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Resident Doctors Threaten Fresh Strike, Issue Ultimatum

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Health Workers Suspend 7-Day Nationwide Warning Strike

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has given the federal government a three-week ultimatum to meet their demands or they will resume their strike.

NARD national president, Dr. Sokomba Aliyu said the decision to issue the ultimatum was reached at the association’s recent virtual national executive council meeting in Gombe.

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Some of the association’s gripes are the non-enrollment of healthcare workers in the group life assurance scheme for medical workers, and the non-payment of death benefits to next of kin of their deceased members.

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The association is also demanding payment of COVID-19 hazard allowance and arrears to its members.  It also wants an immediate implementation and funding of the medical residency training act to which both parties had agreed.

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NARD says the three-week notice is to give the federal government time to address its demands.  It has set august the seventeenth as a resumption date of its suspended strike.

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Anger As Labour Leaders Abort Strike, Mass Protest

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Petrol PricAnger As Labour Leaders Abort Strike, Mass Proteste/Electricity Tariff Hikes: TUC, NECA, ASUU Talk Tough As FG Meets Labour

Nigerians are demanding to know why labour leaders suspended the anticipated nationwide strike which was to protest against recent fuel pump price increase and electricity tariff hike.

Leaders of organized labour suspended the industrial action early on Monday after a meeting with federal government officials in Abuja.

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Conference of Nigeria political parties, alliance for surviving covid-19 and beyond, and the joint action force all expressed disappointment with labour. Some critics say Labour leaders should have reported to their members and their allies before shelving the planned action.

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Cnpp says in the last five years, NLC and TUC have remained toothless bulldogs and a compromised arm of the federal government.

Former vice president of the Lagos Chapter of the NBA Monday Ubani says organized labour just betrayed the Nigerian people.

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INEC Begins Experimentation Of Electronic Voting

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INEC Begins Experimentation Of Electronic Voting

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun experimenting with automatic voting system.

INEC says this is to replace manual voting, and as part of the efforts to migrate fully to electronic voting as soon as enabling legislation is put in place.

INEC national chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, says the commission is ready to take a decisive step towards full automation of the electoral process.

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Yakubu confirmed INEC has invited 40 manufacturers of electronic voting machines from around the world to demonstrate how the machines work, preparatory to full migration.

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He also explained that the introduction of some portals has facilitated the seamless nomination of candidates for elective offices by political parties as well as the accreditation of observers and the media.

Yakubu further said the INEC register of voters is the largest database of citizens in Nigeria, and the combination of biometric voters’ cards, commonly known as the permanent voter’s card and the smart card reader have revolutionized the accreditation of voters during elections.

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Court Fines Senator Elisha Abbo N50 Million For Assaulting A Woman

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Court Fines Senator Elisha Abbo N50 Million For Assaulting A Woman

An FCT high court has found Adamawa North senator, Elisha Abbo, guilty of assault, and slapped him with a fifty million naira fine.   Abbo was caught on camera in July last year physically assaulting an adult toy store clerk in Abuja.

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An armed mobile police officer, who looked on while Abbo perpetrated the act, attempted to arrest the victim.

Despite video evidence, a magistrate, Abdullahi Ilelah upheld the no-case submission filed by the lawmaker and dismissed the case.

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But the victim, Osimibibra Warmate filed a fundamental rights lawsuit in which she has now prevailed at the FCT high court.

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