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Sit-at-home: Commercial activities return to Owerri as residents conquer fear of attack
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Sit-at-home: Commercial activities return to Owerri as residents conquer fear of attack

Commercial activities on Monday returned to Owerri, the Imo State capital, as roadside traders, pharmacies and vehicles flooded the roads. A DAILY POST correspondent who visited major parts of Owerri on Monday observed that banks, shops and major markets were open for business compared to previous Mondays, whereby residents stayed indoors out of fear of being attacked by hoodlums in the guise of enforcing an already canceled sit-at-home order. Our correspondent gathered that many government workers at the state secretariat, businesses, like fast-food centres, artisans, roadside traders, supermarkets and mobile food vendors operated freely. A food vendor at IMSU junction, while reacting to the development, told our correspondent that her business has suffered so much since the decl...
Nobody safe in Nigeria – Lamido says after meeting Obasanjo
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Nobody safe in Nigeria – Lamido says after meeting Obasanjo

Former Jigawa Governor, Sule Lamido on Sunday said no one is safe in Nigeria. He spoke at a meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his OOPL Presidential Library residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun capital. Lamido said the country is bleeding and appealed to Obasanjo to continue to contribute his quota to peace and unity. “How do we remain safe is the biggest problem and challenge now in this country. Nobody is safe again. ‘Imagine, kidnapping three workers of Baba, a former President of the country? Who is safe again? he queried. Lamido said his visit to the ex-leader was normal and that he met him “in a very high spirit and good health”. “He told me that he’s now ageing and I responded that he’s not. We still need him in this country. “He said, Sule,...
Gunmen Abduct Three of Obasanjo’s Staff
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Gunmen Abduct Three of Obasanjo’s Staff

Three workers of former President Olusegun Obasanjo have been abducted by yet-to-be-identified gunmen at a village in Abeokuta, Ogun state, According to reports, the three workers including the Financial controller, group auditor and group store manager of the firm, Obasanjo Holdings, were riding in a Hilux vehicle when they were attacked by the gunmen who shot at their vehicle. They were later forced out of the vehicle and taken to an undisclosed destination. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident and said efforts are being made to rescue the victims and arrest the culprits.
Delta community halts protests over sacked workers at SPDC site as Okowa intervenes
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Delta community halts protests over sacked workers at SPDC site as Okowa intervenes

The Ogulagha Community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State today promised that its youths will halt a protest at the Forcados Terminal of the Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, with the hope that all agreements reached will be implemented. Ogulagha Community’s Chairman, Mr. Johnbull Ogobiri, made the promise during a meeting with Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa and SPDC officials at the Government House Annex, Warri. This is coming as Governor Okowa intervened in the matter with a promise to take over the payments of the 20 workers who were allegedly sacked by SPDC in the community in 2020. Ogulagha Community youths had barricaded SPDC’s gate during a peaceful protest at the front of Forcados Terminal over the alleged sack of 20 workers from the company in 2020 wi...
Lawyers, litigants stranded as JUSUN begins strike in Ogun
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Lawyers, litigants stranded as JUSUN begins strike in Ogun

Legal practitioners and their clients were left stranded on Wednesday as members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Ogun state chapter, embarked on an indefinite strike over alleged short payment of salary by the government. On Wednesday, courts in Abeokuta were under lock and key as a result of the indefinite strike. Some of the workers, who spoke anonymously to newsmen, said the industrial action may continue until the government agrees to their request to pay them in full. Tajudeen Edun, the Chairman of JUSUN in Ogun, disclosed that the strike was in compliance with a directive of JUSUN’s National Secretariat that ordered its commencement on August 11. Edun explained to newsmen that the union took the decision to embark on strike after a series of meetings with...
We are dying – Ogun workers cry to Abiodun over 17 months unpaid deductions
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We are dying – Ogun workers cry to Abiodun over 17 months unpaid deductions

We are dying – Ogun workers cry to Abiodun over 17 months unpaid deductions Workers in Ogun State have cried out to Governor Dapo Abiodun to pay their salary deductions, saying “we are dying.” The Ogun State Salary Earners’ Co-operative Thrift and Credit Union Limited alleged that Governor Abiodun had refused to pay their 17 months outstanding co-operative deductions. Monthly, workers who are members of the Ogun State Salary Earners’ Co-operative Thrift and Credit Union Limited, save a percentage of their salaries with the union. It was learnt that the money is to be deducted by the state government and paid to the union on behalf of the workers. However, the union said 17 months of the deductions were not remitted by the State, making it difficult for workers to access thei...
IPOB’s sit-at-home : Absentee workers will forfeit August Salary- Anambra state govt threatens workers
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IPOB’s sit-at-home : Absentee workers will forfeit August Salary- Anambra state govt threatens workers

