1) Residents Panic As Military Launches Another Air Strike In Benue.
Fighter aircraft of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force have begun air strikes on Bonta community in Shangev Tiev, Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State. This military activity is to destroy the camps of unknown gunmen, believed to be militants from the South-East.
"SaharaReporters" learnt that the military jets after leaving Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on Tuesday where they had been engaging operatives of the Eastern Security Network, were redirected to Benue State to continue air interdictions.
"SaharaReporters" gathered from eyewitnesses that the aircraft flew at low level as they released gunfire, forcing residents to run in different directions as the deafening bombardments continued on Tuesday.
The witness stated that the aircraft flew as low as 5 to 10 metres above the roof level with a wicked soldier who was shooting randomly and emptying a lot of magazines in motion.
2) Yobe NLC backs industrial actions by PASAN, JUSUN.
Yobe State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), has expressed support and solidarity for the industrial action embarked upon by the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, (PASAN), and Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, (JUSUN).
In a statement signed by the Council’s Chairman, Muktar Musa Tarbutu and made available to newsmen in Damaturu, the council appreciates the unions for demanding their rights over financial autonomy of national and state Houses of Assembly as well as Judicial Commission in the country.
NLC in Yobe State in the statement called on the striking PASAN and JUSUN members not to relent in their efforts, but rather continue to press home their demands “appropriately without any breach of law and order”.
3) "Kano Should Get More Federal Jobs Than Other states"-Ganduje.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime to increase Kano’s employment quota in the federal government’s employment.
Specifically, he asked the Federal Character Commission to give the state a much higher consideration in its employment formula due to what Mr Ganduje called Kano’s high population.
Buttressing his claim, Mr Ganduje pointed out, Kano has a population triple or four times of some states, therefore, should be given a higher consideration in terms of employment.
The governor stated during a courtesy visit the Executive Chairman of the FCC, Muhibba Dankaka.
4) ASUP Slams FG.
Federal Polytechnic Mubi chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has berated the Federal Government for waiting until the start of the strike declared by ASUP before calling for talks with the national leadership of the union.
Officials of the Mubi polytechnic who addressed newsmen at the Yola campus of the polytechnic on Wednesday, said the Federal Government rushed a meeting with ASUP as the strike was already beginning on Tuesday, when it should have convened the meeting long ago.
He said such delayed action by the Federal Government shows how unserious it had always been over issues relating to polytechnic education.
So, what do you think about these statements released by ASUP over their ongoing strike?.
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