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This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

OPS: Nigeria loses N6 trillion to Apapa gridlock

The Organised Private Sector (OPS) said Nigeria had lost about N6 trillion across the different sectors due to the Apapa gridlock and called for urgent infrastructure development at the Lagos ports.
Timothy Olawale - Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)

NECA cautions state governments on VAT increase

Against the backdrop of President Muhammadu Buhari’s advice to state governments to increase Value Added Tax (VAT) in an attempt to increase their revenue, the organised private sector (OPS) has tasked the states to enlighten the masses.
Special Adviser to President on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Mr Tola Johnson (Middle) during a press briefing on MSMEs in Abuja.

Presidential aide lauds NAFDAC for suspending MSMEs tariff hike

Mr Tola Johnson, a Presidential Aide, has commended the National Agency for Food and Drug Control (NAFDAC) for suspending its recent hike of tariffs of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

SEC’s abuse of power negatively impacts Oando’s employees, board of directors

In the Oando versus the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) crisis it seems the SECs strategy is to use silent warfare and third parties to achieve one objective - the destruction of Oando PLC.
Austin Enejamo-Isire

Presidency: Austin Enejamo-Isire is NSITF board chairman

The Presidency says Mr Austin Enejamo-Isire is the authentic Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), and will be inaugurated at Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidency speaks on removal of Frank Kokori as NSITF board chairman

The Presidency on Sunday said the removal of veteran labour activist, Frank Kokori, as the proposed Chairman of the Board of the Nigeria Social Investment Trust Fund has the blessing of President Muhammadu Buhari.
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 directs workers to subject minister to ridicule at airports

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has directed workers in the nation’s airports and workers in the 163 countries that are members of the International Trade Union Confederation to subject the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, to ridicule for inviting thugs against workers on a “lawful protest” to his house.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

OPS hails President Buhari on minimum wage assent

The Organised Private Sector (OPS) says signing the new minimum wage into law is an indication of President Muhammadu Buhari’s passion and concern for workers in the country.

NECA urges federal government to stop stamp duty charges

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, NECA, has appealed to the Federal Government to stop deducting stamp duty charges from bank customers in the country.

TUC: Inflation to affect new minimum wage

Inflation has seriously affected the purchasing power of the N30, 000 National Minimum Wage recently approved by the Senate, the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has said.

Court dismisses NECA, Nigeria Breweries’ suit against lottery commission

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the suit filed by the Nigeria Employer’s Consultative Association, NECA, and the Nigeria Breweries against the National Lottery Regulatory Commission on whether sales promotion by companies fall within the regulation of the commission.

TUC: Inflation has eroded N30,000 minimum wage purchasing power

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has hinted that inflation has seriously affected the purchasing power of the N30,000 national minimum wage, recently passed by the Senate.
Timothy Olawale - Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)

NECA warns federal government on VAT hike

Nigeria’s influential employers union has warned the Federal Government not to go ahead with a proposal to increase the Value-Added Tax (VAT) charged in the country.
Timothy Olawale - Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)

NECA seeks policy stability in new administration

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), has called on the Federal Government to ensure sustained commitment on the stability of economic policies, social investment programmes and deepening of engagement with the private sector in President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term.

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.

NECA: Strike worsens Nigerian graduates employability

As academic activities returned to the nation’s universities, yesterday, after over three months industrial action, Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA, has pleaded with Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and the government to end the incessant strikes in the nation’s university education.

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.

NECA: Nigeria’s mounting debt signals danger for economy

Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association says Nigeria’s increasing debt burden could have negative implications on developmental capacity of the economy.

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Tribunal: Witness faults results of presidential election claimed by Atiku Ababakar, PDP

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Governor El-Rufai seeks assembly’s approval of N81.68 billion supplementary budget

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has began deliberations on the N81.68 billion supplementary budget forwarded to it by Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai.

Operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander as Naf redeploys senior officers in fresh shakeup

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has appointed new Branch Chiefs, redeployed two Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and other senior officers.

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