Legislative aides disrupt N’ Assembly sitting over non-payment of outstanding wages

National Assembly legislative aides on Tuesday disrupted legislative activities at the parliament, protesting against the non-payment of their salaries, minimum wage and duty tour allowance, among others. The federal lawmakers, who were billed to resume plenary after a 19-day Easter…

Strike looms in Kano as government returns to old minimum wage

Industrial action looms in Kano State as the government has said it can’t pay workers’ wages for March 2021. Kano branch of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had, on Thursday, issued a seven-day ultimatum for the state government to settle workers’…

FG plans to buy locally assembled cars, says Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday said the federal government proposed in the 2020 Finance Bill to exempt minimum wage earners. He said the move was to reduce the impact of inflation on Nigerians, adding that the initiative would exempt minimum wage…

Hope Uzodinma and repudiation of governors’ jumbo pension – Mikky Attah

In Nigeria, a country where governors resist paying workers the minimum wage but pass laws for their own jumbo pensions, Governor Hope Uzodinma’s recent action stands out. Many Nigerian politicians would not hesitate to kill an opponent if that would…

*Soldier’s wife car crushes Lagos street sweeper (Punch) *Lagos begins hajj medical screening (Nation)

Soldier’s wife car crushes Lagos street sweeper (Punch) A street sweeper with the Lagos Waste Management Authority narrowly escaped death on Thursday after being crushed to a stationary petrol tanker by a motorist conveying a woman said to be the…

*One stabbed to death in Lagos cult clash (Guardian) *Organised labour to begin warning strike Wednesday over minimum wage (Nation)

One stabbed to death in Lagos cult clash (Guardian) Barely a week after three suspected cultists were killed in separate clashes in Lagos around Ikorodu and Ajah, the cult war moved to Ilasa area of the state yesterday in a…

*NSCDC official shoots Lagos tricycle rider for overtaking van (Punch) *Two arrested for stealing celebrity’s Jewelry (Nation)

NSCDC official shoots Lagos tricycle rider for overtaking van (Punch) There was commotion along Oregun Road, Ikeja, Lagos, on Saturday as an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in the state shot a commercial tricycle rider. Our…

In search of a revenue formula in favour of states – Ifeanyi Afuba

The leadership of organised labour in Nigeria has continued to betray strategic naivety on the struggle for enhanced wages and better service conditions for workers. Its prominent arms, the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress have been congratulating themselves…

*Man dies while jogging in Lagos (Punch)*Man sentenced to four years imprisonment for stealing car (Vanguard)

Man dies while jogging in Lagos (Punch) A yet-to-be-identified man collapsed and died while jogging on Sunday morning on the WEMCO Road, in the Ogba area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that the man collapsed due to suspected cardiac…

*Pupils protest over mass failure in Lagos public schools (Punch) *Minimum Wage: Labour Urges FG Not to Raise Fuel Price, Taxes (ThisDay)

Pupils protest over mass failure in Lagos public schools (Punch) There has been protest by pupils in public secondary schools in Lagos State against mass failure following their promotional examination from SSSII to SSSIII. The state Ministry of Education determined…

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