Ogun judiciary workers suspend strike
The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria in Ogun State has suspended its strike action embarked upon since August 11.
The union suspended the strike on Thursday shortly after a meeting between officials of the State Government and the leadership of the union.
The workers had accused the state government of short-changing its members, and demanded full payment of their salaries. The industrial action had taken a great toll on court activities with a number of suspects remaining in police cells and prison custody.
Police Arrest Three Suspects Over Abduction Of 121 Kaduna School children
The police have arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in the abduction of the 121 students of the Bethel Baptist Secondary School in Kaduna State.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, paraded the trio on Thursday at the office of the Special Tactical Squad (STS) in Abuja.
In their confession, the suspects narrated the role they played in the kidnap of dozens of students from their school in Chikun Local Government Area of the state. The suspects also said they were part of a 25-man gang that carried out the attack on the school in July, claiming that they received the sum of N100, 000 naira each for their roles.
Naira crash: PDP demands CBN gov’s resignation
The People’s Democratic Party has demanded the resignation of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, over alleged mismanagement of the economy.
National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, made the demand on behalf of the party, at a media briefing in Abuja, on Thursday.
The PDP also demanded that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission should equally investigate allegations of corruption in the management of the bank and the economy.
NNPC pulls out N215bn petrol subsidy from July FAAC
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclosed that it spent N175.32 billion on petrol subsidy in the month of July 2021, which will be deducted from its remittance to Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) in September.
NNPC in its FAAC report said an earlier outstanding of N40 billion would be deducted also, bringing the total deductions to N215.32 billion.
ON THE FOREIGN SCENE
Africa needs 150m COVID-19 jabs monthly to vaccinate 70% population by 2022
The World Health Organization (WHO), on Thursday, said for Africa to fully vaccinate 70 per cent of its population by September 2022, COVID-19 vaccine shipments to the continent must rise by over seven times from around 20 million to 150 million monthly on the average.
Its Regional Office, during a virtual press conference, facilitated by APO Group, recollected that the 70 per cent target was agreed at the global COVID-19 summit hosted by the United States on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly within the week.
The American government promised to donate 500 million more COVID-19 vaccines to low-income nations over the next one year.
South West Athletics Secondary Schools Invitational to Hold in Lagos
Organizers of the first South West Athletics Secondary Schools Invitational and Relays have announced that the competition will take place between November 11 and 13, 2021 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
The athletics meeting will be the first in a series of programme of activities released by the governing body for track and field events in the Southwest zone affiliated to the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.
The South-West Athletics body is also planning an all inclusive secondary schools’ athletics competition that will be done in all the 18 senatorial districts in the six states that make up the zone namely Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti.