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Strike: Federal government to continue negotiation with ASUU on Monday

The Federal Government says it will continue negotiation process with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday to resolve ongoing industrial action embarked by the striking lecturers.

ASUU strike: Federal government set to meet with union on Monday

The Federal Government will meet with the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) on Monday Dec.10, over the ongoing nationwide strike.

Nigeria assumes vice president position of “Government Group of ILO’’

Nigeria has assumed Vice President position of “Government Group of ILO’’ governing body, following the election of Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment at 107th session of the International Labour Conference.

Walter Onnoghen frowns at unresolved financial disputes

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, yesterday urged Judges to ensure speedy resolution of financial disputes pending in their courts so as to boost investor confidence in the economy.

Chris Ngige: Muhammadu Buhari will never tamper with activities of organised labour

The Federal Government says it will not restrain the activities of organised labour in the country but will continue to engage them in dialogue.

Chris Ngige: Employees cannot dictate salaries to their employers

Amidst the growing rage for the upward review of the national minimum wage, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, says employees cannot dictate to their employers what they ought to earn but an agreement must be reached collectively.

Minimum wage: Federal government pleads with labour to accept N20,000 proposed

The Minister of labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has implored the organised labour to accept a mutually agreeable new National Minimum Wage in order to avert labour crisis.

Minimum wage: Meeting with labour didn’t end in deadlock – Chris Ngige

The Federal Government says that the meeting with organised labour on the minimum wage did not end in a deadlock.

Minimum wage: Federal government, labour meet again October 4

The federal government and the organised labour would meet again on Oct. 4 to continue negotiation on the new minimum wage, Mr. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment has stated.

Minimum wage: NLC tells workers to begin warning strike Thursday

General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, directed all industrial unions in the country and state councils to immediately begin the mobilisation of their members in readiness for the warning strike.

Labour ministry denies car empowerment claim

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has denied a trending news item that the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment in partnership with the African Development Bank is empowering youths with Peugeot cars.

Keep off from ongoing health workers’ strike – Minister warns NMA

A statement through the Ministry’s Director of Press, Prince Samuel Olowookere, equally told NMA leadership to stop issuing threats to the Federal Government as it was firmly resolved to achieve a lasting industrial peace in all sectors without prejudice to perceived group interests.

Workers’ Day: Federal government commits to welfare of Nigerians

As Nigerians celebrate Workers Day, the Federal Government has pledged commitment to enhance workers’ welfare and prosperity for all citizens.

Strike: We are unmoved by federal government’s ‘No Work no Pay’ threat – JOHESU

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) have called a bluff of the federal government’s threat to invoke the ‘no work no pay rule’ rule should the unions persist in continuing with their strike.

Minister Chris Ngige urges national employment council to sustain job creation

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has urged the National Employment Council to create more sustainable and efficient ways of generating jobs to absorb unemployed youths in Nigeria.

Federal government begs health workers to return to work

The Federal Government has appealed to the striking members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) to return to work.

Ex-minister Hassan Lawal’s death a painful loss – Chris Ngige

Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Productivity, has described the death of the former Minister of Labour, Dr Hassan Lawal, as a huge loss to the labour sector and the nation at large.

Federal govt begs with SSANU, NASU, NAAT to suspend strike

The Federal Government has pleaded with the Non-Teaching Staff of the Nigerian Universities to suspend the three months strike they embarked upon since December 10 2017.

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National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.

NEMA: Shiites burnt down two quick response ambulances

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.
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NSE indices resume with 40% loss amid profit taking

Activities on the nation’s bourse opened for the week on Monday on downward posture, with crucial market indices shedding 0.40 per cent.
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Winifred Oyo-Ita: Unrealistic demands by labour unions hampering implementation of new minimum wage

The Federal Government has revealed that the new minimum wage of N30,000 is yet to be implemented in full across the board in the Federal Civil Service because of unrealistic demands of the labour unions.
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Tribunal: PDP tenders 241 exhibits against Governor Ganduje’s election

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 23 Governorship election in Kano State, on Monday, tendered 241 exhibits before the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
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Federal government set to deploy biogas for power generation

The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja affirmed its readiness to deploy biogas for electricity generation in the country.