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    Again, Osinbajo meets economic team over minimum wage

Again, Osinbajo meets economic team over minimum wage

Members of the economic management team headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo held a meeting over the new national minimum wage on Wednesday.The meeting, presided over by the vice-president, was the second in a week. The team met on Monday on the same issue of workers' salaries.A source at the first meeting told TheCable that the federal government maintained its earlier [...]

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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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    Ngige: Decision on new minimum wage to be taken Monday

Ngige: Decision on new minimum wage to be taken Monday

Chris Ngige, minister of labour, says the federal government will decide on a new minimum wage on Monday.Ngige made the disclosure after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.He said an "enlarged meeting of all key stakeholders" in the government circle at both federal and state level had been scheduled for Monday.The minister said [...]

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    Ngige on new minimum wage: Employees can’t fix salaries for their employers

Ngige on new minimum wage: Employees can’t fix salaries for their employers

Chris Ngige, minister of labour, says employees cannot fix salary for their employers.The minister said this in reaction to the demand of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) that the government should increase the minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000.The state government had proposed N20,000 while the federal government recommended N24,000 but labour stood its ground.According to Samuel Olowookere, director [...]

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    Henceforth, federal workers will not be paid when on strike

Henceforth, federal workers will not be paid when on strike

The federal government has approved the implementation of no work, no pay principle when workers go on strike.The federal executive council (FEC) issued the approval during its weekly meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.Chris Ngige, minister of labour and productivity, said the report of the technical committee on industrial relations matters in the federal public service was adopted at the meeting.Ngige [...]

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    Clapping for Ngige with one hand

Clapping for Ngige with one hand

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, is wondering why we’re not clapping for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari first thing every morning and, perhaps, last thing at night before going to bed.In case we have forgotten, Ngige reminded us, we were sinking in the mire of falling oil prices and had almost been brought to our knees [...]

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    Minimum wage: Ngige describes labour’s 14-day ultimatum as ‘subtle blackmail’

Minimum wage: Ngige describes labour’s 14-day ultimatum as ‘subtle blackmail’

The federal government has described labour's 14-day ultimatum as "a subtle blackmail" to stampede the tripartite committee on the new national minimum wage.Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, said this at a news conference on Thursday in Abuja.Ngige said it is not true that the federal government is trying to stall negotiations."The following facts speak in that direction, if [...]

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    Ngige: Nigerians should be clapping for Buhari’s government on a daily basis

Ngige: Nigerians should be clapping for Buhari’s government on a daily basis

Chris Ngige, minister of labour, says nobody could have performed better than President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking when he met with journalists in Onitsha, Anambra state on Sunday, Ngige said Nigerians ought to be clapping for the government of Buhari on a daily basis.The minister said the situation of the country could have been worse if Buhari had not been elected in 2015.He [...]

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    Ekweremadu: I donated N5m to APC after Ngige asked for help in 2014

Ekweremadu: I donated N5m to APC after Ngige asked for help in 2014

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says he gave the All Progressives Congress (APC) N5 million to help it gain grounds in 2014.Addressing his constituents in Enugu on Sunday, Ekweremadu said he extended the gesture because Chris Ngige, minister of labour and productivity, asked him for the “help”.Various political parties came together to form the APC merger in the bid to [...]

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    Lai says rift between Oshiomhole and Ngige will be resolved

Lai says rift between Oshiomhole and Ngige will be resolved

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the rift between Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), and Chris Ngige, minister of labour, will be resolved.Mohammed said this while briefing reporters at the end of the weekly federal executive council (FEC).Mohammed said he would not make further comments on the rift because he needed to confirm the authenticity of [...]

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    Oshiomhole threatens to expel ministers from APC over non-compliance with Buhari’s orders

Oshiomhole threatens to expel ministers from APC over non-compliance with Buhari’s orders

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has threatened to expel ministers from the ruling party for failing to comply with the instructions of President Muhammadu Buhari.Oshiomhole accused Chris Ngige, minister of labour, and Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, of failing to inaugurate boards under their ministries.The APC chairman said he had given a one-week ultimatum [...]

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    EXTRA: Ngige ‘campaigns’ for Fayose at APC rally

EXTRA: Ngige ‘campaigns’ for Fayose at APC rally

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment and a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), “campaigned” for Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor during the mega rally of the party in Ado-Ekiti, on Tuesday.The rally held ahead of the state’s governorship election slated for July 14.Ngigie metaphorically referred to Kayode Fayemi, the APC governorship candidate and the opposition parties as [...]

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    FG to review 500% tariff on alcoholic beverages, says Ngige

FG to review 500% tariff on alcoholic beverages, says Ngige

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says the federal government will review the newly introduced 500 percent excise duty on alcoholic beverages.Samuel Olowokere, director of press, ministry of labour and employment, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja.The minister was quoted to have made the comment when members of the National Union of Food, Beverage and [...]

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    NLC cautions Ngige: Taking new minimum wage for granted harmful to Buhari

NLC cautions Ngige: Taking new minimum wage for granted harmful to Buhari

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says Chris Ngige, minister of labour and productivity, is doing the president great harm by taking the issue of new minimum wage for granted.Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, made the statement on Friday while reacting to a comment credited to Ngige.The labour minister had said workers should not expect the new minimum wage by September, as [...]

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    Ngige escapes mob attack at APC meeting

Ngige escapes mob attack at APC meeting

Aggrieved youth in Anambra attempted to attack Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, during a meeting of stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday.The meeting, which held in Awka, the state capital, was aimed at harmonising the differences in the party’s Saturday ward congress.Things took a different turn when aggrieved members of the party started protesting and [...]

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    FG says new minimum wage will be implemented in Q3

FG says new minimum wage will be implemented in Q3

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says the implementation of the new minimum wage will begin in the third quarter of 2018.Ngige made this known while speaking at the 40th-anniversary celebration of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC( in Abuja on Monday.He said the negotiation committee for the new minimum wage for workers has received memoranda from all the stakeholders [...]

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