Protesters Storm National Assembly Demand Resignation Of Saraki, Dogara

saraki, dogara

A group of protesters on Tuesday stormed the main entrance of the National Assembly. The protesters are demanding for the immediate resignation of Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. The angry protesters displayed various placards with inscriptions pointing accusations at the lawmakers of “budget padding” and ‘illegal insertions” in the 2018 budget. They also claimed that the lawmakers are syphoning funds meant for constituency projects in their various senatorial districts and constituencies. This protest comes few days after the Senate President Bukola…

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Trump tax march: Thousands urge president to release finances

    Protests have been taking place in more than 150 locations across the United States to call on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. Trump broke a long-held tradition by not releasing his paperwork during his presidential campaign. His critics want to know who he has been dealing with and if there are any conflicts of interest. At least 21 people were arrested in Berkeley, California, in clashes between Trump opponents and supporters. There is no law requiring presidents to release their tax returns, but Trump has…

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Two die as Fayose imposes curfew in Ekiti

Ayodele Fayose

Two persons are feared dead in a clash allegedly caused by some youths suspected to be members of Federation of Igbara-odo Students Union. An eyewitness said trouble began when the students started distributing some pamphlets inciting the people of the town to probe the monarch, Oba Edward Jaiyeola, on how monies raised in the last anniversary celebration of the town were spent. They also demanded the inclusion of four of their members in the monarch’s council of chiefs and that a new generation bank, which was about to vacate the…

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The sack of Pravin Gordhan

Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan is a well-polished South African politician. He was a Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (2009-2014). The incumbent President, Jacob Zuma, appointed him as Minister of Finance in 2014 until March 30, 2017, when he was sacked from office in a controversial cabinet reshuffle. Gordhan was replaced with Malusi Nkanyezi Gigaba as Finance Minister. Prior to this political elevation, Gigaba was the Minister of Home Affairs with effect from May 26, 2014. It is relevant to add that Gordhan and eight other ministers were clear victims…

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PENGASSAN pickets GE over non-payment of salary

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) yesterday picketed the General Electric over non-payment of salaries to some workers of ARCO Group – its servicing company. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that PENGASSAN blocked the entrance to General Electric office on Victoria Island, Lagos, from 6a.m. Mr Abel Agarin, the PENGASSAN Lagos Zonal Chairman, who led the protesters, said that General Electric failed to properly settle the workers in 2016. Agarin said that PENGASSAN decided to picket the company because it failed to honour…

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Physically challenged athletes protest in Ondo

Physically challenged athletes on Tuesday protested the non-payment of their salaries and emolument by the Ondo State government. The protesters in their hundreds paralyzed sporting activities at the Akure Sports Complex for hours. The protesting athletes who converged on the entrance of the Sport Complex locked the main gate leading to Akure Sports Complex and chatted various abusive songs Armed with placards, the athletes who have not been paid for 11 months lamented over their ordeal and demanded the immediate payment of the salaries before they turn to beggars. Speaking…

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Crisis brews in Ebonyi community over chieftaincy tussle

At least two thousand people from Ntsurakpa community, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, yesterday staged a peaceful protest at the Government House, Abakaliki, calling on Governor Dave Umahi to stop the planned recognition of Okafor Jospeh, as traditional ruler of the community. Okafor was among some traditional rulers to be given staff of office by the state government tomorrow. But the protesters said he was not worthy to be their royal father as he had been persecuting them. The protesters made up of youths, men and women, who…

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Police clash with protesters in Jo’burg

Police on Friday fired rubber bullets and tear gas at some protesters in downtown Johannesburg, injuring a man and a woman, as thousands of people marched in South African cities to protest against President Jacob Zuma. The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party, which called for the marches, held a rally of more than 10,000 people in another part of Johannesburg which was calm. Thousands marched in major South African cities to protest against Zuma, demanding he quit after a cabinet reshuffle triggered the latest crisis of his presidency. Zuma’s sacking…

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