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Organised labour pickets Ecobank over sack of 1000 workers

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Organized labour yesterday besieged the Victoria Island headquarters of Ecobank Plc to protest the alleged sacking of workers.

The protesters accused the management of the bank of sacking 1000 workers without paying the expected benefits.

Ecobank has however. said it has not sacked some of its real workers, adding that it only decided against renewing the contract from its third party recruitment agencies and returned those category of personnel to the recruitment agencies.

But at the protest yesterday, the former workers of the bank accused the management of the bank of unfair labour practice such as unfriendly environment, victimization of outsource staff by core staff.

The workers also complain about having to come to weekend work with no rest for the staff, retrenchment of staff without consulting the union among others.

Ecobank however said that Nigeria said it has not sacked some of its real workers.

The bank said in a statement early on Thursday that it only decided against renewing the contract from its third party recruitment agencies and returned those category of personnel to the recruitment agencies.

The bank also said that some palliatives were put in place by the bank to cushion the effects on those affected.

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Zamfara State partners Learn Africa

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Zamfara State government  has partnered Learn Africa Educational Development Foundation to develop education in the State. The state has received received 15 tones of book to boost educational development in the state.

The educational development company will support Zamfara State by distributing books to various schools in the State.

It would be recalled that Learn Africa is a leading educational book publishers in the country.
Learn Africa is now supporting Zamfara State with 15 tones truck load of books.

With the zeal to curtail security problem in the state, he is applying the same zeal to boost educational development in the state.

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Uduaghan felicitates with Keyamo, other ministerial nominees

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Uduaghan plans for Delta South in the senate

Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, former Governor of Delta State and Chieftain of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for transmitting his ministerial list to the National Assembly in record time. He also congratulated the ministerial nominees for making the cut from a pool of eminent party men and women who could serve in President Buhari Next Level government.

In a statement signed by his special adviser on media, Mr. Monoyo Edon, and made available to The Witness on Tuesday, Dr Uduaghan said, “for us in Delta State, Festus Keyamo‘s appointment did not come as a surprise to us. Festus has distinguished himself and has shown capacity in his previous post as spokesperson of our Presidential Campaign Council. His appointment is very welcomed to the APC family in Delta State.”

“Some of my brother former Governors and other nominees that made the cut have something tangible to contribute to the Next Level program of Mr. President. I know them and I am sure they can function creditably well with any portfolio given to them at the end of the day.”

Dr. Uduaghan was also full of praise for President Muhammadu Buhari who yielded to the masses’ pressure to name a cabinet before the Senate goes on long recess.

“President Buhari has, on several occasion showed that he listens to the masses, whom he holds their mandate so passionately. We are all happy that his cabinet would be named in a matter of days after the National Assembly successfully screens all of them. President Buhari is committed to the success and development of this country. We have seen that with the kind of persons he has chosen to serve with him in this government.

“Congratulations to all the ministerial nominees. Congratulations to our great party for doing the appropriate thing at a time Nigerians wish this government is firing on full throttle.”

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BREAKING: Buhari appoints Saraki, Akpabio, Keyamo, 40 others as ministers

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