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Kwara labour unions issue 14 days ultimatum over minimum wage

The organised labour unions in Kwara have issued a 14 day ultimatum to Kwara government to implement the N30,000 new minimum wage for all categories of workers in the state.
A worker fills a car's tank at the CO-OP petrol station in Cairo, Egypt April 2, 2020. REUTERS-Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Strike over oil sector deregulation not necessary – expert

A don, Prof. Wumi Iledare, on Monday, said that there was no need for organised labour to embark on strike over the deregulation of the downstream oil sector.

Lagos Chamber backs subsidy removal, appeals to NLC on industrial action

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has said that a reversal of the current reforms on subsidy of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) would exacerbate the challenges of the already faltering Nigerian economy.
Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, whose appointment was confirmed last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, also reiterated her commitment to giving focal and priority attention to capacity building.

Nigerian government urges workers to ignore planned strike

The federal government has urged public servants to ignore the strike planned for Monday by organized lab our, saying efforts are in place to resolve all contending issues.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Strike: You must be at work from Monday – Nigerian government tells workers

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.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

Nigerian government, labour to continue dialogue Monday over planned strike

The meeting between the Federal Government and the Organised Labour over the recent hike in fuel price and electricity tariff has been postponed till Monday, Sept. 28, for further deliberation, newsmen report.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Governor Diri: We’ll eliminate duplication of projects with bottom-top budgeting

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, said top-bottom approach in the state budgeting process had over the years resulted in duplication of projects in communities.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

President Buhari: Borrowing to subsidise electricity grossly irresponsible

President Muhammadu Buhari says it will be “grossly irresponsible” to borrow to subsidise electricity tariff amid the economic crunch caused by the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guinean President Alpha Conde declared Wednesday that he would seek a third term in elections on October 18, confirming long-expected plans that have already triggered deadly unrest.

Guinean president confirms bid for controversial third term

Guinean President Alpha Conde declared Wednesday that he would seek a third term in elections on October 18, confirming long-expected plans that have already triggered deadly unrest.
Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has confirmed that one his daughters has tested positive to coronavirus.

Official: Delta got N30.5 billion as IGR in six months

The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, who reeled out the figures for State’s IGR from January to June 2020 while addressing journalists in Asaba, said the State government would not be distracted by hirelings who were bent on derailing it through deliberate misinformation over alleged embezzlement of funds.

Labour unions in Niger reject salary cut, to go spiritual

Rising from an emergency meeting held at the labour house in Minna the state capital on Thursday, the organised civil servants in Niger state, have again rejected the planned slash in their salaries by the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello-led state government.
Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Enugu constitutes medical committee on de-escalation of coronavirus

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has approved the constitution of an ad-hoc Expert Medical Advisory Committee on urgent and effective measures for de-escalation of COVID-19 pandemic in Enugu State.
Pro-democracy labour unions and a student group in Hong Kong failed to garner enough support to hold strikes against looming national security legislation imposed by Beijing, in a blow for the Chinese-ruled city’s protest movement.

Hong Kong unions, students fail to get support for strikes against security law

Pro-democracy labour unions and a student group in Hong Kong failed to garner enough support to hold strikes against looming national security legislation imposed by Beijing, in a blow for the Chinese-ruled city’s protest movement.
( standing in front row)Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa (4th left); Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro (3rd left); Deputy Inspector- General of Police, Michael Ogbizi (4th right); Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori (2nd right); Chief Judge of Delta State, Hon. Justice Marshal Umukoro (right); His Royal Highness, Obi Emmanuel Efeizomor the II, Obi of Owa (3rd right); Brig. Gen. Ibahim Jallo (left); Delta State Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa (2nd left); and others, during the Inauguration of State Community Policing Advisory Committee (SCPAC) and State Community Policing Committee (SCPC), held at the Banquet Hall, Government House ,Asaba. Friday

Delta governor inaugurates committees on community policing

Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday, inaugurated two committees on community policing, saying it was in response to yearnings of citizens for local policing apparatus to check rising security challenges in the state.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

May Day: Kogi governor restates commitment to welfare of workers

The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has congratulated all workers in the state on the occasion of this year's May Day, assuring them of his continued commitment to their welfare and well-being.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 2

Gombe prepares 10-year development plan

Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, on Friday constituted a steering committee for the preparation of the state’s 10-year development plan.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq has declared that her Ministry will focus on the urban poor, National Social Register as well as Bank Verification Number (BVN) to determine who benefits from the distribution palliatives to cushion the biting effect of COVID-19 on Nigerians.

Lockdown: Nigerian government delivers 2,262 bags of rice, oil, sugar to Kebbi

“Also, the Minister for Humanitarian Services, Hajiya Sa’adiyya Umar, will visit Kebbi to disburse the conditional cash transfer to vulnerable persons on behalf of the Federal Government,” the governor said.

South Africa aiming for new viable airline from SAA business rescue

The South African government will work with unions to ensure that a new financially viable and competitive airline emerges from South African Airways (SAA) business rescue process, the Public Enterprises Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Oil prices slide in lockdown-driven rout

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Osun government says 14 local councils affected by looting

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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia asks looters to return stolen medical equipment

A statement by the Commissioner for Information in the state, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, stated that the hoodlums who hijacked the otherwise peaceful #EndSARS protests took away vaccines, X-ray machines, sterilizers, air conditioners, fans, and other equipment as well as disposables and consumables carted away.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC demands end to medical tourism by government officials

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Thursday called for an end to all forms of medical tourism especially by elected and appointed government officials.