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President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC president berates Kaduna governor for calling workers ‘micro minority’

The President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has faulted Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, for describing workers as ‘micro minority’.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister threatens governors not paying new minimum wage

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has threatened legal actions against state governors not paying the new minimum wage.
Members of the security forces patrol Chad's capital N'Djamena following the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby in N'Djamena, Chad April 26, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Chadian security forces fire upon protesters in southern town

At least four people were shot and wounded in Chad's southern Mandoul region on Saturday when security forces fired upon a crowd demonstrating against last month's military takeover, witnesses and hospital sources said.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

NLC urges Kano governor to settle N26 billion outstanding pension, gratuities

The Kano State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed to Governor Abdulahi Ganduje to consider the payment of outstanding pensions, gratuities and death benefits of N26 billion to retirees.
As Nigerians mark Workers’ Day, the Speaker, Taraba State House of Assembly, Professor Joseph Albasu Kunini has commended the workers in the state for their dedication to duty and assured them of all necessary support from the legislature to make the working environment in the state most conducive.

May Day: Taraba speaker salutes workers’ dedication

As Nigerians mark Workers’ Day, the Speaker, Taraba State House of Assembly, Professor Joseph Albasu Kunini has commended the workers in the state for their dedication to duty and assured them of all necessary support from the legislature to make the working environment in the state most conducive.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Senator Bamidele: Nigerian government should make minimum wage profitable to workers

The Chairman of the Southern Senators’ Forum, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to work on the economy, arrest inflation, increase production and strengthen the naira for the N30,000 minimum wage to be meaningful to Nigerian workers.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

May Day: Benue governor assures workers of steady welfare

Gov. Samuel Ortom has assured Benue State workers of steady welfare in spite of continuous dwindling resources in the country and other challenges facing the state.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Workers Day: Senate president urges labour to consider higher national interest always

Ahead of the May 1 Workers Day celebration, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Friday, Senator urged organised labour to always look at the larger picture and consider higher national interest in their responses to government policies and actions.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Labour leaders, workers task Nigerian government on good governance, security, welfare

Some Labour leaders and workers on Friday in Abuja appealed to the Federal Government to intensify efforts in providing good governance, improve workers’ welfare and address insecurity confronting the country.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

May Day: Senate president salutes Nigerian workers

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerian workers as they join the rest of the world in commemorating the International Workers Day.

TUC to engage Lagos agency to address hazardous working environment

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has vowed to engage the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) to address issues bothering on hazards and other unsafe measures associated with some work environment both in the private and public sector in Lagos and beyond.

Nigerian retiree laments N9,000 monthly pensions

It was tale of woe in Kaduna on Thursday as retired textile industry worker, Gideon Shenpam, narrated the ordeal of living on N9,000 monthly pensions.
FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Antwerp, Belgium March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

EU demands immediate access to UK-made vaccines in AstraZeneca legal battle

European Union lawyers on Wednesday demanded AstraZeneca immediately deliver COVID-19 vaccines from its factories in Britain, in a move that risks reigniting a spat with London over scarce vaccine supplies.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

Nigerian banks lay off 8,584 staff in one year

As the businesses restructured to adapt to the new normal, the banking industry is not left out as the number of employees in the industry reduced by 8.3 per cent compared to the number of banking staff in December 2019.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Spain arrests Mallorca man for spreading coronavirus

Authorities in Spain have confirmed arresting a Mallorca man for infecting 22 people with Covid-19.
Police officers secure the area where an attacker stabbed a female police administrative worker, in Rambouillet, near Paris, France, April 23, 2021. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French police worker’s killer watched jihadist videos just before attack – prosecutor

The Tunisian national who killed a police administrative worker last Friday near Paris had watched religious videos glorifying acts of jihad just before carrying out his attack, said France's anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard.
The murder on Friday of a police employee in a Paris commuter town was an attack on the French Republic, said Prime Minister Jean Castex.

Murder of police employee was an attack on France – premier

"Once again, the Republic has been attacked. Once again, the French state has been threatened. We will not let this go by," Castex said on Saturday, speaking to reporters from the southern city of Toulouse.
Workers at the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation have expressed “deep sorrow’’ over the death of Alhaji Saleh Rabo, a member of the company’s board, who died on April 16.

NTDC workers mourn Saleh Rabo

Workers at the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation have expressed “deep sorrow’’ over the death of Alhaji Saleh Rabo, a member of the company’s board, who died on April 16.
The price of cement has dropped with about 25 per cent in Enugu, a market survey by newsmen has revealed.

Consumers groan as cement price soar in South East

Prices of cement has increased by 67 per cent in the South East states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo, newsmen report.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: Unemployment rate grows by 2% in February

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday said the share of Nigerians working in February 2021 dipped by 2 percent from 72 percent in September 2020.

Public works programme participants lament non-payment by government

Participants in the Federal Government’s Special Public Works programme have complained about the non-payment of their stipends three months after the initiative took off.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC demands reversal of mass sack of Kaduna workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress has called on the Kaduna State Government to reverse the mass sack of workers in the state, describing it as an “arbitrary and cruel” decision.

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Gunmen abduct Miyetti Allah’s chairman in Kogi

The Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Kogi State, Alhaji Wakili Damina, has been abducted.
According to the Brit, a world heavyweight title showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be announced in the next two weeks

Tyson Fury frustrated by delay to bout vs Anthony Joshua

WBC champion Tyson Fury is said to be “frustrated” about the delay in announcing a confirmed date for his fight against Anthony Joshua.
2. The National Security Council (NSC) has reconvened at the State House, Abuja, with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

Presidency warns over ‘plot to overthrow’ President Buhari’s government

The Presidency on Tuesday warned that it will deal decisively with any group that does anything to undermine the democratically elected government in the country. even if some unruly feathers would be ruffled in the process.
Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday hosted popular Nigerian comedy group, Ikorodu Bois.

Lagos governor celebrates Ikorodu Bois

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday hosted popular Nigerian comedy group, Ikorodu Bois.
The National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, Tuesday, reiterated commitment to ensuring the eradication of Genetically Modified Organisms, (GMOs) in the country, as well as assuring Nigerians of safe products in the market.

NBMA reiterates commitment to clamp down on GMOs

The National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, Tuesday, reiterated commitment to ensuring the eradication of Genetically Modified Organisms, (GMOs) in the country, as well as assuring Nigerians of safe products in the market.

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FRSC intercepts ‘human trafficker’ in Anambra

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra State on Tuesday intercepted a suspected human trafficker and rescued five suspected victims.
Reality TV star and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner has formally launched her campaign to run for governor of California.

Caitlyn Jenner: Transgender athletes born male should not play on girls’ sports teams

Caitlyn Jenner has said that transgender athletes who were born male should not be allowed to compete in girls’ sports teams.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano governor: Nigeria can’t progress with current level of corruption

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has said Nigeria cannot progress with the level of corruption in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Abia: Police blame station attack on common criminals

The Police have blamed Wednesday’s attack on Nkporo Police Station, in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia, on “common criminals,” saying they were repelled from achieving their mission.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe to upgrade airport to international standard

Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has stated that his administration will work with the National Assembly and relevant authorities to ensure the take over and standardisation of the Gombe airport by the federal government for the state to leverage on what it generates to provide more services to the people.