Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Federal Government"

    Labour gives FG 14-day ultimatum over minimum wage

Labour gives FG 14-day ultimatum over minimum wage

Organised labour has given the federal government 14 days to reconvene the committee on a new minimum wage or risk industrial action.Leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC) frowned at the decision of Chris Ngige, minister of labour, to adjourn the work of the committee indefinitely.Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, said [...]

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    FG accuses Switzerland of ‘daylight robbery’ in recovery of looted funds

FG accuses Switzerland of ‘daylight robbery’ in recovery of looted funds

The federal government has accused Switzerland of “robbing” Nigeria in the course of recovering funds looted from the country.Nigeria recently signed an agreement with Switzerland for the release of $322 million said to have been stolen by Sani Abacha, former military head of state.This is just one of the previous recoveries made by both current and past administrations of the [...]

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    ‘Too many journalists imprisoned for wrong reasons’ — group demands release of Jones Abiri

‘Too many journalists imprisoned for wrong reasons’ — group demands release of Jones Abiri

The coalition for whistleblower protection and Press Freedom is calling on the federal government to release Jones Abiri, journalist who was arrested and have been detained for two years.On July 16, 2016, Abiri, publisher of the Weekly Source, a newspaper based in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, was picked by agents of the Department of State Service (DSS) on the allegation [...]

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    Salkida: 30 Chibok schoolgirls are alive — not 15

Salkida: 30 Chibok schoolgirls are alive — not 15

Ahmad Salkida, journalist known for having access to the leadership of the Boko Haram sect, has again, taken to Twitter with new information on the Chibok schoolgirls.In a series of tweets on Saturday, Salkida had said 98 of the girls had died in captivity.“Many of the girls have died as a result of crossfire and bombardments of the security forces [...]

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    Kukah: Amnesty to Boko Haram shows FG knows something we don’t

Kukah: Amnesty to Boko Haram shows FG knows something we don’t

Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, says the amnesty the federal government granted to repentant Boko Haram members shows it is privy to some information.Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Friday, Kukah said the offer of amnesty shows the insurgent group has not been weakened as the military claimed.Kukah said he had raised the issue of amnesty to [...]

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    Shehu Sani to FG: Ask UK, UAE to publish names of Nigerians with properties abroad 

Shehu Sani to FG: Ask UK, UAE to publish names of Nigerians with properties abroad 

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says names of Nigerians owning properties abroad should be made public rather than being disclosed only to the federal government.Dubai, the commercial city in UAE, the UK and the US are among the favourite destinations for corrupt Nigerian government officials to invest heavily in real estate.In August last year, President Muhammadu Buhari signed an [...]

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    Amnesty on herdsmen killings: It’s not enough for govt to make pronouncements

Amnesty on herdsmen killings: It’s not enough for govt to make pronouncements

Amnesty International has condemned the wave of violence in the country, asking the federal government to punish all those involved.According to the organisation, over 80 people were killed between January 1 and January 5 in Benue, Rivers, Taraba and Kaduna alone.In a statement signed by Osai Ojigho, director of Amnesty International in Nigeria, the human rights organisation clamoured for accountability [...]

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    Pump price of fuel should not go up ‘even by one naira’

Pump price of fuel should not go up ‘even by one naira’

Accountable Leadership for Better Nigeria Initiative (ALBNI), a newly registered civil society group, says any plan to hike the price of petroleum products is “absurd” and should be “quashed”.The group said this in a statement jointly issued by Ogochukwu Paul, its director of media and communication, and signed by Remi Adebayo, president.“Our position on the planned fuel increment by the [...]

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    VAIDS: FG to seize 2,000 properties in Abuja

VAIDS: FG to seize 2,000 properties in Abuja

The federal government has said it will seize properties that are built and owned by corporate organisations from where taxes are not being paid.Babatunde Fowler, chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, said this on Thursday during a media workshop on voluntary assets and income declaration scheme (VAIDS).While urging individuals and companies yet to declare their earnings and pay relevant taxes [...]

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    Fuel scarcity may worsen as PENGASSAN threatens to shut down oil sector

Fuel scarcity may worsen as PENGASSAN threatens to shut down oil sector

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has issued a 7-day ultimatum to the federal government owing to “anti-labour policies” by some oil and gas companies.In a statement on Thursday, the association said the action would lead to shutting down of all oil and gas installations, causing disruptions in fuel supply and distribution across the country.The [...]

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    Shell kicks as Amnesty calls for its probe over ‘horrific crimes’ in Ogoni

Shell kicks as Amnesty calls for its probe over ‘horrific crimes’ in Ogoni

Amnesty International (AI) has accused Shell Development Company of Nigeria of complicity in the “horrific crimes” committed by the Nigerian military in Ogoniland.AI said its records, internal company documents, and witness statements show Shell played a role in the “murder, rape and torture” of some citizens in Ogoni.A statement issued by the organisation on Tuesday said the findings are contained [...]

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    IPOB to FG: Defend yourself in court — not on the pages of newspapers

IPOB to FG: Defend yourself in court — not on the pages of newspapers

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the federal government of seeking to frustrate the hearing of its fundamental human rights enforcement suit.It said this while reacting to the application filed by the government at the community court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), challenging the fundamental rights suit before the court.In 2016, Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Many civil servants have been sacked for blowing the whistle, says Chido Onumah

INTERVIEW: Many civil servants have been sacked for blowing the whistle, says Chido Onumah

Chido Onumah, journalist and coordinator, African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), launched ‘Corruption Anonymous’ (CORA) in February. According to him, the project is aimed at creating confidence in the federal government’s whistleblower policy.In this interview with TheCable, he gives insights into the “missing links” in the policy; steps the government needs to take in order to prevent the [...]

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    35 states get N28bn loan to pay salaries — minus Lagos

35 states get N28bn loan to pay salaries — minus Lagos

The federal government has given approval for the release of N28 billion as budget loan for 35 states, excluding Lagos which does not need it.Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and national planning made this known to reporters at the end of the national economic council (NEC) meeting chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.According to him, each state will receive N800 million to [...]

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    INFOGRAPHIC: What each ministry got in the 2018 budget

INFOGRAPHIC: What each ministry got in the 2018 budget

The federal government submitted a proposed expenditure budget of N8.612 trillion for 2018 to a joint assembly of the national assembly on November 7.According to President Muhammadu Buhari, the budget is supposed to consolidate the efforts already made with the 2017 budget in developing infrastructure and maintaining economic growth.A breakdown of the 1,918-paged document shows that the ministry of finance [...]

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    We can’t disclose how states spent N388.3bn Paris club refund, says FG

We can’t disclose how states spent N388.3bn Paris club refund, says FG

Ahmed Idris, accountant general of the federation, says N388.304 billion spending of London Paris club loan refunds by 35 states “is protected by professional privilege, and therefore confidential.”Idris said this in response to a suit filed by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).The federal government released N388.304 billion of the N522.74 billion to 35 states as refunds of over-deductions on London-Paris [...]

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