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Today’s Headlines:FG, TUC meeting ends in deadlock;Fubara raises alarm on activities of social media



FG, TUC meeting ends in deadlock

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The meeting called by the Federal Government and the Trade Union Congress on Sunday, to iron out differences thrown by the sudden removal of fuel subsidy ended on an inconclusive note, as all the stakeholders are to reconvene on Tuesday to continue their deliberations.

However, the Federal Government has hinted that the new administration under Bola Ahmed Tinubu may likely effect some review of the national minimum wage to enable workers to meet current economic realities.

Dele Alake, who gave the government’s position, also hinted that the government was seriously considering tax waivers for Nigerians but was not specific on which category of Nigerians.

He said government stakeholders received the demands made by TUC in good faith and would sit with the President, Bola Tinubu, to consider them one after the other and make compromises where necessary.

Fubara raises alarm on activities of social media

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Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has warned members of the public to beware of Scammers and impostors who have opened several Facebook and social media accounts (twitter,Instagram etc) with his name and photographs with the purpose of defrauding the people.

Governor Fubara raised alarm about activities of the social media impersonators in a press statement signed by his Senior Special adviser media, Boniface Onyedi, on Sunday.

He also listed the official social media accounts of the governor in the statement.

The statement reads:”Sequel to such unauthorised infiltration, we bring to the notice of the general public that the only approved and authorised official social media handles of the Governor is: Sir Siminalayi Fubara on Facebook, @SimFubaraKSC on twitter and @simfubaraksc on Instagram.

Makinde seeks review of Supreme Court’s judgment to pay sacked LG officials

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has sought a review of a judgment of the Supreme Court to pay the salaries and allowances of local government chairmen and councillors he sacked upon assuming office on May 29, 2019.

Makinde, in a fresh motion and notice of appeal before the Appeal Court, Abuja, urged the court to reverse the order.

The Agency of Nigeria reports that the government filed the applications along with the Oyo State Attorney General and five others.

In both fillings, Makinde and other applicants want the appellate court, to among others, reverse the orders of April 27 made by Justice A. O. Ebong of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in furtherance of the Supreme Court judgment given on May 7, 2021, in the appeal marked: SC.CV/556/2021.

NAN reports that the ex-LG officials, led by Bashorun Mojeed Ajuwan, had successfully challenged their sacked-up to the Supreme Court.

The apex court had, on May 7, 2021, in a judgment, declared Makinde’s sack of the council officials less than 19 months into their three-year tenure, as unlawful.

Agency vows to clampdown on ammunition merchants in borders, seas

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The National Commission Against the Proliferation of Arms, Light Weapons and Pipeline Vandalism, on Saturday said that in the next 100 days, it would embark on a massive mop up of light weapons, ammunition and chemical weapons with searchlight on the nation’s borders and seas.

Although the Bill recently passed by the National Assembly for its establishment is still awaiting the assent of the Presidency, the commission has promised to create 7000 jobs in each state of the federation as its own contribution towards curbing youth restiveness.