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BREAKING NEWS! Reps Remove Age Limit On Job Employment

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The House of Representatives on Wednesday abolished age discrimination against job seekers in Federal Government Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs).

This followed the passage, by the lawmakers, of a “Bill for an Act to Eradicate the Age Discrimination against Job seekers in Federal Government Agencies,” sponsored by Sergius Ogun (APC, Edo) and Babajimi Benson (APC, Lagos).

The bill, which was read for the second time in 2018, subsequently passed third reading after unanimous adoption by the lawmakers and Speaker Yakubu Dogara.

Ogun, moving a motion for a third reading of the bill, said the new law seeks to ensure that no Nigerian job seeker is disqualified from government employment on the basis of age.

He noted that the bill, when enacted, would first take effect in Federal Government MDAs with the hope that private employers of labour would follow suit later.

“It is a key responsibility of we parliamentarians, as representatives of the people, to ensure that no Nigerian job seeker is discriminated against with regard to age in employment opportunities in Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs),” Ogun submitted.

The lawmaker added that the bill would also ensure that the fundamental human rights of job seekers are safeguarded while significantly reducing the spiralling number of unemployed graduates and school leavers on the streets.

He lamented that the incessant strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)has made it almost impossible for Nigerian university students to graduate within stipulated time, hence the necessity of the bill.

Meanwhile, Benson, a co-sponsor of the bill, pointed out that apart from age, sex, religion and ethnicity, were other variables in which discrimination is rampant in government employment.

He therefore called for the abolition of such barriers that “deprives qualified, energetic, and patriotic Nigerians the opportunity to fulfil their goals and contribute to societal development.”

In his contribution, Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun (APC, Osun) argued that the major aim of the bill has been taken care of by relevant provisions of the 1999 Constitution as amended, which if enforced, could be taken advantage of by anyone affected by discrimination in government employment.

For House spokesman, Abdulrazak Namdas (APC, Adamawa), age ceiling for job seekers could only apply to societies with stable education calendar, not in Nigeria with recurring strikes, especially in public universities.

When put to voice vote by Speaker Yakubu Dogara, the bill was unanimously adopted and passed for third reading.

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Y.M.I PRESIDENT SHALOM ERNEST RUNS FOR ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL IN THE UNIVERSITY OF JOS STUDENT UNION GOVERNMENT.

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Shalom is set to make an impact in the Student Union Governmentt (SUG) of the University of Jos as he contest for the 2019 Assistant Secretary General (004).

 

Shalom Ernest, who is the President of the Youth Making Impact International, which is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Nigeria that helps youths in discovering their purpose in life and make impact where ever they find themselves is more that capable for the position as he looks to bridge the gap between fulfilment and promises.

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BAD NEWS! 2 Persons Electrocuted In Celestial Church

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Two worshippers of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), Egbeda Parish, Osun State have been electrocuted during a service inside the church.

Nigerian Tribune reports that aside, the two victims identified as Yinka Adeniyi and Busayo Akande, two other members of the church were said to have sustained injuries as a result of the incident.

It was gathered that the victims met their untimely death while holding the microphones used during the course of the service.

Their corpses have been deposited at the morgue of Osun State General Hospital, Asubiaro in Osogbo.

The worshippers are still in shock over the tragic incident.

Though details of how the electrocution occurred is still being investigated, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Osun State Police command, Mrs Folasade Odoro, has confirmed the incident.

“The Police has begun an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the worshippers,” she told Nigerian Tribune.

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Bet9ja: Nigerians React As Senate Threatens To Shutdown Sports Betting Company

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Nigerians on social media have reacted to the threat by the Senate to shutdown sports betting company, Bet9ja offices if it failed to honour its invitation for a second time.

We had reported that the lawmakers issued the threat on Tuesday in Abuja during the verification of Loto companies with license to operate in Nigeria.

Chairman, Senate committee on Youth and Sport, Senator Obinna Ogba, PDP, Ebonyi, noted that it was unfortunate that Bet9a refused to honour their invitation.

He said, “Clerk, write to Bet9ja again. If they did not honour your our invitation again, we will ask the National Lottery Commission to seal their offices.”

Senator Ogba further stated that the Senate was making efforts to assist the lottery commission to generate money for the federal government, saying, “We wanted to see bet9ja. They can’t runaway.”

Below are some comments gathered by us from Twitter:

@naijatalkers, “They should attempt it and see whether Naija youths won’t shut down the NASS. If you are with me kindly like and retweet for quick follow back

@seemarkmark, “No need for the threats. Just do it.”

@PrinceBensonJr1, “It is a pity. Same happens in Nigeria where Nigerian Senate would neglect the things that would bring strength and light to the citizens they would be moving motion of closing down bet9ja.

It is well daddy. Africa needs helpThe Nigerian senate wants to cancel Bet9ja but someone that owns a betting company is now a law maker. Opportunity meets preparation.”

@OsagbemiAnthony, “Anybody that knows anybody, who also knows sombori in this 8th senate, should tell them that Nigerians may shut down the Red chamber before they shut down Bet9ja.”

@EgbaraChuks, “They should shut them down…it’s not profitable please.”

@cesc_angelo, “What’s the Nigerian Senate’s business with Bet9ja?.

‏@Abbeymovic, “Expect more thieves….”

@namohdbilyaminu, “Good work for Nigerians we Like this.”

@BOtunuga, “Dem nvr settle una 4 house?

@Taymi_J, “How dem wan make Guys take survive.”

‏@hrhgilbert, “I’m yet to win my targetted money.. Wait till after nations cup

@slimur, “Killers of joy.”

‏@SparksO26, “So the owner(s) hasn’t shaked them…

@ifizzy007, “Make una no try rubbish ooo

@Martinsohaks, “shut them down because it recking the lives of our youths, you can imagine a developed nation like US, has a ban on sports betting because they know its negative impact..

‏@NneomaEyibe, “please tell them to shut it already.”

@flokemite, “What about the Govt Agencies that’s supposed to collect and monitor the payments of such dues?

@EgbaraChuks, “U wey carry chains put 4 neck…who is the mad dogAbi is it bet money U use in buying those low budget chain for ur falling Destiny.”

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