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Uber, Bolt Drivers Threaten Nationwide Strike From Monday

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Some Uber and Bolt e-cab drivers in Lagos on Saturday asked the e-hailing companies to immediately increase fares being charged by the operators, failing which they would go off the roads on Monday. The e-cab operators, under the aegis of Professional E-hailing Drivers and Private Owners Association, threatened to embark on the strike if their demands were not met. National President of PEDPA, Idris Shonuga, at a news conference in Lagos, called for immediate upward review of e-cab fares to reflect the current economic reality in the country. According to Shonuga, over 95 per cent of e-hailing transactions are consummated through Uber and Bolt platforms. He said that the companies had refused to review its pricing despite unprecedented increases in the price of fuel, vehicles spare parts, food items and other essential commodities in the country. Instead of fixing a new and reasonable fare in line with inflation, the companies have recklessly continued to maintain the low fare, thereby, impoverishing young, hard-working Nigerians who are diligently and lawfully trying to make a decent living,” Shonuga said. The e-cab operators also demanded adequate welfare package for drivers and compensation to the families of those that lost their lives or are permanently disabled in the line of duty, The association said that more than 15 drivers had lost their lives, while some had been permanently disabled in accidents in the course of the service. More than 20 others have also lost their lives through kidnapping or killed by ritualists without any compensation from the operators, the association said. Shonuga said that the association was considering taking legal action to seek redress against the e-hailing companies if their demands were not met.

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You Cannot Benefit From Country You Curse – Shettima Warns Nigerians

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Kashim Shettima has warned Nigerians against hauling curses on the country as a result of the hardship, stating that it would be impossible for abusers to benefit from a system they have abused.

He stated that there are a lot of opportunities in Nigeria and therefore urged Nigerians to count their blessings instead of putting the country down through words.

In his words, “Let us count our blessings. Let us not put our country down.

He emphasized that, “It cannot be tales of woes all the time. As bad as things are today and with all the inflation, there are sectors that are doing incredibly well. The health sector is doing very well.

The petroleum sector is doing well. The Agric sector is doing well, for those who are planting cassava.

“People buy it there on the farm. I am not saying that things are easy. The government has come with very tough reforms.

“However, you have to position yourself in the reform. If you go out and say Nigeria is a shitty country, forgive my French, you are going to get shitty results.

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President Bola Tinubu steps aside as ECOWAS Chairman as his tenure comes to an end today (Sunday).

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The 65th Ordinary Session of the Authority is holding at the Presidential Villa in Abuja where he is expected to pass on the torch to another leader.

The Military leaders of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso rule out returning to ECOWAS even as President Bola Tinubu leads Heads of State of the 15-member bloc in a Summit in Abuja to persuade them to return.

“Westerners consider that we belong to them and our wealth also belongs to them. They think that they are the ones who must continue to tell us what is good for our states. This era is gone forever; our resources will remain for us and our populations,”
says Burkina Faso’s leader, Capt. Ibrahim Traoré.

“”Our people have irrevocably turned their back on ECOWAS,” Niger’s General Abdourahamane Tiani says.

“The attack on one of us will be an attack on all the other members,” insists Mali’s leader, Col. Assimi Goïta.

The trio signed a confederation treaty on Saturday, underscoring their determination to chart a joint course and exit the bloc which is urging them to return to democratic rule.

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Every girl needs you in their life” – Sharon Ooja pens touching note to Bisola Aiyeola for redefining friendship

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Nollywood actress and newly married Sharon Ooja has penned a touching note to her bestfriend and colleague, Bisola Aiyeola

In a lengthy post on her Instagram page, she stated that every lady needs a friend like Bisola in their life as she described her as a friend after her own heart.

Affirming her love for her, she appreciated Bisola for all she did for her during her wedding and for sticking close to her. Calling her a sister and best friend, she stated that she is strong because of her

She noted how Bisola always knew where her head was without asking her and appreciated her for helping her redefine friendship.

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