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The Federal Government has warned all federal civil servants on Salary Grade Level 12 and above as well as those on essential services to be at work from Monday despite the industrial action declared by labour unions.
Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, says that Federal civil servants on Grade Level 12 and above would resume full work hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. while the rest were to continue to stay at home.
The Federal Government has warned federal civil servants against flouting the workplace guidelines put in place to flatten the curve of coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The Federal Government has released N13.642billion for the payment of hazard allowances and group life insurance for health workers and Federal civil servants nationwide.
Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, told the House of Representatives on Tuesday, that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, is open to the possibility of using local herbs to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, but insisted that the Nigeria Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development must first certify any such remedy.
Nigeria is set to release six coronavirus patients after they fully recovered from the infection. All six persons are in Lagos State, the hardest hit by the disease. It will bring to eight the total number of recoveries.
Some federal civil servants in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have decried the continued arbitrary deductions from their salaries by the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) for no reason.
Bank Customers, especially civil servants have continued to throng ATMs and Point of Sale (PoS) areas around the FCT and environs to withdraw money for their last minute shopping and outings for the yuletide.
President of United Labour Congress (ULC), Mr. Joe Ajaero, has said any increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) to pay the N30,000 new minimum wage would not be accepted except it is discussed with stakeholders in the Labour market.
Civil servants in Kano State have urged the Federal Government to ensure the speedy implementation of the new national minimum wage.
The Independent National Commission (INEC) in Borno has replaced erring ad hoc staff to facilitate smooth conduct of the upcoming governorship and State House Assembly elections in Borno.
The federal government and global ICT company Huawei, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to kick-start the second phase of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) for Change Programme which would see 1000 federal civil servants get trained and empowered on capacity building.
Civil servants, the business community and parents in Damaturu, Yobe, condemned the Nigeria Labour Congress warning strike which began on Thursday, describing it as grossly unnecessary and counterproductive.
Sahara Reporters boss and one of the presidential hopefuls in the upcoming election in Nigeria, Omoyele Sowore, has reiterated his stand in making sure minimum wage becomes N100,000.
Federal Civil servants on Wednesday embarked on peaceful protest over poor welfare, lack of training and working materials and slash in Sallah bonus at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja.
The Federal Government has concluded plans to begin a week-long training in agricultural businesses for intending retirees in the federal civil service.
The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, FMBN, has been mandated to grant 0 per cent equity for loans not exceeding N5 million to federal civil servants.
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Dr Muda Yusuf, Director-General of LCCI, said that the fair which was scheduled to hold from Nov.5 to Nov. 15, 2020 has been rescheduled for between Dec. 4 to Dec. 13, 2020 at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos; both physically and virtually simultaneously.
The Federal Government on Thursday announced a two-day total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State for a concrete work on some sections.
Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, said that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the release of 70,000 tonnes (2,333 trucks) of grains from the Strategic Grains Reserve for distribution to states at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Niger Tornadoes FC management on Thursday reiterated its commitment to the welfare of players and coaches to enable the team perform optimally.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed that all public and private schools in the state should resume on Monday 2nd of November, 2020.
The Federal Government has expressed shock at the looting of some warehouses across the country, begging those who looted medical storage facilities to return the vaccines and other medical consumables they carted away.
A roadside bomb tore through a passenger bus east of the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing nine civilians, officials said, in the latest attack blamed on the Taliban.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has ordered for search of residential houses of people of Cross River State for possible recovery of looted items.
A police officer in the Philippines has been killed by a rooster while carrying out a raid on outlawed cockfight in the province of Northern Samar.
The Federation of Informal Workers Organisation of Nigeria (FIWON), an NGO, has urged Muslims to use the occasion of the Eid el Maulud to pray for the peace and unity of the country.