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Government Agencies Sending Us Threat Messages To End Strike – Resident Doctors
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Government Agencies Sending Us Threat Messages To End Strike – Resident Doctors

The National Association of Resident Doctors has raised the alarm that it is being threatened by some government agencies to call off its ongoing strike. This comes four days into the nationwide strike which according to the association is to protest against the failure of the Federal Government to honour their agreements, including the payment of salary arrears and indemnity for their colleagues who died in the line of COVID-19 duty. The National President, NARD, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, told Sunday PUNCH in an interview on Thursday that even though they had the duty to save lives, they are first human beings who had needs and should not be denied their entitlements. He said this was a fight for survival, noting that they were tired of signing a memorandum of understanding wi...
Nigerian Doctors List Conditions to Shelve Planned Strike
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Nigerian Doctors List Conditions to Shelve Planned Strike

The 60-day ultimatum served to the FG by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), to press home its demands, expires today, March 31, 2021. The doctors have scheduled a nationwide strike to begin tomorrow, April 1. The doctors listed four demands that must be met by the Federal Government to shelve their planned action. NARD President Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi confirmed slated meetings with Labour and Employment Minister Dr. Chris Ngige and the Senate Committee on Health. The conditions listed by the doctors are: full payment of salaries of all House Officers and Residents on the GIFMIS platform; upward review of hazard allowance from N5, 000 to 50 per cent of consolidated basic salaries of all health workers and the immediate payment of 2019, balance of 2020...
It will be illegal for SSANU and NASU to go ahead with its proposed strike – Ngige
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It will be illegal for SSANU and NASU to go ahead with its proposed strike – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has described the proposed strike action by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities as illegal.   Ngige who asked the two unions to give the federal government three months to forward a supplementary budget to the National Assembly to cover arrears of the minimum wage that have not been paid to them, said it will be illegal for them to proceed on strike when discussions to sort out some of the contentious issues were still ongoing. The Minister warned that if the negotiation and what has been agreed is not obeyed, then the ministry might have to refer the dispute upwards from the industrial arbitration panel to the national industrial court.   He said; ...
ASUU Strike: The Union Is Still Consulting Its Members – ASUU President
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ASUU Strike: The Union Is Still Consulting Its Members – ASUU President

The national leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said it is still consulting on what its reply will be to the offers the Federal Government made for it to end its eight-month-old strike. The National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said this on Tuesday in a chat with Vanguard. According to him, the consultation is with members across the country and other critical stakeholders. “We have what the government is offering and have transmitted same to our members nationwide and we are consulting on what the next line of action will be. You know a tree does not make a forest and our union is democratic in nature and practice. “As for how long the consultation would take, I cannot say but it may go beyond this week. Whatever we decide on is definite...
FG May Reverse Fuel Pump Price To N160 Per Litre, Negotiations Continue Dec 7
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FG May Reverse Fuel Pump Price To N160 Per Litre, Negotiations Continue Dec 7

The pressure by organised Labour on the Federal Government to reverse the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) back to N160 per litre seems to be yielding fruits. At the end of the resumed negotiations between government and the labour movement yesterday night, the Federal Government indicated willingness to consult widely with the view to reviewing the price downward, saying it might unveil the new price at the resumed meeting slated for December 7. The Federal Government said the period between now and then would allow it embark on a wide range consultation over Labour’s request. Labour is insisting that the pump price must be reviewed downward to N160 before negotiations can proceed on the hike in electricity tariffs and deregulation of the downstream sector of the petr...
ASUU Agrees To Call Off Strike, To Receive N70bn
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ASUU Agrees To Call Off Strike, To Receive N70bn