The Anambra state government has threatened to withhold the August salary of any of its workers who fail to show up at work on Monday, August 9 because of the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. This was contained in a circular to the heads of all the Ministries and parastatals by the Head of Service HOS, Harry Uduh. The circular directed all Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries to monitor compliance in the State and report back ''The Government of Anambra State has directed that all workers in the State must attend to their duties on Monday 9th August 2021 as failure to do so will result in severe sanctions including loss of Salary for the month of August. All Hon. Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries are to monitor and report compliance ple...
FG Is Focused On Nnamdi Kanu, Igboho While Armed Herders Are Commiting Crimes – Gov Ortom
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FG Is Focused On Nnamdi Kanu, Igboho While Armed Herders Are Commiting Crimes – Gov Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom has lamented about the death of eight persons including two aide workers and his relation as they were reportedly killed during a raid on Nzorov and Uvir council wards of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State by suspected herdsmen. Vanguard gathered that the deceased aid workers attached to the 360 Health Systems Diagnostics and Correction, 360HSDC, a Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, working on HIV/AIDS testing and counselling in the state were earlier abducted by the herders before they were killed.   The workers, according to the source, were said to be on their routine assignment when they were captured by their abductors at Tomanyiin village. The source disclosed that a call, which was put to the phone of one of the workers, after the news ...
Several injured as suspected Fulani herdsmen attack farm belonging to Kwara APC spokesman
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Several injured as suspected Fulani herdsmen attack farm belonging to Kwara APC spokesman

Several workers have been injured when suspected herdsmen attacked a farm belonging to the spokesman of the Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Alhaji Tajudeen Aro in Offa. It was gathered that the herders invaded the farm, located behind the Offa University at about 6:00pm on Friday, June 18. The farmers were said to have repelled the attack and injured some cows in a bid to overpower the suspected herdsmen. One of the farmers, Yakub Salasi, 27, who sustained serious injuries during the attack was rushed to a nearby hospital along Ilemona community for medical treatment. Other injured victims were later transferred to Abdulsalam Hospital, Offa. It was also gathered that the suspects took to their heels when the farmers reportedly alerted officers and...
Bodies of 20 illegal Miners Found in South Africa
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Bodies of 20 illegal Miners Found in South Africa

About 20 bodies believed to be those of illegal mine workers have been recovered from an unused mine outside Orkney in the North West, South Africa. This follows unconfirmed reports over the weekend that a number of illegal miners had died in an explosion underground. Police spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday, June 16. "Police opened inquest dockets after 20 unidentified male bodies were on Tuesday, 14 and Wednesday, 15 June 2021, found at two various locations in Orkney outside Klerksdorp," he stated. "The first five decomposed bodies were found at approximately 19:00 on Tuesday, 14 June 2021, outside an old and unused mine shaft ventilation in Lawrence Park, Orkney. On Wednesday, 15 June 2021, 14 more decomposed bodies wer...
Family members cry for justice as petrol station manager dies after being found in underground tank
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Family members cry for justice as petrol station manager dies after being found in underground tank

A petrol station manager in Ughelli, Delta state has died after being discovered in an under­ground tank by a co-worker.   Mr. Dennis Ikroje reportedly went to work very early on the morning of June 9 at Sobaz Petrol Station situated along Ughelli/ Patani Road and allegedly went to the under­ground tank with 20 gallons and a hose for yet unknown reasons.   Later, when other workers resumed for the day, they discovered the manager was in the manhole leading to the underground tank, struggling for breath, and they raised alarm.   The body of the man­ager was immediately retrieved and taken to a nearby clinic but was referred to the Central Hospital, Ughelli, where he was confirmed dead by a doctor.   The matter was reported to the police who depos­...
Plateau govt sacks 534 workers for forgeries
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Plateau govt sacks 534 workers for forgeries

Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau, has said that the state has sacked 532 workers, over falsified documents. This followed the findings of a committee, on the verification and audit of staff strength. The governor made the disclosure at the closing ceremony of Policy Retreat for the state Permanent Secretaries, on Tuesday at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies(NIPSS), Kuru near Jos. He said that the huge manpower gaps that exist in the Plateau State civil service, would be addressed at end of the committee’s assignment. “Already, about 532 names have been removed from Government payroll after an investigation using the Bank Verification Number (BVN) system, revealed inconsistencies in their records. “Some had falsified their ages or tampered with their reco...
Labour rejects FG’s plans to slash salaries of workers
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Labour rejects FG’s plans to slash salaries of workers

