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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.
President Muhammadu Buhari with President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa during the visit of President Buhari to Pretoria

President Buhari advocates strong Nigeria, South Africa relationship for African development

President Muhammadu Buhari says a strong strategic relationship between Nigeria and South Africa can become the engine for the rapid economic, political, social, cultural development of Africa, thereby delivering ‘the Africa we want’.
Ayuba Wabba

Labour threatens strike on October 16 over new minimum wage

Organised labour on Wednesday threatened to embark on a nationwide strike from October 16, if the Federal Government fails to reconvene the meeting of the committee negotiating the consequential adjustment on the new minimum wage.

Only 1.78% Nigerian workforce captured in pension net

Only 1.78 per cent Nigerian workforce is captured in the pension pot of the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) and have a secured life after retirement, a report obtained by newsmen has shown.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

President Buhari not against workers – minister

The Federal Government has reassured Nigerian workers that President Muhammadu Buhari is still committed to improving their welfare.
MTN office in Bodija, Ibadan vandalised — in pictures and videos 3

Xenophobia: Federal government urges citizens to stop attacking South African businesses

The Federal Government has called on Nigerians to stop the attack on South African companies operating in Nigeria, in retaliation for the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
Senator Tayo Alasoadura

Workplace hazard: Federal government urges adherence to Factory Act

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Senator Donald Alasoadura, has called for strict adherence to guidelines of the Factories Act to reduce risks and disasters in the workplace.

Minister promises to resolve minimum wage logjam

Reappointed Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has promised to speed up the processes for the implementation of the new minimum wage.

Labour urges patience over new minimum wage log-jam

The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) has advised Nigerian workers to continue to exercise patience as the Federal Government and labour continue to dilly-dally over a new minimum wage implementation.
Adams Oshiomhole

Minimum wage: Nigerian workers unfairly treated – Comrade Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has called on organised labour to challenge political leaders to ensure that state resources meet the needs of workers and other Nigerians.
Adams Oshiomhole

Minimum wage: Comrade Oshiomhole charges labour unions to challenge political leaders

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has called on organised labour to challenge political leaders to ensure that state resources meet the needs of workers and other Nigerians.

Workers threaten strike notice over minimum wage

Nigerian workers on Monday threatened to embark on fresh strike following the refusal of the Federal Government to implement the new national minimum wage.

Nigeria reiterates commitment to upgrade ILO country office

Nigeria has reiterated the need to upgrade the International Labour Organisation (ILO) country office in Abuja, which also covers Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Gambia, to the status of a decent work sub-regional office to serve the English-speaking countries of West Africa.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN blackmailed Nigeria into reducing $330 million fine – ex-minister

Immediate past Minister of Communication Adebayo Shittu on Thursday explained that Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) practically blackmailed the federal government into reducing the over $330 million controversial fine imposed on it by the National Communication Commission (NCC).

Group condemns attacks, blackmail on central bank chief Godwin Emefiele

A group, Yoruba Youth Democratic Movement (YYDM), has condemned what it called blackmail by some people who are against the re-appointment of the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Godwin Emefiele.
Isaac Okorafor

No money missing, stolen in central bank – spokesman

The Director, Corporate Communications, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Isaac Okoroafor, said that no money is missing or stolen from the bank’s coffers as reported in some section of the media.
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.
Chris Ngige

Minister asks workers to disregard NLC’s call for protest on Monday

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has asked workers to disregard the call by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for a one-day national protest on Monday.

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Police exhume another corpse in Benue rice farm

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Sunday Mba: I want to play active football again

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