NURTW Considers Increase In Price For Interstate Travels

The National Union of Road Transport Workers has commended the Federal Government for lifting the ban on interstate travel in the country. Acting General Secretary of the union, Kabiru Yau, called on the government to subsidise operation cost for motorists. He said the guidelines outlined by the government for the resumption of operations amid the coronavirus pandemic require operators to carry fewer passengers on each trip, thereby reducing their income. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/drama-as-festus-keyamo-trades-words-with-nass-members/ Yau said, “We thank the Federal Government for lifting the ban; it is a welcome development because…

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Drama As Festus Keyamo Trades Words With NASS Members

The Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Mr Festus Keyamo, traded words with members of the National Assembly on Tuesday over the National Directorate of Employment recruitment exercise. Trouble started when the Director-General of the NDE, Mr. Nasiru Ladan, could not defend the N52 billion budgeted for the recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians under the NDE. The minister said his ministry was asked to supervise the recruitments by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd). But the federal lawmakers disagreed with Keyamo. Keyamo was asked by the lawmakers to…

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Breaking : Ondo State Governor Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested positive for coronavirus. Akeredolu confirmed his status via his Twitter handle on Tuesday. He tweeted, “Today, I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self-isolating. Work continues. Your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated.” In a video attached to the tweet, Akeredolu said he took the COVID-19 test after being treated for malaria.

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Keyamo: Politicians Trying To Blackmail Me Over 774,000 Jobs

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has accused unnamed politicians of harassing him over the public works programme meant to create 774,000 unskilled jobs. He vowed not to succumb to any form of blackmail, pledging to drive the initiative to a successful conclusion. Speaking in Abuja on Monday at the inauguration of state selection committees of the programme, Keyamo cautioned the state chairmen against compromising the objective of the initiative which he said was to give job opportunity to the people. “Except Mr President, who…

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IGP Orders Arrest Of Policemen Involved In Dbanj Rape Saga

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the probe of the policemen who allegedly arrested Seyitan Babatayo, the lady that accused musician Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj of rape. The IGP gave the order in a letter dated June 25, 2020 with reference number CZ:7050/IGP.SEC/ABJ/Vol. 132/978 signed on his behalf by his Principal Staff Officer, DCP Idowu Owohunwa. The letter is titled, ‘Re: Petition Against Inspector Abraham, Supol Ugowe and the Entire Police Officers Team at Ikeja, Lagos Division of the Inspector General of Police’ The letter, which was addressed…

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FG Opens Resumption For Some Schools Categories

The Federal Government has approved what it called “safe reopening” of schools nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown ordered to curtail further spread of COVID-19. However, only graduating pupils in Primary 6, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 will resume. Higher institutions, day care centres and other classes in primary and secondary schools, apart from final classes, will remain closed. The government has also lifted the ban placed on interstate travels with effect from July 1, provided such journeys are made outside…

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