• Benue Governor declares every Friday work-free

    Benue Governor declares every Friday work-free

    Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has declared every Friday beginning from November 11 work-free.

    The government said this was to enable civil servants commence harvest of their farm produce.

    Recall that the Imo State government proposed similar policy but it was rejected by organized labour.

    Benue said it will now enforce the policy it announced earlier in the year.

    Its explanation then was that workers should use the last working day of the week for farming in the face of dwindling economy which […]

  • We want Fridays declared work-free for Muslims like Sundays – MURIC Director, Akintola

    We want Fridays declared work-free for Muslims like Sundays – MURIC Director, Akintola

    The Director of Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, Ishaq Akintola, has called for ‘fair treatment’ between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria.

    The professor of Islamic Eschatology said Nigeria is not a secular state as according to him, it does not recognize religion.

    In a chat with the Punch, Akintola said, “I still insist Nigeria is not a secular state. It does not recognise any religion at all. An example is the Sallah holidays. Although Christians used to enjoy Christmas and other holidays, there […]