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Ekiti Sets Up Five-Man Committee Over NULGE Crisis

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Ekiti Sets Up Five-Man Committee Over NULGE Crisis

A five-man committee has been set up by Ekiti State governor Kayode Fayemi to look into the ongoing crisis among members and leadership of National Union of Local Government Employees.

The committee is to advise the government on how to resolve the succession crisis rocking the union.  It is headed by chairman, local government service commission, chief Samuel Abejide,

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Fayemi made the disclosure when he met with the chairmen and directors of administration and finance of the 16 local government areas in the state.

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The governor says the committee is expected to submit its report within a week.  It is to undertaking a holistic approach to harmonize all the stakeholders within NULGE and its environs.  It would also pay specific attention to remote causes of the crisis and advise government on how best to tackle them.

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Fayemi says he would not allow labor matters to degenerate and discredit his government.

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Cultists Battle Each Other In Lagos

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Cultists Battle Each Other In Lagos

Cultists are still carrying out their deadly struggle for territory and supremacy in Lagos.  The state’s police command has arrested some members of two confraternities, “aiye” and “eiye” during a battle for dominion over the weekend in Ijora-Badia area of the state.

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Police said five of the cutlass-wielding suspects were arrested after inflicting injuries on one another during a bloody confrontation in which other dangerous weapons were employed.

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Police also reported its Ikorodu precinct had arrested some other 12 members of the same cult groups who had attacked one another at Ladega area of Ikorodu.  Injured suspects have been taken to hospitals for treatment.

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Assange Extradition Hearing Gets Under Way In London

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Assange Extradition Hearing Gets Under Way In London

A London court has begun hearing arguments in the extradition hearings against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

The hearing will last for about a week, with proceedings expected to resume in may for an additional three weeks.

A US grand jury indicted Assange last May with 17 counts under the US espionage act and one count of computer hacking. As each of the 17 counts carries a maximum sentence of 10 years, he could face a total of 175 years’ in jail should he be brought to stand trial across the Atlantic.

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The espionage charges refer to Assange’s activities with Wikileaks between 2010 and 2011, when the website published classified diplomatic and military documents exposing alleged war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as more than 700 secret reports that revealed the ill-treatment and torture of detainees at the US military detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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The information was made public in collaboration with selected media outlets including the Guardian, Le Monde and the New York Times.

Assange is accused of conspiring with former US army intelligence analyst, Chelsea manning, to obtain and disclose information.

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Minister Calls On Staff To Fast Over Borno Killings   

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Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq says the top management of the ministry has resolved to undertake a fast over the killings in Borno State.

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As a result, she has issued a statement on Monday asking the staff of the ministry to voluntarily embark on the fast on Monday in solidarity with the people of Borno State.

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She also encouraged the staff to pray for a quick end to the Boko Haram carnage in Borno and other parts of the north east.

Thirty persons were killed in a recent Boko Haram attack on Auno in Maiduguri, the state capital.

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