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MC Oluomo pays courtesy visit to Lagos Police Commissioner, Odumosu

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In a bid to strengthen the cordial relationship between the Nigeria Police and the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos State, Chairman of the union in the state, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya on Wednesday paid a courtesy visit to the state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu .

Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo was accompanied on the visit by other executives of the union in the state.

The NURTW boss said the visit was to strengthen the cordial relationship between the union and the Lagos state police command.

He commended the CP for the commitment he has exhibited since he assumed office.

On his part, Odumosu expressed his delight at the visit and assured MC Oluomo and his team that the command would always provide the necessary support whenever it is needed

The CP said the police has enjoyed robust cooperation with the NURTW, assuring they are working extra-hard to ensure speedy response to security threats in the state.

The C.P. equally used the visit to reconcile the members of NURTW and Road Transport Employer Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) and noted that they should work together to ensure peaceful transportation of goods and services within the state.

Present at the reconciliation meeting were the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Oluwatoyin Fayinka and representatives from LAMATA.

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PHOTOS: Buhari on condolence visit to UAE

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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Dubai on a condolence visit over the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates.

Zayed Al Nahyan died at the age of 73 on May 13, 2022.

The country’s ministry of presidential affairs had declared a 40-day state mourning with flag flown at half-mast and the suspension of work in the public and private sectors for three days.

Buhari departed Nigeria on Thursday and arrived in Dubai in the early hours of Friday.

He was accompanied by Zubairu Dada, minister of state foreign affairs; Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy; Mohammed Bello, minister of federal capital territory, and Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation.

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Protest in Abuja over council chairmen tenure extension

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Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory have taken to the streets to protest the tenure extension of six area councils’ chairmen and councillors.

The chairmen and councillors’ terms in office elapsed on Thursday and the newly-elected officials were supposed to be sworn in today.

But the FCT minister, Muhammad Bello, cited a court judgement and extended the officials’ tenure by one year.

Displeased by the extension, residents in the Gwagwalada Area Council on Friday morning took to the streets.

The residents, who barricaded the roads and made bonfires, are demanding a reversal of the decision.

The incident, it was gathered, obstructed vehicular movements in the area.

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Nigerian government moves to end ASUU, poly lecturers strikes, begins arrears payment

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The Federal Government has commenced the payment of minimum wage arrears, which it owed lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as part of efforts to end ongoing strikes by the unions, The PUNCH has learnt.

The National President of ASUP, Dr. Anderson Ezeibe, and the Chairman, ASUU FUTMinna, Dr. Gbolahan Bolarin, confirmed this in separate interviews in Abuja on Thursday.

The two unions are currently on strike following the inability of the government to meet their demands including the payment of minimum wage arrears and release of revitalisation funds, among others.

While ASUU commenced its strike on February 14, 2022, ASUP is currently on an initial two-week warning strike.

Confirming the payment on Thursday, Ezeibe, however, said that was just the beginning.

He said, “The government has started responding. They just started paying the salary/minimum wage arrears, the one they have refused to pay.

“However, that is just one of the demands, so we have not reached anywhere. They have not attended to the others, but I can confirm that people have started receiving alerts of the arrears owed.”

Also, Bolarin, said, “Some of my members got alert of their minimum wage arrears; their salaries are still pending.”

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