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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent The Nigerian Labour Congress(NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in the early hours of Monday, have suspended the proposed strike over increase in prices of petrol and electricity tariff. The suspension was contained in a communique jointly signed by labour leaders and the Federal Government representatives, and read by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, at the end of the meeting that lasted about seven hours....

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has insisted that it would proceed with its planned nationwide protest with effect from Sept. 28 over Federal Government refusal to reverse the hikes in electricity tariff and fuel pump price. Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, said this while addressing newsmen at the end of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the NLC on Tuesday in Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the NLC’s Central Working Committee...

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In an effort to improve health care delivery, the Adamawa state government has commenced recruitment of health workers to fill the existing various vacancies in primary health care centers across the state. Over six thousand candidates have applied for the placement of one thousand, one hundred and thirteen (1,113) existing vacancies. Successful candidates would be deployed to various primary healthcare facilities in the state after the recruitment exercise interview which commenced at the State Primary...

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The strike action by doctors in Ogun State has been suspended for two weeks, the Association of Resident Doctors Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (ARD, OOUTH) has said. The doctors said that the hold back on its two-month-old strike action was to allow for parties reach an agreement after negotiation as requested by the Speaker of the State’s House of Assembly during his intervention on the issue, the Nation reported. “Since the government was willing...

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Alhaji Popoola Ogundoyin, an Executive Member of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), says that unless Nigeria produces petroleum products through its refineries, the problems in the petroleum sector will persist. Ogundoyin stated this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday, in Ile-Ife. He expressed displeasure with the failure of public and private sector stakeholders to establish standard refineries across the country that would produce enough petroleum products for...

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to take decisive action on the plan by DISCOs to hike electricity tariff in the country. Mr Ayuba Wabba, the NLC President on Tuesday in Abuja made the call in a statement titled: “Increase in Electricity Tariff by Abuja DISCOs – a taunting of the will of the Nigerian people gone too far”. Wabba said that the organised labour would mobilise Nigerian...

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned the National Assembly leadership against resurrecting or passing the Water Resources Bill into law “because of the danger it portends to national unity.” The NLC said the National Assembly should not ambush Nigerians by covertly bringing back the bill, which seeks to lay the control of all water resources across the country on the shoulder of the President. The bill created outrage and divided the eighth National Assembly...

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The tragedy of unemployment in Nigeria is taking another dimension in the public space with the published report of four Ph.D. holders and 200 master holders who have applied for the 774,000 Federal Government (FG) contract jobs which are just ₦20,000. According to the Ogun State Chairman of Special Public Works, Senator Gbenga Obadara in an interview with journalists, he disclosed that “Four Ph.D. and 200 master’s degree holders have applied,” for the FG contract...

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The management of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) says it has engaged the leaders of the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) over the 175 workers laid off by one of its contract companies. Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, the company’s General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos. Brikinn said that the laid-off workers were not employees of...

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Imo State Government to immediately pay three months salary arrears owed to workers, pensioners in the state. Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC President said this in a letter addressed to the governor and made available to newsmen on Monday in Abuja. Wabba said that workers and pensioners in the state were yet to receive salaries and pension since March 2020. According to Wabba, I write to bring to...

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