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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Gov. Sule of Nasarawa rolls out Drum to mark 1st yr in Office.

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia Nasarawa state government has rolled out activities to celebrate one Anniversary of governor Abdullahi Sule in office come 29 May. Parts of the activities include; Inauguration of some completed projects and flag off of new project to include, Lafia bus terminal, 25 kilometer Maraba Udege road and commissioning of JAMB office on Lafia. At a news briefing on Friday in Lafia, the state capital, the state’s deputy governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, disclosed that the celebration would be low key due to coronavorus pandemic. He disclosed that…

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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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BODY OF MISSING MAN FOUND MURDERED, BURIED BY BROTHER IN AUCHI

  – May 19, 2020 *Missing Man Murdered by Cousin in Auchi Usman Abdul Lateef a native of Akpekpe who has been missing since Wednesday (13th of May) has been found dead and buried in a bush by his cousin. The deceased was said to have left home on Wednesday with his cousin simply identified as Koma to the Guarantee Trust Bank’s Automated Teller Machine for a transaction but never returned. Koma was however taken in by the police for investigation as he was the last person Lateef interacted with…

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NasarawaStates lifts Ban on Worship Centers.

By Takuruku Emmanuel, LAFIA Nasarawa state government has approved the lifting of ban on worship centers in the state for two weeks. The government also lifted ban on commercial tricycles to operate within the two weeks duration with permission to carry only two perssengers at a time. Theses resolutions were reached at a joint council meeting presided over by Governor Abdullahi Sule held at the government House in Lafia, the state capital, Monday. Briefing newsmen after the meeting, commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dogo Shammah, said religious leaders must…

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PRESS RELEASE: N119bn Fraud Query: Suspend Fed. Perm Sec Umar Bello Now, CWAI Advises FG

The attention of Citizens Watch Advocacy Initiative (CWAI), Abuja, has been drawn to the monumental allegations of misconduct and fraud levied against Dr Mohammed Umar Bello, former Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture (presently Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology). On Tuesday, 19th May, 2020, the Nigerian media published a query issued Dr. Bello by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. Dated 11th May, 2020, the query bordered on “Allegations of Acts of Serious Misconduct in Your Former…

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Gov. Wike’s Aide Simeon Nwakaudu is Dead.

Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, the Special Assistant (Electronic Media) to Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, is dead. Nwakaudu’s death was announced in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, in Port Harcourt on Sunday. According to Nsirim, Gov. Wike expressed shock over the sudden death of Nwakaudu. The governor described late Nwakaudu as a loyal and dedicated professional, who contributed immensely to the implementation of ‘The NEW Rivers Vision’. “The governor, on behalf of his family, the government and good people of the state condoled…

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INSECURITY: CAS Deploys Special Force to Nasarawa State.

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia The Nigeria Air Force has deployed a Special Force to Nasarawa State to tackle insecurity in the North Central Geopolitical Zone of the country. Governor of Nasarawa state, Abdullahi Sile while receiving the troops at the Lafia Cargo Airport commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the prompt attention to tackle the security situation in the North Central zone. He expressed the hope that the response came just three days after he called for help from the federal government, assuring that the state would support the troops to…

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COVID-19: Nasarawa House Member makes Case for Journalists

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia A member representing Keana constituency in the Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Adamu Omadefu, has advocated for the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to media practitioners to protect them against infection of coronavirus while carrying out their reportorial duties. He made the advocacy when presenting percels of facemasks to members of the Correspondents chapel of the Nigeria of Journalists (NUJ) Nasarawa state council, Sunday. The lawmaker argued that as frontline workers in the fight against coronavirus, journalists deserved to be provided with Personal Protective…

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Meet Dr Francis Dubem Chizea, NASRDA Boss

Meet Dr Francis Dubem Chizea, NASRDA new helmsman When Dr Francis Dubem Chizea joined the Federal Civil Service on August 21, 1991 as a Scientific Officer II at the Ministry of Science and Technology, little did he knows that one day he would head a top federal government agency. But with sheer hard work and perseverance, he now sits at the helm of affairs of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) which he joined at its inception on May 5, 1999 as one its pioneer/ Management staff. During…

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