*Workers stranded as Lagos-Ibadan road gridlock worsens (Punch) *NLC seeks more funds in NHIS (Guardian)

Workers stranded as Lagos-Ibadan road gridlock worsens (Punch) Some Lagos State workers  were forced to return home on Wednesday after the gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway took a turn for the worse. The gridlock, which affected the two lanes of…

*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…

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…

*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…

*Mother, 3 children killed in Lagos building collapse (DailyTrust)*How Lagos State overcame legal hurdle to generate more IGR (ThisDay)

Mother, 3 children killed in Lagos building collapse (DailyTrust) A collapsed building where people are trapped at Magodo in Lagos yesterday Photo: Benedict Uwalaka Four people have been confirmed dead in a building collapse at Magodo Phase I in Lagos…

FG, Labour Conclude Minimum Wage Talks Tuesday (ThisDay)

As part of the last-minute efforts to avert industrial action by the organised labour, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, Wednesday met with members of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC), including the leadership of…

*Lagos NLC demands 400% increase in workers allowances (Punch)*Eating more nuts may help prevent weight gain, researchers find (Guardian)

Lagos NLC demands 400% increase in workers allowances (Punch) The Lagos Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress has demanded that the transport, housing and other allowances paid to workers in the state should be increased by 400 per cent. The…

Minimum wage: Labour gives FG Oct 16 ultimatum (Nation)

Labour on Wednesday gave the federal government an October 16 ultimatum to resolve all issues surrounding the consequential adjustment of salaries for the implementation of the minimum wage. Its leadership, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union…

Labour seeks immediate implementation of minimum wage (Guardian)

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has demanded the immediate implementation of the new national minimum wage by all tiers of government. In a communiqué signed the president, Dr. Ayuba Wabba, and the immediate past general secretary, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, after…

Avoid past mistakes in minimum wage implementation –Labour (Punch)

The organised labour on Thursday called on the Federal Government to avoid distortion and overlap in the implementation of the new minimum wage by meeting with the Joint National Public Service Negotiation Council to generate a fresh salary table so…

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