When the case was called, a new counsel, Ms Ebiye Enegi, who announced her appearance for Idumange prayed the court to grant a short adjournment to enable her study the case file.
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Mike Okoli, Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa State, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday that Idumange was charged to court on Thursday and no longer under police detention.
A statement dated February 15, signed by Pere Fobobo, Acting General Manager, and five Directors of the broadcast organisation, said the purported suspension of the nine staff by the former general manager was ill-advised
The committee set up to investigate the July 2 fire that gutted some sections of Glory FM 97.1, Bayelsa government-owned station, has accused the General Manager, Dr John Idumange, of preventing it from carrying out its duty.
Radio Bayelsa ‘Glory FM 97.1’ in Yenagoa, which went off-air following a fire incident that destroyed its studios and broadcast equipment on July 2, has resumed test transmission.
Staff of Bayelsa Broadcasting Corporation, on Friday, urged the State Government to compel the General Manager to step down, to pave way for the investigation of the recent fire incident at the station.
The lingering labour dispute at the FM station, operated by the Bayelsa State Government, reached a climax on February 22 when the General Manager reportedly flogged four union leaders at their duty posts
In a report on Saturday in Yenagoa, the state Chairman of the CLO, Chief Nengi James, called on the Bayelsa State Government to urgently wade into the dispute in the interest of industrial harmony
John Angese, the Chairman of the Bayelsa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, who is also a staff of Glory FM, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Yenagoa that the state House of Assembly had summoned the feuding parties
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that staff on morning duty noticed that the transmission station was shut down and reported the incident to both management and union leaders
The GM said it was his knowledge of karate that saved him from being beaten up by the unionists
Some reports had said the staffers were whipped by suspected thugs
The workers, under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Journalists and the Radio and Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union, gave the ultimatum in a joint communique