Trustfund pension tasks employers on pension scheme

October 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Trustfund Pensions has urged employers of labour to ensure compliance with the National Pension Commission directives on Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) for their employees. The fund also told employers to frequently interact with their employees’ Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) to be up to date on happenings within the industry. Speaking during an interactive meeting with employers in Abuja, Trustfund Pensions Read More

ILO calls for protection of domestic workers

October 12, 2021 Moses John 0

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Country Director for Nigeria, Ms Vanessa Phala, has reiterated the commitment of the organisation towards eliminating exploitation of domestic workers and promotion of decent work across the globe. Ms Phala made this known at the Validation Meeting of the Report of the Study on Nigeria’s Domestic Work Sector in Abuja recently. She said the situation Read More

2023 presidency: APC national secretariat approves Osinbajo mobilisation group

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ongoing mobilization towards ensuring that Vice President Yemi succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari has received further boost with the APC National Headquarters formal recognition of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG). An October 4, 2021 letter issued by the APC and titled ‘Letter of Recognition as Support Group’ formally makes the pro-Osinbajo PCG the first 2023 presidential mobilization group to be granted Read More

DBI partners NLC on training of labour leaders

October 5, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is partnering the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Nigeria’s foremost International Centre of Excellence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the area training . The partnership was cemented when President DBI Prof. Mohammed Ajiya paid a courtesy visit to President Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Ayuba Wabba at the Pascal Bafyau Labour House Abuja. Ajiya Read More

Our present challenges ‘ll soon be over – Bala

October 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Bauchi state Governor Bala Abdukadir Mohammed has urged Nigerians to continue making sacrifice so the country can remain on the path of greatness. The governor made the call Thursday in a goodwill message to Nigerians on the occasion of its 61st independence anniversary in Bauchi. He said: “The  61st Independence anniversary should be used to reflect  on the struggle and Read More

Nigeria, Ukraine meet over baliterial relationship in field of education

September 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to lift the nation’s educational system, the Nigerian and Ukrainian governments have met in Abuja to discuss modalities of developing bilateral relationship between both countries.  This is even as both countries have intensified talks on cooperation and signing of agreements with focus on Ukranian experience. Hosting a  delegation of Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria together with Ukrainian Center Read More

African Peace Brand lists Obasanjo, Jonathan, Adesina among 33 peace ambassadors awardees

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Peace Brand at an elaborate event in Abuja slated for November 11, 2021 will hold this year edition of its Awards ceremony. For this event, 33 eminent personalities, among which are 21Nigerians  have been nominated for different categories of awards. Among those listed in the Special Award category include the President of Ghana, HE Nana Addo  Dankwa- Akufo Read More

FG to extend special public works targeting 774.000 jobs

September 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Minister of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo has announced plans to extend the Extended Special Public Works (ESPW) programme, also known as the 774,000 jobs, next year and beyond. The minister said this at a three-day training for zonal directors and state coordinators of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE). He said the meeting was to provide solutions Read More

Anniversary: Osun lists Akande, Adeboye, 9 others for lifetime achievement award

September 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

As part of activities lined up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the creation of Osun State, the government, Wednesday, listed former governor Adebisi Akande, Pastor Enoch Adeboye (General Overseer, RCCG worldwide), Sheikh Abdur’rasheed Hadiyatulla (President, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria), and former Chief of Defense Staff, General Ipoola Alani Akinrinnade, rtd, for lifetime achievement award. Others in the Read More

The Garbage School set to hit cinema

August 21, 2021 Awaal Gaata 0

“The Garbage School”, an adaptation of a novel written by Abdullahi Ismaila, an acclaimed writer, academic and the spokesperson of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), would be hitting the cinema nationwide from September 24.  Co-produced by Jessica Agu and Ismaila, the lead character of the movie is the multiple award-winning actor and comedian, Nkem Owoh. The movie also features Sani Read More

Mohammed Fawenhinmi a voice against injustice, oppression – Aremu

August 13, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The director-general/chief executive, Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies, Comrade Issa Aremu, has commiserated with the family of Mohammed Fawehinmi, describing him as “a strident voice against injustice, greed and repression.” Mohammed, the son of the late Gani Fawehinmi died recently, at the age of 52, but Comrade Aremu in his condolence message to the Fawehinmi family on Friday Read More

