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    ASUU denies receiving N163bn from FG, asks VCs to set the record straight

ASUU denies receiving N163bn from FG, asks VCs to set the record straight

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has denied receiving N163 billion from the federal government.In a statement on Sunday, Ade Adejumo, Ibadan zonal coordinator of the union, accused the federal government of spreading falsehood.Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, had announced that the federal government had released N163 billion to universities from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).ASUU [...]

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    FG has released N163bn to universities, Ngige tells ASUU but strike continues

FG has released N163bn to universities, Ngige tells ASUU but strike continues

The federal government says it has released N163 billion to universities from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, said this while addressing journalists after a meeting with leaders of Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) on Monday.ASUU has been on strike since November 2018 to press home demands such as the shortfall in salaries of [...]

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    FG signs MoU with labour, to transmit minimum wage bill to n’assembly Jan 23

FG signs MoU with labour, to transmit minimum wage bill to n’assembly Jan 23

The federal government says the national minimum wage bill will be transmitted to the national assembly on or before January 23.Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, made this known on Tuesday while speaking with journalists after a closed-door meeting with the leadership of organised labour in Abuja.Ngige said the federal government and organised labour have signed a memorandum of [...]

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    Buhari releases N15.4bn as ASUU, FG reach an agreement

Buhari releases N15.4bn as ASUU, FG reach an agreement

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government have finally reached an agreement.The union and the federal government reached the agreement on Monday, after a two-hour meeting in Abuja.The government agreed to release N15.4 billion in salary shortfall for the University teachers.The union is expected to call off its indefinite strike action any time from now.Chris Ngige, [...]

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    I’m a prophet the Igbo should listen to, says Ngige on 2019 elections

I’m a prophet the Igbo should listen to, says Ngige on 2019 elections

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says he is a prophet and the Igbo should listen to him ahead of the 2019 elections.The minister said it is in the "interest of the Igbo" to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 because he will win his re-election bid.Addressing All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders and candidates in Anambra on Tuesday, [...]

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    ASUU strike will soon be called off, says Ngige

ASUU strike will soon be called off, says Ngige

Chris Ngige, minister of labour, says the ongoing strike by the the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will soon be called off.Ngig said this is based on the federal government’s consideration of some demands of the union.He said the federal government was optimistic that the strike would soon be called off to pave way for students to resume academic activities, [...]

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    Ngige: ASUU, FG have reached partial agreement

Ngige: ASUU, FG have reached partial agreement

The federal government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have reached a partial agreement, Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, announced on Monday.Ngige made the announcement at a reconciliation meeting aimed at finding ways of resolving the strike which commenced on November 5.He said: "We have finished our deliberation for today. I am happy to [...]

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    Strike: FG schedules another meeting with ASUU

Strike: FG schedules another meeting with ASUU

The federal government has convened yet another meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) over the ongoing strike.Chris Ngige, minister of Labour and employment, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.The statement signed by Samuel Olowookere, director of press in the labour ministry, said the meeting would hold on Monday.The lecturers embarked on the indefinite strike on [...]

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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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