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has agreed to call of its eight-month strike which has grounded academic activities in the public universities. The union leadership reached the consensus during a meeting with the government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, in Abuja, on Friday. The government also pledged to pay N40 billion as the Earned Allowance and N30bn for the revitalisation of the university system bringing the total payment to N70 billion. The FG further agreed to settle the arrears of salaries of the lecturers before December 31. This is happening one week after the Federal Government accepted the demand by the ASUU that they be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System pending the approval of t...
Strike: We Will Explore Other Options If ASUU Remains Adamant – Ngige
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Strike: We Will Explore Other Options If ASUU Remains Adamant – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has expressed optimism that the prolonged strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities will be resolved by next week when the Federal Government team meets the union leaders again. He, however, said if the matter was not resolved by then, he would explore the provisions in the labour law and other channels. Government had previously appealed to the union to call off the strike. The union had on March 24 2020 embarked on an indefinite strike over the failure of the Federal Government to keep to the 2019 Memorandum of Action between them as well as the lingering disagreement over the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System that ASUU rejected. Speaking on Politics Today on Channels Telev...
We Are Ready To Resume – ASUU
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We Are Ready To Resume – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Thursday, gave an indication that the union will suspend its prolonged strike very soon, as its President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, declared that the varsity lecturers are ready to go back to school. The ASUU President gave the hint even as the Federal Government, through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, assured it would meet the union demands within time frame it stipulated. Prof Ogunyemi, who was speaking at a meeting between the Federal Government, led by the Labour Minister and ASUU leadership, led by the President, said their members are willing to resume because it is a matter of national interest. He points out that their members also have their children at home, like all other parents who have thei...
Petrol Price Should Be N181 Per Litre – Timipre Sylva
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Petrol Price Should Be N181 Per Litre – Timipre Sylva

The Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called petrol should be sold for N181 per litre, if all costs implications are considered and factored in rather than the present pump price of N161; the Federal Government disclosed on Tuesday. The Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, made this known even as he pointed out that Nigeria lost a total N10.413 trillion to subsidy between 2006 and 2019, while between the year 2016 and 2019, the Federal Government lost a total sum of N2.193 trillion on subsidy. Silver was speaking at the bipartite meeting between the Federal Government and the Organised labour, held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, in Abuja. The Federal Government was led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige with five other minister...
IPPIS: ASUU Plunged FG Into N800bn Debt, Says Ngige
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IPPIS: ASUU Plunged FG Into N800bn Debt, Says Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has said there will be no going back paying University lecturers with the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. While stating that IPPIS had improved the effectiveness and efficiency of payroll administration, Ngige said before its implementation in the university system, the Academic Staff Union of Universities allegedly plunged the Federal Government into N800bn debt resulting from irregularities in payroll. Ngige stated this in an interview with reporters in his Alor home, in the Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State. He said the main reason ASUU went on strike was because of the introduction of IPPIS that had allegedly blocked loopholes for pilfering and exposed huge fraud in the system. ...
For Now, I Don’t Have Interest In Anambra State Governorship – Ngige
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For Now, I Don’t Have Interest In Anambra State Governorship – Ngige

Dr Chris Ngige, The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, has said he is too busy serving the nation at the national level to consider a shot at the 2021 Anambra State governorship election. Ngige who spoke to reporters in his country home in Alor, in Idemili Local Government Area, of the state on Sunday said although he had the right to contest, he was too busy with his national assignment as a minister to start eyeing “a provincial job.” He spoke after presenting cash and food items, totaling N15m as COVID-19 palliatives to some vulnerable persons in the area. Ngige said, “Whether you’re a member of APC or PDP, APGA, Accord, APA, PPP, once you are vulnerable, you get. We started with my town. We will fan out to my local government, then to my entire senatorial district. ...
There Will Be No Job Losses Arising From COVID-19 – Ngige
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There Will Be No Job Losses Arising From COVID-19 – Ngige

The Federal Government says it will work to ensure that there are no job losses arising from the extreme effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the economy. The Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige, said this on Thursday in his May Day message released by his media aide, Mr Emmanuel Nzomiwu. Ngige said that the Federal Government would look at the four-pillar plan of policy responses to the pandemic laid out by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). He said that such policies were intended to be human-centred and built on global solidarity. He said that all relevant factors to the nation’s workforce would be identified, analysed and solidified to ensure job retention and continued realisation of decent work agenda. The minister said that the Federal Govern...
Don’t Depend On Govt For Jobs – Ngige Advises Graduates
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Don’t Depend On Govt For Jobs – Ngige Advises Graduates

