Adamawa Postpones Payment of New Minimum Wage to Workers, Blames Coronavirus

Adamawa state Government has said that it cannot pay the state’s workforce the new minimum wage this March because of the economic impact of the coronavirus on the state. According to a press statement signed by the governor’s Director of Communication and Media, Mr Solomon Kumangar, the Governor assured that the state will pay the…

Why We Suspended $22.78bn Loan Request – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given reason why the lower Legislative Chambers suspended debate on the $22.78 billion loan request submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari. Gbajabiamila, who met with Leaders of Faith Forum from the South-South and South-East on Wednesday in Abuja said agitation from the South-East over the exclusion…

House Frowns at Exploitation of Nigerians by DSTV, Others, Calls on Federal Government to Implement PAYG

The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to direct Mutichoice Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) and other direct-to-home broadcast service providers to implement a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) tariff plan. The House gave the directive yesterday following the adoption of a motion sponsored by Representative Unyime Idem. Idem in the motion, reminded the House that…

Labour to Mobilize Nigerians Against New Electricity Tariff

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned that it would mobilize Nigerians to protest against hike in electricity tariff. The president of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba gave the warning in Lagos on Tuesday. He said, “The Tariff increase cannot be the answer to power failure in Nigeria, rather it would lead to job loss and…

Unions Appeal to Diri to Pay Workers Salaries Owed By Dickson

The Bayelsa state chapters of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have appealed to the state Governor, Douye Diri to pay workers in the state their outstanding January and February salaries left behind by his predecessor, Seriake Dickson. State chairman of the NLC, John Ndiomu and his TUC counterpart, Laye…