NLC And TUC Suspend Nationwide Strike Following Meeting With NSA
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria,TUC have jointly decided to suspend the nationwide strike after discussions with the National Security Adviser , Malam Nuhu Ribadu. The federal government’s commitment to prosecuting individuals arrested in connection with the assault on NLC President Joe Ajaero led to the decision. The labor leaders conveyed the outcome of the meeting during an extraordinary joint National Executive Council NEC meeting, emphasizing the government’s assurance of legal action against those responsible for the assault. The suspension of the strike has been met with relief from various quarters.
Nigeria to Establish National Land Commission for Effective Land Administration
The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Dangiwa, has announced plans to establish a National Land Commission in Nigeria. Speaking at a conference in Lagos, the minister highlighted the need for a complementary institution to the Land Use Act of 1978, addressing the existing gap in providing the necessary framework, guidelines, and regulations for effective land administration. The National Land Commission aims to enhance and streamline land administration in the country.
‘One-Party Merger’: You Can’t Offer Credible Opposition, APC Slams Atiku
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has slammed former Vice President Atiku Abubakar over his call that opposition parties merge to defeat the ruling party in the next presidential election. The APC said Atiku, the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP in the 2023 presidential election, and his party failed at the polls since 2015 and have failed to offer credible opposition to Nigerians. Atiku, on Tuesday, when he hosted the national executive committee of the Inter-Party Advisory Council IPAC in Abuja, had expressed concerns that Nigeria was moving towards a “one-party dictatorship” state and called on other opposition parties to come together to defeat the ruling APC.
UN Calls For Independent Probe Into Mass Killings In Burkina Faso
The United Nations has urged an independent investigation into the recent “mass killings in Burkina Faso, particularly in the town of Zaongo, where more than 70 people were reportedly killed on November 5. Burkina Faso’s state prosecutor revealed that most of the victims were children and elderly individuals. The UN rights office expressed concern, stating that while the authorities confirmed at least 70 deaths, some reports suggest the toll could be around 100 with numerous injuries. Burkina Faso is grappling with a jihadist insurgency that has resulted in thousands of deaths and displacement since 2015.
Super Eagles Coach Reposes Confidence in Goalkeeper Uzoho
José Peseiro, the coach of the Super Eagles, has expressed confidence in goalkeeper Francis Uzoho as they prepare for the World Cup qualification tie against Lesotho. Uzoho has faced scrutiny for his performance, especially after conceding two free-kick goals in a match against Saudi Arabia. Peseiro defended the AC Omonia goalkeeper, stating that he believes Uzoho is the best man for the job. However, he added that if there were a better option, he would consider making a change in the goalkeeper position. The Super Eagles are set to face Lesotho in their upcoming match.