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NLC Rejects Morocco As ECOWAS Member

11 months ago /
International News 

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, is asking the national assembly and the Nigerian government to reject ECOWAS moves to accept morocco as a member. NLC president Ayuba Wabba who made the appeal in Abuja at a two day workshop of the organisation of trade unions of west Africa said the congress...

ILO, NLC, Say Africa Looses $50 Billion To Looting Annually

11 months ago /
Business and Economy  

Africa looses over fifty billion dollars annually to looting through tax evasion with more than half of the amount from Nigeria. The director, international labour organization in charge of Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, and sierra-Leone, Dennis Zulu who said this believes only a quick implementation of the African union report on illicit...

BREAKING: ASUU Shuns Meeting With FG

11 months ago /
Nation 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has refused to attend a meeting with the Federal Government scheduled for today. ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, confirmed to reporters that the union will not attend the meeting. According to him, ASUU has met, discussed the new offer from the FG and submitted a proposal...

ASUU Strike: FG, Lecturers Meet Over Industrial Action

11 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government will today be meeting with lectures in Abuja, this is in a bid to resolve the ongoing industrial action by the  Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The meeting was called by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, following the failure of ASUU to get...

BREAKING: NLC Conference Turns Rowdy Over Restructuring

11 months ago /
Nation 

A conference of the National Labour Congress (NLC) holding in Abuja has turned into a rowdy session. The forum, which held on Wednesday to discuss the restructuring of Nigeria, is being attended by eminent Nigerians including the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar III. The fracas followed the comment made by a former governor of...

NLC Criticises Bailout For DISCOS

11 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Labour Congress has criticized the  thirty  eight billion naira bailout to electricity distribution companies. NLC President Ayuba Wabba also blamed the country’s leadership for poor policy formulation and infrastructure deficit. Wabba was speaking in Abuja at the inauguration of executive members  of labour correspondents association of Nigeria. Other speakers called for...

Ondo NULGE Support Full Autonomy For Council Administration

11 months ago /
Nation 

Members of the Nigeria Union Of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Ondo state have taken to the streets of Akure, the state capital in a peaceful demonstration to the state house of assembly, in support of full autonomy for council administration in Nigeria.  The union members argued that it is high...

United Labour Congress Threatens Nationwide Strike

11 months ago /
Nation 

Joe Ajaero led group of workers have issued a two-week ultimatum to the federal government to meet its demands, failure of which it would call out members to embark on a nationwide strike. The group a break away from the NLC, known as the United Labour Congress is demanding that...

Akwa Ibom: NLC On Ruling Class

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria labour congress president Ayuba Wabba has called on Nigerians to be wary of efforts by a segment of the ruling class to disintegrate the country by their continuous calls for restructuring.  Wabba told workers to be politically conscious and obtain their voter cards to enable them vote out such...

Acting President Osinbajo, Approves New Appointment In Federal Government Agencies

1 year ago /
Nation 

Acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, has approved new appointments in some federal government agencies. The independent corrupt practices and other related offences commission has professor Bolaji Owasanoye, as chairman while professor Musa Usman Abubakar is the secretary. On the commission as members are grace Chinda, Okolo Titus, Obiora Igwedebia, Olubukola Balogun,...

2019: How Workers Will Deal With Politicians – NLC

1 year ago /
Politics 

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has called on workers and pensioners to obtain their voter cards in order to keep politicians on their toes. Ayuba Wabba, president of the NLC, said this yesterday when he paid a visit to the national secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) in Abuja. Wabba...

Nigerian Union Of Pensioners Call For The Probe Of Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian union of pensioners is calling for the probe of Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha for failing to meet the statutory financial obligations of pensioners in the state. The demand for Okorcha’s probe is coming just as the president, Nigerian labour congress, Ayuba Wabba, asked all workers and pensioners to...

Federal Civil Servants Threaten Indefinite Strike Over ₦200BN Unpaid Salaries

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria has threatened to embark on an indefinite strike over non-payment of N200bn promotion and salaries and death benefits. The decision of the NEC of the ASCSN was read to journalists by the Federal Capital Territory Secretary of the association, Mr. Ojemhenka Isaac. President of...

Labour Minister Blames May Day Disruptions On NLC Factions

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on Monday blamed the disruption and protest by workers at the May Day celebration in Abuja on factions in the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). Ngige told newsmen on the sideline of the celebration that what happened was as result of infiltration by non-workers.

Labour Want Intellectuals As Leaders

1 year ago /

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba wabba says Nigeria needs more intellectuals as leaders.The NLC president said Nigerians must make frantic efforts to obtain their cards in the ongoing voter registration exercise to be eligible to chose their leaders by 2019. Wabba was speaking during the Nigeria Union...

Reps Plan Tour Of Refineries, To Meet NNPC Officials Over Oil Marketers’ Charges Claim

1 year ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Review of Fuel Pump Price yesterday announced plan to meet with officials of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to confirm the veracity or otherwise of claims by oil marketers that guidelines and charges by the corporation contributed largely to per pump price of...

Nigeria Can Fund 2017 Budget With Recovered Loot - Reps, NLC

1 year ago /
Business and Economy  

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and some concerned members of the House of Representatives have expressed optimism that with the revelation so far made on recovered money, the country could fund its annual budget without recourse to external borrowing.    Some members of the House, specifically, argued that if necessary policy measures...

Kogi Govt. To Prosecute Workers Indicted By Staff Screening Committee

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has vowed to prosecute workers indicted by the Staff Screening Appeal Committee set up by the State Government, to verify genuine and non genuine workers. Governor Bello who stated this while receiving the final report of the screening exercise from the Chairman of the Committee in...

Gov. Emmanuel Approves Payment Of Owed Gratuities To Retirees

1 year ago /
Nation 

As part of a resolve to make the welfare of Akwa Ibom workers priority, Governor Udom Emmanuel has approved the payment of a backlog of arrears of pension and gratuities to retired civil servants in the state. Finance Commissioner, Nsikan Linus Nkan, disclosed this while interacting with labour union leaders under...

 

NLC On whistleblower Law

1 year ago /
Nation 

Labour on whistle-blowers The Nigeria Labour Congress says corrupt politicians decamping to the ruling party at both federal and state levels should not be spared in the ongoing anti-graft war. Nigeria Labour Congress President Ayuba Wabba made the remarks at a rally in Abuja on Monday to push for the...