Tinubu Names Highway After Wole Soyinka + Wike Orders Perm Secs To ‘Bow’ For Tinubu – Trending With Ojy Okpe

Tinubu Names Highway After Wole Soyinka + Wike Orders Perm Secs To ‘Bow’ For Tinubu – Trending With Ojy Okpe

The Labour Union on Tuesday, relaxed the industrial action, for a week to pave way for further negotiations with the federal government.

Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, on the floor of the senate, condemned the disruptions from the strike action, stating that the decision of organised labour to shut down the national grid amounted to economic sabotage.

Nigerians have reacted to labour’s decision to suspend the industrial action. The president of the trade union congress, Festus Osifo who was on our nightly news program, Newsnight, said that Labour never wanted to go on strike, but were forced to and that the Union was able to a achieve a commitment from the government for an increase in the sixty thousand Naira proposal and a week for execution.

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has said that some international oil companies are struggling to supply crude to the Dangote Petroleum Refinery, because they prefer to export the product, adding that Africa is not going the way it should, because we export raw materials and import finished goods.

In an interview with CNN, the billionaire argued, that in the last 35 years African governments had not built a single refining facility because of people benefitting from massive fuel imports into the continent.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu named the just inaugurated northern parkway in the federal capital territory as the Wole Soyinka Highway on Tuesday. The professor who is the first African to win the Nobel Literature Prize is a close ally of the president.

The special adviser to the president on information and strategy, Bayo Onanuga, in a post on X, said that the FCT minister Nysome Wike, recommended the road to be named after the Nobel Laureate to honour his outstanding contributions to literature and his role in elevating Nigeria’s global standing.

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike during the commissioning of the Northern Parkway, named after Wole Soyinka, caused a frenzy, after he ordered permanent secretaries to bow before President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in appreciation of their appointments.

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