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10 May 2019
About the middle of 1985, the tendency to which I belonged in Nigeria’s Marxist Left met somewhere on the campus of the former University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. We met to review our programme and, in particular, to discuss what I may now articulate as “abstractionism” in the national platforms of…
10 Dec 2018
Mozambique's government said on Monday that it had identified 30,000 "ghost employees" in its civil service who cost $250 million between 2015 and 2017. Some of those on the government payroll, which accounts for 55 percent of the poor African country's state expenditure, did exist but were paid for jobs they did not undertake while…
10 May 2018
It is a noteworthy development that Nigerian workers are asking for a salary review. The minimum wage remains N18,000.00 per month, which may not be enough to feed a senator’s dog for the same period. It is true that Senator Shehu Sani some weeks past revealed to us the best kept secret of the republic:…
2 Jan 2018
Non-governmental organization, Democracy and Good Governance Forum (DGGD), has commended Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and the workers’ unions over the prompt resolution of the strike recently  embarked upon by workers. In a press statement released in Osogbo on Sunday, and  signed by its Chairman/Convener, Comrade TundOladunjoye , the group praised the Osun labour…
22 Dec 2017
Organised labour in Osun has directed workers in the state to proceed on indefinite strike on Wednesday over payment of modulated salaries by the state government. Mr Jacob Adekomi, the Chairman of Osun Chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), gave the directive on Friday at a joint news conference of labour unions in Osogbo. Adekomi…
21 Dec 2017
The organized labour in Enugu state has issued a 14 days ultimatum to the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to remove the chairman of the state Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB), Ikeje Asogwa.  The labour movement in the state said his non-removal might jeopardise industrial peace in the state. The ultimatum, which started running from Monday,…
5 Dec 2017
The Enugu State Executive Council on Tuesday approved a 13th month salary for the state’s civil servants as an added boost to celebrate the forthcoming Christmas. The approval of the Christmas bonus followed a meeting between the leadership of the Organized Labour in the state and the Council held at the Government House, Enugu. Briefing…
9 Jul 2016
Nassarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, on Saturday threatened to recruit fresh graduates to replace workers in the state currently on strike over non-payment of their salary.
5 Jul 2016
The Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, graciously conceded 100 per cent of allocation from the centre to the payment of salaries and pensions while the IGR is devoted to maintenance of social services like education...
18 Jun 2016
Some lawyers in Lagos on Saturday urged government to be more sensitive to the plight of workers, by adopting best techniques in promoting the welfare of its workforce.
17 Jun 2016
Workers in Bayelsa State have expressed mixed feelings over the 50 per cent May salary paid them just as state government has promised to offset the backlog as soon as finances are available.
4 Jun 2016
The Federal Government has directed banks, insurance firms and other financial institutions to stop retrenchment of workers in the midst of scarcity of foreign exchange challenge that is threatening operations.


Maize Farmers in Nigeria would soon regain strength from the economic losses from insect pests and drought running into N9 billion annually as the Institute for Agricultural Technology Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, sets to deploy hybrids Maize (Tela Maize) to farmers. With a population of over 200 million, maize production capacity is still…
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Chairman, House committee on security and intelligence, and gubernatorial aspirant, Hon. Shaaba Ibrahim Sharada narrowly escaped an attempted assassination on Thursday at the Sani Abacha stadium, the venue of the APC gubernatorial primary in Kano. The member, representing Kano municipal in the house representatives, who lost the APC governorship primary to Governor Abdullah Umar Ganduje's…
33 mins ago
The Youth Coalition For Responsible Leadership (YCRL) has called on members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Lagosians to ignore claims by a group named Badagry Division Alliance for Ideal Democracy (BDAID) against an aspirant for the Lagos West Senatorial District, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule. The youth said the claims are part of desperate…
1 hour ago
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has licensed Starlink, a satellite internet constellation operated by SpaceX, providing satellite internet access coverage to 32 countries. This licensing followed a visit to Nigeria by the company’s team in May last year. Elated Elon Musk took to his Twitter handle to announce this development today. The NCC has equally…
2 hours ago
The United States is extending for another six months exemptions from punitive tariffs for some medical products from China, the US Trade Representative announced Friday.