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NIN registration resumes as NIMC workers gives FG ultimatum

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Workers of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) resumed the National Identity Number (NIN) registration exercise across the country on Monday.

However, the workers commenced the countdown of the 21-day ultimatum which they gave the Federal Government as touching welfare and safety issues for employees of the commission.

The President, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, NIMC Unit, Asekokhai Lucky, told our correspondent in Abuja that workers of the commission suspended their two-day warning strike last week to give room for negotiations with the Federal Government.

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“Registration for NIN has recommenced because we have resumed work in our offices nationwide, but that does not mean that the issues of concern have been settled,” he stated.

Lucky added, “We are commencing negotiations with the government through the communications minister tomorrow (Tuesday) where we hope to resolve the issues.

“Also, we have started counting down on the 21-day ultimatum we issued the management of the commission and if nothing tangible is agreed on before the expiration of the ultimatum, then the strike will resume.”

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Workers of the commission had downed tools on Wednesday and Thursday last week over fears of being infected by COVID-19 while carrying out the NIN registration exercise.

The strike was suspended after the intervention of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, as the union and government agreed to meet Tuesday (Today) to address the concerns.

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‘Get A Father Like Mine’- MC Oluomo’s Son Tells Nigerians

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The son of Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, the chairman of the Lagos chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), replied Nigerians who refer to his Dad as a tout.

Junior, also known as King Westt on Instagram, took to his Instastories this afternoon to tackle Nigerians who refer to his father as a tout.

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In his post, King Westt shared the qualities of his father and asked those who call him a tout to try and get a father like his.

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Lawyer Discontinues Couple Divorce Case After Husband Impregnated His Wife During COVID-19 Lockdown

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Lawyer Discontinues Couple Divorce Case After Husband Impregnated His Wife During COVID-19 Lockdown

A lawyer has revealed that he discontinued a divorce case he was handling after the husband got the wife pregnant during lockdown last year.

Sharing the interesting story on Twitter this morning, @darknbold1 wrote

”We dey court dey try to divorce you and your wife, small Covid-19 lockdown you go give her belle Life no suppose be like that nah. Lawyer to the wife says the baby is CTC of reconciliation. We are discontinuing this matter this morning. But in all, this is one of my most successful case so far. Great plot twist to bring the couple back together. Case file closed. I just told the man to name the baby “omolaja”

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Man Arrested For Stabbing And Raping 18-Year-Old Girl In Bauchi

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Bauchi State Police Command arrested Godiya Ishaku for allegedly stabbing and raping an 18-year-old girl in Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

The Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

He said the suspect was arrested on February 3, following a report made by one Prince Yohanna.

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“On 03/02/2021 at about 0530hrs, one Prince Yohanna, a Staff of National Identity Card registration Tafawa Balewa L.G.A reported that on same date at about 0300hrs, one Godiya Ishaku of same address induced one Blessing (not real name) aged 18yrs of Dot in Dass L.G.A, took her to an uncompleted building with a knife inflicted injury on her hand and raped her,” the statement says.

On receipt of the report, a team of policemen were drafted to the scene and the victim rushed to General Hospital Tafawa Balewa for medical examination.

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Wakil said the suspect was arrested afterwards while investigation is still in progress. 

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Akinwumi Adesina: ‘Insecurity’ Now Africa’s Number One Challenge

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The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina has called ‘insecurity’ the number one challenge to Africa’s development.

He made this disclosure in a series of tweets he shared, the former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development stated that there is need to ensure security stability in Africa as terrorism is shrinking Africa’s investment space.

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Adesina also disclosed that Africa needs new financial instruments to protect and secure investments in countries and regions against rising insecurity.

He said; 

Insecurity is now the number one challenge to Africa’s development. Terrorism is shrinking Africa’s investment space. 

Insecurity is no longer a political issue. Insecurity is an economic issue. We must no longer decouple security and development.

We must ensure security stability in Africa. Africa needs new financial instruments to protect and secure investments in countries and regions against rising insecurity.

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Drama As Herbalist Follows Omoyele Sowore To Court In Abuja

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Drama As Herbalist Follows Omoyele Sowore To Court In Abuja

Many were susprised at the Wuse, Zone 2 Magistrate Court Abuja this morning, Tuesday March 2, as a Native Doctor ‘Herbalist” dressed in full regalia followed human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore in solidarity for the commencement of his trial.

Omoyele Sowore was arrested alongside four others on December 31st 2020, for organizing a candlelight procession and charged for alleged criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and inciting public disturbance. The commencement of his trial was scheduled for today.

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The native doctor was seen waving his horsewhip and gourd in the air while chanting some incantations ahead of the commencement of trial.

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