March 23, 2019

* Court Stops NLC, TUC’s Planned Strike * HMOs Are Behind My Travails, NHIS Boss Tells Reps

* Court Stops NLC, TUC’s Planned Strike                       * HMOs Are Behind My Travails, NHIS Boss Tells Reps



Court Stops NLC, TUC’s Planned Strike

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria has ordered the organised labour, comprising the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress not to embark on its indefinite strike scheduled to commence on November 6. Justice Sanusi Kado, on Friday, gave the order in a ruling on an ex parte application moved on behalf of the Federal Government by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr. Dayo Apata.

HMOs Are Behind My Travails, NHIS Boss Tells Reps

The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, has blamed Health Maintenance Organisations for his travails. The Executive Secretary is right now testifying before an Ad Hoc Committee of the House of Representatives in Abuja. He is already on administrative leave, following allegations of financial services infractions levelled against him by the Governing Council of the NHIS. Yusuf claimed that he incurred the wrath of the HMOs because he came to expose corruption in the NHIS. He told the panel which is chaired by Mr Nicholas Ossai, “HMO cartels are behind all these issues at the NHIS, they are untouchable and they are behind threats to my life and security.”

 Memories of DSS Invasion as Buhari, Daura Hold Talks

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with  former Department of State Services (DSS) Director-General Lawal Daura. Last weekend’s Aso Villa meeting is said to be in connection with a report on the August 7, 2018 invasion of the National Assembly by hooded DSS operatives. It was also gathered that the  meeting centered on  the resurgence of the Boko Haram insurgency in some parts of the Northeast. The options before the President are either to close Daura’s chapter on the invasion or re-engage him in the light of what some have considered an intelligence deficit in the fight against Boko Haram and the seeming ethno-religious tension in some states in the last three months.

Amosun Attacks Oshiomhole

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, of foisting injustice on the party. The position of Amosun, contained in a statement on Thursday, was in reaction to Oshiomhole’s outburst over the party’s primaries in which many, including State Governors, felt aggrieved. Oshiomhole said the criticism that followed the primaries was because he would not sell his conscience to hold on to the position of national chairman.

 Ambode: Lagos Invaded by Indigenes Of Failed States

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that the state will continue to face the influx of people from other states of the federation because their states failed economically. The governor who said this at the 75th Anniversary Business Lecture of the Island Club in Lagos yesterday, disclosed that at least 87 people enters the state per hour daily with no plan of leaving. He lamented that these has put pressure on the physical and infrastructural system of the state which cannot meet the demand. In his lecture: “Nation Building: Communities, Inclusion and Prosperity,” the governor said that if the country must get out of the woods, it must begin to take concrete steps towards empowering every group in the society and end extreme poverty.

 What El-Rufai’s Deputy, Bala Bantex Said On Threat To Peace In Kaduna

Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Barnaba Bala Bantex, has said he was appalled by the role played by certain pastors in spreading hate, encouraging violence and undermining the security efforts in Kaduna State. Bantex stated this in a statement he signed and issued to journalists yesterday in Kaduna on behalf of senior officials of the state government who are Christians. According to him, it was unfortunate and improper to blame the actions of criminals on religion, or insinuate government involvement. He said the attempt to paint the Kaduna State Government and its leadership in religious garbs must stop.

Victor Moses’ Exit From Stamford Bridge Imminent

Nigerian international Victor Moses may return to his familiar loan spell away from Stamford Bridge in the winter transfer window due in barely two months from now. Already, Chelsea’s Italian Manager, Mauricio Sarri, has admitted that the Nigerian star has no place in his squad. Sarri insists he does not know where the 27-year-old winger will fit in his current Blues squad. The Italian gaffer who has only started Moses just once this season and has only six cumulating games so far again left out the former England junior player in Chelsea’s English League Cup clash with lower division Derby County on Wednesday night.

10,000 Runners for Bet9ja Lagos Women Run 2018

With just one week to the main event, a total of 10,000 runners from across Lagos State and its environs have registered for the 2018 edition of the Lagos Women Run 10 kilometre Marathon Race for all classes of women, with major sponsorship coming from Bet9ja. This figure according to the the Coordinator of the Run, Tayo Popoola, the majority of the registered runners are from the Lagos Island, Lekki and the Aja axis of Lagos State, which was an improvement over last year’s edition where majority of the runners were from Ikorodu.

‘Ramos Makes More Mistakes Than Me’ – Lovren Takes Swipe at Real Madrid Star

Lovren has taken another swipe at Sergio Ramos, claiming the Real Madrid defender makes more mistakes than him. The Croatia international has also doubled-down on his assertion that he is one of the best defenders in the world, echoing comments he made on the eve of the World Cup final in July. Two months prior to that game, Lovren played in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid, where he went up against Spaniard Ramos.

British Police Investigate Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes in Labour

British police said on Friday they had launched an investigation into alleged anti-Semitic hate crimes within the opposition Labour party, whose leadership has faced criticism about the way it has handled complaints by Jewish groups. London’s Metropolitan Police said its chief, Commissioner Cressida Dick, was handed a folder of paperwork in September including alleged evidence of anti-Semitic hate crimes. “The contents have been examined by specialist officers. A criminal investigation has commenced into some of the allegations within the documentation,” a police statement said. Dick told BBC Radio that the allegations related to an online crime.

Australian Man Jailed For Assisting Wife’s Suicide In Court First

An Australian man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday for helping his wife commit suicide so he could access her life insurance, in what the judge called a precedent-setting case. Graham Morant, 69, was found guilty last month of counselling and aiding his wife Jennifer Morant to kill herself in 2014. She suffered from chronic back pain and depression and was found dead in her car by police alongside a note asking not to be resuscitated.

Trump, Xi Eye G20 Talks After ‘Very Good’ Phone Call

US President Donald Trump said Thursday he had “very good” talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on the trade conflict between the two economic giants, and meetings were being planned at the G20 summit at the end of this month. The phone call comes as tensions between the world’s two biggest economies are rising on several fronts, including commerce and security. “Just had a long and very good conversation with President Xi Jinping of China. We talked about many subjects, with a heavy emphasis on Trade,” Trump tweeted.

Apple Is Slowing Down The Iphone 8 And Iphone X – Here’s How To Stop It

Apple is now slowing down the performance of its iPhone 8 and iPhone X handsets, despite the fact they’re only a year old. The slowing – or should we say ‘throttling’ – of these phones comes from the latest update to its operating system, which was released on Tuesday. It’s a result of a ‘performance management’ feature that had previously been deployed on iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 models. The move may leave a bad taste in the mouth of some iPhone users, who will recall when Apple apologised in December 2017 for throttling the performance of the iPhone 6 and iPhone SE without telling customers.



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