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ABUJA — The new National President of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Alhaji Debo Ahmed, has appealed to the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited to ensure payment of outstanding bridging claims owed members of the Association. He made the appeal during the inauguration of the new national leadership of the association in Abuja. Ahmed succeeded the immediate past President of IPMAN, Mr. Habu Fari whose tenure expired last...

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YOLA — The newly elected Chairman Administrative Officers Association Adamawa state chapter Comrade Jesses Buba Lassa has said the welfare of the members will be the hallmark of his administration. He made the remark, during the inauguration of the new executive members of the association held at Admiral Murtala Nyako Training Centre Yola. Comrade Lassa lamented that members of the association were not carried alone by relevant organs of government, and stressed the need for...

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ABUJA — The Nigeria Labour Congress has rejected the Federal Government’s decision to increase taxes on non-alcoholic and carbonated drinks. NLC’s position is contained in a statement signed by its President, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, which was circulated to journalists in Abuja. The government had announced the increased taxes as a way of discouraging over-consumption of sugar, checking obesity, and also generating more money to fund the 2022 budget. But the union believes implementing increased taxes...

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ABUJA — A bill seeking to create a youth entrepreneurship development trust fund to tackle unemployment has passed second reading at the house of representatives. The bill also seeks to earmark for the fund about five percent capital estimate from the federation account appropriated for the fiscal year. The legislation is sponsored by Farah Dagogo, a lawmaker from Rivers state. In his memorandum, Dagogo noted that the bill will provide financial support to youths with...

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ABUJA — Minister of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo yesterday said Social media platform ‘Twitter’ has agreed to all the conditions laid out by the Federal Government regarding its operations in Nigeria. Recall that Information, Culture and Tourism Minister Lai Mohammed announced the ban on June 4. Keyamo, who is also a member of a committee, set up to review the operations of the platform since its ban, said on a Channels Television programme...

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ABUJA — The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) rejected the planned petroleum price increase by the Federal Government by next year. The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Malam Mele Kyari, announced that petrol could cost as much as N340 from February 2022. While the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed announced government’s plans to disburse N5000 to 40 million poorest Nigerians each as transport grants to cushion the effect...

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ABUJA — Newly employed teachers numbering over 1700 in federal government unity colleges, recruited between 2018, 2019, and 2020 have appealed to the government to fast track all processes that will lead to their documentation, capture, and subsequent payment of wages and backlog. In an open letter, written to President Muhammadu Buhari, which also copied the Head of Service of the federation, chairman of Federal Civil Service Commission, the national assembly, the office of the...

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In an effort to revamp the education sector following devastation by insurgents, the Yobe State Government has said that 10 percent of workers’ basic salary for November would be deducted as their contribution to the education recovery appeal fund. Mohammed Lamin, Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information and Culture, who is also the Chairman Sub-committee for Yobe Education Recovery Appeal Fund disclosed this on Monday in Damaturu while briefing newsmen. “The devastating effects of Boko Haram...

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LAGOS — Workers of the Nigerian Railway Corporation on Thursday started a three-day warning strike against what they described as low salary payment and poor welfare. The workers, who protested at the train stations in Lagos, Oyo and Abuja, accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, of handling their matter with levity. In Lagos, the railway workers grounded activities at the Iddo station, Ebute Meta, where they stopped all vehicles and motorcycles from passing through...

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ABUJA — An alleged attempt by the Minister for Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare to impose a Director-General in place of Mr. Remi Sola Phillips who he earlier appointed in acting capacity has led to the shut down of the headquarters of the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre (CLTC) by members of the Nigerian Civil Service Union. The CLTC workers and their union leaders had since July this year, resisted attempt by Mr....

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