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Minimum wage: Heed FG’s warning on IGR, Babalakin to governor’s – elect

May 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As Nigerian workers expect the implementation of N30, 000 new minimum wages, a legal giant and Chairman, re- negotiating committee between the federal government and academic staff union of universities (ASSU), on the 2009 agreement, Mr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), has admonished state governors to heed federal government’s directive to improve their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for effective implementation of the Read More

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Against Mankinde’s wish, Ajimobi vows to pay N30,000 minimum wage

May 1, 2019 Editorial II 0

Oyo state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Wednesday said the state government would pay the N30,000 minimum wage to its workers as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari without delay, contrary to the position of the governor-elect, Seyi Makinde. Represented by his Deputy, Chief Moses Adeyemo, at this year’s May Day rally, held at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan, Governor Read More

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New minimum wage: Commendation pours in for Buhari

April 19, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammad Buhari has been commended for signing into law the National Minimum Wage Bill approving N30,000 for the least paid worker in the country. Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Women Arise for Change Initiative, stated this in an interview with the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. Buhari on Thursday signed the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Read More

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I’ll rebuild Jos terminus market to pay new minimum wage – Lalong

April 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Simon Bako Lalong of of Plateau state said Thursday the state government would rebuild the abandoned Jos Terminus Market in order to generate enough revenue to pay the new minimum wage approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.  The governor said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after close-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Read More

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Buhari signs new minimum wage bill into law

April 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the National Minimum Wage Bill into law, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) Senator Ita Enang said on Thursday.  Briefing State House correspondents in Abuja, Enang said implementation of the new legislation takes immediate effect for all workers across the federation with the exception of organisations with less than 25 Read More

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Breaking: Buhari signs minimum wage into law

April 18, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the National Minimum Wage Bill into law. The Senate had on March 19 passed the bill, approving N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. The House of Representatives had earlier  passed the bill before the National Assembly shut down its operations to enable lawmakers to participate in the 2019 general elections. Workers in the Federal Capital Read More

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Nigeria’s employers’ union warns FG on VAT hike

March 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s influential employers union has warned the federal government not to go ahead with a proposal to increase the Value-Added Tax (VAT) charged in the country. On March 19, the government announced that a new VAT regime might be put in place after the nation’s upper legislative chamber approved a long-awaited new minimum wage of N30, 000. But, the Chairman Read More

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Breaking: Reps endorse N30, 000 as National Minimum Wage

January 29, 2019 Editor 0

After not-too-longdeliberations, the House of Representatives has just passed the National Minimum Wage Bill. Against N27, 000 submission by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Lawmakers at the Green chamber pegged the minimum wage at N30,000 for workers in the country at Tuesday’s plenary presided over by the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara. They approved the figure after the bill was Read More

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Why Ekiti can’t pay N30, 000 minimum wage – Fayemi

November 19, 2018 Administrator 0

The Ekiti state Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has said that the federal government needs to address the current revenue allocation formula, to enable state governments pay the new minimum wage being requested by workers. Fayemi spoke when he received the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office, in Ado-Ekiti. He said that Ekiti, which Read More

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Minimum wage: PENGASSAN gives FG, others deadline

October 17, 2018 Editorial III 0

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, yesterday, called on the federal and state governments, organized private sector and other stakeholders to immediately resolve the impasse in the ongoing negotiation for a new minimum wage in the country before political campaigns begin in November. Addressing newsmen on its planned 40th anniversary celebration to be held in Read More

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FG not prepared for minimum wage – NLC

September 12, 2018 Administrator 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared that the Federal Government is not ready to come up with a figure for an upward review of the minimum wage; even though it admitted and agreed that there was a serious need to increase workers’ salary. The congress has however summoned the meeting of its organs for next week to report the Read More

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Enugu to pay outstanding gratuities soon – TUC

July 10, 2018 Administrator 0

Chairman, Trade Union Congress (TUC), Enugu state chapter, Mr. Igbokwe Chukwuma Igbokwe, has commended the state government for promising to set aside N100 million monthly to offset outstanding gratuities owed retired civil servants. Governor Ugwuanyi had, during the 2018 May Day celebration, promised to set aside N100 million to ensure that retired civil servants get their backlog of gratuities, with Read More

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LP demands speedy action on minimum wage

May 26, 2018 Administrator 0

  Labour Party (LP) has call for speedy actions on the minimum wage, saying the delay in raising the workers’ salaries is not in the best interest of the country. National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, made the call yesterday in Abuja, while receiving the newly inaugurated FCT chapter of the party, who paid him a solidarity visit. Read More

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Buhari inaugurates 30-member minimum wage review committee

November 27, 2017 Administrator 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inaugurated a 30-member National Minimum Wage Committee made up of representatives of government, workers and employers of labour. The committee, inaugurated at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, would review the current N18 minimum wage. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the President said the committee was necessary because Nigerian workers deserve good welfare package Read More

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FG reluctant to discuss new national minimum wage – NLC

November 21, 2017 Administrator 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday expressed regrets that the negotiations for a new national minimum wage was yet to commence even as the economic funamentals were changing. NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba who made this known at the ongoing Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council in Yenagoa said that the prevailing economic scenario when the agitation for a Read More