Organised Labour demands N615,000 as minimum wage in fresh proposal

Organised Labour

Organised Labour, comprising the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), has submitted a fresh proposal to the Federal Government, demanding N615,000 as the new minimum wage for workers in the country. According to a source, who is  a member of one of the sub-committees set up by the Government to work on getting a new minimum wage for the country, said the new wage of N615,000 monthly was reached after consultations by the NLC and TUC. However, the source reportedly hinted that the wage might still increase,…

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“You’re political paperweights” – Matawalle slams Northern Elders Forum

Bello Matawalle

…Says threats against Tinubu ridiculous Minister of State for Defence, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has launched a scathing attack on the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) for its criticism of the present administration, dismissing the group as a political liability to northerners and asserting that it does not represent the region. In response to remarks made by Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the Forum’s spokesperson, expressing regret over the north’s support for President Bola Tinubu, Matawalle labelled the group naive. “My attention has been drawn to the threats issued by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF)…

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‘Foreign invaders have taken over Nigeria’ – Christian Elders Forum

National Christian Elders Forum

…Seek ban on nomadic cattle rearing The National Christian Elders Forum, (NCEF), has raised an alarm over invasion of what it described as “foreign invasion” for the recent wave of murders and mayhem in the country. The NCEF alleged that these foreign invaders kill and sack communities in rural areas, rename and occupy those communities. Chairman of NCEF, Samuel Gani, while addressing the press conference, said as part of measures to tackle insecurity, there should be an immediate ban on nomadic cattle rearing and that cattle owners should be compelled…

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Kaduna Restoration Group meets, refocuses for State development

Kaduna Restoration Group

…To rejig, rebrand, with new structure, action plan, aims and objectives The Kaduna Restoration Group, (KRG) has undergone a significant transformation, rebranding itself as a non-combatant group and announcing a new partnership initiative with the Kaduna State Government, State Assembly, National Assembly members, and stakeholders across the State. In an issued statement in Kaduna  yesterday, the New KRG, which has a new Executive Committee under the Chairmanship of Alhaji (Dr.) Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan, Dr. Epraim Goje – Deputy Chairman and Major Shinku (rtd) as Secretary-General, said it is ready to tackle…

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Eid-il-Fitr: Liberty Media Boss, Ramalan felicitates  Muslims

Ramalan

Executive Chairman Liberty TV/ Radio FM stations, Voice of Liberty and Muryar Yanci on-line platforms, Alhaji (Dr.) Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan, has, on the joyous occasion of this year’s Eid-il-Fitr festivity, admonished the Muslim Ummah not to forget the invaluable lessons, compassion, and spirituality that the last 30 days taught the faithful. Ramalan  made this assertion in his Sallah message to the Muslims in Nigeria on the auspicious occasion yesterday, stated that, “As we bid farewell to the Holy month of Ramadan, let us carry forward its teachings of empathy, generosity,…

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FG faces backlash over electricity tariff hike

National Grid

…As anxiety mounts on plan for general increase Nigerians are expressing outrage over the recent electricity tariff hike by the Federal Government, fearing it will worsen the economic hardship already faced by most citizens. The plan for a general increase in tariffs across all bands has heightened anxiety among citizens, with groups like the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), condemning the move as unjust. The tariff hike, approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, (NERC), affects customers under Band A, increasing their rates by 240 percent. This decision, attributed to rising…

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Criticism mounts over electricity hike, as NEF, CNG, Reps’ caucus urge FG to rescind decision

Criticism has heightened across the nation’s landscape, as various stakeholders have rejected the recent decision by the Federal Government to increase electricity tariffs by about 300% amidst the current challenging economic realities caused by fuel subsidy removal and floating of the naira. Expressing its concern and disappointment on the recent decision by President Bola Tinubu’s administration over the electricity tariff increase, the Northern Elders Forum, (NEF), described the hike as a “reckless move” and a complete disregard for the well-being and welfare of the Nigerian people. In an issued statement…

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Electricity: Anxiety mounts over possible tariff hike, as FG raises gas price

The  Federal Government has, through the Nigerian Midstream Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, (NMDPRA), announced an increase in the price of natural gas for some sectors, prompting fears that this may lead to a hike in electricity tariff. A statement from the NMDPRA and signed by its Chief Executive, Farouk Ahmed, the Authority, said the price of the commodity for power Generation Companies (Gencos) had now been raised from $2.18  per cubic feet to $2.42.  The statement indicated that for commercial gas, the price  had increased from $2.50 to $2.92 per cubic…

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Minimum Wage: TUC asks FG to pay FAAC allocations of defaulting States to workers

…Says current minimum wage of N30, 000 unsustainable The Trade Union Congress, (TUC), has asked the Federal Government to pay the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) allocations of defaulting States to workers. TUC President, Festus Osifo, who stated this in an interview during a television programme, said the union is designing a clause in the framing of a new minimum wage that will sanction state governments who fail to pay the revised minimum wage when approved. He said, “We are designing a system as part of this new minimum wage…

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Budget Padding; Group asks Akpabio to resign over Ningi’s suspension, anti-North sentiments

Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi

As the drama in the National Assembly over alleged budget padding unveils more facts, a northern group has cautioned the Senate President Godswill Akpabio over sentiments while faulting the suspension of Senator Abdul Ningi and asked the Senate President to resign. The group, Arewa Defence League made this known in Kaduna while addressing the media over the suspension of Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi, the President of the group, Murtala Abubakar said the antecedents of the President of the Senate Godswill Akpabio leaves much to be desired as nationalist and should…

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