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Hoodlums burn police station, kill Inspector, loot armoury in Abia

The Abia Police Command says it is hunting for hoodlums attacked a police station in Umuoba community in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of the state and killed a police inspector.


The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, confirmed in a statement on Tuesday in Aba that the hoodlums came on Monday at about 3 a.m.


Ogbonna said that the hoodlums who attacked the police station also burnt the station and its operational vehicles.


FG meets varsity workers

The Federal Government is currently meeting with the Joint Action Committee comprising the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions.


The PUNCH gathered that the meeting is holding at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Abuja.


Among those present in the meeting are the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige; SSANU National President, Mohammed Ibrahim; and NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi.


FG set to dispose of recovered assets.

The federal government has disclosed that it is set to dispose of assets recovered from looters across the country.


The Solicitor General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mr Dayo Apata (SAN), who made the disclosure Tuesday, said that the disposal of the affected assets is in line with the mandate of the committee and the inherent prosecutorial powers of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice.


Apata, who doubles as Chairman, Inter-Ministerial Committee on the Disposal of Assets Forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria, however stated that the disposal, which is done in the best interest of the public, would be carried out in a very transparent manner.


He disclosed that the committee had already kick started the process on February 1, 2021 with publications in the Federal Tenders Journal and two national newspapers.


Oyo orders immediate resumption of newly-employed teachers

The Oyo State government has started the distribution of appointment letters to the 5,000 newly-recruited teachers by the state’s Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM).


Akinade Alamu, the chair of Oyo State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), disclosed this in a release made available to journalists in Ibadan on Tuesday.


He said the distribution of 4,400 employment letters to successful applicants had started on Monday.


According to him, the government approved 5,000 appointment letters for distribution and 4,400 letters have been released by TESCOM while the remaining were withheld due to certain errors discovered on the part of the applicants.


He said the errors included misspelt names, as well as invalid emails among others, assuring those yet to receive their letters that they would receive it immediately after correction of errors are made by the applicants.


Edo Teachers Refuse To Resume In Defiance Of Court Order

Teachers in public primary schools in Edo have defied a National Industrial Court order restraining them from a strike.


For a second day after schools resumed in the state, teachers under the auspices of the Nigeria Union of Teachers have stayed away from class.


The National Industrial Court sitting in Benin City had on Monday in a suit filed by the State Government and the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) restrained NUT from proceeding on any strike in primary schools across the state.


The state NUT Assistant Secretary General, Moni Mike Modesty Itua, said the union is not aware of any court order.

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