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NSIMA EKERE, OTHER TOP NDDC OFFICIALS IN ALLEGED N14 BILLION CONTRACT RACKETEERING [DOCUMENTS] – DAILY POST NIGERIA
RESTRUCTURING: IT’S UNFAIR TO TELL BUHARI, APC TO IMPLEMENT RESULTS OF LAST CONFERENCE – SERIAKE DICKSON – DAILY POST NIGERIA
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Monthly Archives: June 2017

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YOUTHS PROTEST IN SUPPORT OF THE PROSECUTION OF NIGER DELTA POLITICIANS FOR CORRUPTION

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Niger Delta youths protest against corruption

Some youths from the Niger Delta region who were employed under the immediate past Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) have staged a walk out at the Port Harcourt Federal High Court, venue for the trial of the past Special Assistant to NDDC Chairman on Youth Affairs, George Turner.

According to our correspondent, youths from the region who were allegedly engaged by past NDDC Board under Volunteer Service  also marched to the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to request that NNDC pay their over two years owed salaries.

Henry-Smith called on the government to ensure speedy trial and prosecution of the matter, which they believe would bring about the payment of their back log of salaries. Continue reading

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TEACHERS STAGE PROTEST OVER PLANS TO HANDOVER SCHOOLS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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According to our correspondent, teachers in Rivers State have staged a protest in Port Harcourt against alleged plans to hand over the running of primary schools to the local government administration.

The teachers under the Nigerian Union of Teachers took the protest to the Rivers State House of Assembly Complex to register their complaint. Though, it took several hours before they were attended to.

Thereafter, they took their protest to the Government House. The State House security operatives prevented them from gaining entrance having informed them of the Governor and his State Executive Council’s absence. They advised them to come at a later day when the Governor or any senior government official would be around to address their grievances.

While addressing the newsmen at the front of the Government House, the State Chairman of the NUT, Lucky Nkpogene who led the protest clarified that his Union was not against the Local Government Autonomy, but added that if it must happen, primary schools must be run by the State Government. Continue reading

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If Lawmakers Get Their Way, Teens’ Sexting Could Land Them Behind Bars for 15 Years

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this month that expands the definition of child pornography and the penalties to anyone who takes or distributes sexually suggestive images of a minor.

This is a huge over-reach because those people punished under such a measure could include other minors. After all, we live in an era when many young people walk around with smartphones and voluntarily take or send naked selfies.

The Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017 (or HR 1761) was passed by the House and would have to get the Senate’s approval to be enacted. It’s time to push back now.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: rewire.news

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Germany legalises same-sex marriage

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German politicians have voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a snap vote only days after Chancellor Angela Merkel changed her mind to allow a free vote.

A total of 393 politicians voted to legalising “marriage for everybody”, while 226 voted against and four abstained.

The bill will grant gay and lesbian couples full marital rights, including child adoption.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.abc.net.au

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UNIONISM AND THE COMMON GOOD AS PENGASSAN ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT

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Newly elected President of PENGASSAN, Olabode Johnson.

Unionism dates back to the 18th Century Britain when there was a rapid expansion of the industrial society at the time. Unions portray a defense and actualization of the common good of workers/staff, where the common good should be a ‘collective’ one.

Whereas the common good should be collective, it does not come as a surprise when factions emerge in unions, thereby not necessarily representing a united front. Issues facing a trade union may come off as subjective to members of the union because what may be seeing as a pertinent issue may not be the bone of contention for the next person.

Since interests differ from person to person, it is not necessarily a bad thing when there are factions in unions; factions can only represent negativity when a particular faction fails to have the interest of the people at heart.

On the 28th of June, 2017, the 5th Triennial National Delegate’s Conference of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) was held at the NAF Conference centre in Abuja. The climax of this conference was the election of Union leaders for the Various Central Working Committee (CWC) positions, which is the apex ruling body of the Association, with each aspirant representing and championing the interests of the members. Continue reading

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Cristiano Ronaldo Shares First Photos Of Twins – INFORMATION NIGERIA

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Cristiano Ronaldo has posted the first picture of his new twins, after flying home immediately after Portugal’s Confederations Cup defeat to Chile. He shared the photo of his carrying them and wrote; Top Posts Today Phyno Fires Back at Hushpuppi, Buries Him With Fiery Words Newlywed Lady Caught Sleeping With Ex-Boyfriend During Honeymoon With Husband …

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Naira rebounds, exchanges for N366 to a dollar – The Nation Nigeria

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The Naira on Thursday appreciated against the dollar at the parallel market, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN reports that the Nigerian currency rebounded barely 24 hours after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) injected 195 million dollars into the foreign exchange market. The Naira closed at N366 to the dollar at theRead More

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Obasanjo calls for common currency in ECOWAS – The Nation Nigeria

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday called on leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to agree on common currency to boost the regional trade. Obasanjo made call at the ongoing 24th Annual General Meeting of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Kigali, Rwanda. He spoke on: “Can Regional Economic Communities WorkRead More

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