Governance

Minimum wage: Nigerian workers deserve reasonable adjustments – Fashola

Former Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola said workers in Nigeria deserve reasonable adjustments to cope with the rising cost of living in the country. Fashola stated this in a piece titled, ‘Minimum Wage Review – My Take Away’. He stated, “When cost of living rises as they have now, the lowest and the highest income […]

Consult us before submitting new minimum wage figure to NASS, Labour tells Tinubu

…says labour will demand wage arrears for workers To maintain industrial peace in the country, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), have called on the President, Bola Tinubu, not to present any figure regarding the minimum wage bill to the National Assembly without consulting the organised labour and members […]

Minimum wage: We’ll pay what we can afford — Tinubu

•Promises to send Executive Bill to N’Assembly •Says fall at Eagle Square, is ’idobale’ for democracy PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu on Wednesday night said that he would approve what is affordable as the new minimum wage, alerting the National Assembly to expect his memorandum on the final settlement. President Tinubu, who spoke during the 25th Democracy […]

Nigerian democracy @ 25: Exciting but frustrating journey

As Nigeria marks 25 years of uninterrupted democracy since the 1999 transition from military rule, the nation reflects on an inspiring yet challenging journey. The Nigerian democratic experience stands out in a continent where some countries have been plagued by military coups or extended dictatorships. Nigeria has seen a series of elections since 1999 leading […]

Minimum wage: Labour insists on N250,000, awaits Tinubu’s verdict

Organised Labour has insisted on its N250,000 new minimum wage proposal, stating it would not negotiate what it described as ‘starvation wage.’ The Assistant General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress,  Chris Onyeka, said labour would not accept the latest offer of ₦62,000 and the ₦100,000 proposal made by some individuals and economists. This was […]

COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS…Conversion Cost, Infrastructure Deficit Threaten CNG Initiative

Critical stakeholders have highlighted two key factors capable of impinging on the country’s drive towards the adoption of compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternative to premium motor spirit (PMS), also called petrol, whose cost has risen arbitrarily after the federal government exited the subsidy regime.Just recently, the federal government directed marketers to install CNG […]

Labour’s Deadline for New Wage Expires Today, LCCI Calls for Flexibility in Negotiation

•States urge FG to gradually phase out electricity subsidies in power sector •Say monies spent on inefficient costs Chuks Okocha, Olawale Ajimotokan, Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja and Dike Onwuamaeze in Lagos As the one-week suspension of the nationwide strike by organised labour expires today, the leadership of the trade unions have appealed to President Bola […]

Governors Spend Billions On Cars For Lawmakers

Many state governors have spent billions of naira to purchase exotic vehicles of different foreign brands for members of the state houses of assembly despite the economic downturn in the country, Daily Trust can report. Analyses by Daily Trust indicated that nine states have expended over N15bn on different brands of vehicles mostly for lawmakers in the current political […]

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