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Top 5 Smartphone Signs That Your Partner Is Cheating On You | By Nicki Marie
















Partners can be one of the most trusting people in the world. They stand with you through all the good parts of your life and comfort in your sorrow. No matter what the condition, you can always count on your spouse to know what the best is for you and help you get to it every step of the way. Now, while most spouses are incredibly supporting and loving, not all relationships are like this. Some spouses are often caught red-handed cheating behind their partner’s back. Even though their other half might have aroused suspicions that are hard to ignore, some spouses try to let bygones-be-bygones, because doing otherwise might put their relationship at stake. But, the cheating spouses prey at this very thing. They like it when their spouse isn’t nosy and when their other half doesn’t care what or who they’re doing. 

Meanwhile, there are others who try their best to find out if their partner is cheating on them or not. However, these days aren’t the ‘90s that you could hire a private investigator, although, there are still PIs up for hire but they are hard to find or they cost a fortune. So the most suitable alternative for private investigators would be spy apps.
Spy apps operate discreetly without allowing the owner of the target device to find out about the spy app. But, how would you know when to use the spy apps? You couldn’t just install a spy app on their phone for the day of your marriage to the day you die, couldn’t you? Fear not, we have looked up 5 signs when you should possibly consider using spy apps. They are as follows:

1.           Emailing and Texting Too Much
Is your partner texting and emailing way more than he ever used to before. Does he spend all of his time online chatting with his buddies and spending his or her time with others more than they spend time with you? Is his laughter in response to something on his phone is reduced down to nothing whenever you venture into the room. Such behavior can only be deemed suspicious at best and should have you seeing red from the get go.

2.           Deleting
Has your partner mysteriously started deleting all the messages from voicemail, clearing their call logs and text messages from the phone, unlike before just to keep you from seeing them. Now, they forbid you to stop looking at their cell phones and go to lengths to not let you answer their phone and even has started protecting their by locking it with a password to keep whatever they are doing on it private.

3.           Using Computer A lot More than Before
If your spouse stays up late to work or to play a game on the computer after you go to bed. They might be using internet excessively, all day long. When your spouse will not let you use their computer and shuts it down whenever you walk into the room. They may start protecting their computer with passwords. All such behavior should starts lighting up the danger signs the moment they begin to occur.

4.           Mystery Caller
Your spouse may start receiving mysterious phone calls in the middle of the night that are not making sense and when inquired about them, they give tedious replies like “No One”, “Wrong Number” or “Why do you care?” You might start getting increased number of hang-ups or wrong numbers when you pick up the phone your partner may pick up the phone hurriedly before you do and they might leave the room to talk.

5.           Working Long Hours
Your partner might start working longer hours frequently, their overtime hours have seemingly gone up while they don’t really seem to be getting paid for it. Additionally, they might be going off to their weekend business trips way too much and seem to be often unavailable when you call him at the office. They don’t return your calls a long time after you called them or left a message. Your spouse may start disappearing mysteriously and when inquired about it, “It was work related”.
Spy apps easily enable you to keep an eye on your spouse and handle the situation better before all comes down to crashing down on you.

     
Author Bio:
Nicki has been in the business of providing quality information on cell phone spy software. Most recently her focus has shifted towards the cell phone spy software which is making waves in the technology world today. To know more about her follow on twitter @nickimarie222.

                                                                                 


Elkris Bio-Health Foods Fresh Job Vacancies














We are Elkris Bio Health Foods, a Nigeria-registered limited liability company - RC 1034137. We package, market and distribute Elkris SuperOat throughout Nigeria. That's because Elkris SuperOat is produced and manufactured by our parent-company in the United Kingdom.

We have exciting positions for competent professionals to help achieve our corporate objectives below:

1.) Head of Account

Ref: HA
Location: Lagos

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of annual budgets, forecast and budgetary control for the entire Organisation.
  • General account and financial reconciliations including hank reconciliation.
  • Maintain accurate records keeping(from source documents to trial balance)
  • Ensure regular production of Monthly, Quarterly and Annual report to be submitted to the management.
  • Have better understanding of the taxation matters
  • Analyze revenue and expenditure trends and recommend appropriate budget levels and ensure expenditure control
  • Review and recommend proper accounting policies to the management.
  • Produce as required, any adho reports required by the Management.
Qualification
  • B.Sc/HND Degree in Accounting or other relevant field.
  • Professional qualification ACA/ACCA.
Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in financial and management account preparation.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office software
  • Knowledge of accounting software like QuickBooks etc.
Remuneration
Highly attractive and competitive.

