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    How ‘thugs’ attacked protesters at Ngige’s residence

How ‘thugs’ attacked protesters at Ngige’s residence

Suspected thugs attacked protesting members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) at the residence of Chris Ngige, minister of labour, on Wednesday.The protesters picketed the Abuja residence of the minister over the alleged exclusion of a member of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) from the board.Ngige inaugurated the 11-member board in April, 18 months after President Muhammadu Buhari appointed persons [...]

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    NMA: 2000 health workers leave Nigeria every year

NMA: 2000 health workers leave Nigeria every year

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says at least 2000 workers in the health sector leave the country annually.Francis Faduyile, NMA national president, disclosed this in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state,  during the opening ceremony of the association’s 59th annual general conference/delegates meeting themed “Skill Repatriation in the Health Sector: Turning Nigeria’s brain drain to brain gain.”Faduyile was reacting to the comment of [...]

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    FG, ASUU fail to reach agreement as strike enters 88th day

FG, ASUU fail to reach agreement as strike enters 88th day

The federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have again failed to reach a compromise to end the ongoing strike by university lecturers.Lecturers commenced strike on November after accusing the federal government of reneging on some of its promises.All attempts to make them return to the classroom have ended in futility. ASUU had demanded that the government pay [...]

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    Go to n’assembly, says FG to those opposing N27k minimum wage

Go to n’assembly, says FG to those opposing N27k minimum wage

The federal government says the N30,000 figure proposed by the tripartite committee for the new national minimum wage is a mere recommendation to the president.In a statement on Friday Illiya Rhoda, an assistant director in the ministry of labour, said those who are not pleased with the new minimum wage should take their case to the national assembly.Illiya said President [...]

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    Mobil must reinstate 860 sacked staff, says Falana

Mobil must reinstate 860 sacked staff, says Falana

Femi Falana, a human right lawyer, has asked Chris Ngige, minister of labour, to mandate Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited to obey the supreme court ruling on the 860 security staff sacked by the company.In a letter dated September 19, 2018 to the minister, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) accused Exxon Mobil of flouting the ruling of the supreme court [...]

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    Ngige: Buhari healthier than 80 percent of Nigerians

Ngige: Buhari healthier than 80 percent of Nigerians

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says President Muhammadu Buhari is healthier than 80 percent of the Nigerian population.Ngige said this in reaction to concerns raised about the president's age and health, and how it may affect the discharge of his duties.Speaking with journalists in Awka, Anambra state capital, Ngige said as a doctor, he can boast of the president's [...]

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    ‘Oil companies seem more powerful than FG’: NUPENG to embark on warning strike

‘Oil companies seem more powerful than FG’: NUPENG to embark on warning strike

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) says its members would begin a three-day nationwide warning strike by January 9 2017, in protest of the anti-labour practices of international oil companies.Tokunbo Korodo, the south-west chairman of the union, told NAN in Lagos that the warning strike was inevitable because all other options had failed.He noted that in [...]

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    FG calls for more proactive measures to eliminate child labour

FG calls for more proactive measures to eliminate child labour

The federal government has called for more protective measures for the elimination of child labour in the country.Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, made the call during the celebration of 2016 World Day Against Child Labour with the theme "End Child Labour in Supply Chains: It's everyone's business".Ngige said "child Labour is a fundamental multi-dimensional development concern. It [...]

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    Fuel price hike: Technical committee resumes sitting

Fuel price hike: Technical committee resumes sitting

The technical committee constituted by the federal government and members of workers unions to consider the issues raised over the increment in petrol price has resumed sitting.Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, told journalists in Abuja on Thursday that the committee has had its inaugural meeting.Ngige, also the chairman of the committee, said the Secretary to the Government of [...]

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    FG plans database to track migrant population

FG plans database to track migrant population

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