Passengers stranded as aviation workers strike

January 23, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The members of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) has began indefinite strike over welfare. The strike which has led to flight disruptions across many airports in Nigeria began on Monday morning. The workers began strike as a result of what it described as uncooperative attitude of the NAHCO management towards resolving the welfare issues raised by the workers through the Read More

Please, I’m sorry, and thank you

December 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

Entitlement, I think, can be a healthy trait. It betrays our humanness, and it can be a call for decent human behaviour, if applied in the right context. And I am writing about rightful entitlement; being entitled to the amount to which a person has a right. For example, we should be entitled to our salaries after working for them. Read More

Sylva tasks staff on devotion, team work

May 2, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Minister of State, Petroleum Resources Chief Timipre Sylva, has urged staff of the ministry to redouble their efforts for more engaged and productive team work. A statement by Senior Adviser (Media and Communication), to the minister Mr Horatius Egua, quoted Sylva as making the call at the bonding retreat for staff at Mandala, Niger State. The minister noted that in Read More

Workers’ Day: You’re the best, NSCDC boss celebrates personnel nationwide 

May 1, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abubakar Audi, acknowledged and celebrated the qualities, efforts, and resilience of all his personnel nationwide for giving their sweat and blood in building the nation. In a statement signed Sunday in Abuja by the spokesperson of the Corps DCC Olusola Odumosu, commended officers and men of the Read More

UTAS vs IPPIS: Integrity test and deception in salary payment

March 29, 2022 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

Resourcefulness is the most God-given talent endowed to Nigerians at all times. The talent is majorly untapped and remains potential within the capabilities of individuals until challenged by circumstances to manifest. When such talent manifests, the nation does not recognize and accord support to optimise the talent for national advancement. This lack of recognition and support causes brain-drain of talents Read More

Kaduna to begin 4-day working week soon

November 30, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government will soon commence a four-day working week, as public servants are expected to work from home for one day per week from Wednesday December 1st, 2021. The government said the measure is designed to help boost productivity, improve work-life balance and enable workers to have more time for their families, for rest and for agriculture. A statement Read More

Harrowing experiences as passengers bemoan railway workers’ strike

November 19, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Passengers across Nigeria were Thursday made to bear the brunt of the strike action by workers of the Nigerian Railway Corporation whose two unions, the Nigeria Union of Railway Workers (NURW) and the Senior Staff Association (SSA) made real their threat to commence a three-day warning strike following irreconcilable differences in their negotiations for workers welfare. Minister of Transportation, Mr. Read More

Brace up for strike, NRC management tells workers

November 17, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Wednesday notified senior management staff to brace up for the planned strike action by labour unions in the corporation beginning Thursday and ensure its assets are protected against vandalism. Managing Director of the corporation, Fidet Okhiria, in an internal memo requested the support of the Commissioner of Police, Railway Command and that Read More

30m may suffer cancer infections by 2030 – DHF

October 20, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

A non-governmental organisation, the Dove-Haven Foundation (DHF) has said the global cancer statistics (GLOBOCAN) revealed that by the year 2030, over 30 million people will be living with cancer across the world. The organization called on the federal government and other relevant stakeholders to do the needful in order to safeguard the lives of Nigerian citizens. Speaking Tuesday during sensitization Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

Pensioners barricade FAAN Hq over pensions adjustment

October 5, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Members of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners NUP, FAAN branch, Tuesday morning barricaded the headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria following what they said is the inability of the management to pay them their Consequential Pension Adjustment CPA. The general secretary of NUP FAAN branch, Comrade Emeka Njoku said the issue has been a prolong one between FAAN Read More

Breaking: Again, health workers postpone nationwide strike

October 4, 2021 Editor 0

Health workers under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) have postponed their proposed strike. The health bodies said they have reviewed the ultimatum for a strike scheduled to begin by Monday midnight following the outcome of their meeting with the Federal Government on Wednesday. A letter signed by Com. Biobelemoye Josiah, Read More

Rumpus in OAU over death of final year student

October 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

There was rumpus in Ile-Ife, Osun state, Friday morning, over death of a final year student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Adeshina Aishat. The deceased, who was a student in the department of Foreign Language, died at the Seventh Day Adventist hospital, Ile-Ife, where she was allegedly referred to, by the health care unit of the university. Students of the university barricaded the town in protest, Read More

Absenteeism: Gombe suspends 731 workers from September payroll

September 29, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state government has stopped 731 workers from receiving September salaries for being absent from work. The state Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Mr. Muhammad Magaji, who stated this at the monthly news conference on implementation of the Biometric Attendance Verification for the Civil Servants Tuesday, added that 170 others were being investigated. Magaji said the state government saved Read More

Breaking: FG approves 14 days paternity leave for workers

September 29, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved a 14-day paternity leave to allow working class fathers bond with their newborn babies or adopted ones. Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Read More

Ex-CBN governor reveals what will happen to Nigerian economy

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Khalifa Muhammad Sanusi has sounded the death knell for Nigerian economy, noting that crude oil on which the economy is anchored has no future and is no longer sought after globally.  Addressing the sixth Kaduna Investment Summit, after inaugurating the state development plan 2021 to 2023, to transform the state into a knowledge-based economy, the Read More

JOHESU suspends nationwide strike, gives fresh ultimatum to FG

September 19, 2021 Moses John, Abuja 0

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has stepped down its proposed nationwide strike to commence scheduled to kickoff on Saturday September 18, 2021 following concrrns on the suffering of Nigerians. To this end, the workers has now given federal government another 15 days window of opportunity to meet its demands, “failure to which it will not be held responsible for its actions.” Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

NLC commiserates with Algerian workers over wildfire

September 15, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has commiserated with the leadership of the General Union of Algeria Workers (UGTA), Algerian workers and the Algerian Government over the recent wildfire incidence in Tizi Ouzou and environ. In a letter by the president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, NLC said it is unfortunate that the wildfire incident killed a number of people and consumed thousands Read More

ITUC-Africa lampoons UAE for brutalising, deporting migrant workers

September 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUCAfrica) has condemned the acts of dehumanization meted out by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against over 700 African migrants legally working in the UAE. A statement by the general secretary, Kwasi Adu-Amankwah, said using excessive force, including stun guns, beatings, and also sexually exploited and harassed women, by among Read More

Developing post COVID-19 tourism recovery roadmap: Way out

September 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The March 2020 lockdown ordered by the federal government to check the spread of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic affected the hospitality and tourism sector as there were job losses and general economic down-turn of the sector. To redress the trend and boost the sector, experts and stakeholders in the tourism and hospitality industry have called for a COVID-19 Tourism Recovery Read More