FG Wins As Court Restrain NLC,TUC From Embarking Electricity/Petrol Hike Strike

-Adewale Adetoyese The Federal Government has on Thursday won at the National Industrial Court, Abuja, as an order of interim injunction restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), their officers, affiliates, and privies from embarking on any strike was granted. TellAfrica gathered that the order as granted by Justice Ibrahim Galadima, also restrained the NLC and TUC from halting work in whatsoever form as planned from Sept.28 or any other subsequent date pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice. The Court…

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Lawyers Commence Petition To Strip A.G Malami Abubakar Of SAN Title

A group of lawyers have signed a petition demanding the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, be stripped of the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria over his recent unilateral amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007. The petition registered by Izu Aniagu, on change.org, is titled, “Sign to strip Nigeria’s AGF, Abubakar Malami, the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria” had received over 380 signatures. Aniagu claimed among other things that Malami unilaterally deleted the provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct, which provide…

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President Buhari Declares 1st Of November For Nigerian Youth

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the November 1st of every year as the National Youth Day in Nigeria. The was revealed via the Twitter handle of the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Wednesday. The President made this known during the Federal Executive Council meeting which was held Wednesday morning, the Minister stated. The tweet reads as follows; “Today, President Buhari in Council approved November 1st every year as the National Youth Day to celebrate, draw attention to and find…

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COVID-19: Irish Senator Jerry Buttimer Resigns Following Backlash For Attending A Dinner Which Violates Guidelines

A Fine Gael Senator, Jerry Buttimer has resigned his role as Leas Cathaoirleach of the Seanad as a result of the backlash following the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Galway. Jerry Buttimer becomes the second politician to resign a senior role in the wake of the event, after Dara Calleary resigned as Agriculture Minister this morning.  Buttimer is of the 80 attendees at the event in a hotel in Clifden on Wednesday night. Attendees were strongly criticised given the public health guidelines against large abd informal gatherings to help prevent the…

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Covid 19: Irish Minister, Dara Calleary Resigns Following Attendance Of Event & Violations

The Minister for Agriculture in the Republic of Ireland, Dara Calleary has resigned from the cabinet after attending an event in Clifden, Co Galway, with 80 other people on Wednesday night. Taoiseach Micheál Martin has accepted Mr Calleary’s resignation. In a statement, the Taoiseach said that Mr Calleary’s attendance at the event was “wrong and an error of judgement on his part”. “people all over the country have made very difficult, personal sacrifices in their family lives and in their businesses to comply with Covid regulations. “This event should not…

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US Resumes Refugee Admissions After 5 Months Pause

Refugee admissions to the US are starting up again after a five-month pause due to the coronavirus pandemic. The administration’s decision to halt refugee admissions in March came after the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations refugee agency announced a temporary suspension of resettlement travel. The State Department says refugee admissions will come with “significant COVID health measures in place.” Meanwhile, 52 large companies including Apple, Facebook and Microsoft have signed a court filing criticizing the Trump administration’s recent restrictions on visas that let immigrants temporarily work in…

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Ekiti State Suspends Principal Who Was Absent As Gov. Fayemi Inspect Schools

The Ekiti State Government on Monday announced the suspension of a school principal who was not available in the school on Sunday when the governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, visited some schools in the state on the level of compliance with the COVID-19 protocols. Our correspondent S’Teller gathered that the Commissioner for Education, Foluso Daramola, who announced the suspension of the Principal of Methodist Girls High School, Ifaki Ekiti, directed her to “hand over the management of the school to the most senior vice principal in the school pending the conclusion…

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Beirut Explosion: Not Less Than 16 Port Employees Detained

At least 16 employees of Beirut’s port have been detained as part of an investigation into Tuesday’s catastrophic explosion, and more details are coming out about the dangerous substance that was being held there. New statement released suggests several government agencies in Lebanon, including the Ministry of Justice, knew about a shipment of ammonium nitrate housed at a warehouse in the port. Lebanon’s economy was already in crisis before disaster hit this week, and now the prognosis is even more bleak. The European and Gulf countries, along with the US,…

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Mick Barry TD, Socialist Movement Ireland, Berate Nigeria Government’s Treatment Of #RevolutionNow Protesters

-Sayo Johnson TellAfrica had earlier reported incidents of maltreatment of peaceful #RevolutionNow protesters in Nigeria ; Following these developments, the socialist movement in Ireland in solidarity with their Nigeria counterpart have shown support and protested the unlawful arrest of the peaceful protesters in Nigeria. In view of the event, a member of the Irish Dail (Parliament) and member of the Solidarity movement have contacted the Nigeria Embassy in Ireland regarding the matter. See extract from the correspondence sent to the Nigerian Embassy today, 5 December 2020 calling for the release…

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#RevolutionNow Protesters Maltreated, Socialist Movement Nigeria & Ireland Among Others Demand Justice

#RevolutionNow protesters were today arrested in Lagos, Abuja and Osogbo respectively. The #RevolutionNow protest took place in several states across the country such as, Ondo, Cross Rivers, Niger, Lagos, Abuja among others. In Abuja, the protesters, who were physically assaulted before their eventual arrest at the Unity Fountain area of the city, were released after being detained for several hours at the Eagles Square. Many of the protesters said that the security operatives stole their mobile phones and wallets containing cash. A lawyer, Tope Akinyode, confirmed the release of the…

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