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of the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), will on Monday, January 12 commence total shut down of the health institution by declaring a strike action, if the management failed to reverse the “illegal” sack of its members.

About 200 workers of the hospital were last year December sacked by the management, but some have been reinstated due to pressure from organised .

Dropping the hint in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, the chairperson, Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), Com. Omotola Farotimi , said the strike supposed to start on Friday (today), but the management of the hospital has been given three days extension for the management to have a rethink over the issue.

Farotimi said the management has been given the opportunity to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the labour, which she insisted must be backed with a letter to extract assurances that all the sacked workers will be recalled before shelving the strike.

“We have given the management another extension of three days and it will end on Sunday, December 12 and if nothing is done before that day, there will be total of the system at EKSUTH from Monday.

“The management said they have told some workers to return to their duty posts, but we don’t want verbal assurance, let them back it with a letter and this must be done before Sunday.

“We thank God that the engagement we had with the management is yielding positive results. Those compulsorily retired has been recalled and we want others who were illegally sacked to return to to guarantee industrial harmony.”

Farotimi faulted the disengagement of some workers on the strength that they were employed in 2018 when there was embargo on employment.

“They said those that were employed between July and December 2018 were illegal workers, because there was embargo then. These workers were given letters of disengagement on January 2. We asked for the memo about the enbargo, but none was produced .

“It is sad that workers in some critical areas in the clinical sector were sacked based on this flimsy excuses”, she said.

Also speaking, the organised labour through the Secretary of the joint Negotiating Council, Com Gbenga Olowoyo , said there may be sympathy strike from other sectors of the civil service should government allows the strike to commence.

“The extension was made by labour to follow due process. We are not fighting the government but management of EKSUTH, who are surreptitiously dealing with our people on daily basis.

“We are giving a total backing to this proposed strike, because you can’t hoodwink people with a stage-managed , it has to be evaluated.

“That was the mistake they made at EKSU where lecturers were mistakenly captured on the sack list,because the report was not reviewed. They forgot they were dealing with human beings and not animals.

“There will be sympathy strike from all workers , because they are unhappy about the way our people were given sack letters on December 31 when they were in celebration mood. They want us to resort to suicide, we won’t allow that to happen.”


Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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24 soldiers killed in attack on Army camp




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The death toll in Sunday’s attack on Sokolo Army camp in central Mali has risen to 24.

The operation has been claimed by Al-Qaeda affiliate Nusrat al-Islam (JNIM), a group active in the Maghreb and West Africa regions.

The attackers reportedly took the servicemen by surprise.

Militants stormed the base on motorbikes then opened fire on the soldiers.

Videos released by pro-jihadist outlets shows a cache of small arms, several pickup trucks and other equipment purportedly seized by the attackers.

The Malian military have confirmed the loss of equipment but did not provide any detail on the scale of losses.

The incident came two weeks after a major assault on an army base in Niger.

That attack came less than a month after another attack on an outpost that killed 71 soldiers, left over 100 soldiers wounded.

Nigerien President, Mahamadou Issoufou sacked Ahmed Mohamed, head of the country’s Army after the attack.

Salifou Modi, a major general, who was immediately appointed, said Niger would launch a new military offensive against militants.

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Yahoo: Why we raid Clubs – EFCC




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Mr Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has reacted to backlash by Nigerians, condemning the raid at Club 360 in Ibadan Oyo State.

The Commission had come under attack over the arrest of 89 suspected internet fraudsters at the Club 360.

We reported that EFCC Ibadan zonal office arrested 89 suspected internet fraudsters at the Club 360 located on Akala Expressway, Oluyole Extension in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital last weekend.

This action led to a backlash from Nigerians on social media.

However, reacting on Wednesday, Magu said the commission raids clubs because that’s where internet fraudsters gather and spend the money gotten from their victims.

“If it is nightclubs, these are the places the yahoo boys gather and spend the money. There is nothing wrong in raiding the yahoo boys at nightclubs,” he said.

The EFCC boss, who was in Ibadan to inspect the new recruits of the commission at the state zonal office on Wednesday added that “It is not about nightclub, raiding of nightclub is left to the police, we don’t have much power, and we will go there when we are sure it is the fraudsters.

“We are not raiding nightclub, we are going after the yahoo yahoo boys and we always do that when we have a credible intelligence.

“What we will do is that we have to collaborate to rehabilitate them into the society. These are small boys who are intelligent, they can be useful.

“There are a lot of fraudsters who have made millions, we can find a way to bring them back so they can be better citizens tomorrow.”

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