COVID-19: Ikare-Akoko Popular Festival Cancelled for the First Time in 800years

COVID-19: Ikare-Akoko Popular Festival Cancelled for the First Time in 800years

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Palace of Owa-Ale of Ikare Akoko in Ondo state has cancelled this year’s popular Aringiya festival due to the ravaging coronavirus pandemic in which government’s directives forbid gathering of people. The festival which has been in existence since the creation of Ikare about 800 years ago, will not hold for the first time in many centuries. The festival that supposed to hold on 17th of May, 2020, can not take place…

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“Mass Retrenchment of Federal Workers looms over COVID-19”

“Mass Retrenchment of Federal Workers looms over COVID-19”

The Non Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), has warned that the plan by the Federal Government to implement the Oronsaye Report will lead to massive job losses in public service through retrenchment. The union said the policy direction, which is ill-timed, was another attempt by the advisers and drivers of the policy to pitch the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari against workers and their labour unions. President Buhari, in response to…

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“Lockdown: Tenants, Business Owners must be granted Tax, Rent Relief”

“Lockdown: Tenants, Business Owners must be granted Tax, Rent Relief”

By: Ade Adeleke A Nongovernmental Organization, the Ondo State Chapter of Tax Justice and Governance Network, has sought government’s intervention in granting tax payers relief at this emergency period of COVID-19 lockdown. The Network also urged government to prevail on landlords and property owners to inject palliatives for their shop, house and office tenants to overcome the effects of COVID-19 lockdown The organisation made the call in a press release signed by Coordinator, Olakunle Oyegoke…

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