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Ex-TUC chief lauds federal government, labour on new wage deal

A former President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Mr Peter Esele, has commended the Federal Government and organised labour for finally resolving their differences on the new minimum wage consequential adjustments.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minimum wage: Federal government, labour agree on consequential adjustments

Following three days of negotiations by Government and the Organised Labour on the consequential adjustments of the implementation of the new minimum wage of N30,000, both parties have finally reached an agreement.

TUC urges federal government to conclude discussion on new minimum wage

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has urged the Federal Government to urgently conclude discussion on the new minimum wage and commence implementation across board.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Strike: Labour minister to meet with NASU, SSANU leaders

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has scheduled to meet with the leadership of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated Institutions, NASU, and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, to avoid the planned “mother of all strike” by the unions.

Universities staff wants payment of N30 billion allowance

The Non Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) on Friday called on the Federal Government to release the N30 billion earned allowances to Federal institutions.
Babatunde Adejumo

Justice Adejumo: No place for corrupt judges at industrial court

The President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NIC), Justice Babatunde Adejumo, says judges aspiring to the bench of the court must eschew corruption if they must succeed.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) made good their threat on Wednesday when they picketed the house of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige over his refusal to inaugurate the Frank Kokori led board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).

NSITF: APC chieftain warns labour to avoid plunging Nigeria into chaos

As the crisis over the delay in inaugurating the board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF, under the Chairmanship of the veteran Labour leader Chief Frank Kokori continues, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has advised the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, to tread with caution so as not to plunge the country into chaos
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, yesterday said local medical institutions in the country absorb only about 20 per cent of medical doctors seeking opportunity for their residency programmes.

Ministry: Why Senator Ngige can’t inaugurate Frank Kokori as NSITF chairman

A new twist to the ongoing standoff between the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the refusal of the minister to inaugurate the board of Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), chaired by erstwhile General Secretary of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, (NUPENG), Comrade Frank Kokori, emerged at the weekend.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) made good their threat on Wednesday when they picketed the house of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige over his refusal to inaugurate the Frank Kokori led board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).

VATLAD: NLC acted unlawfully in picketing minister’s residence

Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy, VATLAD, has strongly condemned the reported decision by the leadership of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to picket the residence of the Minister of Labour (Dr Ngige Chris) which led to violence and injuries.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC urges workers to protest on Monday against Minister Ngige

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared that a national protest will hold in Abuja on Monday to embarrass Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment.

Delta community blocks East-West road, gives minister ultimatum

Ovu community, home town of the former NUPENG Secretary General, Chief Frank Ovie Kokori, today, blocked the busy East/West road in protest of the refusal of the Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige, to swear in their son as Chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF.

NLC urges minister to inaugurate Frank Kokori as NSITF board chairman before May 1

The Nigeria Labour Congress on Sunday told the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, to inaugurate Chief Frank Kokori as the chairman of the board of the National Social Insurance Trust Fund before May 1, this year.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, yesterday said local medical institutions in the country absorb only about 20 per cent of medical doctors seeking opportunity for their residency programmes.

Minister Ngige: Nigeria lacks facilities to train medical doctors

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, yesterday said local medical institutions in the country absorb only about 20 per cent of medical doctors seeking opportunity for their residency programmes.

NSITF Board: Ministry accuses labour of disrupting inauguration

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has accused the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) of disrupting the inauguration of the new board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).

NSITF inauguration postponed indefinitely as labour union accuses minister of impropriety

The inauguration was scheduled to hold by 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the minister’s conference room at the Ministry of Labour.

Frank Kokori out of NSITF board, posted to Labour institute

Veteran Labour leader, Comrade Frank Ovie Kokori, has finally lost his battle to chair the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) as President Muhammadu Buhari has given him another assignment.
A former vice-president and People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has described the ruling All Progressives Congress as an evil party that is determined to sink Nigeria.

Election: Atiku Abubakar’s endorsement splits Ohaneze Ndigbo

Chieftains of Ohaneze Ndigbo are split over the purported endorsement of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, by the organisation.
President Buhari presides over National Council of State Meeting in State House on 22nd Jan 2019-7

Council of State approves N27,000 as minimum wage for states, N30,000 for federal workers

National Council of State has pegged the National Minimum wage at N27,000.

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The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.

Sports minister approves fund to refund IAAF overpayments

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.
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Lagos-Ibadan rail: We’re overcoming impediments in Lagos section – CCECC

The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Police declare four cultists wanted in Lagos

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rules out coalition as he forms new Canadian government

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