May Day: FG assures of fair labour practice

May 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has pledged to continue entrenching fair labour practices and promoting Decent Work Agenda in the nation’s world of work. President, Muhammadu Buhari made this pledge in his address to Nigerian workers during the 2021 May Day celebration held at Eagle Square, Abuja. The theme for this year’s May Day celebration is “COVID-19 Pandemic, Social and Economic Crisis: Read More

Workers Day: Govt aware of your challenges, Okowa tells workers

May 3, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on workers day said his administration was fully aware of the challenges of workers. He assured workers that his administration would continually meet its obligation to workers in the state despite the harsh economic realities of Nigeria. Dr Okowa stated this in Asaba during the 2021 Labour Day Celebration with theme ‘’COVID-19 Pandemic, Social Read More

Akeredolu reiterates commitment to workers’ welfare

May 3, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has called for more understanding from the state workforce as they mark this year’s May Day celebration. Speaking through his Special Adviser on Union Matters and Special Duties, Dare Aragbaiye at an event to mark the day in Akure, Akeredolu said his administration would continue to make worker’s welfare its topmost priority. Akeredolu said Read More

I ‘ll prioritise your welfare, Bello assures Kogi workers

May 3, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

As workers across the globe celebrated the 2021 May Day, Kogi state government has stated its commitment to further prioritise the welfare of civil servants in order to enhance their productivity. The Head of Service, Mrs Hannah Odiyo, who represented Governor Yahaya Bello at the Confluence Stadium Lokoja, the venue of the Workers Day celebration, said the state has tried Read More

May Day: Prioritise security, workers welfare, NAAT tells FG

May 1, 2021 Moses John 0

The National President of National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has urged the federal government to give priority to welfare of workers as well as the rising security situation in the country. President of NAAT, Comrade Ibeji Nwokoma, in his May Day message to the workers said this year’s celebration was very important to Nigeria workers as it reflect on Read More

Sokoto: BUA Cement donates N10m drugs to host communities

April 16, 2021 Sidi A. Umar 0

As part of its corporate social responsibility, the BUA Cement Company has donated drugs worth N10 million to seven primary healthcare centres across their host communities. The drugs donated included malaria pain relievers, antibiotics, serengunes among others. Speaking while presenting the items, the Assistant Director Administration and Corporate Services of the company, Alhaji Sada Suleiman said the company enjoyed cordial Read More

2021 HAJJ: FCT MPWB ends COVID- 19 vaccination exercise

April 9, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board (FCT MPWB) has concluded first round of vaccination COVID-19 exercise for its 2021 intending pilgrims. A statement from the board said that 90 percent of those who made deposit to partake in the religious journey to Saudi Arabia through the FCT have successfully taken the first dose of the vaccine in preparation Read More

Bogoro LG chair distributes 100 wheelchairs to physically challenged persons

March 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The chairman of Bogoro local government council of Bauchi state Iliya Habila on Tuesday distributed 100 wheelchairs to physically challenged persons in the area to alleviate their transportation challenges. Speaking during the distribution ceremony in Bogoro, Habila said the gesture was in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) known as ‘Beautiful Gate Handicapped Centre’. The Handicap Center was founded by Read More

FG committed to promoting safety of workers at work – Keyamo

March 30, 2021 Moses John 0

The federal government has restated its commitment to safeguarding and promoting the safety, health and well-being of workers in their various workplaces. Minister of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo, SAN, stated this while inaugurating a panel of inquiry for the investigation of the death of Richard Gbadebo, a student, in the course of working in the premises of Read More

Minister approves deployment of apheresis machine to UATH

March 29, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has approved the deployment of one of the apheresis machines, donated to the ministry by Equinor Nigeria Energy Limited, to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), to ease single donor blood product processing. Dr. Ehanire, who made the donation at the hospital premises located in Gwagwalada, Abuja, while commissioning the new 20-bed Read More

Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau embrace Hajj Savings Scheme

March 25, 2021 David Agba 0

Bauchi, Gombe and Plateau States have pledged their supports towards the success of the newly introduced Hajj Savings Scheme by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria and Jaiz Bank Plc to ease hajj process for all Muslims in Nigeria. Governor Bala Muhammed of Bauchi, governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe and governor Simon Lalong of Plateau endorsed the scheme at the Read More

Almajiri needs national solution

March 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The almajiri system of education is a scar in Northern Nigeria. Almajiri is an Islamic system of education majorly practiced in northern Nigeria. The word almajiri is an Arabic meaning a person who leaves his abode in search of Islamic knowledge. The knowledge that he/she will serve the Almighty Allah. It’s impossible for human beings to live without religious studies Read More

