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Nationwide Strike: Oshiomhole Advises NLC Against Partisan Politics

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The Senator representing Edo North, Adams Oshiomhole, has urged the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to focus on advancing workers’ rights rather than engaging in partisan politics.

He insisted that the present strike seemed to be motivated by political considerations rather than a clear worker-focused purpose.

The senator stated this after meeting with Vice President Kashim Shettima.

Speaking with State House Correspondents, he noted that he would always be on the side of Labour because of his background as a worker and union leader, he, however, insisted that Labour must not participate in partisan politics.

Oshiomhole stated that during his time as NLC president, he was not affiliated with any politician and refused to be used as a tool to settle scores in the political field.

According to him, “Labour cannot be apolitical because politics is about the people. And I have argued when I was in NLC that nobody has a right to be partisan, much more than those who turn the will of our industrial progress.

“But in saying that, we must recognise that however how hard you try, when it comes to politics, people are going to have different reasons for supporting different candidates.

“You have to be careful not to be seen to be doing the bidding of a particular candidate or a particular political party. As President of the NLC, I made no friend with any politicians in Edo State.

“So Ogbemudia once asked me, ‘we want to be able to say leave the matter to me he’s my boy, I will call him.’

“I am not anybody’s boy. I want to make my decisions. I take responsibility for those decisions. You can’t find me in the house of a politician jot because I hate them. Because they represent the value that I represent.

“I represent those guys who can only vote. Even though the law allowed them to be voted for, unfortunately, the system hardly throws them up.

“So I have to prioritise what is it that I’m ready to die for. And what is it that I’m ready to accommodate.”

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Rivers Assembly: Pro-Wike Lawmakers Know Fate Today As Appeal Court Delivers Judgement

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An Appeal Court in Port Harcourt has scheduled a ruling for (today) Friday, June 14, 2024, regarding a case filed by Martin Amaewhule, on behalf of twenty-six others, challenging the decision of the Rivers State High Court, which favored Victor Oko-Jumbo, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly.

Previously, Justice Dagogo Jack of the State High Court ruled in favor of Oko-Jumbo in a suit that restrained Amaewhule and twenty-six others from performing any legislative functions and vacated their seats as Speaker and members of the State House of Assembly.

An interlocutory injunction was also granted against Amaewhule and the twenty-six others, which has now been consolidated in the appeal.

The three-judge panel of the Appeal Court, led by Justice Jimi Olukayode-Bada, after hearing arguments from both parties on Thursday, announced their readiness to deliver a ruling on the matter and instructed all counsels to be present in court by 9 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2024.

Should the Appeal Court rule in favor of Amaewhule, all laws and bills passed by him and the other members will be validated, and they will resume their legislative functions.

The affected lawmakers are loyal to the FCT Mninister, Nyesom Wike.

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APC Begins E-Membership Registration Wednesday

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The ruling All Progressives Congress said the electronic registration of its members nationwide will start on Wednesday and the exercise will be inaugurated by its National Chairman, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje.

This was disclosed in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka.

Morka noted that Ganduje will be accompanied by two serving ministers in President Bola Tinubu’s administration and party leaders to the opening of the ‘Train the Trainer’ Workshop slated for Abuja.

He identified the two dignitaries as the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Technology, Chief Uche Nnaji, and his counterpart in Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. ‘Bosun Tijani.

The statement partly read, “In furtherance of the All Progressives Congress’ trailblazing commitment to digitalise its membership register in all its chapters in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, the National Chairman of our great party, His Excellency, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje cordially invites party leaders, members, and the general public to the opening ceremony of the ‘Train the Trainer’ Workshop.”

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Bill To Create New State In South-East Pass First Reading In House Of Reps

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A bill seeking the creation of an additional state in the South-East geo-political zone has passed first reading at the House of Representatives.

The state if created will be known as ‘Orlu State’, with its capital in Orlu.

The bill, seeking to alter the 1999 Constitution (as amended) was sponsored by the member representing Ideato North/ Ideato South Federal Constituency, Ikenga Ikeagwuonu Ugochinyere, and 15 others, is currently awaiting second reading.

If passed, the bill would bring the number of states in the South-East to six, and the country to 37.

The proposed legislation, which was availed to newsmen on Thursday, indicated that the proposed state will be carved out from Imo, Abia and Anambra.

According to the proposed legislation, Local Government Areas that will form part of the proposed state include Orlu, Orsu, Oru West, Oru East, Ideato North, Ideato South, Njaba, Nkwerre, Nwangele and Isu. Others are Oguta, Ohaji Egbema, Onuimo, Ihiala, Uga, Ihiala, Uli, Ozubulu, Akokwa, Arondizuogu, Umuchu, Umunze, Umuaku.

Others are New Ideato North, Nwabosi West, Nwabosi East, Owerre Nkworji, Alaoma, Amaifeke, Owerrebiri Umuowa.

The sponsor of the bill told newsmen that if the proposed state is created, Ideato would become a senatorial district.

He begged his colleagues in the National Assembly for support to ensure that the bill scales through second reading.

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