The Big 5: Labour congress to begin indefinite strike; NASS postpones resumption; and other top stories

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Here are the top 5 stories you should be monitoring today:

The United Labour Congress has threatened that workers in the country would embark on an indefinite strike if the Federal Government failed to meet its demands by Friday.

President of the ULC, Joe Ajaero, said, “the strike will be very effective as we hope to cripple all modes of transportation within the nation; ensure a total blackout nationwide; cut off petroleum product supplies; and disrupt banking operations, which will make life a bit more difficult for Nigerians.

“We regret these consequences on all of us, but we hope that these measures will help us create a nation that is better governed for the benefits of Nigerian workers and Nigerian masses,” he added.

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The National Assembly has postponed its resumption from annual recess by one week. The lawmakers were supposed to resume on September 19, but will now do so on September 26, 2017.

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Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District on Wednesday filed an appeal, challenging an order to continue the process of his recall from the National Assembly.

Melaye’s lawyer, Mike Ezekhome, argued that the court judge erred in law “when he held that the petition presented to INEC” for his recall “was valid, even when the petition exhibited by INEC was not signed by more than half of the registered voters in the plaintiff’s appellant’s constituency as is required by Section 69 of the 1999 Constitution.”

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Rivers State Police Command has alleged that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) killed one its Sergeant, Steven Daniel, in the state, after IPOB members and security operatives clashed in the state on Tuesday.

The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Zaki, said Daniel was shot dead by IPOB members during the crisis in the Oyigbo Local Government Area.

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Meanwhile, in Abia, the government has extended the curfew in Aba, the commercial city of the state by one day.

The state government had initially announced a 3-day dusk to dawn curfew on Tuesday, following a clash between soldiers and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

Godwin Adindu, the Chief Press Secretary Governor Okezie Ikpeazu said, “the Governor wishes to advice residents and visitors to fully cooperate with security agents to ensure continuing maintenance of law and order within the commercial city and environs.”

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