Labour Cancels Planned Strike In Ondo

Labour unions in Ondo State have resolved to revoked its planned strike.

Recall that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) had demanded that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu should pay workers’ salary arrears or face the consequences of indefinite strike.

Chairman of NLC, Tayo Ogunleye, told journalists in Akure yesterday that the government had paid six out of the seven months arrears, pledging to defray the remaining before the end of January 2019.

He noted that the leadership of the organised labour had not compromised on the strike but only negotiated with the government on the welfare of workers.

He, however, expressed displeasure that government waited for an ultimatum from the labour unions before performing its duty.

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Akeredolu Distances Self From Online Scams, Vows To Prosecute Perpetrators

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has dissociated himself from some social media platforms used for swindling unsuspecting Nigerians through a Canada lottery.

A statement issued yesterday in Akure by his Chief Press Secretary Segun Ajiboye, disclosed that the state government discovered that fraudsters were impersonating the governor and selling lottery forms.

“The attention of Ondo state Governor, has been drawn to activities of fraudsters on social media platforms asking youths to pay certain amounts of money to secure forms for a Canada lottery.

“Investigations revealed that a fake Facebook account was opened in the governor’s name. The fake account was used to ask interested youths to secure forms for a fee,” the statement reads.

Ajiboye, who disclosed that investigation was ongoing to arrest the perpetrators of the crime, cautioned members of the public against dealing with the fraudsters.

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Supreme Court Dismisses Akeredolu’s Appeal Against Olusegun Abraham

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for lack of merit.
Akeredolu had, by the appeal, challenged a July 2017 judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which upheld an order by a Federal High Court in Abuja, granting permission to Olusegun Abraham to serve Akeredolu through substituted means, court documents in relation to the suit he (Abraham) filed.
Abraham’s suit is challenging the outcome of the primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which produced Akeredolu as the party’s candidate for the last governorship election in Ondo State.
In a unanimous judgment on Friday morning, a five-man panel of the Supreme Court held that Akeredolu’s appeal was without merit.
Justice John Okoro, in the lead judgment, but read by Justice Ejembi Eko, upheld the earlier decision of the Court of Appeal and awarded N500,000 cost against Akeredolu, in favour of Abraham.
The Nation
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