Friday, April 5, 2019

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    NLC: Payment of salaries one of our finest moments with Buhari

NLC: Payment of salaries one of our finest moments with Buhari

Ayuba Wabba, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says one of the union's finest hours with President Muhammadu Buhari was when he released bail-out funds for states to offset arrears of salaries and pension.Wabba said this during a congratulatory visit by the leadership of the organised labour to the president in Abuja, on Thursday.Speaking during the visit, the labour [...]

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    Buhari: PDP still owes Nigerians explanation on ‘squandered resources’

Buhari: PDP still owes Nigerians explanation on ‘squandered resources’

President Muhammadu Buhari has told the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that it still owes Nigerians explanation on how it spent the huge resources that accrued to the country from oil sales between 1999 and 2014.The president spoke while addressing the leadership of organised labour which came to felicitate with him on his electoral victory at state house, Abuja on Thursday.Buhari [...]

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    NLC: We have no problem with FG’s advisory committee on minimum wage

NLC: We have no problem with FG’s advisory committee on minimum wage

Ayuba Wabba, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says the federal government’s advisory committee does not affect the interest of workers.Wabba said this in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Thursday.President Muhamamdu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated a technical advisory committee on the implementation of the new minimum wage.Wabba said the union "initially" thought the committee was set up [...]

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    Akwa Ibom women declare support for Onofiok Luke

Akwa Ibom women declare support for Onofiok Luke

Women across the 31 local government areas of Akwa Ibom state have declared support for Onofiok Luke, speaker of the house of assembly.Led by Glory Edet, commissioner for women affairs, the women clad in black attire, held a protest in the state on Wednesday.They wielded placards with inscriptions such as MUSA MUST GO; WE NEED PEACE IN AKS ; LUKE [...]

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    Minimum wage: FG rejects N22,500 proposed by governors

Minimum wage: FG rejects N22,500 proposed by governors

The federal government has rejected the N22,500 minimum wage proposed by the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF).In an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday, Chris Ngige, minister of labour, said he has made it known to the governors that the federal government is not in support of their proposal.On Tuesday, Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara and chairman of the NGF, had [...]

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    Yari: Governors lack the capacity to pay new minimum wage

Yari: Governors lack the capacity to pay new minimum wage

Abdulaziz Yari, chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF), says governors are not against the upward review of the minimum wage but they lack capacity to pay it.The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) had demanded N30,000 as minimum wage but the governors proposed N20,000 while the federal government said it could afford N24,000.Briefing journalists on the outcome of the forum's meeting [...]

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    NLC to FG: Spare no effort in recovering $10.1bn from MTN

NLC to FG: Spare no effort in recovering $10.1bn from MTN

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says the federal government should not spare any effort in ensuring that MTN refunds $10.1 billion.In a statement released on Sunday, Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, urged MTN to comply with the federal government's directive.The Central Bank of Nigeria had alleged that the telecommunications company repatriated $8.1 billion using irregular certificates of capital importation and the [...]

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    NLC president: Adewole acted like minister of doctors during health workers’ strike

NLC president: Adewole acted like minister of doctors during health workers’ strike

Ayuba Wabba, president, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has no right to deny the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) members of their salaries.Wabba said this while fielding questions from journalists after the union suspended its six weeks nationwide strike on Thursday in Abuja.The minister had earlier threatened not to pay the salaries of JOHESU members [...]

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    NLC: El-Rufai’s policies have made thousands of workers wretched

NLC: El-Rufai’s policies have made thousands of workers wretched

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) says the "draconian" leadership of Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has made thousands of workers in the state wretched.The Kaduna government had sacked primary school teachers for failing to pass assessment tests.In a New Year message to Nigerians on Sunday, Ayuba Wabba, president of NLC, said workers would be mobilised to march for the reversal [...]

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    NLC threatens to disgrace governors owing salaries

NLC threatens to disgrace governors owing salaries

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to name and shame state governors, who refused to pay complete salaries to workers in the country after receiving bailout funds.Ayuba Wabba, president of the congress, said this at the national executive council meeting of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) on Tuesday in Abuja.Wabba said some state governors [...]

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    NLC: Many countries want Nigeria to break up because they envy us

NLC: Many countries want Nigeria to break up because they envy us

Ayuba Wabba, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says "most countries" are unhappy that Nigeria is the Giant of Africa, and will therefore be happy to see the country disintegrate.He therefore urged Nigerians not to succumb to external forces working very hard to break up the country.Wabba, who made the appeal on Sunday while fielding questions at a NAN forum, [...]

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    One killed as police open fire on protesting workers in Nasarawa

One killed as police open fire on protesting workers in Nasarawa

Police in Nasarawa state allegedly shot four workers, killing one and leaving three critically injured.Ayuba Wabba, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) disclosed this to reporters at the Police Clinic in Lafia, capital of the state.Wabba said the incident happened at the gate of the Government House, where the workers had gone to await the outcome of the NLC [...]

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    NLC vs FG: Nigeria has won, says Lai

NLC vs FG: Nigeria has won, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has described the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to shelve its nationwide strike as a victory for Nigeria.Mohammed, who gave the commendation on Monday on the sideline of an interactive session with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Lagos, expressed delight over the suspension of the industrial action.“Nigeria has won, and I [...]

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    Tinubu: I can swear Buhari will NOT steal

Tinubu: I can swear Buhari will NOT steal

‎Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he can vouch for President Muhammadu Buhari when it comes to managing Nigeria's funds.Speaking at the headquarters of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on Friday, Tinubu described Buhari as honest and straightforward.The APC chieftain said that he was at the union's headquarters to appeal to the NLC to shelve [...]

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    Workers choose FG’s N145/litre over NLC strike

Workers choose FG’s N145/litre over NLC strike

The planned strike action by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) fell short of expectations as workers chose to pitch their tent with the federal government on new pump price of petrol.On May 11, the federal government announced an increase in the pump price of petrol, citing the lack of foreign exchange to continue importation as its reason.After the announcement, labour [...]

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    Labour unions prepare for ‘indefinite strike’, to shut down banks, airports, markets

Labour unions prepare for ‘indefinite strike’, to shut down banks, airports, markets

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the price of petrol within three days or face an indefinite industrial action.On Wednesday, the federal government announced an increase from N86.5 to N145 in the price of petrol.The government also explained that the reason for its decision was to halt the scarcity of the product.But on Saturday, [...]

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