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Workers demand Enelamah’s sacking over poor welfare condition

Workers demand Enelamah’s sacking over poor welfare condition

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja Workers under the aegis of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria on Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, for alleged poor welfare condition of workers in the ministry. They claimed during a protest held at the headquarters of […] …

Traders seek ECOWAS intervention as Ghana shuts 400 Nigerian businesses

Traders seek ECOWAS intervention as Ghana shuts 400 Nigerian businesses

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The National Association of Nigerian Traders on Monday stormed the Economic Community of West African States’ secretariat located in Abuja to protest the alleged closure of shops belonging to Nigerians in Ghana. The protest, which began at about 9:30am, partially paralysed activities at the ECOWAS Secretariat. The protesters marched through the streets […] …

FG releases N42.68bn to public varsities, Nigerian Airways retirees

FG releases N42.68bn to public varsities, Nigerian Airways retirees

Ifeanyi Onuba and Olaleye Aluko The Federal Government has approved the payment of N42.68bn for the payment of retirement benefits to ex-workers of the liquidated Nigeria Airways Limited and the revitalisation of public universities in the country. Out of the amount, N20bn was released to the education sector as part of the government’s promise to […] …

Govt to sell N289bn assets to fund budget

Govt to sell N289bn assets to fund budget

Nike Popoola with agency report The Federal Government will offer 10 state-owned companies for sale to selected investors and the public in the fourth quarter to raise N289bn toward funding the 2018 budget, the Bureau of Public Enterprises said. According to a Bloomberg report on Monday, preparations are in the final stages to begin the […] …

Gas flaring: FG gives oil firms 2019 deadline

Gas flaring: FG gives oil firms 2019 deadline

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Any oil company that cannot stop gas flaring by 2019 should stop producing, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, has said. Kachikwu stated that the Department of Petroleum Resources would become severe in upholding sanctions against defaulters by preventing them from oil production from next year. The minister […] …

FG threatens to revoke licences of oil companies over gas flaring

FG threatens to revoke licences of oil companies over gas flaring

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, says the Federal Government will from 2019 commence the revocation of the licences of oil companies that fail to stop gas flaring in their operations in the country. Kachikwu made this known while speaking at the 2018 Buyers’ Forum/Stakeholders’ Engagement organised by the Gas Aggregation […] …

BREAKING: Buhari approves payment of N22bn to Nigerian Airways retirees

BREAKING: Buhari approves payment of N22bn to Nigerian Airways retirees

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Federal Government has approved the sum of N22.68bn for the payment of retirement benefits to former workers of liquidated Nigerian Airways Ltd. The amount which was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari is about 50 per cent of the N45.3bn entitlements of the former workers of the company. READ ALSO: South-East govs asked […] …

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