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on Monday, February 10, 2020, has enjoyed unemployed Nigerian graduates to invest whatever they have at hand and their precious time rather than looking for white collar job The Minister who spoke through his spokesman on Monday at a town hall meeting in Benin City, Edo state capital said youth should forget looking for white collar job Ngige spoke further that the government of Nigeria can not provide job for all the graduates on the street as many of them need to be creative in whatever they know how to do best. The Minister while addressing the gathering said, youths across the wold are creative and that is while most of the western world are improving as their youth rely solely on the creative job, He advises Nigerian yo...
I’ve Been Approached To Return As Anambra Gov, — Ngige
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I’ve Been Approached To Return As Anambra Gov, — Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, tells TONY OKAFOR that the Igbo should produce the president of the country in 2023 based on principle of justice and equity. He also says he has been approached to return to the Government House in Anambra State as the governor What stage is the 2nd Niger Bridge now? Work is ongoing on the  2nd Niger Bridge. The contractor gave an undertaking to deliver the project before 2022 which is the appointed date, I believe him because they’re working day and night. Apart from the little hiccups occasioned by demands for compensation, they’re on schedule. The job is about 45 per cent complete and the fund for the construction is available. That is the good news for the people of the South-East. The cost of the bridge from the exi...
Minimum Wage: Labour Suspends Planned Strike As Talks Continue Today
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Minimum Wage: Labour Suspends Planned Strike As Talks Continue Today

Organised labour on Tuesday demanded documents from the Federal Government to support its claims during a negotiation on the consequential adjustments on the New National Minimum Wage. Labour suspended its planned strike as both sides agreed to continue negotiations today (Wednesday). The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, at the opening of the meeting, said the demand of the workers before the negotiation would shut down the economy. But a source at the five hours meeting, which started at 2.45pm, confided in our correspondent that the labour leaders and the government’s representatives made concessions. He added that they failed to reach a definite agreement on the salary adjustments. Before the meeting, labour was demanding 29 per cent salary increase for off...
Over 15m Nigerians Searching For Job, FG Confesses
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Over 15m Nigerians Searching For Job, FG Confesses

The Federal Government has expressed serious concerns over the rising unemployment rate in the country, saying that over 15 million Nigerians are looking for white collar jobs. Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, who expressed this concern in an interview with some journalists in Enugu on Monday, said government was worried by the increasing rate of unemployment in the country. “Unemployment is growing into a very vicious disease condition that has given rise to a lot of anti-social behaviour. And government is seriously worried because if we don’t confront unemployment head on with many measures which we are fashioning now, then the whole country will be consumed with social unrest. “The symptoms are there. Boko Haram is a symptom of unemployment in Nigeria. IPOB ...
Minimum Wage Not General Salary Review, FG Tells Labour
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Minimum Wage Not General Salary Review, FG Tells Labour

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, said the Federal Government (FG) had yet to commence total implementation of the new minimum wage of N30,000 to all categories of workers because organised labour mistakenly saw consequential adjustment in salary as total salary review. Ngige spoke on Thursday when the Director General of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, Timothy Olawale, led a delegation from the association to the minister’s office in Abuja. Also at the event was the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN). This is coming a few days before negotiation begins again between the FG and organised labour after labour issued a notice that strike could be imminent if the FG failed to accept its demands on consequential adjust...
FG Yet To Reconstitute Minimum Wage Team
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FG Yet To Reconstitute Minimum Wage Team

Despite the threat by the organised labour that it could not guarantee industrial peace if the Federal Government failed to meet its demand on the implementation of the new minimum wage by the close of work on October 16, 2019, the FG has yet to constitute a team to negotiate with the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, had on September 28, during a visit by labour leaders in Abuja said a new government team would replace the old one headed by the former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita. During the visit to the minister in Abuja, Ngige said he and other ministers in the former negotiating committee were unable to be part of the first phase of the negotiation because the cabinet ...
NASS: APC Under Pressure To Zone Deputy Senate President To Southeast
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NASS: APC Under Pressure To Zone Deputy Senate President To Southeast

Ahead of the June 11 inauguration of the 9th session of the National Assembly, former Ministers of Labour and Productivity, Science and Technology, Foreign Affairs and Education (State) as well as Trade, Investment and Industry, Dr Chris Ngige, Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, Mr. Geoffrey Onyema, Prof. Anthony Anwuka and Mr. Okechukwu Enelamah respectively met on Friday, behind closed doors with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in a bid to cede the position of Deputy Senate President to the South East. According to a reliable source at the APC national secretariat, the former Ministers, who arrived at 2.05pm on Friday, were immediately ushered into the office of the National Chairman. Confirming the development, the source stated that the So...
The New Minimum Wage Will Be Paid From This Date – Ngige Reveals
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The New Minimum Wage Will Be Paid From This Date – Ngige Reveals

Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, has said the new minimum wage will take effect from April 18, 2019, when it was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari. Punch Metro reports. The Federal Government on May 14, 2019 inaugurated a committee to negotiate the consequential adjustment in salaries arising from the minimum wage, with the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, appointed as chairman. While speaking with journalists in Abuja on Friday, Ngige said whenever the new wage was to be implemented, it would be done in arrears to reflect the date it was signed by Buhari. He also said that state governors were bound by the new law to pay the amount. He said, “It is a national law and no governor can say he will not pay. Issue of t...
FG Gives Update On New Minimum Wage Implementation (Read Details
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FG Gives Update On New Minimum Wage Implementation (Read Details

The Federal Government will, on Tuesday in Abuja, inaugurate the N30,000 new national minimum wage implementation committee, almost one month after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the bill into law. Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage. Ngige did not state when government would start payment but said that arrears would be paid anytime implementation of the new wage began. He said there were still processes and procedures the new wage would undergo before the commencement of its implementation, even though it had been passed and signed into law. “It is a whole process and the salary and wages commission will do its job before implementation,” the minister said. He s...
Probe Ngige Now, Labour Tells Buhari, Begins Protest Today
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Probe Ngige Now, Labour Tells Buhari, Begins Protest Today

The organised labour yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the involvement of Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, in the affairs of the Nigeria Social Investment Trust Fund (NSITF).The demand came as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) begins a protest in Abuja against the minister today. NLC President Ayuba Wabba, however, told The Guardian last night that the protest would not be against the inauguration of the NSITF board, but the manner in which Ngige superintended the affairs of the labour sector in the past three years and the recent attacks on protesters at the minister’s residence. Labour members protesting against alleged refusal by Ngige to inaugurate the board of the NSITF had picketed the minister’s premises last week. The action ended ...
NLC Threatens Nation’s Shutdown After Bloody Protest
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NLC Threatens Nation’s Shutdown After Bloody Protest

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to bring the country to a halt in the heat of the face-off between the workers’ union and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige over the latter’s refusal to assent to the workers’ choice of Comrade Frank Kokori as Chairman, National Insurance Trust Fund (NISTF). Readers recall that earlier today, a protest which the workers had intended to be peaceful turned bloody when elements believed to be thugs came from nowhere and unleashed violent attacks on the workers, inflicting injuries on many.
2019 Presidency: Peter Obi Has No Influence In South – Ngige
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2019 Presidency: Peter Obi Has No Influence In South – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said that the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi has no influence in southeast. Dr. Ngige also said that Mr. Obi did not do well as governor of Anambra state when he was the number one citizen of the state. Ngige, who spoke with some journalists at his Abuja residence, also said that, he would battle Obi for votes even in Anambra Central Senatorial district where Obi may have more popularity. He said, contrary to the noise being made by the PDP VP candidate of an over N80 billion left for Obiano, that he was the first governor to bequeath reserves of funds to the successive governors. According to him”…the Vice President of the PDP is former governor Peter Obi my successor in Anambra ...
FG, ASUU To Meet On Monday To End Strike
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FG, ASUU To Meet On Monday To End Strike

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, will meet the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday (tomorrow) to conclude the negotiation on the suspension of the strike by ASUU, which has entered the sixth week. ASUU had claimed that the strike was informed by the poor funding of the nation’s universities and staff remuneration that led to the union’s ongoing strike, which began on November 5. The Director of Press at the minister’s office, Samuel Olowookere, who made this known to our correspondent in Abuja on Friday, said negotiation for solutions to the issues tabled by ASUU was an ongoing issue. “Labour minister is again meeting with ASUU on Monday by 4pm. You may wish to attend,” he said in a text message without elaborating. Olowooker...
Fashola In Onitsha To Inspect Zik’s Mausoleum (Pictures)
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Fashola In Onitsha To Inspect Zik’s Mausoleum (Pictures)

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola has expressed satisfaction with the quality of work at the Zik's masoleum at his tomb in ogbe-abo village Onitsha. Mr Fashola made this known when he came on what he called final inspection on construction work on the site. ABS correspondent Ngozi Obileri who covered the minister's visit reports that the Minister accompanied by the Minister of Employment Dr Chris Ngige ,said that the masoleum is ready for commissioning.
Ngige Warns Igbos – ‘You Could Lose 2023 Presidency To South-West If You Don’t..’
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Ngige Warns Igbos – ‘You Could Lose 2023 Presidency To South-West If You Don’t..’