The Organised Labour has condemned and rejected the plan by the Federal Government to slash the salaries of workers in the country.   Ayuba Waba, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. He noted that the plan was tantamount to a “mass suicide” wish, for Nigerian workers. According to him, NLC was shocked at a statement credited to the Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on the plan to reduce the high cost of governance by cutting down on the workers’ salaries.   ”The minister also allegedly directed the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC), to immediately review the salaries of civil servants as well as the number of federal agencies in the country. ”It is almost unthinkabl...
May Day: Workers’ Conditions Have Worsened Under Buhari – ASUU, Atiku
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May Day: Workers’ Conditions Have Worsened Under Buhari – ASUU, Atiku

The University of Ibadan chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, and a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, lamented the plight of Nigerian workers, saying their conditions had worsened under the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd). ASUU said corruption and insecurity were the trademarks of the Buhari. The ASUU Chairman, UI, Prof Ayoola Akinwole, in a statement to mark the International Workers’ Day on Saturday (today), said the workers’ conditions had worsened under Buhari. The statement titled ‘Buhari-led administration: The real enemy of Nigerian workers’ urged all workers to rise in defence of the dignity of labour and “resist the flagrant disregard for human rights and the rule of law in the country.” “We must res...
Labour Declares Strike Over Mass Sack of Workers in Kaduna
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Labour Declares Strike Over Mass Sack of Workers in Kaduna

The Nigeria Labour Congress has declared a five-day strike in both public and private organisations in Kaduna State to protest mass sack of workers by the state government. The announcement was made on Thursday April 22 after the Central Working Committee of the NLC met in Abuja over the disengagement of 4000 workers across the 23 Local Government Areas of Kaduna State. President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba who addressed newsmen after the meeting said the five-day withdrawal of service by workers in the state will become total if there is no remorse from the state government.
Gunmen Kill Five Women, Three men, Behead one at Mining Site in Plateau State
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Gunmen Kill Five Women, Three men, Behead one at Mining Site in Plateau State

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia have killed eight workers at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. The incident occurred at about 7 p.m. on Friday, April 9, at a mining site belonging to Cabitex Company. It was gathered that the gunmen opened fire on the miners, killing eight people and leaving several others iinjured. Among those killed were three men and five women while one of them was beheaded and the head taken away by the gunmen. Dalyop Mwantiri, of Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria (ECCVN) , a non-governmental organisation based in Plateau, who confirmed the incident, gave the names of the victims as: Mrs. Talatu Sunday, Mrs. Jumai Useini, Mr. Davou Dalyop Pwol (beheaded) Mr. Gyang Joseph ...
We Can’t Pay March Salary In Full – Kano Tells Civil Servants
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We Can’t Pay March Salary In Full – Kano Tells Civil Servants

The Kano State Government has said it is impossible for it to pay workers their full consolidated wages for March. The government, through its commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba in a release on Tuesday, said this is because of the drop in federal allocation for the period. “The drop in federal allocation for the period under review has made it difficult for the government to implement the new salary package,” he said. The state chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) had given the government a seven-day ultimatum to the state government to refund and stop what it described as “illegal deduction” from civil servants’ salaries or face industrial action. Chairman of NLC in the state, Kabiru Ado Minjibir, gave the ultimatum after an emergency meeting of the...
Why We Shutdown Shoprite Stores In Nigeria – Workers
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Why We Shutdown Shoprite Stores In Nigeria – Workers

Cherish Ogenyi, the unit chairman and coordinator of the northern region of the National Union of Shop and Distributive Employees (NUSDE), an affiliate of the Nigerian Labour Congress, who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES described the action as “picketing”. Cherish Ogenyi, the unit chairman and coordinator of the northern region of the National Union of Shop and Distributive Employees (NUSDE). “What you see happening here today is just a picketing type of strike, that is what the workers came here to do. Just to picket the entrance of Shoprite. Apparently, in a bid to stop them from trading until our pending proposals and demands are met by the management,” he said. Following the purchase of Shoprite Nigeria by some Nigerian investors, Mr Ogenyi said the workers are supposed to be pa...
Shoprite Workers Embark On Protests In Ibadan, Shut Down Company Indefinitely
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Shoprite Workers Embark On Protests In Ibadan, Shut Down Company Indefinitely

