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NLC Begs Ortom To Pay 72 Months Pension Arrears



The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Benue State Chapter, has appealed to Gov. Samuel Ortom to pay the 72 months pension arrears owed retired local government workers in the state.

Godwin Anya, the state NLC Chairman made the appeal in an address to mark the 2021 Workers Day, on Saturday in Makurdi.

Mr Anya also appealed to the governor to implement the minimum wage for workers on grade level seven and above.

The NLC chairman disclosed that the state government also owe teachers 10 months’ salary arrears, nine months of local government workers, and five months salaries of state government workers.

“Non-payment of 2017 arrears of workers’ salaries has not only caused untold hardship but has dampened the morale of workers,” he lamented.

He noted that the government has remained aloof to issues of pensions and salaries, and urged it to address the problems, so as to boost the morale of workers.

Addressing the workers, Gov. Ortom, represented by his deputy, Mr Benson Abounu commended the NLC for its contributions to the nation’s economy.

He said that without workers the economy would remain at standstill.

Mr Ortom also commended Benue NLC for always resorting to dialogue on issues affecting workers.

He blamed insecurity for his administration’s inability to be up-to-date in the payment of salaries and pensions.

The governor claimed that security agencies depend on the state government wholly for finances.

The governor, however, pledged to address the issue of salary and pension arrears before the end of his administration.

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Policeman, Others Shot Dead In Osun Land Dispute



A policeman, Akinsanya Akingbade, was killed on Friday during a clash between Ileogbo and Iwo communities in Osun State over a parcel of land.

The FidelinfoNews gathered that three other people were also killed while many were seriously injured.

The disputed land is at Asalu at Oke Saji which is the boundary between Ileogbo and Iwo.

As a result of the incident, the Deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi, has summoned the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, and the traditional ruler of Ileogbo, Oba Abeeb Adetoyese Agbaje, to a security meeting in Osogbo with the Commissioner of Police, Mr Wale Olokode.

The Police Public Relations Officer for the State Police Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola, while confirming the incident, said one Waheed Adeleye was arrested for the murder of the policeman.

The PPRO said the suspect shot the policeman on his chest with a gun.

Opalola said the deceased was attached to the Ile-Igbo monarch.

The police spokesperson said the remains of the policeman had been deposited at the Osun State University Teaching Hospital in Osogbo.

She said that adequate policemen have been deployed to the communities to prevent further breakdown of law and order.

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Kwara Fire Fighters Rescue 40 Year Old Trapped In Flood



A 40 years old man was on Thursday rescued from rising floodwaters in Kwara State by men of the State Fire Service.

“About 18:10hrs of yesterday evening, 6th May, 2021 during the heavy downpour, the Brigade was summoned to a rescue operation around Royal Sekina Hotel, along Ajase-Ipo Road in Ilorin Kwara State,” a statement by the spokesperson of the Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle, reads.

“On getting to the incident, a man of about 40-year-old had been trapped inside the flood. Most importantly, the victim man called Abdulwahab Olarewaju was able to recover well alive by our firemen from this turbulent flood.”

He quoted the fire service boss, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa (CFO), as urging resident “to always be safety cautious especially during the rainfall”.

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BREAKING: Former Minister ‘Mama Taraba’ Is Dead



Aisha Alhassan, former Nigerian Minister for Women Affairs is dead.

Alhassan, known widely as Mama Taraba, was appointed as Minister in 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The FidelinfoNews gathered that She died at 61 in Cairo, Egypt.

Officials of the Peoples Democratic Party in Taraba State also confirmed her death to one of our correspondents.

AlHassan is a former Minister of Women Affairs and former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Taraba North Senatorial District.

She contested for the same seat on the platform of the UDP in the 2019 general elections after resigning as a minister in the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on July 27, 2018.

The former senator was born on the 16th of September, 1959 in Jalingo, Taraba State, to Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim, Sarkin Ayukan Muri.

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