Minimum Wage: Proposed Nationwide Strike Designed To Fail – ULC

File photo   The United Labour Congress (ULC) has described the proposed industrial action planned by organised labour following the ultimatum issued for the full implementation of the new minimum wage, and the consequential adjustments of salaries for civil servants as a failure. The ULC in a statement issued by its President, Joe Ajaero, added …

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Minimum Wage: Labour, FG Fail To Agree, Reschedule Meeting

  The Federal Government and representatives of organised labour have failed to reach an agreement on the full implementation of the new minimum wage, which includes the consequential adjustments of salaries for civil servants from grade level 7 to 17. Members of both parties will also meet tomorrow (Wednesday) to finalise and possibly reach an …

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KEDC Workers Barricade Gate, Protest Alleged Non-Payment Of Salaries

   Aggrieved Workers of the Kaduna Electric Distribution Company on Tuesday protested over non-payment of salaries and non-remittance of their two years pension to their respective Pension Fund Administration (PFAs). The workers under the umbrella of the National Union of Electricity Employees blocked the gate of the corporate headquarters of the company located in …

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Child Trafficking: Kano Govt Promises To Commence Investigation, Ensure Justice For Victims

  The Kano State Government has promised to investigate the case of nine children who were kidnapped and trafficked from Kano to Anambra State. The governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, gave the assurance in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, on Tuesday. He also gave an assurance that the arrested suspects would …

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2020 Budget Passes Second Reading In Senate

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, speaks during plenary in the Senate Chamber in Abuja The 2020 Appropriation Bill submitted to the National Assembly last week by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday scaled second reading on the floor of the Senate. The upper chamber has subsequently adjourned plenary till 29th November 2019, to enable Ministries, …

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Lebanon Turns To Neighbours For Help In Fighting Forest Fires

Fire takes out forests in the mountainous area that flank Damour river near the village of Meshref in Lebanon’s Shouf mountains, southeast of the capital Beirut, on October 15, 2019. Flames devoured large swaths of land in several Lebanese and Syrian regions. The outbreak coincided with high temperatures and strong winds, according to the official …

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Nigerian Painting Fetches £1.1m After Google Search

A painting entitle “Christine” by Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu, that sold for £1.1 million (1.3 million euros, $1.4 million), after being originally valued at £100,000-150,000. AFP   A painting by the Nigerian artist responsible for the “African Mona Lisa” sold at auction in London on Tuesday for £1.1 million after the family who owned it …

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Nigeria’s Beach Volleyball Team Optimistic Of Qualifying

  Nigeria’s beach volleyball coach, John Iwerinma is optimistic the country will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Iwerinma expressed his optimism after Nigeria lost to Canada 2-0 (21-11, 22-20) at the ANOC World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar. He said the players played with a high level of dedication, selflessness and determination but were …

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Lawan Meets With Officials Over Insecurity In FCT

    The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, held a crucial security meeting with top officials who are directly charged with the security of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The meeting, which held at the Senate President’s office, was also attended by key officers of the Senate. “We are very concerned, like …

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Family Of Six ‘Waiting For End Of Time’ Found Underground

An aerial picture taken on October 15, 2019, shows a view of the farm where a father and six children had been living in the cellar, In Ruinerwold, northern Netherlands. The family lived in the cellar for years and where waiting for ‘the end of time’.Wilbert Bijzitter / ANP / AFP   Dutch police found …

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2019/2020 NPFL Season To Kick-Off November 3

  The League Management Company (LMC) has announced November 3, 2019 as the kick-off date for the 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). This followed a consultative meeting between the LMC and leaders of the 20 participating clubs in Abuja on Monday, October 14. At the meeting, the Chairman of the LMC, Shehu Dikko presented …

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Four Feared Dead As Guinea Protesters Clash With Police

Protesters burn tyres as they demonsrate in Conakry on October 14, 2019.  CELLOU BINANI / AFP   Four young demonstrators were killed in clashes between security forces and thousands of protesters in the Guinean capital Conakry on Monday, according to relatives and a doctor, as authorities said a gendarme had also been killed during the …

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Senate Passes Production Sharing Contract Act Amendment Bill

  The Senate has passed the Production Sharing Contract Act 2004 (amendment) Bill 2019, in a bid to shore up Nigeria’s revenue earning, Deep Offshore and Inland Basin. The bill was passed on Tuesday by the upper chamber after consideration of the report of the Joint committees on Petroleum (Upstream), Gas and Finance. This comes after …

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