Shoprite workers at Ring Road branch, Ibadan, on Friday, embarked on another round of protest, shutting down the company indefinitely. The workers, under the aegis of National Union of Shop and Distributive Employees (NUSDE), vowed that the company would remain shut until management acceded to their demands. The chairman, NUSDE, Shoprite branch, Mr Williams Peter, said the union was using the Easter period to press home its demands since dialogue had failed. He stated that all Shoprite stores had been shut down nationwide because the negotiation between the union and the management had been deadlocked. Peter attributed the indefinite strike to the alleged refusal of the management to meet up with the demands of the union. He said that although the planned transfer of Sho...
NGOs Withdraw Workers As Boko Haram Plans Massive Attacks On Borno, Yobe
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NGOs Withdraw Workers As Boko Haram Plans Massive Attacks On Borno, Yobe

Boko Haram terrorists are planning a series of attacks on communities in Borno and Yobe states. According to a military source, non-governmental organisations working in the area have been informed and have started withdrawing their workers from the two states. “They (Boko Haram terrorists) have been quiet for some time now due to the pressure from troops of Operation TURA TAKAI BANGO. But the intelligence report we got recently showed that both the Abubakar Shekau-led faction and ISWAP (Islamic State in West Africa Province) are planning massive attacks on different communities in both Yobe and Borno. “We have informed all operational commanders to stay alert; all NGOs and humanitarian workers have also been informed. Some of the NGOs have started withdrawing their workers bu...
Workers Shut Ogun Assembly, Begin Indefinite Strike Over Financial Autonomy
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Workers Shut Ogun Assembly, Begin Indefinite Strike Over Financial Autonomy

Legislative activities were grounded at the Ogun House of Assembly on Tuesday as the state chapter of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) joined their counterparts nationwide on an indefinite strike. The indefinite strike was due to failure of government to implement financial autonomy for legislature as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution (As amended). Addressing newsmen at the assembly complex, Mr James Obanla, the State Chairman of PASAN, said that the assembly staff had joined the strike as directed by the national body. Obanla said that all activities at the assembly complex would be grounded indefinitely. He explained that several notices had been issued to the government on the need to implement the financial autonomy signed into law by President Muhamm...
National Assembly Workers Issue Strike Notice Over Minimum Wage
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National Assembly Workers Issue Strike Notice Over Minimum Wage

Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission. It was jointly signed by Messrs Sunday Sabiyi and Ojemeri Oisameye, chairmen of the NASS and NASC chapters of PASSAN, respectively. The workers’ ultimatum to the management expired on March 18. PASAN, in another letter on Thursday, jointly signed by Sabiyi and Oisameye, and obtained by our correspondent, wondered why the management ignored its 21-day ultimatum. The workers, therefore, said they could not guarantee industrial harmony if at the end of their fresh 14-day strike notice, the management still ignored their demands.
FG Extends Stay-at-home Directive For Workers
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FG Extends Stay-at-home Directive For Workers

The Federal Government has further extended the work-from-home directive to civil servants on Salary Grade Levels 12 and below. This was contained in a circular titled, ‘Stay-at-home directive continues’, dated March 3, by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan. It read, “Further to the circular No: HCSF/3065/Vol.1/68 dated 26th January 2021, and following the advice of the presidential task force on COVID-19, all officers on SGL 12 and below are to continue working from home till the end of March 2021. “While it is acknowledged that there has been a reduction in the number of reported cases of COVID-19, it is important that this downward trend be maintained. It is to this end, that the work-from-home directive has to continue as specified above. “...
Shoprite On Shutdown, As Workers Go On Strike Over “Sale To Palms Mall Owners”
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Shoprite On Shutdown, As Workers Go On Strike Over “Sale To Palms Mall Owners”

Dozens of Shoprite outlets in Nigeria have been shut down as workers commenced an industrial strike action. Workers of retail giant, Shoprite have embarked on a nationwide industrial strike action demanding proper information on staff benefits as well as terms of sale to interested investors who are on course to acquire the Nigerian subsidiary of the South African retail outlet. A report by the Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) suggests that all 25 outlets of Shoprite in Nigeria have been shut down by workers. The report revealed further that the workers embarked on industrial action over claims of sale of the retail company to Palms Mall owners, Tayo Amusan and Persianas Properties Limited, without appropriate information on the terms of the acquisition, and the i...
Cemetery Worker Dies after Being Buried Alive when Grave he was Digging Collapsed on him
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Cemetery Worker Dies after Being Buried Alive when Grave he was Digging Collapsed on him