2.) Entry Level Account Officer

Ref: AO
Location: Lagos

Qualification

  • Candidates sould possess OND/HND/B.Sc qualifications.
Remuneration
Highly attractive and competitive.


3.) Entry Level Customer Care Officer

Ref: CSO
Location: Lagos

Qualification
  • Candidates sould possess OND/HND/B.Sc qualifications.
Remuneration
Highly attractive and competitive.

Application Closing Date
7th June, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their application and CV's to: fieldsales@elkrissuperoat.com.ng

MUSIC: New Single, Abrakadabra By Masterpiece (Free Download)










Highlife and Pop Singer, 'MasterPiece" has just released his new Single titled Abrakadabra. This Inspiring song Produced by TJBEENIE displays rich vocal from the highlife maestro himself, masterpiece.


This is one dancehall track, that will surely get you up, dancing and making you forget your pains and sorrow. Listen to the Song Below and download:





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 Mobile:    +2347038684889

Graduate Vacancies at ABC Transport PLC









ABC Transport Plc commenced operation in road passenger transportation on February 13, 1993 as an off-shoot of Rapido Ventures with a view to running a modern road transportation system in Nigeria.
We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1.) Store Officer (Lagos)
Location: Lagos
Responsibilities
Effective management of inventory
Quotation planning and preparation
Efficient and timely servicing of orders from units and departments
Monitoring pick issuances and returns from stores
Maintaining real time stock availability
Constant inventorying to avoid obsolete stack
Implementation of Weighted Average Inventory system in stock management & accounting
Initiating opportunities for credit purchases with less emphasis on cash procurement
Prompt return of rejected supplies and follow up on the monetary refund
Proper safeguard and issuance of revenue printed stationeries
Preparation of weekly and monthly repots on inventory activities

Qualification Required
B.Sc or HND/OND in Purchasing & Supply Management, Accounting
Membership of a professional body is an added advantage
Experience Required:
Must have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Minimum of (3) three years experience in a similar position in a well structured organization

2.) Store Officer (Imo)
Location: Owerri
Responsibilities
Effective management of inventory
Quotation planning and preparation
Efficient and timely servicing of orders from units and departments
Monitoring pick issuances and returns from stores
Maintaining real time stock availability
Constant inventorying to avoid obsolete stack
Implementation of Weighted Average Inventory system in stock management & accounting
Initiating opportunities for credit purchases with less emphasis on cash procurement
Prompt return of rejected supplies and follow up on the monetary refund
Proper safeguard and issuance of revenue printed stationeries
Preparation of weekly and monthly repots on inventory activities

Qualification Required
B.Sc or HND/OND in Purchasing & Supply Management, Accounting
Membership of a professional body is an added advantage
Experience Required:
Must have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Minimum of (3) three years experience in a similar position in a well structured organization

3.) Head Corporate Services & Marketing
Location: Head Office, Owerri
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer
Key Functions
Create and implement a comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations plan that will enhance organization’s image and position within the market place and general public
Responsible for editional direction, design, production of all organization’s publications.
Coordinate media interest in the organization and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests.

Qualification and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, Arts, Social Science etc.
Minimum of 8 years experience in marketing, Communications and PR Department of a structured organization
Age not more than 35 years old
Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and sales skills will be an advantage
Computer literacy in word processing, database management etc.
Strong oral and written communication skills.

Application Closing Date
7th June, 2016

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications including the resume/CV’s to:
The Group Head,
Human Resource/Admin,
ABC Transport Plc,
KM 5, MCC/Uratta Road,
Owerri,
Imo State.


DEAR PARENT: Signs Of Criminal Tendencies in Children




If we pay more attention to our growing children - observing every behavioral trend and changes with a view to correcting them at infancy, perhaps the society would be a much safer and more secure place. Most criminal behaviors according to expert sociologists were developed during childhood. It is true that causative factors may not be within the power of children to control, but with unrelenting parental guild, such criminal tendencies would be suppressed before the child develops it in adulthood. Hence, there are signs you see in your child which indicates your child may grow to become a criminal.
Noticing these signs does not mean that your child is condemned to becoming a criminal in adulthood, but if these signs or behavioral traits are not addressed immediately, they could actually turn your beloved child into a societal misfit. Therefore, there is every need to give our children full attention to be able to observe these criminal tendencies that may surface during childhood and tackle them appropriately.
The security of your home and society in the long run largely depend on how well our children were groomed. When the evils in the society influence their young minds and no one does anything to remedy them, these kids tend to carry on with such criminality once they are strong enough to enforce some level of strength upon the society.
Now let us get into the business of the day - signs your child may grow into a criminal.

