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The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

PGF chief proposes N100,000 minimum wage for productive workers

The Director-General, All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum, Salihu Moh. Lukman, has said that the minimum wage of optimally productive Nigerian worker should not be anywhere less than N100,000.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC threatens strike over minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Tuesday, threatened that it would mobilize Nigerian workers to embark on industrial action over an alleged attempt to transfer minimum wage to the concurrent list.

CSOs push for full deregulation as petrol queues emerge in Abuja

Civil society groups on Saturday pushed for complete deregulation of the downstream sector of the petroleum industry that allows markets forces to determine the pump price of petrol and other petroleum products in the country.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue governor orders implementation of N30,000 minimum wage for workers

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Tuesday, directed the State’s Head of Service, Veronica Onyeke, to immediately commence the implementation of the interim agreement his administration reached with labour leaders on the payment of N30,000 minimum wage to civil servants on grade levels one to six.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Federal government to meet with governors over petrol price, electricity tariff

The federal government will meet with state governors and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday to find a solution to the issue of petrol pricing.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers: We’ve begun full implementation of minimum wage

Rivers State Government says it has commenced full implementation of the National Minimum Wage of N30,000 with effect from January this year.

Kwara: Disengaged teachers protest new recruitment

“The government has decided to start the employment process all over again in January 2021. The government will open a new application portal for all the 2,414 and any other eligible persons to apply for SUBEB teaching jobs in relevant subjects to be advertised. This effectively nullifies the controversial employment process of 2018/2019,” the state government had declared.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister: It‘ll be illegal for SSANU, NASU to go ahead with strike

The Federal Government on Friday told the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, that it will be illegal for them to proceed on strike when discussions to sort out some of the contentious issues were still ongoing.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo doctors begin strike over half salary payment

“Doctors in Ondo are working under harsh conditions. We cannot work from home. It is unfathomable that we are being paid half salary. We are not insensitive to the hardship this action will bring. It is our hope that the government will get back to us,” Dr. Omolayo Olubosede, spokesperson for the doctors, said to The Nation.
The Federal Government on Monday resumed its meeting with the organised Labour over the issues of increases in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff hike.

Nigerian government meets labour over fuel price, electric tariff hike

The Federal Government on Monday resumed its meeting with the organised Labour over the issues of increases in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff hike.

NLC, TUC commend Imo governor for prompt payment of salaries

The National leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has commended Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State for prompt payment of salaries inspite of the economic challenges facing the country.

Imo PDP calls out governor over ‘demeaning words’ to state workers

The leadership of the Imo State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called out Governor Hope Uzodinma over what it describes as his ‘demeaning and debasing’ address to state workers.
The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma briefing the State Press after a ‘closed door’ meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja. PHOTO - SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 18 2021

Imo governor reads riot act to coronavirus protocols defaulters, workers

Imo State Government has, in its renewed bid to enforce strict observance of the COVID-19 pandemic protocols, threatened to arrest and prosecute any person that refuses adhere to wear a face mask and observe social distance.

Oyo government donates 18-seater buses to TUC, NULGE

Oyo State government, on Friday, donated one 18-seater bus each to the state chapters of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE).
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Oyo governor lists 128.5km road projects, others for commissioning in 2021

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde said at least seven road projects, totalling 128.5 kilometres, which were flagged off by his administration in 2020, will be completed and commissioned this year as he reassured the people that he will continue to put their interest first.

Ekiti assembly sacks workers as labour protest

The Ekiti State House of Assembly Service Commission on Tuesday sacked 21 members of its staff for sundry offences including irregular appointment, absenteeism, and other allegations that contravened the condition of service.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Kano: Labour threatens strike over salary, pension deductions

Kano State councils of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), on Friday, said should the state government further deduct from the civil servants’ salary and pension, it would take “appropriate legal and/or industrial action to seek for redress”.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Kebbi senator urges dialogue to avert future NLC strike

Sen. Bala Ibn Na’Allah, representing Kebbi South senatorial zone, has called for dialogue, maturity, cooperation and understanding in the wake of the suspended Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) strike in Kebbi.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the idea of random testing for COVID-19 in the state is a waste of government resources.

Akwa Ibom government moves to clear 11 months salary arrears over state university staff

Following a recent strike action, Governor Udom Emmanuel has pledged to immediately address the lingering issue of salary arrears for staff of the Akwa Ibom state University.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Labour draws battle line with states over minimum wage

About 19 months after the N30,000 new National Minimum Wage, NMW, was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, three states of Imo, Anambra and Kogi have refused to implement, breaching the NMW Act of 2019.
The Kwara Head of Service (HoS), Mrs Susan Oluwole, said the government is working at reaching acceptable agreement with Labour Unions on the implementation of the new minimum wage for civil servants in the state.

Kwara: We are close to implementing the new minimum wage – HoS

The Kwara Head of Service (HoS), Mrs Susan Oluwole, said the government is working at reaching acceptable agreement with Labour Unions on the implementation of the new minimum wage for civil servants in the state.

Marketers kick against reduction in petrol price

Fuel marketers have kicked against the N5 reduction in petrol pump price announced by the Federal Government of Nigeria on Tuesday.

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Kwara IRS explains harmonized bill on tax collection

The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) says that its Harmonized Bill is an improved tool of collection of all revenue due for payment from taxpayers across the State.
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The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi said this at the stakeholders workshop on child road safety strategy for Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.

FRSC: Boboye Oyeyemi’s tenure ends July 2022 as presidential appointee

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Senegal’s opposition leader calls for larger protests

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Security agents rescue traveller, arrest kidnapper in Osun

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WTT: Aruna Quadri starts championship with win

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International Women’s Day: Senate president felicitates with Nigerian women

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TVGE: Explosions kill at least 20 in Equatorial Guinea city of Bata

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