We’ll Frustrate Attempts To Truncate Tinubu’s Inauguration – Otunba Odunowo
News Source: Independent Nigeria
An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and the National Chairman, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu Support Group (AATSG), Otunba Yomi Odunowo, has condemned in strong terms the distasteful attempts by some unscrupulous groups and people who were covertly working to thwart the inauguration of Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu as the nation’s President on May 29 as Nigerians would do everything possible to frustrate such plans.
Otunba Odunowo, who made these remarks in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Seyi Shodipo, counseled that those behind the attempts to suspend the inauguration should desist forthwith as their activities were efforts bound for failure, more so that Nigerians would not be swayed by their mischief.
He described as absurd the call for the suspension of the inauguration and the constitution of an interim government pending the determination of the various petitions before the Election Tribunal and the courts as this suffers a serious fundamental defect in the sense that it is wholly unconstitutional and tantamount to a coup d’ etat.
Jonathan commissions Taraba flyover littered with refuse
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday commissioned a 22 km flyover and dual carriage road, which waslittered with refuse in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.
The administration of the state’s outgoing governor, Darius Ishaku, built the flyover.
The former President praised the governor for the initiative towards the execution of the projects after the commissioning.
He also appreciated the government and the people of Taraba for the warm reception and the opportunity to commission the project.
Mr Jonathan also commended the quality of the project, saying, “I want to commend the contractors and the governor for the quality of work. ”
“This is a project that will open up Jalingo to attract more investment.
Mr Ishaku thanked Mr Jonathan for the visit and encouragement.
When asked why he invited the former president to commission the project, Mr Ishaku said Mr Jonathan gave him the opportunity to serve as a minister in three different ministries from where he got the experience to govern Taraba.
NEM Mgt Expenses Drop To N3.7bn, Pays N7.6bn Claims
Just as the management of NEM Insurance Plc continues to be prudent without undermining efficiency, its management expenses shrank from N4.19billion in 2021 financial year to N3.7billion in 2022.
This is just as its Net Claims paid in 2022 was N7.6 billion, a 38 percentage increase from that of 2021 financial year which stood at N5.5billion even as its Net Claims ratio was 22% for the year under review and 19.9 per cent for 2021; an increase of 2.1 per cent.
However, the Gross Claims incurred during the year was N12.3billion; an increase of 7.9 per cent over that of the preceding period that was N11.6 billion while Gross Claims ratio for 2021 stood at 42 per cent whereas that of 2022 was 37.4 per cent, decreasing by 5%.
Moreover, the gross premium recorded in 2022 was N33.3billion, an increase of 20 per cent over the previous year’s turnover of N27.8billion. N22.1billion was earned in 2022 and N19.3 billion was earned in 2021 with Investment Income increasing by 37 per cent while the income for 2022 was N1.5billion and that of 2021 was N1.1billion.
Doctors sign MoU with FG as parties agree states can’t be forced to meet welfare demands
Photo Credit: The Cable
The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the federal government.
The MoU was signed on Friday during a meeting at the office of Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment.
Uche Ojinmah, NMA president, and Innocent Orji, NARD president, signed on behalf of the doctors.
NARD began a five-day warning strike on Wednesday following the refusal of the federal government to meet its demands such as massive recruitment of clinical staff in the hospitals, immediate payment of the 2023 medical residency training fund (MRTF) and the immediate increment in the consolidated medical salary structure (CONMESS) to the tune of 200% of the gross salary of doctors.
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