New minimum wage will spur capital market growth…

At a time that politics is dominating national discourse, the current agitation by organized labour for a new national minimum wage seems to, once again, draw attention to the economy. Many state governors claim they do not have the capacity to implement a new wage floor of N30,000 for employees. But labour leaders disagree taking…

Ndume backs N30,000 minimum wage…

Sen. Ali Ndume, Chairman, Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service, on Tuesday backed the proposed new National Minimum Wage of N30,000. Continue reading Ndume backs N30,000 minimum wage at Vanguard News Nigeria. Visit the newspaper for this and other news

Labour to govs: Pay N30,000 or forget 2019 elections…

“We are going to use it as part of our campaign strategy; if you can’t pay minimum wage, then forget election.” Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja, Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin and Agaju Madugba, Katsina and Bimbola Oyesola President Muhammadu Buhari and representatives of the governors under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) yesterday met behind closed door to…

Minimum Wage: Why Governors cannot pay N30,000 – Presidential candidate…

The Presidential candidate of Peoples Trust (PT) Mr Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim says state governments are reluctant to pay the new N30, 000 minimum wage because they lacked creativity in generating wealth. Olawepo-Hashim said this while promising to pay workers a minimum wage of N50,000 and ensure free health care for the citizens if he is elected…

ASUU and the new minimum wage…

AFTER a long drawn battle with threats of fire and brimstones, Organised Labour suspended its proposed mass actions over their demand for a N30,000 minimum wage as President Muhammadu Buhari warmly received the report of the Tripartite Committee of the National Minimum Wage Continue reading ASUU and the new minimum wage at Vanguard News Nigeria….

Buhari’s meeting with govs on minimum wage inconclusive…

President Muhammadu Buhari met with state governors at State House to discuss the national minimum wage, but no decision was reached at the end of talks. Governors have been unhappy with the raising of the minimum from 18,000 to 30,000 naira, because they say it would bankrupt most states. 30,000 naira was reached by a…

Minimum wage: TUC tasks governors on implementation of N30, 000…

Kwara chapter, has charged the 36 state governors to cut down their expenses on political appointees and others. Olumoh, who gave the charge in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) in llorin on Monday, said this would enable the governors save funds to pay the N30, 000 minimum wage. According to him,…

Minimum wage: Buhari, govs’ representatives in closed door meeting…

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a closed-door meeting with representatives of Governors of the 36 states of the federation under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on ways to resolve the minimum wage issue. The governors had last resolved to present another formula to address the issue of minimum…

Minimum Wage : We won’t be distracted by governors’ stubbornness,...

The President of the Nigerian Labour Congress(NLC), Com. Ayuba Wabba, says, despite the opposition of some state governors to the proposed N30,000 minimum wage, workers across the Country are not ready to back down. Continue reading Minimum Wage : We won’t be distracted by governors’ stubbornness, says NLC President at Vanguard News Nigeria. Visit the…

N30,000 minimum wage: Fayemi canvasses upward review of federal allocation...

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Saturday said that the Federal Government needed to address the current revenue allocation formula, to enable state governments pay the new minimum wage being requested by workers. Fayemi spoke when he received the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba, who paid him a courtesy…

Fayemi okays N30,000 Minimum Wage…

“In fact, this N30,000 is not even enough. I don’t know anyone who can really live comfortably on N30,000 let alone the N18,000 we are currently paying.” Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has stressed the need for the Federal Government to address the current revenue allocation formula to enable state governments…

Ganduje sues for N3bn, also asking for public apology; Presidential...

These are the stories that drove conversation this week. Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo reacted to a report by a House of Representatives committee indicting him for allegedly illegally approving N5.9 billion for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), for which its Director General, Mustapha Maihaja, is currently being probed by the lawmakers. As contained in a statement, Osinbajo…