Labour Party National Chairman, Abdulsalam, is dead

The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, is dead.He died in Abuja after early morning prayers, on Tuesday.His closest friend and political associate, the former National Chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council, Peter Ameh, confirmed the death to our correspondent on the telephone.He said, “I’ve lost a friend of several decades. He[...]

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Petrol, electricity tariff hike: FG not prepared for honest dialogue ― Labour

The Organized Labour accused the Federal Government of not being prepared for a sincere and honest dialogue in finding a lasting solution to the petroleum price increase and electricity tariffs.The organised labour also accused the government of violating the understanding reached by the two parties before the planned September strike was suspended, adding that it[...]

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Egypt demands Okonjo-Iweala’s candidature for WTO disqualified

Egypt has officially demanded that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s nomination to contest for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) should not be recognised. Egypt through its representation said member states of the African Union (AU) had been required to nominate candidates for the director-general position by November 30, 2019 — over five[...]

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Labour gives States January 31 Deadline to pay Minimum Wage

The Trade Union Congress of Nigerian (TUC) has given the 36 states a deadline to sign all the negotiation agreements and commence implementation of the N30, 000 national minimum wage latest by January 31, 2020. This is coming as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said that it would not extend the December 31, 2019[...]

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Labour gives 14day Ultimatum to FG- Minimum Wage

Organised labour has given the Federal Government an October 16 ultimatum to resolve all issues surrounding the consequential adjustment of salaries for the implementation of the minimum wage. Its leadership, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) threatened to call their members out for industrial action if the government failed[...]

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Newly sworn-in Zamfara State governor to reinstate 1,400 workers

Bello Matawallen-Maradun was yesterday sworn in as Governor of the besieged Zamfara State in a state ceremony.   The new administration of Zamfara State has promised to reinstate the 1,400 workers who were employed by the immediate past Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari.   Governor Bello Matawallen-Maradun announced this in Gusau yesterday while delivering his inaugural speech[...]

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NGF Raises Alarm: We cannot pay proposed minimum wage

The Executive Governor of Zamfara State and chairman of Governors forum has warned the senate to desist from actions that would bring further issues between state governors and labour. Governor Yari issued the warning in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the public hearing on new National Minimum Wage bill on Monday in[...]

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Breaking: Council Of State Meets, New Minimum Wage set below N30,000

The council of state meeting just ended with Obasanjo, Saraki and all political gladiators from both spectrum present. The group made recommendations for the much agitated minimum wage to be left at a sustainable level where the states could actually pay. The National Council of State therefore has recommended a new wage of N27,000. The[...]

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Minimum wage: FG to review revenue sharing formula

The Federal Government is considering a review of the federation allocation sharing formula as demanded by Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, to accommodate the N30,000 minimum wage for states. The NGF recently pushed for a new fiscal restructuring plan due to the present economic realities in their states, which they claimed had made it impossible for[...]

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Photos: NLC Minimum wage rally in Abuja

The Nigeria Labour Congress’ (NLC) President, Comrade Ayuba Waba and other labour leaders held a rally on Tuesday to create awareness on the new Minimum Wage for workers at the Federal Capital territory, Abuja. See photos here:

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Minimum wage: NLC wants govs who diverted bailouts probed

The General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Peter Ozo-Eson, said governors who claimed to lack the financial capacity to pay the N30,000 minimum wage should not be taken seriously because some of them diverted the bailouts paid to them by the Federal Governments instead of paying backlog of workers’ salaries. Ozo-Eson also said in[...]

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Nigeria can pay N30,000 minimum wage, says Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has backed the organised labour’s agitation that N30,000 should be the national minimum wage for Nigerian workers. He also stressed that as a member of the Nigeria Governors Forum when he was the governor of Edo State, he had told his colleagues publicly that “when[...]

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NLC asks workers to vote out governors opposed to N30,000 minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says its members will not be intimidated by threat from the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) to sack workers if the new national minimum wage of N30,000 is implemented. Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, said this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja. The governors had said paying N30,000 new minimum[...]

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BREAKING: NGF calls for emergency meeting over minimum wage

Nigerian governors under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors Forum have called for an emergency meeting where the issue of the minimum wage is expected to be discussed in Abuja tonight. It is expected that the meeting, which will be presided over by the Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, will take a definite[...]

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95% of states can’t pay N30,000 minimum wage, says Ebonyi gov

David Umahi, Ebonyi state governor, says 95 percent of states in the country cannot pay the proposed N30, 000 minimum wage to workers. NAN reports that Umahi made the comment on Wednesday in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital. He said the payment of the N30, 000 can only be realised if the federation account allocation formula[...]

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Minimum wage: Labour reacts as FG denies approving N30,000

The Federal Government said on Wednesday the N30,000 minimum wage proposal contained in the report of the tripartite committee set up by the Federal Government was still a recommendation and had not been approved. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who spoke with State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council, said[...]

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BREAKING: Buhari endorses N30,000 minimum wage

President Muhammadu Buhari today endorsed N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. He said this while receiving the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The report was submitted by the committee’s chairman, Amal Pepple. Buhari has also promised to send a bill to the[...]

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The Minimum Wage in Nigeria: What Do We Really Know?

By T.Ade (PhD). Globally, minimum wage has been a controversial social welfare policy. This is possibly due to series of empirical studies that have shown mixed impact of this welfare policy on its intended beneficiaries and potential negative spill-over effects on non-beneficiaries in the form of price increase and job losses. The controversy is more[...]

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Court refuses to grant fresh order against labour’s planned strike

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday rejected a request for a fresh order stopping the organised labour from embarking on its planned indefinite strike scheduled to commence Tuesday. The court presided over by Justice Sanusi Kado also refused to grant a prayer for an order to compel the government to immediately[...]

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Just In: Aviation unions vow to cripple local, international flights

The unions in the country’s aviation sector have declared their intentions to partake in the indefinite strike scheduled to begin on November 6. The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) had announced the strike as a means to press home the demands for an upward review of minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000. In a notice on[...]

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BREAKING: ASUU Begins Nationwide Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared an indefinite nationwide strike. According to the organisation, the strike is to protest the poor funding of Nigerian universities. Led by its National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU declared the strike at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the Federal University[...]

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