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NLC demands inauguration of NSITF, other federal boards

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has again called on ministers to inaugurate the boards of federal parastatals already constituted by the federal government.

ASUU: Federal government begins disbursement of funds in April

The Academic Staff Union of Universities said the federal government has promised to disburse the total sum of N25 billions to Universities by April.

Parents, students commend federal government, ASUU over suspension of 3-month old strike

Parents and students in the FCT have commended the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for the suspension of the three-month strike.

Students express mixed feelings over suspension of ASUU strike

Some university students have expressed mixed reactions following the suspension of the three-month old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Students (ASUU).

Academic activities resume in universities as ASUU calls of strike

The leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday suspended the prolonged strike action with effect from Friday 8, 2019 following an agreement reached with the Federal Government on key issues of demand.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has denied receiving N163 billion from the federal government.

Strike: FG, ASUU to continue negotiations today

In a bid to resolve the ongoing strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, will hold another conciliatory meeting with the leadership of the union on Thursday.

Court issues warrant of arrest on TCN chief

The Chief Magistrate Court in Wuse Zone two, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has issued warrant of arrest on the the Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Engineer Muhammed Usman Gur, failure to appear before it to answer allegation of administrative irregularities and high handedness against him.

ASUU to convey federal government’s ‘reasonable’ offer to members, talks resume Thursday

The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have agreed to continue talks next week Thursday, after government made a reasonable offer, over the union’s demand for N50billion to end the ongoing strike.
President Buhari visits the Train the Trainer Course organised by the Election Planning and Monitoring directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on 28th Jan 2019-6

President Buhari vows to sustain war against corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 16 presidential election, has pledged to sustain the ongoing war against corruption if re-elected.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

President Buhari in Abakaliki for re-election campaign

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday arrived Abakaliki in continuation of his presidential campaign tour of the 36 states of the federation.
President of the NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba

Labour tackles federal government, governors over new minimum wage

The Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have slammed the Federal Government for presenting N27,000 in the New Minimum Wage Bill presented to the National Assembly against the resolution of the tripartite committee.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has denied receiving N163 billion from the federal government.

ASUU denies receiving N163 billion from federal government

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has denied receiving N163 billion from the federal government.

Minister Ngige clarifies federal government stance on national minimum wage

Dr. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, says the National Minimum wage of N27, 000 is standard for all workers, but the Federal Government will pay federal workers N30,000.

Federal government justifies new minimum wage bill, directs those opposing to National Assembly

The Federal Government says that the report and the recommendation of the Tripartite Committee on the new National Minimum Wage(TCNMW) is not binding on what the new wage should be.

ASUU: Federal government yet to make fresh offer over strike

The strike embarked upon by lecturers in the country’s universities may not end soon as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Thursday said the federal government has failed to make fresh offer on funding for the revitalisation of public universities in the country.

Anambra government disowns Ohanaeze’s endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi

The Anambra State Government has disowned the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Peter Obi, by the highest decision making body of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, ImeObi.
President Muhammadu Buhari solicited with the people of Anambra State to vote for APC. He said this on Thursday at the presidential campaign rally held at Holy trinity field in Onitsha.

Election: President Buhari solicits for votes in Anambra

Buhari who spoke at the rally said his government commissioned the newly completed Zik’s Mausoleum and was also at the palace of the traditional ruler of Onitsha Kingdom, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, where he met traditional rulers in the state.

Ohanaeze denies sabotaging President Buhari’s campaign

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation Ohanaeze Ndigbo has said that it fixed its “imeobi” meeting at Enugu today, oblivious of the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari, would visit the south east geopolitical zone for his re-election campaign.

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