Habitual Liar

If your child lies without restrain, gets bold about it and does not own up even when the truth has come to light, then there are indications that child would be criminalize in adulthood. Psychology tells us that if such child realizes that by lying, he gets away with any crime he commits, such child would gladly take to doing whatever pleases him regardless of societal stand on such action. The child becomes uncontrollable and thus becomes a criminal which develops fully in adulthood.

Blames Others for his Wrongs

A child who fails to learn to accept responsibilities for his actions tends to blaming others even when he faults. Such a child becomeincorrigible and unrestrainable. Eventually, such child begins to think he is above family and societal laws and gradually starts displaying some outlaw tendencies. This evolution in criminal behaviors renders the society less secure and unsafe.

Exposed to a Family Life of 

Violence and Crime

This is one of the most determining factors of who a child becomes in adulthood. Children do more what they see than what they hear. Occasional domestic violence, unhealthy quarrels, violent movies, cartoons, toys, etc. are hugely instrumental to turning a child into a violent-prone adult. Such child becomes a bully, welcomes anything that appears violent and gradually turns a criminal especially as he matures.

Always Withdrawn

This leads us to another consequence of exposing a child to domestic violence and unhealthy quarrels especially in the family. Such child feels unloved, insecure as well as cheated and tends to search for love and acceptance in the wrong places due to feelings of inferiority complex. As a result, most children in this condition become withdrawn in public and seek solitude. Not being able to face the society boldly, they resort to unacceptable ways to get attention which easily leads them to the life of crime. Withdrawn children easily fall into lives of crime and such could be seen everywhere around the world today. It takes a well-adjusted child to have a safe and secure society, not a withdrawn kid who feels inferior and would not open up to the world around him.

Brings Home from School items 

that do not Belong to Him/Her

Unfortunately, most kids are guilty of this. More unfortunate is the fact that most parents fail to realize the implication of these actions from their children. When a child brings home items which you know you never bought for him, it could be that he stole from other kids, bullied to obtain them or illegally exchanged his items just to have his item of desire. In any of these, the child exhibited discontentment, disregard for parents, criminal possession of items not meant for him. Any child who habitually does this must be stopped. If not checked, such child becomes criminalized even before full maturity into adulthood. Such behaviors have brought about armed robbery, kidnap, pick-pocketing, bullying and other forms of insecurity which we see in our society today.

Always Demand for Money especially

for Unimportant Reasons

A child may ask for money when in need of it. But there is a difference between "need" and "want". A parent or ward should know when a child needs money or want money. However any child whp habitually asks for money at every turn is ost likely to grow into a money-conscious adult and this easily lures one into a life of crime.
Unfortunately, most parents do not care how much and how often their kids demand from them as they feel they have got the money to spend. Eventually, there money becomes insufficient for their child who has grown into an adult and he starts stealing to make up.

Shows less or no Remorse 

when indicted in Wrong Acts

A child who shows no remorse when caught in wrong acts, who displays indifferent attitude when he faults is most likely to become a criminal in adulthood. It is somewhat different from a child who habitually lies even when caught in the act although both are condemnable. Such child may in this case confess to committing such crime but may not repent from it. This is what some people may term as being a "hardened criminal". An unsafe and insecure society is one that has this crop of people among its law-abiding citizens.
I know you might wish to read more signs that show your child may grow to become a criminal. Yes, there are many more signs to look out for which I shall publish in my next post very soon. I shall also reveal how best to correct such misbehaviors at infancy. Meanwhile, feel free to share this piece of information with friends and family on social media. You may also comment below to share your idea or experience with us.
-(Source: Safe and security)

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Tips on Starting Your Poultry Business in Lagos







In the past, Lagosians have been nonchalant when it comes to poultry farming. But now, many people are starting to realize the fast rising potential of the business. Also, with the increased awareness on the health implications of red meat; there’s an increased demand for white meat in Lagos.

