESS STATEMENT BY THE LEGAL TEAM OF MALLAM MUHAMMADU SANUSI, II,

From the Editor. * ON HIS ILLEGAL DETHRONEMENT, DEPORTATION AND BANISHMENT TO NASSARAWA STATE BY THE KANO STATE GOVERNMENT Gentlemen of the Press, a very good afternoon. I thank you for coming to our offices this afternoon for the purpose of this press briefing on behalf of our client Muhammadu Sanusi II who was yesterday morning, the 9th day of March 2020 deposed as Emir of Kano by the Governor of Kano State Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who claimed to have acted on a resolution of the Kano State Executive…

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THE MIDWEST MOVEMENT NEW YEAR MESSAGE

By Don Pedro Obaseki, MBA, PhD. Benin, 1st January 2019. It is a brand new year. A year, which most Nigerians have looked forward to: some in fear and trepidation, many in hope and belief. The most prevalent in the Fear Factor, is Fear of the Unknown! THE MIDWEST MOVEMENT however believes that the HOPE is not a forlorn one, and the FEAR, a precursor to better tidings. Nigeria is on the edge of a precipice. We are a nation sitting on a keg of gunpowder. We are like a…

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PRESS RELEASE: Latest on Taraba Christmas gifts

Our Attention has been drawn to a purported Open Letter to the Executive Governor written by one Disebe Bala the PA to Hon. Rimam Shawulu and flaunted by Emma Bello May I clear the air for the record. 1. To ensure transparency and accountability, His Excellency Haruna Manu, Hon Anthony Jellason, Secretary to the State Government alongside some Political and Faith-based Leaders went to the field to see first hand the Christmas welfare to groups bought by the State government 2. For the first time in the history of Taraba…

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2019: Buhari, APC scared of defeat, afraid of new elements in Electoral Act

The New Vision Group condemns the repeated refusal by President Muhammad Buhari to sign the Electoral Act amendment bill into law in spite of the posture of the National Assembly not to be seen as been antagonistic towards his administration. This latest action clearly shows that the President and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) are scared stiff and afraid of losing the 2019 general elections and therefore, are not committed to ensuring free, fair and credible elections in 2019. Three times before now, President Buhari has withheld his…

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