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has warned the South-East they could miss out on a chance to produce the president of the country in 2023. The people of the zone have failed in their bid to have one of their own as the leader of the country since the return of democratic rule in 1999, and Ngige believes they have a chance to grab the post if they play their cards right in the 2019 general elections. Speaking with reporters in Obosi in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State on Sunday, Ngige said President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection was the South-East’s shortest route to the presidency. He said, “This man (Buhari) has only one term (four years) to do and go home, and an Igboman will replace him. But if you leave this shortest route and tak...
Minimum Wage: Identities Of Anti-N30,000 States Unveiled
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Minimum Wage: Identities Of Anti-N30,000 States Unveiled

THE country is at present sitting on industrial powder keg over the N30, 000 new national minimum wage recommended by the Tripartite members of the National Minimum Wage Committee. No sooner had information leaked out that the committee had concluded its assignment and report ready to be sent to President Muhammadu Buhari who inaugurated the committee on November 2017, than the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, after the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting of October 10, 2018, debunked the claim that the committee was yet to arrive at a consensus figure to be recommended to the Federal Government as the new national minimum wage. Recall that the committee was inaugurated sequel to unending pressure by Organised Labour from 2016 following the expiration of the...
No Work, No Pay Principle Now Applies During Strike – FG
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No Work, No Pay Principle Now Applies During Strike – FG

The Federal Executive Council ( FEC ) has approved the implementation of the no-work, no pay principle when workers go on strike in the federal public service. Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, disclosed this on Wednesday in the Presidential Villa, Abuja while briefing State House Correspondents after FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the approval was sequel to the adoption of the Draft White Paper on the Report of the Technical Committee on Industrial Relations Matters in the Federal Public Service. Ngige said that the public service in Nigeria was bedevilled by problems and conflict areas; hence governments over time set up various committees and brought out circulars in a bid to stem the tide of industrial dispute. The mini...
Anambra Community: We’ll Vote For President Buhari Because Of Minister Chris Ngige
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Anambra Community: We’ll Vote For President Buhari Because Of Minister Chris Ngige

Ifitedunu community in Dunokofia Local Government Area of Anambra State has resolved to give 100 percent of their votes to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections. Meanwhile the community pledged to purchase Buhari’s reelection nomination form. It said it would do this because of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, who had shown demonstrable interest in the community right from his days as the governor of the State from 2003 and 2006. The traditional ruler of the community and the president general of the town, Igwe Emeka Ilounoh and Samuel Nweke, respectively stated this in their separate speeches when the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, performed the groundbreaking for the construction of the Federal Specialist Skills Acquis...
Ozubulu Church Re-Opens A Week After Gunmen Attack
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Ozubulu Church Re-Opens A Week After Gunmen Attack

Normal church services were held at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra, a week after gunmen killed worshipers during early morning service. The church was sealed after Aug. 6 massacre which claimed 11 people and 18 others sustaining various degrees of injury. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who attended the church service, reports that there was an initial low turn-out of parishioners but the attendance later picked up. NAN reports that the service was attended by officials of the state government led by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu. Also, present at the Mass was Aloysius Ikegwuonu, popularly called ‘Bishop” and one of the chieftains of the village, who was alleged to have been the target of the Aug 6 attack. IIkegwu...
Parishioners Hold Mass One Week After Ozubulu Church Attack
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Parishioners Hold Mass One Week After Ozubulu Church Attack

One week after the shooting at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, that left 13 people dead and 40 wounded, the mass this morning witnessed low turnout of parishioners when the service began by 9 am. The church decided to hold a solidarity mass in which government functionaries attended in en mass. The church progressively started filling up thus boosting the confidence of the parish priest, Rev Father Jude Onwuaso, who was alone at the church before 9 am. The homily was delivered by a visiting priest, Monsignor Patrick Ezebata, who centered on being strong in the Lord. The priest urged parishioners to be strong and never be afraid for God was on their side. Parishioners who spoke disclosed that they were still afraid after the devastating incident and the solidarity mass ...
Church Attack: Ngige-Led Presidential Delegation Delivers Fed Govt’s Condolences To Anambra
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Church Attack: Ngige-Led Presidential Delegation Delivers Fed Govt’s Condolences To Anambra

