Showing posts from November, 2018

Payment Of The New Minimum Wage Increase of N30,000 Will Start After Buhari's Re-election.

The Review Committee Process and the National Assembly Accent May take over 6 Months. Federal Government does not  have the money to Pay the increased Minimum Wage. Labour Union should be Patient with President Buhari. - Presidency. ********* Source : Hope For Nigeria

Minimum wage: Labour Reacts as FG Denies Approving N30,000. "We Will Go Back To Strike"

The Federal Government said on Wednesday the N30,000 minimum wage proposal contained in the report of the tripartite committee set up by the Federal Government was still a recommendation and had not been approved. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who spoke with State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council, said President Muhammadu Buhari would still study the report presented to him on Tuesday by the Chairman of the committee, Amal Pepple, before taking a decision on it. Pepple had while presenting the report on Tuesday disclosed that the committee recommended that the national minimum wage be increased from N18,000 monthly to N30,000. She also said her committee drafted a bill that the Federal Government would send to the National Assembly to effect the change. A section of the media had reported that Buhari accepted the report and endorsed the recommendation of N30,000 as the new minimum wage. Mohammed, however, said Buha

Adam Oshiomhole Escapes To The US, After DSS And Party Members Attacked Him in Abuja.

The embattled National Chairman of the All Progressive Party (APC), Adam Oshiomhole has being smuggled out of the country after a group of hired thugs invaded party office threatening to kill him. This incident happened few hours he was reportedly released by the DSS who are questioning him over bribery allegation was leveled against him by Party faithful who claimed that Oshiomhole collected Billions of Naira bride to ensure that they will get a ticket to various offices during the primaries. APC National Working Committee (NWC) will be meeting to discuss this development, as they claimed that party cannot function without a chairman especially few months to the general election.  - Hope For Nigeria

"If You Dare Dump APC, You will Surely Be Jailed for Looting Imo State Treasury" - Oshiomhole Fires Back to Rochas Okorocha.

Adams Oshiomole has warned IMO state Governor Rochas Okorocha against dumping his political party APC and warned that if he tries to do that, he will bear the consequences. See some Nigerians' reactions on social media below:

NLC suspends planned strike

The Leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC and the Trade Union Congress TUC.have suspended its proposed nationwide strike which was slated for November 6th. The labour unions had planned to embark on an indefinite strike on Tuesday to press home their demands for an upward review of the minimum wage from N18, 000 to N30, 000. Rising from a meeting of the tripartite committee set up by the federal government, NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, told reporters that the decision to suspend the industrial action was taken after agreements were reached and documents signed. “Having reached this position and agreements signed, the proposed strike action is hereby suspended,” he said. Efforts to resolve the disagreement between government and labour initially suffered a set back on Monday as both parties failed to reach consensus on the minimum wage. After meeting for over seven hours, the two teams arrived at different figures. While labour insisted on N30,000, the government delega

Leave Government work and go for farming. Ngige

Nigeria labour minister Chris Ngige said today "If our proposed N24,000 minimum wage is not acceptable to the workers, they should leave government work for farming to know how difficult life is" See Nigerians' reactions to this:

ASUU Commences Total And Indefinite Nationwide Strike

The Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) has commenced an indefinite strike. According to the chairman of ASUU at Obafemi Awolowo University, Adeola Egbedokun, the strike is total and indefinite until the union’s needs are met. The strike is to protest the poor funding of Nigerian universities and alleged plan by the federal government to increase students fees and introduce an education bank. Led by its National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU declared the strike at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting late on Sunday. Weeks before the strike was announced, Mr Ogunyemi explained in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES why the lecturers were opposed to an education bank. “The Nigerian government experimented with it for 7-8 years; it failed. “So government had to set up a ministerial committee at the federal executive council to go and wind up the national education banking plan in 2001/2002, something they started in 1993. So for seven to eight years, the e

UBTH mourns as Dr Egigba passes on

On Thursday night, November 1, 2018, UBTH was thrown into mourning when they suddenly lost one of their medical doctors, a senior registrar in the Department of Surgery, Dr Egigba, right at the Accident & Emergency unit of the hospital late in the night. It was said that he had been doing a surgery in the operating room moments before then and only came to the A&E unit to review a patient before he slumped right there. The hospital's full squad converged at the scene within seconds. The consultants across every relevant specialty, especially Anaesthesia, were deployed. A full battery of rescucitation equipment and monitoring apparatus was used; the rescucitation efforts continued for far longer than even the textbooks say. In the end, every attempt failed. He passed away at the same hospital where he worked. Casey Amaefule recounted: All of us are terribly touched. Here was a man who knew all of us by our names, down to even the newest set of clinical medical st

Trending photos of how some ladies enjoyed themselves at a popular club in Benin City

These photos of some Nigerian ladies enjoying themselves at a popular club in Benin City have got trending on the internet and has got people talking. Some of the excited ladies were pictured showing off their dancing skills while others were captured in an ecstatic state with their partners. See pics below:

Hon Patrick Obahiangbon spotted eating a loaf of bread by the road side in Edo State (Photos)

These photos show Hon Patrick Obahiangbon eating bread with a soft drink, ahead of a strategic political meeting at Ehor in Uhunmwode local government area of Edo State. See more photos below...

Fuel scarcity looms as NUPENG declares support for NLC planned strike

There may be fuel scarcity this week as the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has said it would be participating fully in the proposed strike action by the Nigeria Labour Congress which is to start on Tuesday November 6th. The National President of NUPENG, Prince Akporeha, who confirmed this to Punch, said as a member of the Nigeiran Labour Congress, NUPENG would comply with the directive of the labour union for all its members to embark on a nationwide strike. NLC  had fixed November 6, 2018 for the commencement of an indefinite strike over the failure of the Federal Government to approve the N30, 000 it is demanding as minimum wage.  The NLC rejected the N22, 500 proposed by state governors. On Friday November 2nd, the federal government secured an order from the National Industrial Court barring NLC from proceeding on its planned strike. NLC however, insist on embarking on the strike, claiming that they had not been served with court processes.

Minimum Wage: N22,500 is enough for a family of FOUR every month - Ngige. Nigerians react

Nigerians have reacted in many ways to a statement reportedly made by the minister of labour, Chris Ngige. He said 22,500 naira is enough to feed a family of 4 and that includes a man, his wife and 2 children. Nigerians are obviously not happy with the statement. Some said all sorts of abusive words on the social media, while others even claimed it's all rumour probably concocted by the opposition party and that Ngige didn't say anything of such. But majority of people believe and know that he actually said it and that he should actually go down for it. See reactions below: YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: Fuel scarcity looms as NUPENG declares support for NLC planned strike Hon Patrick Obahiagbon spotted eating agege bread  by the road side