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Egyptian archeologist open a wooden coffin belonging to a man in front Hatshepsut Temple at Valley of the Kings in Luxor on October 19, 2019. Egypt revealed on Saturday a rare trove of 30 ancient wooden coffins that have been well-preserved over millennia in the archaeologically rich Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

Egypt unveils trove of ancient coffins excavated in Luxor

Egypt revealed on Saturday a rare trove of 30 ancient wooden coffins that have been well-preserved over millennia in the archaeologically rich Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

JAMB urges UTME candidates to report fraudulent workers

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Thursday asked the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates to provide the details of any of its workers, who is involved in financial transactions with them.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minimum wage: Federal government, labour agree on consequential adjustments

Following three days of negotiations by Government and the Organised Labour on the consequential adjustments of the implementation of the new minimum wage of N30,000, both parties have finally reached an agreement.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minimum wage: Federal government, labour adjourn again

Organised labour and the Federal Government again failed to conclude negotiations over consequential adjustment in workers’ salaries as a result of the new minimum wage of N30,000 despite meeting for about nine hours.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP urges National Assembly to ensure Governor Bello uses requested N10bn for Kogi workers’...

The Peoples Democratic Party, on Tuesday, urged the National Assembly to invoke its statutory powers and directly channel the N10.069bn requested by President Muhammadu Buhari for payment of salaries and pensions of Kogi State workers.

Osun, Oyo Assemblies to meet over LAUTECH ownership crisis

The Osun State House of Assembly and its Oyo State counterpart, are now set to resolve the ownership crisis rocking the jointly-owned Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso and its teaching hospital, Osogbo.

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.

Workers shut down Kaduna Electric over unpaid salaries

Workers of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO), on Tuesday, shut down the headquarters areas and outstation offices of the company across the state.

Minimum wage: Labour, federal government in final push to avert strike

The Federal Government and labour unions are engaged in a last minute dialogue, to avert a nationwide strike by workers, slated for Oct. 16.

LAUTECH workers allege monarch’s complicity in crisis

Workers of College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (Lautech), have alleged that the Soun of Ogbomosho, Oba Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, is complicit in the university’s crisis.

Minimum wage implementation excites Kaduna local government workers

Workers of Sanga and Kaura Local Government Councils of Kaduna State on Monday expressed gratitude to the leadership of their respective councils for implementing the new minimum wage.

I never called for salary reduction – Nasarawa accountant-general

The Accountant-General of Nasarawa State, Mr Zakka Yakubu, has described as “fake”, news quoting him as calling for a downward review of workers’ salaries.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

World Bank, AfDB to give Ekiti $100 million loan to build airport, others

The Ekiti State Government has finally expressed its readiness to build an airport facility as part of efforts to attract investors to the state and make it the economic hub in all facets.
Chief Muyiwa Olumilua, the state Commissioner for Information and Value Orientation, said this in Ado Ekiti on Saturday at a news conference to announce activities to mark the first anniversary of the Gov. Kayode Fayemi-led administration in the state.

Why Ekiti governor failed to fulfill promise on arrears of salaries, others – commissioner

The Ekiti State Government has said that huge debt it inherited from the previous administration constrained it from fulfilling its promise to clear emoluments and salary arrears owed workers within one year.
Kayode Fayemi

Minimum wage: Comply with national template in payment – Ekiti workers tell governor

Workers in Ekiti State have called on Governor Kayode Fayemi to implement the N30,000 new minimum wage in consonance with the template set by the National leaderships of the labour centres.
Security operatives have taken over the National Assembly in preparation for the presentation of the 2020 appropriation bill by President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint seating of the legislature. 2

Tight security at National Assembly as President Buhari presents 2020 budget — in pictures

Security operatives have taken over the National Assembly in preparation for the presentation of the 2020 appropriation bill by President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint seating of the legislature.
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.

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