Fresh trouble for minimum wage
When the organised labour suspended its strike action over declaration of negotiation of minimum wage on Sunday, 30th September 2018, it was believed that a new minimum wage would soon be announced.
FG assures workers of welfare, resolution of minimum wage impasse
The Federal Government yesterday assured of improving the welfare of workers at all times, insisting that the new minimum wage impasse will soon be resolved. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, disclosed this in Enugu at the kick-off of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) national affordable housing project at Edeoballa–Nsukka, Enugu State.…
The Trouble With Maternal Healthcare In Nigeria
Maria has been in a popular hospital for three weeks since the delivery of her twins. She says her husband ran away after he found out she was pregnant. Despite the cheap cost of the medical bills, Maria cannot afford to cover her bills. Since then, doctors, whose profession is characterised by owed salaries, have…
Labour wants Ngige to clarify double-speak on minimum wage
The United Labour Congress (ULC) on Friday told Labour and Employment Minister Chris Ngige, to explain his `double-speak’ on the planned new minimum wage, to avoid confusion on the issue. On May 30, Ngige announced that the new National Minimum Wage would not be paid to workers by the end of September, contrary to a…
Labour flays abolition of tenure for perm secs, directors
In a press statement signed by its National President, Bobboi Bala Kaigama and Secretary-General, Alade Bashir Lawal, ASCSN opined that, if the persistent policy somersaults, by the present government...
Abia bemoans inadequate land for agriculture
Abia State governor Okezie Ikpeazu has bemoaned the lack of arable land for agriculture in the state, which he said also applies to the entire South East geopolitical zone.
Ngige pledges restructuring of labour agencies for optimal performance
The Federal Government has put in place structures that would streamline activities of parastatals in the ministry of labour to optimize their outputs, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has said.
Increased wages: Panacea to Nigerian workers’ plight
While many will argue that Labour’s request is justifiable, it is pertinent to state that living a financially prudent life will in turn, make one’s financially modest.
Police demolish alleged kidnappers’ houses in Imo
Following the rising cases of kidnapping from across the nation, the Imo State Police Command, in partnership with the state government, has demolished houses belonging to two alleged kidnap kingpins.