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Archive for May 2016

TARABA SSG, JELLASON, BOOED IN HOME TOWN

By Mohammed Mustapha A Taraba State Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Mr. Anthony Jellason has been booed by the people of his hometown, Zing during the celebration of Governor Darius Ishaku’s one year in office. The Zing people while booing Mr. Jellason also called for his removal. The drama occurred on Saturday as Governor…

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PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN TARABA TO BEGIN STRIKE OVER SALARY

By Sabiu Kabuga, JALINGO The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Taraba State chapter, Monday announced that primary school teachers in the state would begin a three- day warning strike starting from Tuesday over the non-payment of their three months salaries. The chairman of the union, Alhaji Aliyu Mafindi , made this known at a media…

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GANDUJE ONE YEAR IN OFFICE: AN ACHIEVEMENT TOO MANY

By Ahmed Zakari One year ago, specifically on 29th May, 2015, the new governor of Kano state, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje was sworn in and took mantle of leadership from his former Boss after the latter had completed his constitutionally required eight years in office. Dr. Ganduje came at a time of dwindling economy in…

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EDITORIAL: THAT NLC ABORTED STRIKE

Recently and specifically on Wednesday, 18th May 2016, the Ayuba led faction of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) ordered Nigerian workers to embark on an indefinite strike action. The industrial action was meant to agitate against the FG increase in the price of fuel (PMS) from N87 to N145 per litre as well as against…

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ONE YEAR IN OFFICE: NIGERIANS SCORE BUHARI HIGH, HOPEFUL OF GOOD TIME AHEAD

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI By our Special Correspondents The people of Nigeria have scored President Muhammadu Buhari a pass mark in his one year administration of Nigeria. In an interview conducted by Arewa Trust on various categories of Nigerians, the people said Mr. President has done well in areas of tackling insurgency and fighting corruption for…

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DON’T RELOCATE MILE 12 MARKET, GOV. GANDUJE APPEALS TO GOV. AMBODE

Gov.Ganduje of Kano state (left) and Gov. Ambode of Lagos state,(right) Gov. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said that his Lagos state colleague, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode “appears positive” after considering the implication of relocating the popular Mile 12 market in Lagos, to Imota, in the outskirts of the state capital. This followed a…

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GO BACK TO WORK – FASHOLA PLEADS WITH POWER PROJECTS HANDLERS

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, has  appealed to the contractors handling transmission projects for Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPCH) projects across the country to go back to sites and ensure speedy completion of the projects, as he promised all their complaints would…

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JOINT COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE EMERGENCY MEETINGS OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCILS OF THE NIGERIAN LABOUR CONGRESS, THE TRADE UNION CONGRESS AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS HELD ON FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016

NLC IN A RALLY The emergency meeting debated extensively the implications of government’s unilateral increase in prices of petroleum products, noting government’s disinclination for consultation on issues of public interest and its obsession with protecting product marketers at the expense of the Nigerian public. The meeting expressed concern about government’s neo-liberal policies which it considered…

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FUEL PRICE INCREASE: NLC THREATENS TO SHUT DOWN ECONOMY

NLC in a rally The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, yesterday issued a 96-hour ultimatum to the federal government to rescind the deregulation of the downstream sector of the petroleum industry and revert to the old petrol price of N86.50 per litre or face a total shutdown of the economy from Wednesday. The NLC President, Ayuba…

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CBN SENSITIZES TARABANS ON INITIATIVES

CBN Governor By Sabiu Kabuga, Jalingo The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Thursday commenced a three day sensitization programme in Jalingo, the Taraba State Capital. The sensitization, tagged ‘ CBN Fair’ was aimed at enlighten the low income people especially women, youths, farmers, enterprenuers and financial providers about initiatives of the CBN. The Taraba CBN…

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