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Borno Gov Zulum has implemented minimum wage – NLC

January 24, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Friday confirmed that workers in Borno state have received their January salaries of the new minimum wage increase implemented by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum. Its chairman in the state, Comrade Bulama Abiso, gave the confirmation in a message he personally conveyed to the governor’s media team Friday morning for the purpose of dissemination. “Borno Read More

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Doctors embark on warning strike over salary arrears in Ebonyi

January 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

Association of Resident Doctors, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (AE-FUTHA) branch has called on the management of the institution to pay their December N50 million salary shortfall. The group which embarked on a 3-day warning strike expressed dismay on the outright refusal of hospital management to pay the money which was released for them in December 2019. Addressing Read More

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Gombe govt pays outstanding salaries of tertiary institutions in the state

January 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

Gombe state Government has approved the payment of salaries of all verified workers of the state tertiary institutions, including their outstanding arrears. This was revealed  in a press statement signed by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Governor, Samaila Uba Missili in Gombe on Friday The statement said the institutions are Gombe state University of Science and Read More

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TUC lauds Dickson on minimum wage implementation

January 15, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has lauded Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa’s decision to immediately implement the N30,000 national minimum wage for workers. Mr Julius Layi, chairman of the local congress, said Tuesday in Yenagoa that the decision to pay the new minimum wage implementation in January was a welcome development. The outgoing governor approved the payment of Read More

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Minimum wage: Gov. Bello constitutes committee for implementation

January 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has approved the appointments of 14-man committee on minimum wage implementation in the state. The Secretary to the state government, Mrs Folashade Arike Ayoade, is to head the committee while the Special Adviser to the governor on Information and Communication Strategy, Kinsley Fanwo is the Secretary. Other members includes; Head of  Civil Service, Special Adviser Read More

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NUJ rejects governors’ position on new minimum wage

November 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has rejected Nigeria Governors’ Forum position on the new minimum wage. The governors had said that they would only pay according to the financial standing of their respective states. The union stated its position in a communiqué issued at the end of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, Friday in Lokoja, Kogi state. The Read More

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Minimum wage: Delta workers shutdown government institutions

October 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Delta state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Wednesday began indefinite strike as most government offices were shutdown. The strike was in response to the non-implementation of the new minimum wage by the federal government. All the public institutions in the state were shut down by the labour leaders to enforce the strike, including few public schools. There Read More

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We ‘ll clear Kogi workers’ salaries on assumption of office -PDP

October 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said its kogi state governorship candidate, Engr. Musa Wada, has worked out strategic templates for swift payment of arrears of all salaries and pensions immediately it assumes office, if elected in the November 16 2019 election. The party explained that the immediate payment of the salary and pension arrears, which is at the top of Read More

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Production sharing contracts: Minister resists pressure to overlook payment arrears to FG

October 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami is resisting pressure from vested interests to overlook the payment of monies due to the federal government from production sharing contracts on crude oil exploration. Like the Comptroller-General of Customs and the Chairman of FIRS, Malami is also keen on helping the federal government shore up its revenue Read More

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We’ll soon reconvene negotiations on minimum wage – FG

September 27, 2019 Editorial III 0

The federal government Thursday said the disagreement over the consequential adjustment of the N30, 000 national minimum wage that was stalled would soon be resolved. Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, who made this known when he played host to the leadership of the Nigeria  Labour Congress (NLC) said the meeting would soon be reconvened to trash out Read More

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Minimum wage: FG set deadline for conclusion of negotiation, to set up presidential c’ttee on salaries, wages

September 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

The federal government Wednesday ordered immediate conclusion of negotiation on the consequential adjustment between the government and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) to pave way for the implementation of the new wage. The government also directed the setting up of a Presidential Committee on Salaries and Wages, which will be saddled with the responsibility of receiving complains Read More

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As El-Rufai blazes the trail on minimum wage

September 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

The disclosure by the Kaduna state government to the effect that it will begin the implementation of the New Minimum Wage Act 2019 this month is indeed a trail blazer worthy of emulation by other state governments and even the federal government as well as employers of labour in the country. The gesture by the Kaduna state government is quite Read More

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Minimum wage ‘ll soon be delivered to workers – Ngige

August 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige  Wednesday said he remain committed to working with all the labour unions, stating that with his experience which made the president to return him to the ministry, he and the minister of state would ensure workers start enjoying the N30 000 minimum wage soon. Ngige who was speaking during a reception at Read More

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Why minimum wage implementation is delayed – HoS

July 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, Monday attributed the delay in the full implementation of the new national minimum wage to the unrealistic demands by labour unions. Mrs Oyo-Ita, who made this known Monday in Abuja at a two-day retreat for top management staff of her office, however, said negotiations were on between the government and Read More

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Katsina: Masari set to pay new minimum wage

July 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

Katsina state governor Aminu Bello Masari has declared that his administration had no problems with implementation of the new national minimum wage for workers. Masari gave the assurance Friday, when he received the new leadership of the state chapter of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). He said the government would look into the guidelines when released and work with the state Read More