Ebonyi 2023: Indigenes reject zoning, campaign for competence, credibility

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi state, indigenes of the state under the aiges of Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) have rejected zoning agreement, saying competence, capability and credibility should be the standard for anyone to succeed governor Dave Umahi. The group said: “Ebonyi people truly deserve nothing but the best, most credible and competent hand Read More

Strike: Negotiate grievances with state govts, APC govs tell resident doctors

August 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has appealed to the National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD) to negotiate their grievances with affected state governments and end the ongoing nationwide strike. The APC governors also said that issues affecting resident doctors in federal establishments should be negotiated with the Read More

Banditry, Kidnapping: PDP unqualified to speak on insecurity – APC

August 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not qualified to criticise the current administration on the worsening insecurity in Nigeria. Responding to an earlier statement released by the PDP, APC reassured Nigerians that “the security of the nation is of the highest priority to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and this government is Read More

Doctos’ strike: Wake up from slumber, PGF boss slams Ngige, Keyamo

August 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has slammed Nigerian Ministers of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige and Festus Keyamo over their inability to prevent the ongoing indefinite strike by the the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). On August 2, 2021, NARD began indefinite nationwide strike over demands for improved conditions, payment of salaries ranging Read More

Secession: Africa ‘ll lose respect if Nigeria breaks – Ganduje

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has warned that the continent of Africa will lose it respect to the world if the Nigeria cease to exist as a Nation. Ganduje, however, called on seccessionits agitators to stop immediately and give dialogue a chance. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the second public lecture series organised by the APC Press Corps Read More

NLC, solidarity centre AFL-CIO take GBVH campaign to Lagos markets

July 27, 2021 Moses John 0

In a bid to sensitise Nigerians against the dangers of Gender-Based Violence and Harassment (GBVH) in the world of work, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) took its campaign to the popular Mile12 market, Ketu in Lagos state. Based on findings from a recent research study conducted by the NLC women commission, the market was identified as one of the informal Read More

Labour , CSOs engage stakeholders on transformative governance

July 27, 2021 Moses John 0

Labour and its Civil Society allies have announced plans to engage government and other stakeholders on transformative governance. This was made known during the launch of a campaign for transformative governance in Abuja Tuesday. Speaking in an interview with journalists, a Co-convener of the campaign, Comrade Jaye Gaskiya said the move became imperative in view of the fact that Nigerian Read More

Anambra: ZLP denies financial deal over candidates, confirms coalition talks

July 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has denied allegation that that the party has reached certain financial deals with some individuals in connection to its candidate for the November 6, Anambra state governorship election. A section of the media (not Blueprint) had reported that the National Chairman of the ZLP, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, reached the alleged agreement Read More

Pensioners demand insurance scheme for senior citizens

July 16, 2021 Moses John 0

The Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to establish a National Health Insurance Scheme for pensioners. FEPPPAN further said that establishment of National Health Insurance Scheme for pensioners is long overdue, adding that pensioners believe that Buhari whose keen interest on pensioners’ welfare, has greatly put smiles on the faces of Read More

Why we created reform coordination dept in MDAs – Tarfa

July 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment has explained reasons behind the creation of reform coordination department in Ministries, Departments and Agencies(MDAs). Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Yerima Peter Tarfa stated this while flagging off the workshop to build capacity for reform officers in the civil service recently in Abuja. He said the reform schedule officers were expected to have Read More

Stakeholders begin validation of reverse policy on labour migration

July 8, 2021 Moses John 0

Stakeholders in the Labour sector in Nigeria Wednesday commenced validation of the revised National Policy on Labour Migration (NPLM). Speaking at a workshop for stakeholders to validate the revised policy, the director, Employment and Wages, Mr. John Nyamali said the federal government is determined to manage organised labour migration in the country and harness its benefits for national development. He Read More

Labour, coalition want Nigeria to vote against blockade of Cuba

June 23, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Movement of Solidarity with Cuba has urge Nigeria Government to vote against continuing blockade of Cuba by the United States of America. The group in a protest letter against the economic blockade handed down to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, said such action is tantamount to genocide. Leader of the group, Comrade Biodun Aremu said Cuba Read More