HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS
- FG ADOPTS GAS TO MEET NATION’S CLIMATE-CHANGE-NET-ZERO-EMISSION TARGET.
- KWARA, BAYELSA DOCTORS JOIN NARD NATIONWIDE STRIKE.
- FUTA STUDENTS PROTEST DEATH OF COLLEAGUE.
- ON SPORT, OBORUDUDU CLAIMS NIGERIA’S FIRST SILVER IN TOKYO 2020
The federal government has reiterated warning against what it described as incessant unauthorised disclosure of official documents on social media and other platforms.
Head of the civil service of the federation, dr folasade yemi-esan gave the warning in a circular sighted by newsmen, cautioning against the unwholesome practice involving posting/reposting of secret, confidential and classified government correspondences, policy drafts, minutes, notes, memos, among others on social media.
She therefore threatened that her office would be relying on the provisions of the public service rules in dismissing those who continue in what she described as the reckless action and unwholesome practice.
The federal government has adopted gas as a strategy to meet the nation’s climate-change-net-zero-emission target.
Minister of state for petroleum resources, timipre sylva, disclosed this while speaking at the annual international conference & exhibition of the society of petroleum engineers in lagos with the theme, the future of energy, a trilogy of determinants, climate change, public health, and the global oil market.
Sylva expressed the government’s concern about joining the rest of the world to transit from oil to cleaner fuels, while he specifically said the climate-change-net-zero-emission debate is to optimize the use of nigeria’s abundant gas resource domestically as a transition fuel option towards meeting the country’s nationally determined contributions to climate change.
The all progressives congress, apc, in niger state has described july 31 congress meeting to elect party leaders as illegal.
The congress chairman, engr. Mohammed iman, in a statement released to newsmen in minna, the state capital, stated that since due process was not followed in its conduct, the elections are null and void and could be challenged in the court of law.
Iman further explained that his faction is the authentic executive of the party since their suspension and removal did not conform to the party’s constitution.
It would be recalled that the chairman alongside the secretary and treasurer were removed from office over an issue that borders on mismanagement of funds, which they denied and headed to a minna high court to contest their sack.
The ijaw national congress, inc, has urged former president goodluck jonathan to persuade president, muhammadu buhari not to sign into law, the controversial petroleum industry bill recently passed by the national assembly.
Inc president, prof. Benjamin okaba gave the charge when he visited the former president’s office in yenagoa, bayelsa state, beseeching jonathan to advocate on their behalf in having the president decline his presidential assent to the pib law.
Okaba added that the congress advocacy should be on resource justice, restructuring and the creation of, at least, additional two states as minimum conditions to take part in the international circles.
In his remarks, jonathan congratulated the inc officials on their successful election and subsequent inauguration, commending them for the programmes and activities they hold to promote the ijaw cause.
Chairman of the national association of resident doctors, nard kwara state chapter, dr habeeb badmus has stated that the current indefinite strike by the body is meant to ensure smooth running of the health sector in the country.
Dr badmus stated this while addressing newsmen in ilorin, the state capital, revealing that part of their demands is the delay by the federal government in disbursing the medical residency training funds.
He accused the government of insincerity in fulfilling the agreement freely entered into with respect to the welfare of its members, describing the development as very unfortunate considering the impact of the strike on patients in need of medical attention.
The chairman therefore called on the government to do the needful concerning their demands and ensure members welfare are given the desired attention.
Resident doctors in two teaching hospitals in bayelsa state has complied with the directive of the national association of resident doctors, nard to embark on a total indefinite nationwide strike.
Nard president at the federal medical centre, fmc, yenogoa, dr divine irole disclosed to newsmen that members of the association had totally complied with the directives and are awaiting further instructions from the national leadership of the union.
Similarly, nard president at the niger delta university teaching hospital nduth yenagoa, dr oru-oru inetsol revealed that the consultants’ roles are not in conflict with the interest of resident doctors.
It would be recalled that nard had directed its members across the country to embark on a total strike from monday, july 2, in a bid to remind the federal government of their needs.
The students of the federal university of technology, futa in akure, the ondo state capital have protested the death of one of them who reportedly had an accident on august 2 evening.
The protesters alleged that the school’s security guards refused to open the gate for them to take the victim to the school health centre after the accident, leading to the victim’s death.
They added that the victim would have survived if he had been allowed to be taken to the hospital.
Confirming the incident with newsmen, head of media and protocols of the university, adengbenro adebanjo said the protesters barricaded akure–ilesa expressway, which led to a serious traffic logjam on the busy expressway.
Nigerian wrestler, blessing oborududu has won nigeria’s first silver at the tokyo 2020 olympics.
Oborududu lost the final of the 68kg women’s freestyle wrestling event 4-1 to america’s tamyra mensah-stock, she, however, won silver in the process, earning the country’s her second medal at this year’s olympics as eze brume won nigeria’s first medal in the ongoing tokyo olympics high jump.
Report says that the nigerian wrestler on august 2 defeated batt soro of mongolia 7-2 to reach the final of the 68kg gold medal contest.
It should be noted that the 32-year-old had defeated azerbaijani’s elis manolova and meerim zhumanazarova of kyrgyzstan to advance to her first olympic semi-finals.