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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Friday, 26 February, 2021 Edition)

The Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) meet with Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige

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SSANU, NASU Suspend Strike

The Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has suspended its three-week-old strike with effect from midnight of on Friday, February 26.

President of SSANU, Mohammed Ibrahim Haruna, and the NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, announced this Thursday night after a meeting with the delegation of Federal Government led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.

It would be recalled that the leadership of the unions had on February 5 directed all its branches to commence an indefinite strike with a view to pressing home their demands bordering on alleged injustice on sharing formula of N40bn Earned Allowance and non-payment minimum wage arrears.

Buhari Vows To Deal With Bandits, Warns Against Ethnic Profiling

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned against ethnic profiling of criminals, assuring Nigerians that his government will continue to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminals who constitute a threat to innocent citizens.

The president, who spoke while declaring open a meeting of the 19 Northern Governors and chairmen of the region’s Traditional Council of Chiefs and Emirs in Kaduna, stressed that, “criminals are criminals and must be dealt with accordingly without resulting to ethnic profiling.”

Those in attendance were representatives of the region at the National Assembly, the Director General of the DSS, IG of Police, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminences, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar as well as representatives of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and Northern Elders Forum (NEF).

Kagara Abduction: FG Has Abandoned Us, Says Niger Gov

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has accused the Federal Government of not doing enough to secure the release of victims abducted at Government Science College, Kagara.

When he received Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, at Government House, Minna, on Thursday, the governor said the state has been left to handle the rescue on its own.

Although he admitted that the Federal Government sent a delegation to the state and also deployed 300 mobile policemen to the state, Bello said his administration has been left to shoulder the financial responsibility.

Reactions As Na’Abba, Utomi, Others Draft New Constitution For Nigeria

Experts have weighed in on the move to floating a new constitution by leaders of thoughts under the aegis of the National Consultative Front (NCFront), saying while it is a welcome development, their mission remains a tall dream.

Daily Trust reports that eminent personalities led by former House of Representatives Speaker, Ghali Umar Na’Abba and Prof. Pat Utomi, on Tuesday floated the Constitution Drafting Committee and Coordinating Committee of the People’s Constitutional Dialogue aimed at rescuing Nigeria from the precipice.

They have vowed to launch a mega political movement to serve as an alternative platform ahead of the 2023 elections, saying a draft people’s constitution would be ready by December 2021.

Diri To Secondus: Intervene In Bauchi, Benue Governors’ Feud

Bayelsa State Governor Duoye Diri has asked the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, to intervene in the conflict between Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed and his Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom, to avoid escalation.

Governor Diri, who made the plea during a courtesy visit to Governor Mohammed on Thursday at the government house in Bauchi, urged the two governors to sheath their swords and forgive each other.

There has been a war of words between the two governors who are PDP members over the protracted farmers and herders clashes in the country.

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