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Big News Stories ( 24th August, 2021)

NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COURT ORDERS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RESIDENT DOCTORS TO SUSPEND ONGOING NATIONWIDE STRIKE.

The Abuja Division of the National Industrial Court, NIC has ordered the National Association of Resident Doctors to suspend its ongoing strike nationwide.

In his ruling on Monday, NIC judge, Justice John Targema, while ruling on an ex parte application filed by the Federal Government also asked all parties in the suit to suspend all forms of hostilities and maintain status quo, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

Meanwhile, the national leadership of resident doctors say they have not received any court judgement.

In the Meantime, the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, in Cross River State says it is unlikely to call off its ongoing industrial action soon.

Speaking in an interview with our correspondent on Sunday, the state Chairman of the association, Godwin Udoh said this is contrary to insinuations by the federal government that the association may call of the ongoing strike today- Monday.

C’RIVER RECIEVES SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE MONITORING TEAM REPORT FROM UN, FED GOVT, RECORDS HUGE SUCCESS

The Joint mission team of the United Nations and the federal government has embarked on a 3-day monitoring visit to Cross River state, to assess the level of progress and meet with the implementing partners and Civil Society Organizations, CSOs.

This follows the launch of the Spotlight Initiative by Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, in July 2019, to tackle Gender Based Violence, GBV militated against women and girls in the state.

Speaking, the Commissioner for International Development Coporation, Inyang Asibong, said the Spotlight Initiative, which is the world’s largest human rights movement, is currently being implemented in Calabar Municipality, Calabar South and Obanliku, with intervention focus on laws and policies, institutions among others.

NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS CENTRE SET TO PARTNER WITH LEGAL AID COUNCIL TO ENSURE NIGERIA’S SENIOR CITIZENS GET FREE ACCESS TO JUSTICE

The National Senior Citizens Centre, NSCC is set to partner with the Legal Aid Council, LAC to ensure that senior citizens in Nigeria get free access to justice across board.

A statement issued on Monday, by the Centre’s Public Affairs, Media and Communications Head, Omini Oden stated that the move includes removal of discrimination, language barriers,financial constraints and other obstacles irrespective of earnings, when it involves senior citizens in Nigeria.

Speaking  during a recent advocacy visit to the Legal Aid Council in Abuja, the Director General of the National Senior Citizens Centre, Emem Omokaro, said the centre will partner with the Legal Aid Council in developing an inter sector community mechanism, that will address elder abuse through rapid response to the challenges of senior citizens.

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