86 varsities, others conducted illegal admissions, says JAMB

86 varsities, others conducted illegal admissions, says JAMB

Analysis of data on the admissions conducted for the 2022/2023 admission session in Nigerian universities, polytechnics and other tertiary institutions of learning revealed that 88 institutions conducted admissions outside of the Central Admissions Processing System popularly referred to as CAPS. According to JAMB, admissions conducted outside CAPS are illegal, null and void. JAMB had in…

Food crisis: 82 million Nigerians may go hungry soon, UN warns

Food crisis: 82 million Nigerians may go hungry soon, UN warns

The United Nations has again predicted that 82 million Nigerians, about 64 per cent of the country’s population, may go hungry by 2030, calling on the government to tackle climate change, pest infestations, and other threats to agricultural productivity. The prediction comes in the wake of a persistent hike in food prices in the country….

Minimum wage: Labour insists on N250,000, awaits Tinubu’s verdict

Minimum wage: Labour insists on N250,000, awaits Tinubu’s verdict

<!– tmc_ads_send({ “data-tmc-application”: “240527QJBmDrni”, “data-tmc-seat”: “240527FGR657jX” }) –> Organised Labour has insisted on its N250,000 new minimum wage proposal, stating it would not negotiate what it described as ‘starvation wage.’ The Assistant General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress,  Chris Onyeka, said labour would not accept the latest offer of ₦62,000 and the ₦100,000 proposal…

RCCG City of David undergoing audit as Iluyomade’s replacement resumes

RCCG City of David undergoing audit as Iluyomade’s replacement resumes

<!– tmc_ads_send({ “data-tmc-application”: “240527QJBmDrni”, “data-tmc-seat”: “240527FGR657jX” }) –> Pastor Charles Kpandei, who replaced a former Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s City of David parish in Lagos State, Idowu Iluyomade, resumed at the parish on Sunday. According to Church Times, on resumption, Kpandei first introduced himself to the church and then preached on…

Minimum wage: Resign if you can’t pay, labour tackles govs

Minimum wage: Resign if you can’t pay, labour tackles govs

<!– tmc_ads_send({ “data-tmc-application”: “240527QJBmDrni”, “data-tmc-seat”: “240527FGR657jX” }) –> Organised Labour on Saturday tackled the state governors, accusing them of acting in bad faith towards the new minimum wage negotiations ongoing in the country. Recall that the governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum rejected the proposed N60,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers. In…

Minimum wage: FG targets N62,000, govs want N57,000

Minimum wage: FG targets N62,000, govs want N57,000

<!– tmc_ads_send({ “data-tmc-application”: “240527QJBmDrni”, “data-tmc-seat”: “240527FGR657jX” }) –> The Federal Government may be on a collision course with governors, and the private sector for agreeing to pay a minimum wage higher than N60,000. According to findings by Saturday PUNCH, while the Federal Government may be ready to accept N65,000 as the new minimum wage, governors…

Minimum wage: Finance minister submits template to Tinubu today

Minimum wage: Finance minister submits template to Tinubu today

<!– tmc_ads_send({ “data-tmc-application”: “240527QJBmDrni”, “data-tmc-seat”: “240527FGR657jX” }) –> The Federal Government and Organised Labour on Wednesday adjourned the minimum wage talks till Thursday (today) when the negotiation is expected to continue. The Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage postponed the session in anticipation of the Minister of Finance, Wale Edun, submitting the salary template to…