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Labour to govs: Pay N30,000 or forget 2019 elections

Labour to govs: Pay N30,000 or forget 2019 elections

“We are going to use it as part of our campaign strategy; if you can’t pay minimum wage, then forget election.” Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja, Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin and Agaju Madugba, Katsina and Bimbola Oyesola President Muhammadu Buhari and representatives of the governors under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) yesterday met behind closed door to […]
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Minimum wage: States’ll go bankrupt if we pay N30,000 – Govs

Minimum wage: States’ll go bankrupt if we pay N30,000 – Govs

“The N18,000 today, when the president assumed office, 27 states were not able to pay; now that you say N30,000, how many can pay? We will be bankrupt.” Juliana Taiwo- Obalonye, Abuja Governors of the 36 states of the federation under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) have said states cannot afford to pay […]
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Governors meet over minimum wage, others

Governors meet over minimum wage, others

Head Media and Public Affairs of the NGF said the governors must make a decision on the minimum wage and other important issues on the agenda. Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Governors of 36 states of the federation under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) are currently holding an emergency meeting over the new minimum […]
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Again, labour draws battle line

Again, labour draws battle line

Labour warned that any reduction in the N30,000 agreed in the committee’s report to President Muhammadu Buhari would lead to devastating consequences. Bimbola Oyesola and James Ojo, Abuja Organized Labour has given the Federal Government December deadline to commence payment of the N30,000 new national minimum wage to Nigerian workers. This is even as feelers emerged […]
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Minimum wage: Buhari’ll follow due process – Presidency

Minimum wage: Buhari’ll follow due process – Presidency

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Presidency has described reports that President Muhammadu Buhari reneged on earlier acceptance of the N30,000 recommended as the new national minimum wage by the National Minimum Wage Tripartite Committee as unnecessary. READ ALSO: State of states and minimum wage In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and […]
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Minimum wage: Mix reactions trail suspension of strike

Minimum wage: Mix reactions trail suspension of strike

NAN A cross-section of workers on Tuesday in Abuja, expressed mixed reactions on organised labour’s  suspension of  the Nov. 6, proposed strike to press for the implementation of a new national minimum wage. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC), was  scheduled to commence strike  by 12 midnight  […]
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New minimum wage is N30,000

New minimum wage is N30,000

Organised Labour and the Organised Private Sector had maintained that N30,000 was the amount recommended as new minimum wage at the committee’s last meeting Bimbola Oyesola, Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan, Godwin Tsa, Abuja After a long drawn and heated meeting of the tripartite committee on minimum wage, the Federal Government finally bowed to the Organised Labour […]
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Strike: LCCI appeals to FG, Organised Labour on mutual agreement

NAN The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has appealed to the Federal Government and the Organised Labour to reach a mutual understanding to avert the proposed workers strike scheduled for Nov. 6. The Director General of LCCI, Mr Muda Yusuf, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]
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Minimum wage: Conciliation resumes Sunday — Ngige

Minimum wage: Conciliation resumes Sunday — Ngige

NAN Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, says conciliation on the national minimum wage will continue on Sunday despite the court injunction restraining organised labour from embarking on strike. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the National Industrial Court had on Friday ordered the organised labour not to go ahead with […]
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Ganduje dismisses the 4 clips showing him ‘rousingly’ collecting dollars; President Buhari receives an attestation to his ‘lost’ WAEC certificate | Other top stories of the week

Ganduje dismisses the 4 clips showing him ‘rousingly’ collecting dollars; President Buhari receives an attestation to his ‘lost’ WAEC certificate | Other top stories of the week

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