The Federal government, leaders of the Nigeria Labor Congress NLC and
Trade Union allies will be meeting today May 16th to discuss on the
planned strike action by the Labor congress. The labor leaders on
Saturday May 14th gave FG till midnight of Tuesday May 17th to revert to
the old pup price of petrol of N86.50 or face a total strike that may
begin on Wednesday May 18th.
The Federal government and Labor leaders' meeting
will hold at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the
Federation in Abuja by 10am..
Those expected at the meeting include Minister of Labor Chris Ngige,
leaders of NLC, TUC, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers,
NUPENG, and their Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of
Nigeria, PENGASSAN counterpart.
A Police officer, his pregnant wife, their
3-year-old daughter and their nephew died in a horrible accident on the
Adabraka road Sunday dawn.
The Police officer identified as Sergeant Francis Essuman 42, with his
nephew Kobby 21, and their daughter Wilhelmina 3, were accompanying his
pregnant wife, Elizabeth Essuman, 36, to the hospital to deliver when
the accident occurred.
According to Chief Inspector Lilly Rockson in an interview with Adom
News said, the pregnant woman delivered a bouncing baby boy in the taxi
half way to the hospital prompting them to panic.
In a bid to quickly get her to the hospital to avert any complications,
the taxi driver was compelled to speed but ended up crushing into a
Sprinter bus which was on top speed from Tudu in Accra.
Title-crazy civil servants are scared of being sacked, The Nation learnt at the weekend.
Officials, who violated the Public Service Rule banning titles until
after retirement, may be retired in the coming civil service reforms.
Only those whose titles were traditionally inherited may be spared but their postings and conduct will be put under watch.
According to sources, the government is disturbed that most of the
top civil servants with honorary awards actually bought them at high
The affected civil servants violated the rules which grants them the right to such honors only after retirement.
Besides committing the resources of Ministries, Departments and
Agencies (MDAS) to such awards, most of the civil servants used the
window to “grant favour to groups, persons, and communities in violation
of their oath of office.”