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New Minimum Wage: Nationwide Strike Begins September 26 —– NLC

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said its members will commence nationwide strike alongside civil society organisations on September 26 unless the tripartite committee completes its assignment on the new minimum wage.

NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, made the declaration on Wednesday after a National Executive Council meeting.

Wabba lamented that the federal government had failed to show seriousness in implementing the new wage.

“NEC noted that this is against the principle of collective bargaining as provided in ILO conventions 98 and 131on minimum wage setting process, which Nigeria had domesticated”, he said in a statement.

“NEC has resolved that at the expiration of the 14 days industrial action notice issued to the federal government over the new minimum wage issue, and the demand of the organised labour was not met, NEC has given NAC and the leadership of organised labour the power to declare appropriate industrial action or any action it deems necessary.

“NEC in session accordingly approved and applauded the organised labour for taking a proactive step by issuing a statutory 14 days industrial action notice to preserve the sanctity of the collective bargaining process, and the demand for the tripartite committee to reconvene within a set period to finalise its report in line with the principle of collective bargaining.

“NEC resolves that all its affiliates unions and the 36 state councils of Congress and the FCT and joint action front communicate the decision of NEC to their members and all workers.”

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Two Teenage Brothers Behead 10-Year-Old For N200,000 [PHOTOS]

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Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two teenage brothers allegedly in possession of fresh human head along Ajah-Epe Expressway.

The Spokesman for the police in the state, CSP Chike Oti, said on Wednesday that the suspects were arrested on Tuesday at about 8:30pm by a team of anti-kidnapping operatives.

Oti said the operatives were on routine patrol between Ajah/Epe Expressway when they met the brothers, aged 18 and 19, and resident at Tunde Balogun Street, Shapati, Ibeju-Lekki, a suburb of Lagos State.

He said on interrogation, the youths confessed that one Sodiq Abefe contracted them to provide him with a human head at the cost of N200,000.

He said: “They confessed that they lured the victim by sending him to buy Coca-Cola drink for them and when he brought the drinks to them they held him and cut off his head with a knife.

“The victim has been identified by his parents as Joseph Makinde, aged 10. The corpse was recovered from an uncompleted building located at Shapati.

“Effort is being made to arrest the said Sodiq Abefe who allegedly contracted the duo to commit the heinous crime.”

Oti said the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, had directed that the case is handed over to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation And Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba for further investigations.

Oti said the CP reiterated his earlier warning to criminals to repent, relocate from the state or regret the consequences of their actions.

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TRAGEDY: SARS Officer Shoots LASTMA Official Dead In Lagos [PHOTOS]

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Tragedy struck on Wednesday at the Iyana-Ipaja roundabout in Lagos, when a suspected officer of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) named Oki Prince Joseph allegedly gunned down an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

The LASTMA official identified as Adeyemo Rotimi, according to sources had flagged down the SARS officer for a traffic issue.

The SARS officer, we learnt, got down and warned the traffic official never to stop him again, adding that he didn’t have right to do so.

In the course of exchanging hot words, the angry officer returned to his car, brought out a gun and shot the traffic official. Many ran for safety after hearing the sound of the gun.

The SARS officer was said to have been arrested. Eyewitnesses said the officer drove a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) with registration number plate LSR 277 BJ.

The alleged killer was first taken Moshalashi Police Station along Ipaja Road before being transferred to State Command in Ikeja GRA.

The traffic official was rushed to Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital, where he was confirmed dead. His remains, according to sources have been deposited in a mortuary in Yaba, Lagos Mainland.

LASTMA Public Relations Officer Mahmud Hassan confirmed the incident.

Hassan said the investigation is ongoing.

When the SARS officer’s vehicle was searched for identification, guns, fake 1,000 Naira notes, ATM card, church ID card, business ID card and FSARS documents were recovered.

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