A gravedigger was killed after a grave he was digging collapsed in on itself and buried him alive. Rodwin Allicock , 42, died after the accident at Washington Memorial Park in Mount Sinai on New York’s Long Island on Tuesday morning, February 23. According to Suffolk County police, he was inside the empty seven-foot deep plot and was leveling out the bottom, when the walls suddenly caved in, burying him alive. His co-cemetery workers rushed over and attempted to dig him out after the accident, but were unable to get to him, NY Daily News reported. It was after first responders from the police Emergency Service Section and four local fire departments arrived, they were able to bring him out but it was too late to save him from dying. Allicock was pronounced dead at the scene...
Kagara Abduction: Niger, Zamfara Hold Talks, Troops Locate Students, Workers
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Kagara Abduction: Niger, Zamfara Hold Talks, Troops Locate Students, Workers

Niger State Government on Thursday stepped up efforts to rescue students and workers of Government Science College, Kagara who were abducted on Wednesday. A competent source, who spoke on condition of anonymity for security reasons, told one of our correspondents that officials of Niger and Zamfara state governments, met some bandits at Dutsin Magaji of Kotonkoro forest in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State on Thursday evening. The source stated, “The committee from Niger State went to Kotonkoro forest this evening where the bandits who allegedly took the students chose as meeting centre. Some officials of Zamfara State also joined them.” Kotonkoro forest, according to him bordered four states of Kebbi, Zamfara, Niger and Kaduna where the bandits from the affected s...
Fulani Workers Connived With Others to Abduct, Kill their Employer in Oyo After Collecting rlRansom
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Fulani Workers Connived With Others to Abduct, Kill their Employer in Oyo After Collecting rlRansom

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested three suspected killers of a businessman and farmer, Oluwole Agboola. The suspects, Dahiru Usman, 35, Muhammed Ahmadu, 32, and Ibrahim Mamuda, 20, were paraded by the state Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, on Wednesday, February 10.   Recall that six armed men dressed in military camouflage abducted the University of Ibadan graduate on his piggery/fish farm located at Adegbade village via Aba-odo in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo on Monday, December 28, 2020. His remains were recovered from the bush on Monday, January 11, ten days after ransom was paid by the family. It was gathered that Agboola went to to his farm at about 1:30pm that fateful day after he got news that one of his pigs has given birth to ten pig...
NEMA Sacks Over 42 Workers After Denying Them 1-year Salary
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NEMA Sacks Over 42 Workers After Denying Them 1-year Salary

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has sacked over 42 of its newly recruited workers without paying them a one-year salary. DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the sacked workers were recruited in December 2019 – a couple of months before the sack of former Director-General Mustapha Maihaja. While trying to finalise documentations and settle in the new workplace, the new NEMA management led by AVM Muhammadu Mohammed wrote to the new staffers, informing them that their appointment was illegal, adding that some civil service regulations were not duly followed. The letter, dated June 30, 2020, asked them to stay action pending the outcome of conclusive investigation. Issuing a second letter, dated January 25, 2021 and signed by a NEMA Deputy Director, Musa Zakari, NEMA to...
Workers On GL 12, Below Should Not Resume – FG Warns Ministers, Agency Heads
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Workers On GL 12, Below Should Not Resume – FG Warns Ministers, Agency Heads

The Federal Government on Monday warned Ministries, Departments and parastatal Agencies (MDAs) not to compel workers on Grade Level (GL) 12 and below to resume work. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation gave the warning at a briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja. Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) cited reports of MDAs compelling their workers in the categories to report for work. “For the avoidance of doubts, all employees from GL 12 and below shall continue to work from home. “No agency is allowed to vary this instruction. Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) are to ensure strict compliance,” he said.
Strike: Plateau State University Workers Threaten Strike, Issue 7-day Ultimatum To Government
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Strike: Plateau State University Workers Threaten Strike, Issue 7-day Ultimatum To Government

Workers of Plateau State University (PLASU) have issued a seven-day ultimatum to the State Government to improve funding for the institution or face an indefinite strike. The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) of the institution gave the ultimatum in a notice of strike that they addressed to the Vice Chancellor. The notice of strike which was jointly signed by Mr Rwang Pam, Chairman of NASU, and Mr Rimdap Timnan, Chairman of SSANU, said that the decision was taken at the JAC meeting held on January 19. “Kindly recall our letter to you dated Dec. 14, 2020, and our letters to the Plateau State Head of Service dated Nov. 25 and Dec. 14, 2020, that you were copied. “In the letters among man...
₦40 Billion Allowance: ASUU Defends Sharing Formula, Varsity Workers Protest
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₦40 Billion Allowance: ASUU Defends Sharing Formula, Varsity Workers Protest

