• BOKOHARAM RECRUITING CHILDREN
  • Classic version © 1971-2019 The Punch newspaper     Classic version © 1971-2019 The Punch newspaper                                                              Classic version © 1971-2019 The Punch newspaper  5'  ‌ NEWS Ogun workers, doctors suspend strike, Abiodun pledges to pay gratuity arrears Published September 19, 2020  Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun ‌ Daud Olatunji,Abeokuta Workers in Ogun State have called off their one-week warning strike after a lengthy meeting with the officials of state government. The state Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, Emmanuel Bankole, announced this on Friday after a closed-door meeting held at the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Bankole said the union leaders had secured the commitment of the government on their demands. The organised labour had on Wednesday commenced a week warning strike over the minimum wage, unpaid contributory pension, totalling 134 months deducted from workers and unremitted; non-promotion of staff since 2018 and unpaid leave allowances to all employees, both of the state and of local governments since 2015. While calling off the strike, Bankole, who was flanked by leaders of other unions, said, “I want to inform our members across the state that we have been able to get  the commitment of the government as to the welfare matters, hence, the strike is hereby called off.” He said the NLC had secured the government’s commitment to its demands, including the commitment to begin implementing the new minimum wage next month. Speaking further on the memorandum of understanding, the NLC state chairman said the state government agreed to earmark N500m for the clearance of gratuity on quarterly basis while payment would commence in January, 2021. Meanwhile, the Association of Resident Doctors at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State, has called off its planned industrial action earlier scheduled to commence on Monday. Copyright PUNCH. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. Contact: More in Just In  Boko Haram recruiting children, over 1.1m IDPs can’t access farms – Zulum    I want justice for my son attacked with hot oil –Mother of 24-year-old puff puff seller    Mourners feared dead as bus plunges into Ebonyi river    Misau dumps PDP, rejoins Dogara in APC    Polio nearly crippled our son –Parents of Africa’s last polio case DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON   Receive Alerts on: Whatsapp: +2349090060943, Twitter: @MobilePunch, BBM: C003D3DC0 Share your story with us: SMS: +2349090060943,Whatsapp: +2349090060943, Email: FOREX , BITCOIN and BINARY TRADER: DO YOU NEED THE SERVICE OF A PROFESSIONAL FOREX, BITCOIN and BINARY TRADER TO HELP YOU TRADE YOUR ACCOUNTS FOR WEEKLY 20% PROFIT?....Click here for details: www.betaforex.org WhatsApp us : +2348030797998 PrivateProperty.com.ng - Your Nigeria Property Search.  Property For Sale: Houses | Apartments | Land |Commercial  Property For Rent: Houses | Apartments | Commercial  OGUN DOCTORS STRIKE OGUN WORKERS STRIKE ‌ ‌ Subscribe to Punch News Alert Email Address *  Comments Classic version © 1971-2019 The Punch newspaper  5'  ‌ NEWS Boko Haram recruiting children, over 1.1m IDPs can’t access farms – Zulum Published September 19, 2020  Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum ‌ Gbenro Adeoye Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has raised the alarm that Boko Haram terrorists are recruiting children in the state while expressing concern over the challenges facing internally displaced persons in camps. The governor disclosed this on Thursday in Maiduguri, the Borno capital, while receiving some members of the House of Representatives, according to TheCable. Zulum also said more than 700,000 IDPs in Monguno and 400,000 in Gamboru Ngala had no access to their farmland According to the governor, the continued stay of able-bodied persons in IDPs’ camps poses a serious problem that could worsen the crisis. He said, “The only solution we have now is to ensure the safe return of our people to their homes in a dignified manner. If nothing is done, believe me sincerely, we shall face a very serious challenge, even more than what we are facing now. “This is because right now, the insurgents are recruiting many of our children into the sect because of the increasing unemployment rate.” The governor advised the federal lawmakers, who were in Maiduguri for an oversight function at the North-East Development Commission, to focus on long-term development in the region instead of giving short-term humanitarian support. He also urged them to work out sustainable policies to ensure the safe return of IDPs to their communities. Copyright PUNCH. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. Contact: DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON   More in Just In  I want justice for my son attacked with hot oil –Mother of 24-year-old puff puff seller    Mourners feared dead as bus plunges into Ebonyi river    Misau dumps PDP, rejoins Dogara in APC    Polio nearly crippled our son –Parents of Africa’s last polio case    Woman whose kidnapped husband died after release: I fainted when I saw his battered body Receive Alerts on: Whatsapp: +2349090060943, Twitter: @MobilePunch, BBM: C003D3DC0 Share your story with us: SMS: +2349090060943,Whatsapp: +2349090060943, Email: FOREX , BITCOIN and BINARY TRADER: DO YOU NEED THE SERVICE OF A PROFESSIONAL FOREX, BITCOIN and BINARY TRADER TO HELP YOU TRADE YOUR ACCOUNTS FOR WEEKLY 20% PROFIT?....Click here for details: www.betaforex.org WhatsApp us : +2348030797998 PrivateProperty.com.ng - Your Nigeria Property Search.  