Retired Police Officers Cry of Underpayment

By Oji Odu The anger shown on the faces of members of the Retired Police Officers Association, RPOA, (Under Contributory Pension Scheme) is better imagined than experienced, as they protested the injustice of underpayment of their retirement benefits on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Ikeja, Lagos. At the gathering of the officers made up of the sick, wounded and those carrying the scars sustained during their service years while maintaining law and order, most of who looked so haggard and hungry, their voices were in unison expressing regret for staking…

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May Day: Saraki Lauds Workers

By Akinwale Kasali Senate President, Bukola Abubakar Saraki has showered encomiums on workers as they mark the International Workers Day Celebration. Saraki said workers are instrumental to the development and growth of the nation’s economy. In a Goodwill message, Saraki, also commended the leadership and members of the organised labour for their patriotism in mostly choosing dialogue over industrial action in resolving trade disputes. He also pledged his loyalty to the cause and welfare of workers, promising to always champion their causes. Saraki expressed hope that workerswould be encouraged to…

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Kwara: The Fall of Saraki?

The Saraki political hegemony in Kwara state may finally be broken following uncertainty that now surrounds the political future of Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s who’s struggling to retain his seat at Nigeria’s upper legislative house, the Senate. His position is being threatened by candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ibrahim Oloriegbe. It was the first time that Saraki will lose election in Kwara state as his family has controlled the politics of the North Central state for decades. His father, Olusola Saraki, Wazirin of Ilorin was the political leader…

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Saraki Blows Hot

By Akinwale Kasali The Senate President, Olubukola Abubakar Saraki, has condemned the siege laid by the security operatives of the Department of State Services on the National Assembly, saying it’s “an assault on democracy.” Addressing a world press conference few hours ago, Saraki alongside principal officers of the 8th senate said that it is a matter of record that yesterday, lawmakers and staff of the National Assembly were prevented from entering the National Assembly Complex by heavily armed security agents of the Department of State Services (DSS). All entries to…

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