The Federal Government on Friday obtained a fresh order barring the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress from embarking on their planned industrial action scheduled to commence on Monday.
Justice Ibrahim Galadima of the National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja again issued the restraining order following an ex-parte application by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.
This is coming barely 24 hours after the same judge made a similar restraining ex-parte order in favour of a civil society group, Peace and Unity Ambassadors Association, on Thursday.
The Acting Director of the Department of Civil Litigation of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mrs Maimuna Shiru, and Mr Tijjani Gazali, led the Federal Government’s team who moved the ex-parte application that was later granted by the judge.
The NLC and TUC had jointly declared a nationwide strike billed to start on Monday to press for the reversal of the recent hike in petrol pump price and electricity tariff.
The organised labour has said there is no going back on the strike and they have continued to mobilise their members across the country.
.Airspace may be shut on Monday
There are indications that Nigerian airspace may be shut on Monday if the aviation workers unions carry out their threat to back the nationwide strike.
According to the General Secretary of the National Union of Air Transport Employees, NUATE, Mr Aba Ocheme , the aviation unions will implement the directives from the NLC that aviation workers should close the airspace to make the nationwide strike effective.
A statement from the unions on Friday reads ,“As you are aware, the NLC and TUC have declared an indefinite nationwide strike action with effect from Monday, September 28, 2020″.
”As such, all workers in the aviation sector are hereby directed to withdraw their services at all aerodromes nationwide as from 00hrs of 28th September 2020 until otherwise communicated by the NLC/TUC or our unions. All workers shall comply,” the statement added.
Tinubu, in solidarity rally assured of massive votes in Kogi
The patron of Team Gamji for Asiwaju/Shettima Presidency, Alhaji Sanusi Abubakar, has promised to mobilise massive votes for the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Ahmed Bola Tinubu, in Kogi Central ahead of next year’s polls.
Abubakar, who stated this during a solidarity rally to drum up support for the Asiwaju/Shettima ticket, called on the people of Kogi Central to deliver the APC candidate.
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He said Tinubu worked very hard for the actualisation of democratic rule in Nigeria.
Addressing the crowd, the Chairman of Team Gamji, Alhaji Kent Abubakar, said, “Politics is local, hence the mobilisation and sensitisation from the grassroots.”
Osun Assembly dares Adeleke over council administration
Osun Assembly has challenged the directive of Governor Ademola Adeleke to career heads to take over Local Government Administration.
But the election was challenged by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Federal High Court presided over by Justice Ayoola Emmanuel. The court nullified the election but the chairmen and councilors appealed the case.
Speaker Timothy Owoeye, in a statement by his press Secretary Kunle Alabi, opposed the directive of Adeleke as he ordered status quo at the local government administration.
According to him: “The legislative arm is saddled with the responsibility of law-making, only disagreed with the Governor on matters of law.
“Owoeye held that the position of the House of Assembly was purely from the point of law and not in anyway antagonizing the Executive arm of government, saying the positions from the point of law was also related to the Governor at the meeting.
“On the issue of LG administration, Rt. Hon. Owoeye informed the plenary of a notice of appeal against the decision of a Federal High Court judgment served on the 7th Assembly.
“The House thereby resolves that the issue of Local Government administration should be left to the court of law, ordering a status quo on all Local Government administration pending the exhaustion on all legal means.
“When Aregbesola took over the mantle of leadership in 2010, the PDP-controlled local government was still in place and the status quo remained. Nobody dissolved the local government until all legal processes were completed.”
I will reveal my presidential candidate soon, says Wike
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, said he would soon reveal to the people of the state his choice of presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections.
Speaking during the inauguration of Rukpokwu-Rumuapu-Izo-Ogbodo Igwuruta Link Road at Rumuapu, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area, he said, “I will tell you where we will vote. These ones (governorship, senatorial, reps and state assembly candidates) I mentioned, make sure you come and vote for them.
“Very soon, we’ll meet in our houses and take decision where we are going to.
“You will work for a party that has come to your aid; a party that has brought dividends of democracy.
“If the people of Rukpokwu are not happy, will they be here? Governance is all about the happiness of the people.
“When the people are happy, we are happy. So, if I come here to address you everybody will listen to me.”
The governor also spoke on security in Rivers, saying, “Yesterday (Monday), the Inspector General of Police came and we commissioned the Intelligence and Surveillance Centre. I tell all who may be thinking of kidnapping, the time is over.
“As it is now, in that intelligence centre, we will be watching you on screen. Anywhere you are on the road we are seeing you. That period is over when you think you will commit a crime and run away.”
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