Property For Sale: Houses | Apartments | Land |Commercial  Property For Rent: Houses | Apartments | Commercial  BOKO HARAM RECRUIT CHILDREN ‌ ‌ Subscribe to Punch News Alert Email Address *  Comments Classic version © 1971-2019 The Punch newspaper  7'  ‌ INTERVIEW I want justice for my son attacked with hot oil –Mother of 24-year-old puff puff seller Published September 19, 2020  Bilikisu Bello ‌ Bilikisu Bello, mother of Abdulqudus Bello, on whom a hoodlum poured hot vegetable oil, speaks on the pains her son is passing through, in this interview with TUNDE OYEKOLA   What is your name and what is your relationship with Abdulqudus? My name is Bilikisu Bello. I am his mother. How did you learn about the incident? The husband of my sister came to inform me. He was in a tricycle on his way home when he saw people gathered around the place where my son was frying puff puff. So, he came to inform me about what happened; that was around 10pm. I then rushed there but they told me that they had taken him to the general hospital. When I got to the hospital, the security men at the gate blocked us from entering. Despite our pleas, they didn’t allow us inside. I was emotional because, when I was at the hospital gate, one man who was coming out from the emergency ward uttered a word of prayer. He said, ‘God should spare the life of this man because the wound is too much.’ I just wanted to enter and see him to know if he was alive or not. The security men didn’t allow me to enter the hospital because they said I was too emotional. They, however, allowed my mother to go into the ward to see my son. I didn’t see my son till the second day. When you were not allowed to see him on that day, what did you do? My other relatives and I stood at the gate but later I learnt that some of his friends were planning to go and attack the home of the boy that poured hot vegetable oil on him. I also followed them, but when we reached the place, I started pleading with his friends not to engage in violence but I also shouted that my son should not be allowed to die as a result of what happened to him. What type of work are you into? I am a trader. I used to sell cosmetics before my business nosedived. Now, I sell soybean cake. Abdulqudus has been supportive by giving me out of the little profit realised from the sale of puff puff. He gave us puff puff on a daily basis and money at intervals to feed. Abdulqudus Bello What happened on the second day when you saw the condition of your son? More in Just In  Mourners feared dead as bus plunges into Ebonyi river    Misau dumps PDP, rejoins Dogara in APC    Polio nearly crippled our son –Parents of Africa’s last polio case    Woman whose kidnapped husband died after release: I fainted when I saw his battered body    Baba Wande, Antar Laniyan, others mourn Jimoh Aliu I lost all hope for his survival. Later, people advised us to move him out of the government hospital. He was discharged on the third day, but when we got to the first hospital in town we approached, the doctor gave us a bill of N500,000. We left the place for another hospital in Gerewu area, but the hospital told us that there was no bed space for admission. People, however, advised us to take him to this (current) hospital where some good Samaritans have been assisting us. How much have you expended so far on the treatment of Abdulqudus? We have so far spent over N600,000 on the treatment. We spent N59,000 at the General Hospital and the remaining amount here. We are from a poor background; we don’t have money but the good Samaritans whom we did not know provided the money. A philanthropist paid the hospital bill and some provided money for drugs, while others bought beverages for us. My prayer is that God will help them in their hours of need. You said you went to the family home of the person who poured hot vegetable oil on your son. What was their reaction? The people didn’t make any reaction. They were just begging us. Have they made any contribution towards the treatment of your son? Yes, on the third day since I went there, they brought N40,000, which they paid to the hospital. They have also come to make an additional payment to the hospital. In view of this, what do you expect the government to do to the perpetrator of this act? I want justice to be done. Abdulqudus said he would like to go back to school. Would you support his aspirations? Yes, I would also like him to return to school and sit his West African Senior School Certificate Examination, but the challenge we are facing is (lack of) money. He wouldn’t have survived this burning but for those who came to assist us. Copyright PUNCH. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. 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  • simeon.coded on 19 Sep '20 - 07:46am
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  • simeon.coded on 19 Sep '20 - 07:46am
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  • simeon.coded on 19 Sep '20 - 07:46am
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  • simeon.coded on 19 Sep '20 - 07:47am
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