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The Federal Government will meet with the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) on Monday Dec.10, over the ongoing nationwide strike.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has chided Femi Falana (SAN) over his position on the “no work, no pay” policy of the Federal Government regarding the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
The Federal Government on Wednesday advised Nigerians who are planning to migrate to make use of the newly created Migrant Resource Centres (MRC) to get adequate information relating to their destination countries.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the draft White Paper on the report of the Technical Committee on the Industrial Relations Matters in the Federal Public Service.
There are indications that more crisis may erupt in the industrial sector as members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), rose from their meeting on Wednesday to approve a draft white paper for implementation of “No work no pay rule”.
Oil and gas workers unions are threatening industrial action over alleged plans by the management of Chevron to circumvent labour contract guidelines to sack thousands of its workers.
The organized labour has threatened to vote out those owing workers salaries, pension and gratuities in the 2019 general elections.
Minister affirms federal government’s commitment to job creation, inaugurates multi-sectoral task team
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, on Tuesday reiterated the commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to reversing the ugly trend of youth unemployment through the involvement of a broad spectrum of stakeholders in a roundtable discussion on Youth Employment and Skills Development, in partnership with the African Development Bank Group.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to accelerate action in achieving alliance 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goal that seeks immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and secure prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour by the year 2025.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the redeployment of three permanent secretaries to the Federal Ministries of Labour, Communication and Health.
The Joint Health Sector (JOHESU) on Thursday suspended its 43-day old strike, directing its members to resume work on Friday 1st of June.
Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, has disclosed that the absence of Social Security data on the informal economy is an anomaly that contributes immensely to the exposure of workers to precarious and dangerous work conditions in the country.
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has cautioned employers of labour in the country not to discriminate against their employees with HIV.
The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) have called a bluff of the federal government’s threat to invoke the ‘no work no pay rule’ rule should the unions persist in continuing with their strike.
Mr Bolaji Adebiyi, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, says the Federal Government is committed to the campaign against corruption in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
Four persons have been critically injured in a ghastly motor accident involving a tanker laden with petrol and two commercial tricycles known as ”Keke NAPEP.”
The Police Command in Enugu State says it will prosecute personnel of security agencies using motorcycles otherwise known as `Okada’ in the Enugu metropolis.
The Bauchi State Government in collaboration with the World Bank is to construct 1,000 rural access roads across the state.
President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr Nnia Nwodo, has cautioned Nigerians against any form of discrimination against Igbo, recalling that Nigeria belongs to all ethnic nationalities living in it.
No fewer than 5000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the weekend defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo state.
Media Adviser to the Director General of PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Doyin Okupe, has been reportedly detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Apparently irked by allegations from the opposition that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the raid of the home of Aliyu and Mustapha, sons of the People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Presidency has advised Nigerians to ignore such claims.
Amid the controversies trailing President Muhamadu Buhari’s decline to assent to the amended Electoral Act, he has allay fears that his refusal was not to encourage manipulation of the electoral process, insisting that he is not in any way desperate to remain in power against the wish of the people.
Pope Francis has removed two prominent cardinals from his inner circle months after they were tainted by paedophile scandals.
The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has called on mainstream media organisations in the country to establish ‘Social Media Desks’ that would track and counter fake news disseminated on social fora.