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Paltry N44,000 salary; no allowances, no barracks for us to stay – NDLEA officers cry out

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Operations of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have cried out over poor welfare and salaries given to them, saying a paltry N44,000 salary, for instance, cannot take care of their families.

They also expressed their frustration over poor remuneration, lack of promotions, non-payment of medical and other allowances and lack of befitting barracks for them to stay. The workers therefore, called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerian leaders to focus on the agency and save it from collapse.

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Some of the officers who spoke to an online medium noted that they now took bribes to meet financial needs.

“The officers of the agency are not happy; poor salary structure, no single allowance, some officers barely feed their families, no house rent allowance, no single allowance, no hazard allowance, no transfer allowance.

“As I am telling you, many officers are looking for another job because they no longer see future in the agency. Without some of us taking bribes from drug baron, how can we feed our families with the token called salary?” one of the officers lamented.

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“The Chairman/Chief Executive in all his speeches always says his number one priority is his officers, but unfortunately, we the officers don’t benefit anything from him, we do the hard work but he receives the glory, many of our colleagues have been killed,” another officer told SaharaReporters.

Another NDLEA official added, “NDLEA as an agency does not have logistics; no enough rifles, in many commands, they now make use of officers’ personal cars for operations, you will see NDLEA officers very dirty because there is no money to eat, not to talk of buying himself clothes to look neat. We are doing the work but the chairman is getting the glory.”

“Recently, billions of Naira was released for lie detectors, armour tanks when we are not fighting Boko Haram, while the agency is not in good shape, no good salary, no welfare, no rifles; no operational vehicles. As I’m talking to you, many officers couldn’t rent houses; many sleep in the commands.

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Source: Sahara reporters

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NBC Slams TVC, Arise TV N2m Fine For Broadcast Violation

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By Gloria Ikibah

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission NBC, has sanctioned Television Continental (TVC) and Arise television stations for breaching sections of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

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According to a letter by the Director General of the Commission, Barabe Shehu Ilelah, the television houses are to pay a fine of N2m each.

The letter reads in part: “The penalty shall be paid within two weeks of the receipt of this letter or sanction shall be graduated.

“The broadcaster shall ensure that its presenters handle programme with professionalism and sound judgement, to ensure that it does not lose focus or lead to unfair treatment of any person or institution.

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“Broadcasting shall promote human dignity; therefore, hate speech is prohibited. The Broadcaster shall not transmit any programme, programme promotion, community service announcement or station identity, which is likely, in any circumstance, to provoke or perpetuate in a reasonable person, intense dislike, serious contempt or severe ridicule against a person or groups of people because of age, colour, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability race, religion or political leaning”.

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SAD! Customer Dies Inside Bank In Delta

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A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a commercial bank in Agbor, Delta State.

According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.

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Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”

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Angry Customers Attack Wema Bank in Ibadan For Inability To Withdraw Money+VIDEO

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A group of angry protesters have attacked Wema Bank Plc at the Ibadan the Oyo State capital.

Naijablitznews.com reports that this is amid the Protest of scarcity of the new naira notes and fuel in Ibadan

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Naijablitznews.co recalled that residents of Ibadan had taken to the streets in protest against the hardship triggered by the naira notes swap and the hike in fuel price.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) late last year introduced newly-designed N200, N500, and N1,000 notes and gave a January 31st deadline to phase out the old notes. The deadline was later extended by ten days following the outcry by Nigerians over the policy.

Despite the extension, the new notes are scarce and Nigerians are finding it difficult to get the old ones.

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Also, in several parts of the country, the pump price of fuel has increased with people buying the product for as high as N500 per litre. Long queues have also resurfaced in many places.

People are Fed Up with the situation forcing some residents to take to the streets, demanding that the authorities urgently address the situation.

The roads leading to the Iwo area of Ibadan were deserted as the protesters barricaded them. They were also burnfires on the road and reports suggest that a commercial bank was attacked in the process.

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