The Federal government led by the Minister of Labor, Chris Ngige, today began talks with leaders of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, to end their 5-day strike action. According to both parties, the dialogue have so far been satisfactory…
“The meetings were collaborative. They were deliberate, they were frank and solution seeking. In most of the key areas, we had a good collaborative [email protected] said Minister of Labor, Chris Ngige, said the only issue outstanding at the moment is the issue of unemployment in the sector “We only have one issue outstanding and that is unemployment. and that matter will be addressed tomorrow because the IOCs are not here.
Cousin of slained RCCG Evangelist protests in front of NTA, Ibadan
It was gathered that the hoodlums were armed with daggers and machetes during the attack.
Busari was killed around 2pm while going for an Islamic prayer.
Punch gathered that the affected streets were Massey, Oke Popo, Odunfa, Onala and Smith streets.
Busari was reportedly killed on Odunfa Street.
The men, who were said to have mobilised from another part of the Lagos Island, vandalised vehicles parked by the roadside.
Policemen from the Adeniji Adele division and operatives of the Rapid Response Squad were said to have attempted to curtail the attack.
Chibok girls: Buhari’ll never make bogus promises —Presidency
Fani-Kayode meets bail conditions; awaits EFCC to verify, release him
Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has met all the conditions for his bail and has submitted relevant documents to the Federal High Court in Lagos.
His media adviser in a statement on Monday evening said “We are now waiting for the EFCC to verify the documents after which he would be released.”
“Despite the fact that he has been locked up for the last 62 days, he remains confident, strong, healthy and in very high spirits.
“He misses his family very badly, especially his five month old son Aragon, and he looks forward to coming home to be with his family, friends and loved ones, he added.
EFCC finds budget padding document worth N60bn in Omisore’s bedroom
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have made a startling revelation in the ongoing probe of Senator Iyiola Omisore.
In a recent raid of his Abuja residence, a document showing how N60billion was voted for extraneous overhead expenses for some senators and members of the House of Representatives in the Sixth Assembly was uncovered.
Omisore, former deputy governor of Osun State, was the chairman of the Senate Appropriation Committee between 2007 and 2011.
EFCC is probing the document to identify the senators and members of the House of Representatives who got the largesse, The Nation reports.
A source said operatives stumbled on the “budget padding” document in Omisore’s bedroom and the the former deputy governor of Osun asked EFCC operatives why they were interested in the document.
The source said: “In the course of searching Omisore’s residence at 1, Kainji Crescent in Maitama, Abuja, we stumbled on a document on budget padding worth about N60 billion for some Senators and House of Representatives.
“Immediately we picked the document, Omisore was a bit concerned. He asked our operatives to limit their investigation to only the N1.310billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) but we insisted that we are interested in the document.
“It contained a list of budget padding of about N60billion and how it was spread for some Senators and members of the House of Representatives from 2007 and 2011.
“A crack team is already looking into the details of the padding of the budget and the affected Senators and Representatives.
“Certainly, as a former chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, we expect him to speak on the document.
“The fact that Omisore proved difficult before we arrested him has actually paid off for EFCC. His stubbornness has assisted in opening new investigation frontiers.
“If he had honoured our invitation as a gentleman, we might not have been able to get these new areas of investigation.”
To get to the root of the matter, the EFCC has written to the management of the National Assembly to explain why it paid N2.5billion to Omisore when he was a serving senator.
“We will continue to destroy oil installations,” Niger Delta Avengers threaten
Separatist group, Niger Delta Avengers, has declared that it will continue to carry out its activities until President Muhammadu Buhari is ready to genuinely address the problems of the region.
The group which has claimed responsibility for several pipeline attacks in the Niger Delta warned that it will continue to impede all avenues to export crude oil from the region.
NDA claimed that contrary to reports, it was not approached by anybody from the Federal Government when a ceasefire was declared, adding that the government did not create any platform to address the problems of the region, Vanguard reports.
The report quoted a source from the ranks of the militant group as saying, “This phase of our struggle encapsulates our determination to ensure that the petro-dollar from the Niger Delta is not used to develop the 97 per cent (95 per cent ) of those President.
“In the first instance, we suspended hostilities in good faith to see if the government of the day was sincerely speaking when it announced its dialogue initiative. That was why for strategic reasons we did not make open declaration of our cessation of hostilities. We wanted to watch and to show Nigerians and the world the insincerity of the government’s dialogue plans.
“Until we resumed operations, nobody reached out to us and government did not establish any genuine platform to address our grievances.
“Until President Buhari takes our demands seriously and set up a genuine framework to address the Niger Delta question, we will continue to obstruct all avenues to export our crude oil to develop his 97 per cent (95 per cent). In fact, whenever we have any contact to establish a genuine negotiation and dialogue, we will not hesitate to let the world know that we are in dialogue with the government and her representatives.