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Lagos State drivers reject calls to suspend strike

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There was a mild drama between the leadership of the Joint Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria (JDWAN) and its’ members on Wednesday, when the latter rejected the call to end a seven-day strike action against the alleged extortion by officials of the Lagos State Park and Garages Management on the roads in the state.

The aggrieved members of the transport union who thronged the state secretariat, insisted the strike must go on pending final resolution of the grievances.

Recall that members of JDWAN, had embarked on a seven day warning strike on Monday, which had run for three days before the call off by it’s leadership.

The JDWAN leadership, led by Akintade Abiodun, directed their members to return to work at the end of a crucial stakeholders’ meeting with representatives of the state government led by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, MOT, Engr. Gbolahan Toriola, held at the ministry’s conference hall, Alausa, Ikeja.

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In the wake of the strike action, the state government had summoned the leadership of the unregistered union with it to the meeting, with the aim to resolve amicably the grievances over alleged extortion.

Meanwhile, the state government and the transport union leadership agreed to reschedule the meeting to allow for a larger participation as members of Lagos State Parks and Garages, led by Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly called MC Oluomo, were absent after waiting endlessly for JDWAN members hours after set time.

JDWAN at the end of the meeting had directed other transport unions to resume operations, which include: Ibile Drivers Stakeholders Association of Nigeria, DSWAN, Mega City Drivers Welfare Association of Nigeria,MCDWA, Federal Assisted Mass Transit Incorporation, FAMTI, Owners, Drivers and Conductors Association, ODCA, Commercial Bus Drivers and Owners Operators of Lagos,CBDOP, Mini Bus Drivers Welfare Association, MNDWA, had on Monday, embarked on a seven day warning strike action to press home their demands.

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Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transportation, Engr. Gbolahan Toriola, when contacted, told Vanguard that the state government was determined to end the strike action as soon as possible.

Toriola, at the meeting, after listening to series of allegations, assault on members and demands by the leaders of the union, expressed state government’s concern over the lingering strike, saying the interest of the public necessitated the need for the meeting.

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The permanent Secretary, urged JDWAN and it’s affiliates to Channel their grievances appropriately to relevant authorities for positive results.

Toriola said, “If you had informed the government of your grievances through proper channels it would have been resolved without getting to this level.

“Hence, we call this meeting to restore, peace, norlmacy and tranquility to the affected areas.”

Toriola subsequently, fixed November 4, Friday, for the rescheduling of the inconclusive meeting, after unanimous decision by both parties.

“The recognized National bodies of road transportation in the country, such as National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, now Parks and Garages Committee and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, were here earlier but later left due to obvious reasons.

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“Government is seriously working towards resolving this issue as soon as possible to restore norlmacy to the affected areas,” he said.

Abiodun, however, told our correspondent that the decision to suspend the strike was rejected by other members who preferred to hold on for the outcome of the rescheduled meeting on Friday.

“We,( leaders) initially agreed and announced at the meeting to suspend the strike but after the meeting by representatives of the union, our members, after briefing on the outcome, rejected the decision to suspend the strike.

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“They maintained that since the meeting was inconclusive and re-fixed fir Friday, we should wait for the outcome of the meeting before taking further decision. So, that’s the latest situation. The strike action continues,” Abiodun said.

The areas mainly affected by the strike action are: Ojo, Ikorodu and Badagry Local Government Areas.

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Gas Explosion kills man while he was preparing food (Photos)

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A Gas Explosion has killed a man at Ayimensah in the Greater Accra Region.

This sad incident happened this morning, Tuesday November 29, 2022.

Mr. Daniel, an agent was killed by the gas explosion this morning while preparing his breakfast.

The cylinder exploded and caught him in the fire.

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He was rushed to the hospital after the unfortunate incident but he passed away hours later.

The body has been kept at the morgue for autopsy and preservation.

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Native doctor shoots his client dead while testing bulletproof charm in Enugu

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Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested a 23-year-old native doctor, Odoh Emmanuel, for accidentally killing his client while testing a bulletproof charm he prepared for him.

Odoh shot the deceased, identified as Onunze Benedict, with a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun in his shrine while testing the potency of the charm he made for him.

According to the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, who disclosed the incident in a statement released on Tuesday, November 29, the killing occurred in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state.

The statement reads,

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“On 16/11/2022 at about 11.pm, police operatives serving in Isi-Uzo Police Division of the Command, arrested Odoh Emmanuel (male and a native doctor) aged 23, of Umuaram Village in Ikem community of Isi-Uzo LGA, for shooting and murdering his adult male client, one Onunze Benedict, of Eha-Amufu community in the same LGA.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect confessed to having used a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun to shoot and murder the said victim in his shrine at the mentioned location, while testing the gunshot protection charm he had prepared for him

“The gun has been recovered, while further investigation is ongoing at the Homicide Section of the State CID Enugu.”

The suspect will be charged to court once the police conclude their investigation.

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Ogun: Yahoo-boy kills girlfriend for refusing to remit fraud proceeds

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A 27-year-old suspected internet fraudster, otherwise known as Yahoo boy, Obeta John, has allegedly killed his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari over claims that she refused to remit to him, a proceed of fraud paid into the girl’s account by a victim.

The victim, an HND 1 student of Mass Communication, Gateway Polytechnic Saapade, Ogun State, was reportedly beaten to death by the suspect.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect, was arrested Tuesday following a distress call received at the Ode-Remo divisional headquarters.

The police were informed that the suspect, a resident at 3, Mojubade Compound, Eredu Ishara, locked his door and started beating the girl, hitting her head against the wall.

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Efforts by neighbours to persuade him to open the door did not succeed, DAILY POST learnt.

Acting on the distress call, Oyeyemi said the DPO of Ode-Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi, had quickly led his officers to the scene, “where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door open.”

The police rushed the victim to the State Hospital, Ishara, where she was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.

The suspect said to be an indigene of Enugu State, is presently in police custody.

“On interrogation, the suspect informed the police that he is an internet fraudster and that a certain amount of money from one of his clients was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend which she refused to relinquish to him,” Oyeyemi explained.

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He quoted the suspect as saying that the fight over the said money had eventually led to the death of the girl.

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Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID for further investigation and prosecution by the homicide team.

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