Federal health workers under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Unions says it will today Tuesday embark on an indefinite strike following the failure of the Federal Government to implement the agreement it reached with health workers last year.
JOHESU said this in a statement signed by its National Chairman , Biobelemoye Josiah; and its National Secretary, Florence Ekpebor, on Monday. The union recalled that it called off its nationwide strike on September 30, 2017 after signing the memorandum of terms of settlement which was to be implemented within five weeks after the date of suspension of the strike.
It noted that its main demands included an upward review of the Consolidated Health Salary Structure, employment of additional health workers, the implementation of court judgments and the upward review of the retirement age from 60 to 65.
JOHESU said it continued to remind the Federal Government of its promise and even gave a 30day ultimatum which is expected to lapse on today. The union said since the Federal Government seemed not to take health workers seriously, it had no choice but to embark on strike.
Polaris Bank Takes Over Skye Bank, CBN Assures Depositors Of Cash Safety
Following the withdrawal of the operating licence of Skye Bank Plc, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in consultation with the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), has established a bridge bank known as Polaris Bank, to assume the assets and liabilities of the defunct bank.
CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, who disclosed this on Friday, said the strategy was for the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) to capitalise the bridge bank and begin the process of sourcing investors to buy out AMCON.
“By this decision, the licence of the defunct Skye Bank is hereby revoked.
We wish to assure all depositors that under this arrangement, their deposits shall remain safe and that normal banking services shall continue in the new bank on Monday, 24th September 2018, to enable customers to transact their businesses seamlessly.
“Thus, all customers of Skye Bank shall be automatic customers of the new bank and their accounts and records duly purchased by Polaris Bank,” Emefiele explained.
BREAKING: CBN Revokes Skye Bank’s Operational Licence
The Central Bank of Nigeria has withdrawn the operating licence of Skye Bank, The Cable reports.
Umar Ibrahim, chairman of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), made this known to journalists on Friday.
More details will be provided shortly…
Osun Guber: Don’t Kill Yourselves Over Who Becomes Governor, Only God Gives Power — Ooni Of Ife
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has warned youths against political violence before, during and after the Osun gubernatorial election coming up on Saturday.
Oba Ogunwusi gave the warning during the courtesy visit of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Iyiola Omisore to his Palace, on Thursday, in Ile-Ife.
He said: “It is only Almighty Allah that has the power to elevate whoever He wants to the post. For He is in Heaven doing what pleases Him”.
According to him, people don’t need to fight each other over getting to a post, but should rather allow God’s will to come into perfection.
The royal father, therefore, appealed to all and sundry to maintain peaceful coexistence in the forthcoming election, saying there is no gain in blood shedding.
Earlier, Omisore lauded the Ooni for his fatherly role and for supporting his aspirations to rule the state.
Omisore also thanked Ife and Osun indigenes, for rallying around him in his campaign and appealed to all and sundry to support him by casting their votes for him during the election.
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