Akwa Ibom declares Friday public holiday to mark 35th anniversary
Akwa Ibom State governor Mr. Udom Emmanuel has declared Friday, September 23, 2022, as a Work Free Day to mark the 35th anniversary of the state’s creation.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr Ini Ememobong disclosed this in a statement entitled “Governor Udom Emmanuel Declares Friday, 23rd September 2022, Work free day”
Ememobong in the statement made available to newsmen on Thursday stressed that by the declaration, all offices and other public places in the state are to observe the work-free day.
FG names Bulus Yakubu new postmaster general
The FG, through the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has approved the appointment of Bulus Yakubu as acting Postmaster General (PMG) and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST).
This was contained in a statement issued by NIPOST spokesman, Franklyn Alao, on Thursday in Abuja.
Until his appointment, Mr Yakubu was the Secretary to NIPOST Governing board, Director (Special Duties) and also NIPOST Liaison Officer to the National Assembly.
Mr Yakubu, who holds a Bachelor in Law Degree from Ahmadu Bello University, belongs to a number of professional bodies, notably the International Bar Association (IBA), Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Institute for Fraud Management and Control.
According to the statement, he joined the service of the Nigerian Postal Service in 1990 and has served in different capacities with a proven record of excellent performance.
Mr Yakubu replaces Dr Ismail Adewusi, who was appointed as NIPOST PMG in 2019.
Source: Peoples Gazette
FG may withdraw ASUU’s registration over failure to submit audited account
INDICATIONS emerged Wednesday that the Federal Government may withdraw the registration of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, as a trade union following its alleged failure to submit its audited reports as required by law in the past five years.
Already, the Registrar of Trade Unions has reportedly written a query to the union on why its certificate of registration should not be withdrawn for running foul of the law.
This is as university lecturers in the medical field have applied to the Ministry of Labour and Employment to be registered as a separate trade union under the aegis of the Nigerian Association of Medical and Dental Academics, NAMDA.
The group has also said that it did not join the ongoing strike embarked upon by its parent body ASUU, rather, its members were locked out due to the industrial dispute declared by the union.
It said that it would soon start examinations for the 500 and 400 levels of medical students, noting that the country has a shortage of medical doctors and that it would not be in her interest to lose a year because of any strike.