HERE IS A GUIDE ON HOW TO RAISE POULTRY ORGANICALLY IN YOUR BACKYARD
1. Select your Poultry Niche
Poultry farming is a very broad business, it goes beyond chicken or turkey rearing. Therefore, you have to choose your area of specialization. Of course, if you have enough capital and skills, nothing stops you from doing all the businesses. But it is always better to select the most attractive aspects to concentrate on.
2. What type of bird will you be focusing on?
Another important factor to consider is the type of birds you wish to rear. There are several types of birds that you can rear. For instance, you have to decide on whether you want to rear domestic fowl or Chicken (Broilers and layers).
Layers are usually raised mainly for laying eggs so if egg production is your area of specialization, you would need to stock your farm with layers but if you prefer to opt for meat production instead, then you would need broilers instead because broilers have the ability to grow very fat and gives more return on investment because they weigh a lot more than other breeds.

4. Poultry Location
An ideal poultry farm should be sited where there’s a large availability of cheap land and at the same time; should be close to areas with high population density. While it is smart to start your poultry farm in a place where the odor and noise would not disturb other people, you should also consider the security factor.
Lands in sparsely populated settlements are cheap and you would have fewer issues with community disturbance and zoning but it may be far from your market and buyers. You need to find a balance, look for a place that is favorable to you and would also be favorable to your customers at the same time.
5. Housing your birds
Poultry housing system and fencing options determines up to 40% of the rate of success you would achieve in this business. A good housing system is very important for your poultry farm.
6. Poultry equipment and appliances
There is a very long list of equipment and facilities to put in place in order to fully manage a poultry farm. You would need to construct a house for the birds, provide feeders and drinkers, a good waste disposal system, source of water, lightening and heat, egg crates and storage space for keeping feed and eggs.
Therefore, you should make a list of all the items you would need, find out the prices and compare different prices to further give you an idea of the costs of setting up the poultry farm.
7. Feeding your birds
There are two ways to go about feeding:
Producing your feeds by yourself
Buying already-made poultry feeds
I recommend the former for large commercial poultry farms because it helps you to save a lot of money on feeding costs. You can easily learn how to make poultry feeds, purchase equipment and start producing feeds for your farm. You can even make some extra income for yourself by selling to others but it is important that you get the right feed formula and ingredients that would enhance the growth of your birds.

8. Health
Just like you need regular health check-up to stay in good shape, the birds in your farm also need regular check-up. They need proper vaccines and medications to prevent diseases and promote growth. Chicks need more care after they hatch especially within their first 3 weeks.
9. Projected return on investment
The incubation period of the domestic fowl is 21 days. You can start selling off your birds as early as 8 – 12 weeks but full maturity is reached between 20 – 24 weeks. The payback period of this business is between 3 – 5 years.

New Media Officer Vacancy Position Available at MTN







MTN Nigeria - The leader in telecommunications in Nigeria, and a part of a diverse community in Africa and the Middle East, our brand is instantly recognisable. It is through our compelling brand that we are able to attract the right talents who we carefully nurture by continuously improving our employment offerings even beyond reward and recognition.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:
Job Title: New Media Officer
Location: Lagos
Job Description
Drive effective deployment of new media strategy in alignment with business objectives in general and reputational priorities in particular:
Extract value from what we already have by focusing on optimizing processes within the Unit/Department in line with the value creation philosophy. This includes individual contributions and recommendations to improve existing business project/initiative.
Drive Innovation by identifying and taking advantage of new business opportunities, e.g., by stimulating and encouraging new business opportunities, launch of products, product/process innovation, business model innovation etc.
Maintain leadership in the ICT/Digital industry by partnering with MTNN’s Partners to improve their processes which in turn will improve the efficiency of MTNN’s operations.
Enhance/expand MTN’s role in the larger national macro environment by participating in CSR projects and/or NGO’s, involvement in recognized professional institutions, participating in think-tank activities etc.
Sustain the right organisational culture and behaviors by demonstrating the vital behaviours every time.
Monitor and track MTN on new media platforms, provide ongoing analysis and reports to the relevant business units
Identify perception management opportunities in the new media space and escalate critical issues for speedy resolution
Generate informative and insightful reports about MTNN activity and mention same in the social media space
Develop reader-friendly content that communicates relevant corporate objectives and important customer information to foster articulation of the MTN point of view and engender empathy towards the MTN brand

