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Nigerian health workers issue fresh strike notice, lists demands

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The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) have issued a fresh notice of industrial action.

The notice confirms negotiations with the government is still ongoing as the recent strike notice expired the night of September 17.

JOHESU Acting General Secretary, Matthew Ajorutu, said an Expanded National Executive Council (NEC) emergency meeting of the unions was held on Friday.

In attendance were the Presidents and General Secretaries of affiliate unions and professional associations, NEC members of affiliate unions and JOHESU Chairmen and Secretaries at the state and branch levels.

The session appraised the reports of JOHESU negotiation and conciliation meetings with the federal government since the declaration of the trade dispute through the 15 days strike notice issued on September 2.

Ajorutu noted that NEC discussed the appeal by President Muhammadu Buhari on the need to show understanding with his administration and the pledge to pay any debt owed to health workers.

The scribe disclosed NEC received and examined reports of congresses held at various health facilities across the country on the mobilisation for the fresh strike notice starting September 18.

Ajorutu asked the Federal Ministry of Health to ensure speedy circularisation of all establishment and welfare matters as agreed during negotiation meetings.

The unions urged that the computation of the adjusted Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) for JOHESU members be completed and submitted to FG’s High-Level Body (HLB) not later than September 22, as agreed.

”NEC-in-session urges the Federal Government to ensure that the High-Level Body (HLB) completes and submits the computation of the adjusted CONHESS for inclusion in the 2022 budget within the Sept. 30th, submission window.

”NEC urges the Federal Government to reciprocate the patriotic humanitarian gesture of JOHESU in the interest of the larger Nigerian masses to expeditiously resolve all the demands within the fifteen days window”, the joint statement added.

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Six suspected kidnappers arrested in Adamawa

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The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested six suspected kidnappers who attacked Ngurore police station in Yola-South and kidnapped a nursing l mother.

NAN reports that the incident occurred on Oct.10 and the victims were rescued.

The Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr Mohammed Barde disclosed this during a courtesy visit by the Adamawa Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) on Thursday in Yola.

He said that the command was ready to deal with any kidnapping, armed robbery and other criminal activities in the State.

Barde called for continued support of the committee by providing useful information to the police to ensure peace and security across the 21 Local Government Areas of the state.

He assured them that such information would be treated with confidentiality.

The commissioner advised the PCRC to remain united in the discharge of their duties and discouraged them from having different factions.

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BREAKING: Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB gives conditions to dialogue with Buhari govt

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The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday gave the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government conditions for dialogue.

IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful said the group would listen to the Federal Government when its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is released unconditionally.

Powerful also noted that the Federal Government should set a date for the referendum of Biafra.

In a statement he signed, Powerful insisted that Kanu committed no crime to warrant being arrested and prosecuted.

He maintained that Kanu should not be detained while terrorists are roaming the streets freely.

According to Powerful: “Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu committed no crime to deserve persecution by the federal government that is openly hobnobbing with real terrorists and Fulani bandits but crushing peaceful agitators.

“We demand unconditional release of our Leader. He should not be in detention while real terrorists and mass murderers are parading freely on the streets.

“Nigeria government should prepare a date for the referendum on Biafra for people to decide where to stay either in Biafra or Nigeria.Those who want to sabotage Biafra freedom should wait for the referendum date.

“IPOB demands nothing other than unconditional release of our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU, and a date for the Biafra referendum.

“We are not interested in any dialogue unless our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU is released before we can sit with anybody for discussion.”

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Sex tape: Nobody is holy, even Tiwa Savage – Reality Tv star, Ka3na

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Reality Tv star, Ka3na Jones has opined that nobody no matter how perfect their life seem to be, is holier than another.

Ka3na made this known in a post via her Instagram account while reacting to the recently released alleged sex tape of Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage and her boyfriend.

She further noted that nobody is perfect, be it man or woman, adding that the difference is that some are been captured on camera while some do theirs behind the scenes.

“I hope y’all have seen that nobody is holier than another.

“Be It African bad girl or Big Brother Naija housemates. A woman is a woman; the difference is that some people’s dirty doings haven’t been captured on camera. Nobody holy pass,” she wrote.

Recall that ka3na was criticized and dragged online after she had sex with Praise while at the Big Brother house.

She also claimed that Praise didn’t even last for 5 seconds after things turned sour between them.

 

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