NLC sacks Abure-led Labour Party leadership

NLC sacks

The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), has voided the return of the National Chairman of Labour Party, Julius Abure, and his National Working Committee at a national convention recently held in Nnewi, Anambra State. In a communiqué issued at the end of the NLC Political Commission Stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja, the Congress passed a vote of ‘no confidence’ on the purported convention and the leadership that emerged from it. The communiqué, made available to newsmen in Abuja, was signed by the Chairman, NLC Political Commission, Prof. Theophilus Ndubuaku; former NLC President,…

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NLC shuts LP secretariat, demands Abure’s sack

The ongoing conflict between the Nigeria Labour Congress,(NLC), and the leadership of the Labour Party escalated yesterday, as it stormed the secretariat of the Labour Party, (LP), to protest the party’s national convention planned for end of this month. The Congress also demanded sack of the National Chairman of the party, Julius Abure. The NLC leadership accused Abure of planning to hold a “secret” convention without the inputs of major stakeholders. The planned convention has pitched Abure against the NLC and the House of Representatives caucus. The workers accused Abure…

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‘NLC yet to determine new minimum wage’ – Ajaero

The Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC), has distanced itself from the N500, 000 being canvassed as the new minimum wage, saying it has yet to adopt a position on an amount to be presented to the tripartite committee on the new minimum wage for workers. The NLC president, Joe Ajaero, disclosed this yesterday, in an interview with newsmen in Yola, the Adamawa State capital. Speaking at the sidelines of the North-East zonal public hearing by the tripartite committee on national wage, Ajaero noted that the N500, 000 and N700, 000 being…

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​“Channel your energy towards tackling Nigeria’s challenges” – NLC replies Tinubu

…“We’re not politicians, it’s our right to protest” – TUC ​The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), has slammed President Bola Tinubu over his comment on the union’s Tuesday’s protest, which he described as “unacceptable”. ​Recall that the President, at the inauguration of the Lagos Red Line project on Thursday called on the Organised Labour to maintain peace as they are not the only voice for Nigerians. ​The NLC, however, told the President to channel his energy into tackling the enormous challenges facing Nigerians, rather than engaging in rhetoric with the Organised…

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NLC suspends nationwide protest, gives reason

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended its two-day nationwide protests against the economic hardship under President Tinubu’s administration. In a communique at the end of its National Executive Council meeting yesterday night, the NLC  said the objectives of the protest were achieved on the first day of the demonstration. The union, however, issued a fresh 14-day ultimatum, which will elapse on March 13 for the full implementation of all the October 2, 2023 agreement and other demands presented in its letter during yesterday’s nationwide protest. The communique, signed by…

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Planned Nationwide Protest: “NLC not in contempt of court” – Falana tells FG

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has written to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), noting that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is not in contempt of court over its planned nationwide protest. Recall that the NLC had announced a nationwide protest scheduled for February 27 and 28, to kick against the economic challenges facing Nigerians. The decision came after a 14-day ultimatum issued to the Nigerian Government regarding the widespread hardship. Meanwhile, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Attorney General…

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“Don’t hand over Port Harcourt Refinery to cabal” – NLC warns FG

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned the Federal Government against handing over the Port-Harcourt Refinery to cabals. NLC requested an audit of the refinery and charged the Federal Government to purge the refinery of “elements” that led to its collapse in the first instance. The Head of Information, Benson Upah, made this call in an interview with Punch. Naija News had earlier reported that the Federal Government, on Thursday, announced the completion of the Port Harcourt refinery. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), Heineken Lokpobiri, announced the…

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NLC urges FG to intervene in lingering cash scarcity 

…Says: ‘Nigerians want their money’  The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked the government to take decisive action to alleviate the cash crunch and mitigate its impact on the country. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), had on December 13, 2023, attributed the cash scarcity to the hoarding of the currency by some individuals. The NLC president, Joe Ajaero, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said the ongoing cash crunch is “an incitement of Nigerians”. According to him, the Congress is deeply concerned about the recent cash constraint that has…

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‘World Bank an enemy of Nigeria’ – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has labelled the World Bank an enemy of the country after the financial institution asked the Federal Government to stop the subsidy payment on petrol and raise the cost of the product to N750/litre. In a statement issued on Thursday, Ajaero said, in part: “It is truly a shame that the World Bank has really shown itself to be an enemy of the Nigerian nation. Its continued grandstanding and generation of anti-poor policies and programmes have destabilized many countries of the South, especially nations within…

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World Bank N750 per litre advise to Nigeria shows it is an enemy of the people – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned the advice by the World Bank to the Federal Government to increase petrol prices to N750 per litre . Mr Joe Ajaero, NLC President, said this on Friday in Abuja in a statement, titled; “World Bank’s N750 per litre for premium motor spirit is a threat to Nigerians economy”. It would be recalled that the World Bank Lead Economist for Nigeria, Mr Alex Sienaert, offered the advice recently during a presentation of the Nigeria Development Update, Dec. 2023 edition. The economist had noted…

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