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FRSC Clarifies Stance On Use Of Google Maps While Driving

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FRSC Clarifies Stance On Use Of Google Maps While Driving

The Federal Road Safety Corps has clarified its position on the use of google maps while driving.

Nigerians have criticized the corps for comments credited to the Federal Capital Territory sector commander, Ayuba Gora that using google maps on mobile phones while driving is a serious traffic offence as it can lead to accidents.

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But FRSC spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem said in a statement to a newspaper on Thursday that Gora was misquoted.

He disclosed that FRSC “as a technology driven organization is not, and has never, stood against the use of google maps by motorists.”

The agency says the position of the corps, which is that any driver intending to use google maps while driving, must have it set on the phone before embarking on the journey, not while the vehicle is already in motion.  He said that could be dangerous to the driver and other road users, and can lead to road traffic crash.

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FRSC says motorists who intend to use google maps on their phones should have them set up and activated before putting the vehicle in motion.  He says this would ensure 100 percent concentration while driving.

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Minimum Wage: NLC Gives Governors Dec 31 Deadline

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Minimum Wage: NLC Gives Governors Dec 31 Deadline

The Nigeria Labour Congress is threatening another major strike, if state governors fail to meet the December 31 deadline for final negotiations and payment of the new minimum wage.

The union said in a communique at the end of its meeting, with state council chairmen, on the implementation of the national minimum wage, there are currently three implementation categories into which all states fell.

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The union said Kaduna, Kebbi, Lagos and Adamawa have begun paying the new minimum wage, while Jigawa had concluded negotiations but yet to make its first payment to workers.

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Other states like Borno, Abia, Kano, Bayelsa, Sokoto, Niger, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Katsina, and Zamfara states, have constituted negotiating committees to interact with labour, following consequential salary adjustments.

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Union leaders say the rest of the states have turned deaf ears.

Organized labour says all workers must enjoy the full benefit of the new national minimum wage.

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Rights Abuses: We’re Not Answerable To US, UK, EU, Says Presidency

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Rights Abuses: We’re Not Answerable To US, UK, Says Presidency

The presidency says it will not be bothered about reports of human rights abuses coming from the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union, because Nigeria is a sovereign nation.

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Special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina says Nigeria is not answerable to any of these countries.

Adesina says on many occasions the federal government had reversed its positions on issues where genuine public concerns were raised. But he says the ultimatum issued by 14 civil society groups, and the punch editorial, were not the mind of majority of Nigerians.  He called them mere distractions

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Nigerian Electricity Workers End Nationwide Strike

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Nigerian Electricity Workers End Nationwide Strike

General secretary of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), Joe Ajaero, has announced suspension of the union’s nationwide strike, barely twenty four hours after it began.

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Ajaero says the strike was called off after a meeting with officials of the federal government including leaders of the union, bureau of public enterprises, and minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo.

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Disgruntled workers say the strike was necessary to settle unresolved workers` claims that have mounted after the privatization of the power sector.

The strike led to a nationwide shut down of electricity installations and has resulted in the disruption of service across the country.

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