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77 Months Salary: Taraba Workers Drags Governor To Court

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The ongoing labor crisis in Taraba State may be growing deeper as a group of workers have have dragged the state government to the National Industrial Court, despite the ongoing impasse with organized labor in the state.

The FidelinfoNews gathered that the latest court action was instituted by 18 non indigenous workers of the defunct Nigeria Sunrise Newspaper, over their 77 months unpaid salaries, which amounted to about N73 billion.

The Jos court has been assigned to over the case by employee of the medium which was by Late Danbaba Suntai, a former Governor of the state in 2010, but became moribund after Suntai’s 2012 plane crash that rendered him incapacitated till his death.

The workers who spoke through their solicitors, M.Y Saleh (SAN), lamented the degrading conditions they have found themselves as a result of the inability of the state government to extend the same olive branch that was extended to the indigene workers of the defunct newspapers to those of them that are non-indigenes.

In their statement of claim which the eighteen workers who are non-indigenes made available to our correspondent through their counsel, they alleged that they were denied salaries since the company stopped operation in 2014 and that they were discriminated against on the basis of their States of origin.

Before resolving to drag the governor and the defendants to court, several attempts according to the plaintiffs were implored to ensure a round table dialogue to no avail.

Those taken to the court along side the state governor include the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Sam Adda, the commissioner of Information and Reorientation, Danjuma Adamu, the defunct publishing house.

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BREAKING: First Class Kaduna Emir Dies

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Emir of Lere in Lere Local Government area of Kaduna state, and a former army General,His Highness, Abubakar Garba Muhammed is dead.

The FidelinfoNews gathered that the first class Kaduna monarch died on Saturday morning, according to family sources.

Sources also confirm that the traditional ruler will be buried by 5pm today.

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BREAKING: Saraki Committee Fails, As Violence Mars PDP Northwest Congress

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The Ongoing Northwest Zonal Congress of the People’s Democratic Party has suffered a setback as violence erupted at venue of the Congress holding in Kaduna.

The FidelinfoNews gathered that the cause of the latest round of violence has not been determined as at the time of filing this report.

It will be recalled that the Bukola Saraki led reconciliation committee had given the greenlight for the Northwest and Southwest Congress to hold, as it claimed efforts to reconcile factions had been successful.

In the same vein Saraki Committee recently suffered another failure when the late Buruji Kashamu faction of the PDP in Ogun state defected to the ruling APC despite the committee declaring end to years of feud in the state’s chapter.

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Bauchi Jailbreak Attempt Caused By Mobile Phone – NCS

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The Nigeria Correctional Service has disclosed that the attempted jail break at the Bauchi Correctional centre was as a result of an attempt to smuggle a mobile phone into the centre.

The FidelinfoNews gathered that an officer tried to smuggle in a mobile phone for inmates, which is clearly illegal and against the rules.

Reports indicates that a scuffle ensued when inmates who wanted to benefit from the deal had a face off with other officers who busted the plan and enforced the rules.

The commission also affirmed that 2 officers and 5 inmates sustained injuries in the disturbance, and have been treated and discharged.

The restive inmates have also been put under control while the staff involved is undergoing interrogation, as ordered by the State Controller. This regrettable development is being investigated.

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