Job Condition:
Normal MTNN working conditions
May be required to work extended hours
Open plan office
Requiremnets
Experience & Training:
First degree in any relevant discipline
Fluent in English
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an area of specialisation; with experience with working with others
Experience working in a medium organization
Experience in corporate communications
Ability to interpret and implement Communications strategy
Experience in deploying web communications, new media marketing activities

Training:
Social Media/ Digital Communication
Minimum qualification
LLB

Application Closing Date
3rd June, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Fresh Graduate Recruitments at Glaxosmithkline(GSK)





GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world's leading research based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. GSK employs over 97,000 employees in over 100 countries worldwide.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc is one of Africa's largest consumer healthcare companies, producing leading brands such as Lucozade, Ribena and Panadol.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Commercial (Consumer) Future Leaders Graduate Programme 2016
Requisition ID: WD75053
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job type: Full time
Functional area: Commercial

Details
What will the programme be like?
The Future Leaders Programme suits graduates who want a career with real purpose.
It’s an accelerated development programme that equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes to move quickly into senior positions at GSK.
Participants benefit from a rich variety of structured training, individual mentoring, and opportunities to experience different aspects of the business. From the start, our challenging rotations will help you deliver the standards of excellence that we’d expect from a future leader.

What do I need to succeed?
Our Future Leaders need ambition, commercial awareness and a self-motivated, proactive approach.
We’re looking for clear, effective communicators who can quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people.
It’s also important that you can adapt to change and keep focused when the pressure is on.
While you have the drive and confidence to trust your own judgement, you’re a real team player who actively collaborates with others.
In addition, you’ll need an analytical mind, a talent for multi-tasking and the ability to influence others.

Online Testing
As part of our selection process we may ask you to complete between one and three online assessments.
You will receive an email from us with a link to a personalised ‘my assessment’ homepage where you can access your first assessment.
Please note, you will be given 72 hours from receipt of this email to complete your first assessment.
If you don’t complete the assessment within 72 hours, it will expire and your participation in our selection process will come to an end.
We would like to advise you to review your email daily to check whether you have been sent your first assessment.
Timeline & Assessment Process
Our robust recruitment process includes online application, online testing, telephone/video/face to face interview and assessment centre.

Basic qualifications
Academic qualifications - applicants must be track for or have achieved a minimum grade of “Good” in their undergraduate degree.
Less than three years or professional experience (internships included)
Fluent English (written and spoken)
Right to work in the country you apply for.
Flexibility in terms of location
Essential Programme Criteria
Before submitting your application, please ensure that you meet the essential criteria for the programme that you are applying to and that you provide this information accurately.

Please note that if you do not meet the essential requirements of the programme, you may receive an automatic response, declining your application.

Application Closing Date
7th June, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Five things To Learn from Man Utd FA Cup Victory













Manchester United won the FA Cup after waiting for about 12yrs for this trophy and this is Five things Metro put together that can be learnt from the game:

Manchester United lifted their first trophy of the post Sir Alex Ferguson era as Jesse Lingard’s extra-time volley secured a 2-1 victory against a determined Crystal Palace team.
United were well worth their win and the Palace goal was tested on numerous occasions, with both Marouane Fellaini and Anthony Martial hitting the woodwork.
Jason Puncheon had given the Eagles the lead in the 78th minute but Juan Mata equalised before Lingard stole the show deep in extra time.
The suggestion post-match from Wembley was that former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will be appointed imminently, but it looks as though Louis van Gaal was able to bow out with a trophy.

