Tag Archives: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Seventh Day Adventist Sues INEC, Others Over Saturday Voting ahead of 2019

By Paul Mbagwu Some members of the Seven Day Adventist Church have taken the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Federal Government and the Attorney General of the Federation to court over the continuous holding of elections on Saturdays. The applicants, Chief Emeka Anyabelem, Elder Asonye Onwudebe, Felix Minikwu and Chinedu Omesurum, said conducting elections on Saturday amounts to the violation …

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NLC Suspends Nationwide Strike

  The National Labour Congress, NLC has suspended the warning strike it embarked on to protest the federal government’s decision to suspend the meeting of the tripartite Committee on minimum wage.

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Buhari Lauds NEPC Boss over Non-oil Export Drive

President Muhammadu Buhari, has commended the Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Segun Awolowo for his commitment and efforts in driving non-oil export growth. It would be recalled that the present administration has been focusing on diversifying the nation’s economy away from hydrocarbon resources. According to the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) the non-oil sector accounted for most …

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Minimum Wage: FG Describes Labour’s 14-day Ultimatum As ‘Subtle Blackmail’

The federal government has reacted to the labour’s 14-day ultimatum to reconvene the tripartite committee on the new minimum wage, describing it as a “subtle blackmail” Minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, said this at a news conference on Thursday in Abuja. Ngige said it is not true that the federal government is trying to stall negotiations. “The following facts …

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Dokpesi’s U.S. visa revoked over looters list

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain Raymond Dokpesi’s United States (U.S.) visa has ben revoked because his name is on the looters list released by the Federal Government, the media mogul has said. He has sued Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who announced the list, seeking payment of N5billion damages. No date has been fixed for hearing the …

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Workers’ Day: FG pledges commitment to enhance workers’ welfare

The Federal Government has pledged its commitment to enhance workers’ welfare and prosperity for all citizens in the country. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, made this pledge in a statement signed by Mr Samuel Olowookere, Director of Press in the ministry to mark the 2018 Workers’ Day celebration. Ngige said that workers should use the occasion to …

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Vice-Chancellor blames Federal Govt for fee hike at UI

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka has fingered the federal government as the reason why the university decided to jerk up some fees payable by the students. Speaking on Tuesday, he blamed decrease in funding by the Federal Government as the main reason the university decided to ask more from its students, saying what was coming …

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