Lagos lawmakers move to impeach Gov Ambode, INEC releases final...

These are the stories that drove conversation this week INEC releases final lists of guber candidates and state house of assembly The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday evening released the final list of candidates for the governorship elections and state house of assembly. Noticeably absent from the list are APC candidates for both Rivers and Zamfara….

2019: Ngige describes Ohaneze’s endorsement of Atiku as partisan…

The Minster of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has described the endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by the Ohaneze Ndigbo as partisan. The post 2019: Ngige describes Ohaneze’s endorsement of Atiku as partisan appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper – Nigeria and World News. Visit the newspaper…

Ngige clarifies govt stand on national minimum wage…

NAN Dr. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment says the National Minimum wage of N27, 000 is standard for all workers, but the Federal Government will pay federal workers N30,000. The minister made this known in a statement signed by Mrs lliya Rhoda, Assistant Director, Press, of the ministry in Abuja on Saturday. According…

Ohanaeze divided over Atiku’s endorsement…

The leadership of the Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has been divided, following its recent endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. The group has on Thursday endorsed Atiku at a meeting held in Enugu, but this has reportedly created acrimony among notable Igbo leaders, especially those in the…

Southeast leaders demand IG slot, end to insecurity from Buhari…

Igbo leaders yesterday in Onitsha tabled their requests before President Buhari to facilitate  his re-election bid. The demands include the appointment of someone from the Southeast as the Inspector General of Police; putting a final end to Boko Haram insurgency and other clashes; and address marginalisation of the region. The All Progressives Congress (APC) took…

Minimum Wage Is Work In Progress, Says Ngige…

Chris Ngige   The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, discussions are still ongoing for a new minimum wage for the country. “The issue of the minimum wage is a work in progress”, he told journalists at the State House in Abuja on Thursday, after the National Executive Council meeting. He explained that it…

Strike: FG resumes talks with ASUU, Labour…

The minister’s meeting with Labour, including the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) was deadlocked last week. Talks resume today. James Ojo, Abuja The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, will today meet with the executives of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in a attempts to end the…

Minimum wage: We’re not reviewing c’ttee report —FG…

ABUJA—THE Federal Government has said that the Technical Committee announced by President Muhammadu Buhari to be set up on the new Minimum Wage was not to review the report of the Minimum Wage Tripartite Committee. Continue reading Minimum wage: We’re not reviewing c’ttee report —FG at Vanguard News Nigeria. Visit the newspaper for this and…

ASUU strike: No end in sight…

As the strike enters the sixth week, education stakeholders have called on the Federal Government to avert a prolonged industrial action Gabriel Dike, Bianca Iboma (Lagos) and Fred Eze (Abuja) The majority of the country’s federal and state universities are still reeling from the effects of the Sunday, November 4, directive of the National Executive…

The Big 5: SSANU commences nationwide protest; Buhari, APC not...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has commenced a three-day nationwide protest this Monday, citing alleged refusal of the Federal Government to obey a court judgment on staff schools and to honour agreements on earned allowance. In a statement by its National Public Relations…