Here are five things we learned from United’s memorable victory…
1) Wayne Rooney still has it
Manchester United’s skipper had never previously won the FA Cup and put in a captain’s display to drag United over the line.
With Palace leading 1-0 with just 10 minutes left to play, Rooney took the ball and beat four opposing defenders before a standing a perfect cross up to the back post.
This was his moment, after months of criticism, a lot of it perfectly reasonable, that Rooney delivered right when his team needed it.
His midfield position continues to look positive for the future and is likely where he will stay next season.
2) Jesse Lingard delivered his own Eric Cantona moment
There is something about United’s FA Cup match-winner volleying in the goal whilst wearing a cast.
Lingard invoked memories of Eric Cantona against Liverpool in 1996 with his strike in extra-time.
The youngster has come in for criticism this year but, since Marcus Rashford’s emergence, Lingard has improved dramatically in recent weeks.
His Wembley winner was his defining moment in a breakthrough season and one which will live long in the memories of supporters.
3) Marouane Fellaini impressed on his return
Fellaini has been an ever present for Van Gaal this season and with good reason. The Belgian comes in for unfair criticism because of his reputation but he has been a reliable performer this term.
The FA Cup final was no different as the Belgian was dominant in both penalty areas, winning key defensive headers that were missed in the recent defeat to West Ham United which ultimately cost the Reds a Champions League place.
4) David de Gea is irreplaceable
It is unclear what Jose Mourinho’s impending arrival will do for the future of goalkeeper De Gea but, with their shared agent Jorge Mendes, it is likely he may give the club another year.
The Spaniard is irreplaceable at this point. He has been outstanding again this season and, whilst the cup final was a quieter affair for him, he still made a crucial save with his feet from Dwight Gayle to keep United level which would later prove invaluable.
5) Marcus Rashford was unfazed on the big stage and should go to the European Championships
Rashford was impressive until he was forced off injured. He showed little sign that the occasion got to him as he piled pressure on the Palace defensive line.
Roy Hodgson was in attendance and will have undoubtedly been impressed with Rashford’s quickness and ability to make chances out of nothing.
He could be a useful asset to England this summer.

PHOTOS: Day 2 of NLC strike(Updates)













The Nigerian labour congress (NLC) today continued with the nationwide strike that started yesterday as declared by the Ayuba Wabba-led faction of the congress.

Some states failed to join in the strike yesterday and leaders of the NLC gave the excuse that it was the first day but today also witnessed a reduction in the number of states as Mr. Wabba has announced that NLC is going to review the strike action.

Here are some states that witnessed protest by the NLC
1.) Kano
2.) Jos
3.) Oyo

Source: Nigerian Monitor

See Photos from todays strike protest across the nation, courtesy Naijaloaded:








Senate Discards Anti-Social Media Bill










According to SaharaReports,  the senate has withdrawn the anti- social media bill. 

The red chamber announced the decision at plenary on Tuesday after David Umar, chairman of the senate committee on human rights and legal matters presented his committee’s report at plenary.

BREAKING: Court Orders NLC to Suspend Planned Strike










The National Industrial Court, NIC, sitting in Abuja has stopped the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, from embarking on a strike action tomorrow. 

The labour unions had in a communique they issued at the end of an emergency meeting the held on Saturday, vowed to embark on a nationwide industrial action should the federal government refuse to reverse the sudden hike in the price of fuel. However, in a ruling on Tuesday, the NIC President, Justice Babatunde Adejumo, restrained the labour unions from going on strike, pending the determination of a suit the federal government lodged before it. Justice Adejumo further ordered all the parties to maintain status quo until the legal dispute is settled. 

The order followed an ex-parte application that was filed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN. Determined to abort the planned strike action, the AGF approached the NIC, begging it to restrain the labour unions from “shutting down the nation”. Placing reliance on section 14 of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, FG, insisted that it would not be “in the national interest” for the NLC and TUC to proceed on nationwide strike over the fuel price increase. 

Malami, SAN, argued that ‎no amount of damages could serve as compensation if the labour unions are allowed to shut down the economy. Contending that the balance of convenience was in favour of the government, the AGF, prayed the court to determine “Whether the respondents (NLC, Trade Union Congress) have complied with the laid down condition precedent for embarking on strike‎”. As well as, “Whether indeed there exist in law and in fact the basis of which the respondents’ total closure of the economy can be justified”. 

He told the court that the respondents met on Saturday and issued a communique wherein it gave government a three-day ultimatum to reverse the decision increasing fuel price. He said the respondents, aside threatening to shut down the country if government failed to reverse the fuel price increase, equally threatened to close down all government offices, seaport, airports and markets. 

The AGF argued that ordinary and law abiding citizens would be subjected to hardship if the respondents were allowed to go ahead with their threat. He said the government was left with no alternative but to seek the intervention of the court. Besides, Malami told the court that he got notice of the communique on Sunday and quickly filed an originating summons, a motion on notice and an ex-parte application to determine whether NLC’s decision was justifi‎ed in the circumstance. 

He insisted that “great and irreparable damage” would be done against the nation and “ordinary and law abiding citizens”, should the court refuse the ex-parte application. Meanwhile, though neither NLC nor TUC was represented in court, Justice Adejumo granted the ex-parte motion, even as he ordered the service of all the relevant court processes on the respondents. The restraining order against the respondents will elapse after seven days.
-(Source: Vanguard)

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