Non-academic unions in universities and the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday differed on the Federal Government’s N40bn earned allowance for the institutions’ workers. While ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, in an interview with The PUNCH, justified the the amount promised lecturers out the N40bn, non-academic unions described the Federal Government’s sharing formula as illogical and a divide and rule tactic. The unions spoke as protests by non-academic staff over the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System and the N40bn earned allowance rocked university towns across the country on Tuesday. The Federal Government had, on December 22, as part of agreements reached with ASUU, promised to release N40bn earned allowance to universities. The academic...
NIN: NIMC Workers Suspend Strike
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NIN: NIMC Workers Suspend Strike

Workers of the National Identity Management Commission have suspended the industrial action which they embarked upon on Thursday over the fear of COVID-19 spread in the agency. It was gathered that the workers decided to put the strike on hold after a meeting with the Federal Government , where it was agreed that the demands of the employees would be addressed . The President, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria , NIMC Unit , Asekokhai Lucky , confirmed the suspension of the strike to our correspondent in Abuja . He said workers of the commission across the country were being contacted to resume work by Monday and begin the enrolment of citizens for National Identity Numbers.
NIMC Workers Begin Strike
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NIMC Workers Begin Strike

Thousands of applicants have been locked outside of the offices of the National Identity Management Commission following a strike embarked on by NIMC staff. The notice of strike was signed by the President of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, NIMC branch, Lucky Michael, and its Secretary, Odia Victor. It read in part, “Consequent upon the just concluded congress of the above mentioned association that took place on January 6, 2020, the unit executive directs all members of grade level 12 and below in the head office and state offices to report to their respective duty posts tomorrow January 7, 2020 and do nothing. Currently, over 100 million Nigerians have yet to do so which has caused huge crowds to gather at the various offices of NIMC in breach of the COV...
NIN: FG Suspends Workers Over Extortion At NIMC Centres
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NIN: FG Suspends Workers Over Extortion At NIMC Centres

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), on Thursday, warned members of its staff cashing in amid the ongoing NIN registration nationwide to desist as they risk seven years in jail when caught. The Honourable Minister, Dr. Isa Pantami has today directed the suspension of NIMC staff involved in extortion of applicants at its Bauchi and Kaduna State Offices. The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, @DrIsaPantami directs the immediate suspension of staff extorting applicants at NIMC enrolment centers.
Arik Air Sacks 300 Workers
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Arik Air Sacks 300 Workers

The management of Arik Air has relieved 300 members of staff of their appointments. This was announced in a statement by the airline on Friday. It blamed the sacking on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. The press statement was titled, “Arik Air management declares 300 staff redundant”. The company explained that a redundancy package would be provided for the affected workers with the help of the aviation unions. The statement read in part, “Arising from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the constrained ability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, stunted revenues against increasing operational costs, the management of Arik Air (In Receivership) has declared 300 staff members redundant to its...
Governor Udom Emmanuel Reinstates 403 Sacked Workers In Akwa Ibom
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Governor Udom Emmanuel Reinstates 403 Sacked Workers In Akwa Ibom

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has reinstated 403 workers earlier sacked following government investigation into an illegal recruitment scandal which rocked the State Local Government Service Commission in 2019. The reinstatement forms part of efforts by government to tackle unemployment among youths in the state. This was made known by the Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Local Government Service Commission, Honourable Monday Eyo,in a media chat with our newsmen in Uyo, yesterday. According to Eyo, the 403 workers who are mostly health workers have been reinstated to increase manpower in the State's health sector, fill vacancies left behind via retirements and to boost overall employment of Akwa Ibom youths. "I wish to inform you that these category of workers have bee...
Judge rejects Department of Justice’s attempt to end rape defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump
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Judge rejects Department of Justice’s attempt to end rape defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump

A US Federal judge on Tuesday denied the Justice Department's bid to end a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump brought by a longtime magazine columnist who alleged he raped her in a luxury department store dressing room over two decades ago.   The DOJ moved to put itself as defendant in the lawsuit filed by E. Jean Carroll (pictured top right), instead of Donald J. Trump, a move that if it became successful, would have halted the case,  as the US federal government can't be sued for defamation.   Carroll, made her allegations in a book saying Trump sexually assaulted her either in 1995 or 1996 but he has denied Carroll's allegations, telling reporters, "She's not my type," and alleging Carroll lied to boost her book sales. In a 61-page opinion release...
‘We’ve Not Been Allowed To Leave For Six Months’ – Workers At Indomie Cry Out
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‘We’ve Not Been Allowed To Leave For Six Months’ – Workers At Indomie Cry Out

