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.
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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 Management of Radio Bayelsa has suspended nine workers over an attack on the station by hoodlums in protest against the Supreme Court’s judgment that sacked erstwhile Governor-elect, David Lyon.
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.
News Agency of Nigeria gathered that 86 staff of New Waves Newspaper and 136 workers of Radio Bayelsa were affected from the list so far released while staffs of the state television station remain apprehensive.
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
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 News Agency of Nigeria reports that the workers had threatened to shut down the station but for the timely intervention of state government officials who engaged union leaders in talks averted a total shutdown
The workers of Radio Bayelsa on Monday shunned the certificate verification exercise ordered by the General Manager, Dr. John Idumange
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the workers had issued a seven-day ultimatum, which would lapse on January 10, to the station’s General Manager to speedily resolve the outstanding labour crisis and restore industrial harmony
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