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The National Industrial Court in Abuja has ordered the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) to pay a whistleblower, Sambo Abdullahi, all his salaries and other emoluments from December 22, 2017, till date.

Senate queries NBET over N1.5 billion unremitted fund

The Senate has queried the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company, NBET, over alleged unremitted N1.5 billion as the total amount being accrued as accumulated interests from investments in Treasury Bills.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – full text

Fellow Nigerians, It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs.

AGF: How NHIS spent N4.93 billion on pre-retirement overseas training, others

The Office of the Auditor General for the Federation has uncovered about N4.93bn unapproved allowances paid by the management of the National Health Insurance Scheme to its members of staff.

Minimum wage: Federal government, labour shift ground, negotiations continue today

The meeting between the organised labour and representatives of the Federal Government has been moved till Wednesday, Oct. 16, to allow for sorting out of all grey areas of contention.
Chris Ngige

Federal government can’t meet Labour’s wage demand – minister

The Federal Government cannot meet the demand of Labour in the new minimum wage regime, Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige, said on Tuesday.
Chris Ngige

Minimum Wage: Federal government, labour leaders meet over consequential adjustment

Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, on Wednesday met separately with members of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council; the leadership of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the impasse arising from consequential adjustment of the national minimum wage.

Federal government directs inclusion of sacked staff school teachers in payroll

The Federal Government has directed that the Accountant-General office and National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission should commence the process of including in the payroll sacked teachers of staff schools in the 2020 budget.

Ex-ICPC chief takes over wages commission

Mr Ekpo Nta, former Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission (ICPC), has taken over the leadership of the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC).

ICPC ex-chairman takes over salaries and wages commission

Former Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission (ICPC), Mr. Ekpo Nta, has taken over the leadership of the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC).
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

Minimum wage: No worker should be cheated – NLC chief

The President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has assured workers, especially those in the states and local government, the group will do everything to ensure that they are not short-changed in any way in the payment of the new national minimum wage.
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the families of the students of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ABTU), Bauchi State, who lost their lives following the collapse of a bridge at its Gubi Campus after a downpour on Monday night.

Minimum wage: Organised labour seeks President Buhari’s intervention

Organised labour unions on Thursday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to help resolve the dispute over the N30,000 new minimum wage.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

Minimum wage: Federal government not sincere – labour

The Organized Labour has accused the Federal Government of not being sincere by alleging that Labour is responsible for the delay in the implementation of the new N30, 000 Minimum Wage.
The Federal Government has attributed delay in the implementation of the “Consequential Adjustment” of the N30, 000 new minimum wage to the unrealistic demands of labour unions.

NSIWC: How labour is delaying implementation of minimum wage

The Federal Government has attributed delay in the implementation of the “Consequential Adjustment” of the N30, 000 new minimum wage to the unrealistic demands of labour unions.

TUC rejects federal government circular on minimum wage implementation

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has accused the federal government of betrayal of trust over implementation of the new national minimum wage.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC chapters to write governors on implementation of new minimum wage

There are strong indications that the state chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress will as from May 1 begin talks with their state governments on the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage recently approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari

New minimum wage: I expect more commitments from workers – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Nigerian workers to justify the signing into law of the new N30,000 National Minimum wage by showing more commitments to their work.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Aviation union shuts down agencies’ offices at Lagos airport

The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) on Friday shut down the offices of aviation agencies at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, over the delay in the release of their Conditions of Service.

Aviation union to down tools Friday over delay in release of conditions of service

The National Union of Air Transport Employees will on December 14 embark on a nationwide protest over the delay in the release of the conditions of service of all aviation agencies by the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission.

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Jerusalem church suffers damage in arson near Garden of Gethsemane

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Former Minister of Defence, General Domkat Yah Bali, is dead. He was aged 80.

Ex-Defence minister Domkat Bali passes on

Bali, a respected general, was member of the highest decision making body of government during the military era in the 1980s. He was a member of the Supreme Military Council from 1984 to 1985 during the Major General Muhammadu Buhari military regime. Bali also served as member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council from 1985 to 1990 during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Lebanese-french businessman Ziad Takieddine is accused of being an intermediary between former Libyan and French leaders.

Lebanon arrests businessman linked to former French president’s corruption case

Lebanese authorities have arrested a Lebanese French businessman who allegedly funnelled millions of euros from former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi to former French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the latter’s 2007 election campaign, a judicial source said.