Workers at De United Foods Industries Limited, makers of Indomie noodles, have cried out for help over what they described as modern-day slavery and unfair labour practices meted out on them since March. The workers said cooks, drivers, nannies, stewards and other groups working for the largely Asian staff of the company, had not been allowed to return home to see their families by the management of the company under the guise of preventing the spread of COVID-19. The workers in a statement on Thursday said, “Ironically these bosses go out everyday including attending social functions while a few of them have even contracted the COVID-19 and infected the helpless domestic workers. The affected domestic workers are largely drawn from those living with their bosses around Ikoyi and...
Minimum Wage: Ogun Workers Threaten Strike, Give Abiodun 14-Day Ultimatum
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Minimum Wage: Ogun Workers Threaten Strike, Give Abiodun 14-Day Ultimatum

The organised labour in Ogun State on Wednesday gave the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, a 14-day ultimatum over the non-payment of the negotiated new minimum wage. Rising from an emergency meeting of the State Organised Labour held at the Nigeria Labour Congress’ State Secretariat, Abeokuta, the labour leaders, threatened industrial action if the governor failed to address the issues within the period given. The union lamented over what it called the dysfunctional Contributory Pension Scheme, totalling 134 months deducted from workers’ salaries and unremitted; non-promotion of staff since 2018 and unpaid leave allowances to all employees, both of the State and of the Local Governments since 2015. This was contained in a letter addressed to the governor titled “Declaration of Trad...
FG Rejects Plans By Multichoice To Sack Nigerian Workers
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FG Rejects Plans By Multichoice To Sack Nigerian Workers

The Federal Government on Monday said it would not tolerate any move by South African company, Multi­Choice, to lay off Nigerian workers in its employ under any guise. This followed a meeting between the management of the National Broadcast­ing Commission (NBC) and the management of Multi­Choice on Monday. The commission had summoned MultiChoice over the planned increase on some DStv and GOtv packages which takes effect from today despite a similar increase three months ago. According to Multi­Choice, in a message to sub­scribers, DSTV Premium would move from N16, 200 to N18,400; Compact Plus from N10,925 to N12,400; Compact from 6,975 to 7,900, and for users of GOtv Max, they would have to pay the sum of N3,600 from 3,280. The latest increase comes amid a subsisting order of t...
Riots: Indians Accused Of Molesting Female Workers In Atiku’s Company In Yola
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Riots: Indians Accused Of Molesting Female Workers In Atiku’s Company In Yola

There was heavy gridlock along the busy Yola Gombe road yesterday, as over 400 workers block the road leading to the only national motor Park in the Adamawa state capital Yola, protesting the molestation of female causal workers by the Indians working in Adama Beverages limited producers of Faro water and juicy owned by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.The protesting workers who carried placards accused the Indians managing the company for Atiku of molesting Nigerian female workers during working hours and massive sacking of Nigerians replacing them with Indians. The workers who called on the ministry of labour and productivity to immediately wade into the inhuman treatment of Nigerian workers on their father’s land,said that the Chief Operating Officer ( COO) Mr, Francis Vazhe...
UNILAG Crisis: Academic, Non-Academic Workers Meet Over VC’s Removal
Education

UNILAG Crisis: Academic, Non-Academic Workers Meet Over VC’s Removal

The academic and non-academic members of staff at the University of Lagos are holding a meeting. We gathered that the emergency meeting was called over the removal of Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the Vice Chancellor of UNILAG. Our correspondent gathered that the joint meeting is holding after leadership of the unions had met separately. As of 11.30am, the meeting was ongoing at the Council Chamber Foyer of the university. During the meeting, the leaders of the unions took turns to address the workers. The PUNCH also gathered that an emergency Senate meeting held on Thursday morning in the university. “We will communicate the outcome of our meeting officially. I don’t want to be the one to divulge the outcome of the meeting,” a member of the Senate told our correspond...
Philadelphia Bans Large Public Gatherings until February 2021
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Philadelphia Bans Large Public Gatherings until February 2021

The city of Philadelphia has announced that it is cancelling all large events including the city's marathon and Thanksgiving Day parade until the end of February next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney made the announcement on Tuesday, July 14, saying ban on large events includes festivals, parades, concerts, carnivals, fairs, flea markets and block parties, such as the Thanksgiving Day parade and the Philadelphia Marathon are all cancelled. In a tweet, he wrote: 'He I'm disappointed to confirm that we are canceling large public events through February 28, 2021 due to the public health crisis.  This was not an easy decision to make. The health and safety of residents, workers, and visitors must be our top priority.' The mayor also said that...
Workers Are Paid Peanuts, Senators Earn Luxury Wages – Ali Ndume
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Workers Are Paid Peanuts, Senators Earn Luxury Wages – Ali Ndume

