Thursday, May 23, 2019

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    Minimum wage: FG to inaugurate implementation committee on Tuesday

Minimum wage: FG to inaugurate implementation committee on Tuesday

The federal government will, on Tuesday, inaugurate the N30,000 new national minimum wage implementation committee, almost one month after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the bill into law.Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.Ngige did not state when government would start payment but said that [...]

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    Buhari backs Ngige on NSITF crisis, redeploys Kokori

Buhari backs Ngige on NSITF crisis, redeploys Kokori

President Muhammadu Buhari has defended the refusal of Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, to swear in Frank Kokori as the chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) board.In a statement on Sunday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said Kokori has also been redeployed by the president to now head the board of Michael Imoudu National Institute for [...]

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    Ngige: I didn’t invite thugs to attack protesters

Ngige: I didn’t invite thugs to attack protesters

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, has denied inviting thugs to manhandle protesting workers who blocked the entrance to his residence in Abuja on Wednesday.The minister issued the denial in a statement by Nwachukwu Obidiwe, his special assistant on media.The protesting members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) had picketed the Abuja residence of the minister over the alleged [...]

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    ‘He has lost touch with reality’ — reactions to Ngige’s comment on doctors

‘He has lost touch with reality’ — reactions to Ngige’s comment on doctors

Chris Ngige, minister of labour, on Wednesday said, there is nothing wrong with doctors leaving Nigeria as the country has “more than enough” medical personnel.Speaking during a Channels TV programme, the minister defended the doctors searching for green pastures elsewhere, saying “if you have surplus, you export.”His statement has generated a lot of reactions. Below are some of the things [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Does Nigeria have enough doctors – as claimed by Ngige?

FACT CHECK: Does Nigeria have enough doctors – as claimed by Ngige?

On Wednesday, Chris Ngige, minister of labour, said Nigeria has "more than enough" medical doctors to cater for its needs. Ngige, who was speaking during a Channels Television programme, said there is nothing wrong with some of the doctors seeking green pastures elsewhere.The minister, who himself is a medical doctor, said: "We have more than enough doctors. You can quote [...]

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    Ngige: We have enough doctors… those who want to work abroad are free

Ngige: We have enough doctors… those who want to work abroad are free

Chris Ngige, minister of labour, says there is nothing wrong with doctors leaving Nigeria as the country has "more than enough" medical personnel.Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Wednesday, the minister defended the doctors searching for green pastures elsewhere, saying "if you have surplus, you export."Ngige's comment comes weeks after Saudi officials stormed Nigeria to recruit medical doctors, an [...]

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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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