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Ex-TUC chief: Nigerian government still subsidising petrol

A former Trade Union Congress president, Peter Esele, said the recent announcement of increment in fuel pump price by Petroleum Retail Outlets Owners Association of Nigeria (PETROAN) showed that the federal government is still subsidising petrol.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers: We’ve begun full implementation of minimum wage

Rivers State Government says it has commenced full implementation of the National Minimum Wage of N30,000 with effect from January this year.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Minister: Why another hike in price of petrol is inevitable

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva, has asked Nigerians to ready to endure the pain of another hike in the price of premium motor spirit, popularly called petrol, even as the country is also set to benefit from the rise in price of crude oil in the international market.
Chris Ngige

Minister: President Buhari right to reappoint accountant-general despite clocking 60

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari did not violate any law by reappointing Ahmed Idris as the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF).
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigerian government, labour receive technical committee report on petrol

The Technical Committee on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) Pricing Framework has submitted its report to the Federal Government and the Organised Labour.
The Federal Government on Monday resumed its meeting with the organised Labour over the issues of increases in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff hike.

Nigerian government meets labour over fuel price, electric tariff hike

The Federal Government on Monday resumed its meeting with the organised Labour over the issues of increases in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff hike.

NLC, TUC commend Imo governor for prompt payment of salaries

The National leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has commended Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State for prompt payment of salaries inspite of the economic challenges facing the country.

Stakeholders to block states from proposed pension funded infrastructure fund

As the pension assets of the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, continue to rise, hitting N12.3 trillion as at November 2020, stakeholders have dismissed the move by the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, to borrow part of the fund arguing that majority of the states in the country have not keyed into the scheme.

Oyo government donates 18-seater buses to TUC, NULGE

Oyo State government, on Friday, donated one 18-seater bus each to the state chapters of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE).

Ekiti assembly sacks workers as labour protest

The Ekiti State House of Assembly Service Commission on Tuesday sacked 21 members of its staff for sundry offences including irregular appointment, absenteeism, and other allegations that contravened the condition of service.
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Kano: Labour threatens strike over salary, pension deductions

Kano State councils of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), on Friday, said should the state government further deduct from the civil servants’ salary and pension, it would take “appropriate legal and/or industrial action to seek for redress”.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Kebbi senator urges dialogue to avert future NLC strike

Sen. Bala Ibn Na’Allah, representing Kebbi South senatorial zone, has called for dialogue, maturity, cooperation and understanding in the wake of the suspended Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) strike in Kebbi.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC, TUC suspend strike in Kebbi

Newsmen report that other demands by the NLC and TUC are payment of leave grants to civil servants on grade level 07 to 16 in 2019, payment of leave grants of the year 2020, remittance of teachers pension contributions to Pension Funds Administrators, PFA and payment of gratuity to pensioners from 2017 to October 2018 as well as payment of new retirees from November 2018 to 2019.

TUC: Electricity tariff hike another betrayal of trust

TUC, in a statement by its President and Secretary-General, Quadri Olaleye, and Musa-Lawal Ozigi, respectively, said: “We are disappointed by the recent hike in electricity tariff, while negotiations were ongoing with the Organised Labour on the last hike because of the untold hardship it has brought on the workers and Nigerians as a whole.
The Deputy National President of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, Chika Onuegbu, has passed on.

TUC deputy national president passes on

The Deputy National President of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, Chika Onuegbu, has passed on.

Lagos TUC urges residents to approach 2021 with hope, enthusiasm

The Lagos State Council of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has urged Lagosians to approach 2021 with hope and enthusiasm in spite of the gloomy picture of 2020.

TUC decries spiraling unemployment rate in Nigeria

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has decried the nation’s spiraling unemployment rate, citing the population of the unemployed as exceeding the combined population of 35 of Africa’s 54 countries.
The Federal Government has restated its determination to complete the Nigerian Workers Affordable Housing Development programme.

Trade unions housing scheme on course

The government had through Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) entered into an agreement with leading labour unions – Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) – for the implementation of the scheme.

Petrol to sell for N162.44 per litre as from December 14

The Federal Government has reduced the pump price of premium motor spirit (petrol) from N168 per litre to N162.44 per litre effective from December 14, 2020.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Organised labour suspends strike in Niger

The organised labour in Niger has suspended its seven-day old industrial action over 30 per cent cut in salaries of civil servants in the state.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigerian government, labour leaders resume talks over petrol price hike, electricity tariff

The Federal Government has reconvened the meeting with the organised labour to continue dialogue on the recent increase in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff.

Nigerian government, labour engage stakeholders on way forward over electricity tariff

Following the recent introduction of the revised service reflective electricity tariff, the Federal Government in conjunction with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), yesterday, engaged the stakeholders on the right way to fully implement the tariff.

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NUJ calls for Sheikh Gumi’s arrest

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Friday, called for the arrest of Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, for saying journalists are criminals for calling bandits criminals.
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Nigerian government to launch new pricing framework for gas operations

The chairman of National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the federal government will launch a new pricing framework to regulate operations in the gas sector.
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OPC nabs four ‘kidnappers’ in Ibarapa

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“Now countries are still pursuing deals that will compromise the COVAX supply,” WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward told a briefing. “Without a doubt.”

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Countries seeking their own vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX programme for poor and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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Nigerian Army seizes Shekau’s farm in Sambisa

Nigerian soldiers have overrun a farm allegedly owned by Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, in the Sambisa forest, just as the military troops successfully repelled ISWAP terrorists who attacked Dikwa town on Friday evening.
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Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

CSO cautions Edo governor against divisive utterances

A civil society organisation in Edo, Labour and Civil Society Coalition, LASCO, has cautioned the state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, against making utterances that are capable of causing division in Edo polity.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

Kaduna governor asks federal government to grant state police, resource control to states

As part of efforts to address insecurity in Nigeria, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has called on federal government to devolve power by granting governors resource control, state police and a decentralised judiciary.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 521 new coronavirus cases

Worst still, health experts say the official numbers do not give a “full picture” of the outbreak in the country. They say low testing in many states across the country means infections have been under-reported, a situation considered the biggest challenge in the nation’s management of the outbreak.