A former Senate Leader, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army in the 9th National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume, declared on Sunday that federal lawmakers and other highly placed public officers were earning luxury wages to the detriment of Nigerian masses. He said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi, had vindicated his position on the high cost of running a presidential democracy, which he insisted was no longer realistic. Ndume stated this while reacting to the views expressed by Osinbajo and Sanusi during a webinar organised by the Emmanuel Chapel, themed, ‘Economic stability beyond COVID-19’, on Friday. Sanusi had on the occasion, pointed out that the governance structure in the country had set it up for...
270 Indian Workers At Dangote Company Depart Nigeria
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270 Indian Workers At Dangote Company Depart Nigeria

It was gathered that the aircraft conveying the nationals departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Thursday evening and is expected to arrive India on Friday. The High Commission of India in Abuja confirmed this in a tweet, noting that the evacuees were workers of Dangote Group while adding that it was the second evacuation flight operated by a Nigerian airline, Air Peace. “Enabled repatriation of 270 needy employees of Dangote Group to India from Lagos Airport today (Thursday), with support of Nigeria Immigration Service and the Federal Ministry of Health. Second direct flight by Air Peace to India within a week,” it tweeted late Thursday. We Reported that Air Peace conveyed 312 Indian citizens from the Lagos Airport to the Cochin International Airport in...
Sanwo-olu marks first year in office with frontline health workers
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Sanwo-olu marks first year in office with frontline health workers

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu marked his one year in office with awards for some healthcare workers who have contributed to helping the state managing the Coronavirus pandemic. The governor said the recognition is for the supreme sacrifice by the frontline health and emergency workers in giving their all to the response in containing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in state. Sanwo-Olu honoured leaders of various medical teams deployed to all isolation facilities across the State, presenting them with plaques of honour in appreciation of their resolve to lay down their lives in the battle against the pandemic. The 10 health workers received the plaques at a simple ceremony held at the State House in Marina as part of the low-key events marking the administration’s...
COVID-19: We Won’t Sack Workers — LASG
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COVID-19: We Won’t Sack Workers — LASG

The Lagos State Executive Council yesterday approved the revision of the state’s 2020 budget from N1,168.6bn earlier approved by the state House of Assembly in December 2019 to N920.5bn. The review was in response to the Coronavirus pandemic which has triggered global economic downturn. According to the state Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Sam Egube, the review represents 21 percent reduction in the previous estimate. While briefing newsmen at the state secretariat Alausa, the Commissioner explained that the COVID-19 pandemic has metamorphosed into economic pandemic which has necessitated the “reordering” of the budget. The reviewed budget is expected to be transmitted to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval. The commissioner was however ...
Your Worker Can Ruin The Business You Spent Years Building In A Heartbeat – Uti Nwachukwu Advises Employers
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Your Worker Can Ruin The Business You Spent Years Building In A Heartbeat – Uti Nwachukwu Advises Employers

Nigerian model and TV host, Uti Nwachukwu, has taken to Twitter to dish out a piece of advice for business owners. According to him, some employees can destroy a business that someone spent years building, in the twinkle of an eye with their unprofessionalism. Uti advised that employers start calling their workers every once in a while to test their attitude. ”Sometimes call the people that work for u just to test their attitude towards the average customer. Ur workers can ruin ur business u spent years building in a heartbeat. Zero tolerance for rudeness and unprofessionalism. Especially now that A LOT of people are looking for jobs” Sometimes call the people that work for u just to test their attitude towards the average customer. Ur workers can ruin ur business u spent ye...
Coronavirus: 10 Lagos Government House Workers Test Positive
Health

Coronavirus: 10 Lagos Government House Workers Test Positive

At least 10 persons at the Lagos state government house in Marina have tested positive for COVID-19. Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health, broke the news in two tweets on Thursday afternoon. Abayomi said the development made Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor, and Joke, his wife, to undergo another test for the disease. He said the results came back negative. The sample of Sanwo-Olu and his wife had been tested after governors were advised to go for test following their exposure to COVID-19 patients. “I am glad to announce that #COVID19 Incident Commander Governor of Lagos State @jidesanwoolu and the First Lady of Lagos @jokesanwoolu have consistently tested negative to #COVID19 following three consecutive tests conducted on them recently,” the tweet read. “However, 10 per...

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