A President delegation led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Saturday condoled with Anambra Government over the August 6 attack on worshippers at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State. Members of the team include Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah; Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama; and Minister of State for Environment, Mr. Ibrahim Jubrin. Handing over the two-page condolence message to Governor Willie Obiano, who was represented by his deputy, Nkem Okeke, Ngige described the shooting as ‘unfortunate.’ He said the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, was deeply saddened by the news of the shooting and death of innocent worsh...
Ozubulu Killings: Osinbajo Sends Delegation To Anambra
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Ozubulu Killings: Osinbajo Sends Delegation To Anambra

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is sending a five-man Federal Government delegation to Anambra State on Saturday, to visit and condole with the government and people of the state over last Sunday’s attack on worshippers at the St. Philips Catholic Church in Ofufe-Amakwa, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the State. According to a press release signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, the delegation is made up of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige; Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole; Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of State for Environment, Mallam Ibrahim Usman Jibril; and the w. The mandate of the delegation, among other assignments is to present a c...
Pensioners Accuse Labour Minister Of Undermining Law
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Pensioners Accuse Labour Minister Of Undermining Law

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on Thursday said the ministry has nothing to do with the crisis within the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Electricity sector. Ngige said that the ministry would never interfere in any union affairs only to settle issues when call upon. The minister was reacting to allegation by the NUP, Electricity sector, that the minister was pressurising the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) to stop payment of Check-off dues to pension headquarters. Mr Abel Eikhor, Chairman Caretaker committee of union had on Thursday at a news briefing in Abuja accused the minister of undermining the law by giving directives to various agencies to reverse the irreversible. Eikhor said the NUP National Headquarters was recognised as...
Court Bars APC From Fielding Candidate In Anambra Central Senatorial Election
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Court Bars APC From Fielding Candidate In Anambra Central Senatorial Election

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dashed the hopes of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to field a candidate in the Anambra Central senatorial district election as it dismissed a suit brought by Sharon Ikeazor seeking to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept her as a substitute to Dr. Chris Ngige. Ikeazor had dragged the INEC before Justice Anwuli Chikere, asking the court to compel the electoral umpire to accept her as the candidate of the party in place of Ngige who had withdrawn from the election. However, delivering judgment on the matter on Tuesday in Abuja, Justice Chikere held that the time for political parties to nominate candidates for elective position in respect of the 2015 elections had elapsed. The judge held: “The time for the...
Presidential Task Force On Food Security Meets Yemi Osinbajo
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Presidential Task Force On Food Security Meets Yemi Osinbajo

President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday met behind closed doors with Prof Abba Gambo and other members of the Presidential Task Force on the rising cost of food items in Nigeria. The meeting, which took place at Aguda House, the official residence of the acting president, was attended by all members of the group.The group, expected to submit its interim reports on Feb. 8, has the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh; Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and Minister of Industry, Trade and Development, Dr Okey Enelamah, as members. Other members of the team are the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, and the Minister of Labour & Employment, Dr Chris Ngige.
Ngige, Ifeanyi Ubah, Peter Obi & Others At Bishop Okeke’s Birthday
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Ngige, Ifeanyi Ubah, Peter Obi & Others At Bishop Okeke’s Birthday

From the Catholic Bishop of Nnewi , Read below. My soul glorifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour. He looks on his servant in his lowliness ... The Almighty works marvels for me. Holy is His name! I join my Mother Mary in glorifying and thanking God for the wonders He did for me as I celebrate my 70th birthday! I cannot believe what I saw - the ocean of love and solidarity from Bishops, especially His Eminence John Cardinal Onaiyekan and over 35 other Archbishops and Bishops, our Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, represented by his CSG, former Governors of Anambra State - Dr. Chris Ngige, Lady Virgy Etiaba and Chief Peter Obi, eminent men and women, lots of priests, Brothers and Sisters, especially huge contingent of Major Superiors! I have never experienced such mammoth di...
Pictures From APC Rally In Ondo State
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Pictures From APC Rally In Ondo State

Still on Ondo APC : Pictured below are pictures of Dr Chris Ngige, APC Chairman John Oyegun and others in Akure for APC rally. What is wrong?No Bola Tinubu, President Buhari nor VP Osinbajo? Is everything alright with Ondo APC?Are they truly for or  against Ondo APC candidate Akeredolu? Only time will tell.This is really different when during APC rally in Edo state.  

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