NLC rejects N22,500 by govs, Indefinite Strike Begins Nov 6

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected the N22,500 proposed by the state governors as the New National Minimum Wage for workers in the country. Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, said this while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) had issued a communique after its meeting claiming that state governors can only pay N22, 500, as the new national minimum wage. “We wish to reiterate our position adopted at our National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Oct.…

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Hadiza Ali Dies Of Years Of Undisclosed Sickness, Throws Customs Officers Into Mourning

By Stephen Ubanna It was unexpected that Hadiza Jumai Ali, a 53 year-old wife of Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel, and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, will die on Monday , October 29, 2019. This is because  there had never been any rumor from the rumor mills that she was sick and thus, receiving treatment in any of the known Hospital at Abuja. Ali, the Customs Comptroller General , was said to have been going about his official duties without worry  of  having a sick wife to attend to …

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Confusion As Federal Government Rejects Governors’ Minimum Wage

By Oji Odu In what can best be described as a surprised twist, the Federal Government has rejected the N22,500 minimum wage which Nigerian governors’ said they could pay their workers. To many, this absence of a united front by both federal and state governments confirms the alleged untrustworthiness of government by organised labour in the quest for a new minimum wage regime.  The Minister of Labour and Productivity,  Chris Ngige, said that Federal Government has rejected the N22,500 minimum wage proposal by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF).  “The governors…

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The Black Mafioso: How Lagos Indigenes Reel under the Vice Grip Of Game of Thrones

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By Uche Mbah Lagos has, for years now, become a classic example of a state under the grip of different political mafia groups that has been fighting over the control of its vast resources-it is by far the richest of all the states in Nigeria. With a huge war chest of internally generated revenue (it hit N103.4 billion in the first quarter of 2018, which is the combined IGR of 31 states of the Federation) and Federal Allocations (N9.1billion in March alone) it is no wonder that many who are…

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