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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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    NBS ‘has no data’ to back Ngige’s claim of seven million new jobs

NBS ‘has no data’ to back Ngige’s claim of seven million new jobs

Yemi Kale, statistician general of the federation, says the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has no data on the job creation claims made by Chris Ngige, minister of labour and productivity.The data chief made this statement in an interview with Abang Mercy.Ngige had earlier said the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has created seven million jobs through its programmes.But Kale said during the interview: [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did Ngige lie that Buhari has created 7 million jobs?

FACT CHECK: Did Ngige lie that Buhari has created 7 million jobs?

While addressing journalists on Thursday, Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, said President Muhammadu Buhari has created seven million jobs since assuming office in 2015.Ngige argued that the administration has created millions of jobs from the N-Power programme.“We promised jobs when we came on board, but what has happened is that people tried to quantify jobs in terms of [...]

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    Buhari has created 7m jobs, says Ngige

Buhari has created 7m jobs, says Ngige

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says President Muhammadu Buhari has created seven million jobs since coming to office in 2015.Ngige said this while speaking with journalists after meeting with Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.The minister explained that Nigerians quantified jobs in terms of "white collar jobs" but do not want to look at the "blue collar [...]

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    NEMA officials embark on nationwide strike

NEMA officials embark on nationwide strike

Some officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday embarked on a three-day warning strike.Some staff of the agency under the Association of Senior Civil Servant of Nigeria (ASCSN) and Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU) were seen with placards with inscriptions such as 'Mustapha Maihaja must go', 'Mustapha, we are tired of Aluta, pay our claims or resign, enough [...]

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    FG to enforce ‘no work, no pay’ rule

FG to enforce ‘no work, no pay’ rule

The federal government has started the process of enforcing “no work, no pay” rule, seeking means to ensure any worker who goes on strike will lose his or her pay for the period of the strike.Chris Ngige, minister of labour, disclosed this to state house correspondents at the end of the weekly meeting of the federal executive council.He said the [...]

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