NAHCON felicitates new Saudi’s minister of Hajj, Umrah

March 15, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Chairman National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, board members, management and staff weekend congratulated Dr Essam bin Saad bin Saeed, on his appointment as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah. He replaces former head of the ministry, Dr Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Benten. The chairman in a statement by NAHCON head public Read More

PFAN congratulates Pinnick on FIFA council election victory

March 14, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN), in a statement signed by its General Secretary, Emmanuel Babayaro, has joined other Nigerians in congratulating the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick on his victory in the CAF and FIFA council elections held in Rabat, Morocco. Babangida described the victory as a testament of Nigeria’s prowess in world’s football, adding that Read More

Minimum wage removal from exclusive list’ll destroy economy – TUC

March 11, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Chairman of Oyo state Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Emmanuel Ogundiran, Wednesday warned that the planned removal of minimum wage from the exclusive list to concurrent list would destroy Nigeria’s economy. Comrade Ogundiran handed down the warning in Ibadan while briefing newsmen on the Oyo state version of the nationwide protest against the planned removal of minimum wage. The TUC Read More

Hollow protests

March 11, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

Organised labour has a duty to protect the interests of workers, be they members of the various labour and trade unions or not. We are all bound together in a capitalist economy in which employers would rather pay slave wages than living wages. Successive labour leaders, from our acknowledged labour leader number one, the late Chief Michael Imoudu, to the Read More

Nigeria needs bold policies to improve business environment – Economist

February 3, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

World Bank Senior Economist, Gloria Joseph-Raji, says Nigeria needs bold policies to improve the business environment and the welfare of an average Nigeria. Joseph-Raji who disclosed this while speaking at the virtual launch of the 2021 Macroeconomic Outlook of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, stated that lack of jobs have prevented poor Nigerians from crossing the poverty line. She suggested Read More

Kogi coy cries out over alleged youth’s harassment, extortion

February 2, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

A ceramics company, BN Ceramic Industry Nigeria Limited based in Ajaokuta, Kogi state, has said despite incessant harassment and extortion by some youth, it will never compromise on giving top priority to the welfare of every cadre of its workforce. The company also reiterated its vow to always accord due respect and provide succour to its host communities by providing Read More

Gov Inuwa assures better welfare, training for judicial officers

January 27, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has assured that he will continue to improve the welfare of judiciary workers through training and capacity building to equip them with requisite knowledge and resources to successfully discharge their responsibilities. Governor Inuwa gave the assurance while speaking at a ceremony to mark the commencement of the 2020/2021 legal year held at the state Read More

FG empowers 578 needy in Bauchi

January 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal government through the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons on Saturday empowered 578 needy in Shira local government area of Bauchi state. The federal commissioner of the commission in charge of north east Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed while distributing the empowerment materials said the donation was meant for people tagged ‘Persons of Concern’ under the Read More

Perm sec makes case for women welfare

January 7, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The newly redeployed Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Dr. (Mrs) Anthonia Akpabio Ekpa, has vowed to bring her passion in gender and women to bear in order to realise government’s agenda in the ministry. Dr. Ekpa resumed in Abuja after a brief handover ceremony between her and the outgoing Permanent Secretary, Dr. (Mrs.) Ifeoma Adaora Anyanwutaku, at the Read More

#ENDSARS: Can human rights commission, NBA move douse tension?

November 6, 2020 Blueprint 0

The #ENDSARS protests which wreaked havoc across the country three weeks ago, seeks an end to police brutality and human rights abuses. But with new developments unfolding, KEHINDE OSASONA writes that it appears both NHRC and NBA are poised to end the scourge. The rage The now rested #EndSARS protests started initially as a small, but well organised youth demonstration Read More

2021: El-Rufai proposes N237.52bn budget (Pictures)

October 6, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state on Tuesday presented a draft budget of N237.52 billion to the Kaduna State House of Assembly for the 2021 fiscal year tagged ‘Budget of Recovery’ in line with the Covid-19 pandemic. The governor noted that the budget proposals reflects government’s commitment to promote equal opportunity, accelerate human capital development and attain fiscal viability, while taking Read More

NLC, ULC reconcile in Kaduna

September 15, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The breakaway labour union, the United Labour Congress (ULC),n Tuesday reconciled with the mother body, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Kaduna state, with a common resolve to vigorously pursue workers welfare.Addressing journalists shortly after a joint state executive council reconciliation meeting, held at the Textile Labour House, in Kaduna, the state Chairman of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Magaji Suleiman, and Read More