Bola Ahmed Tinubu Approves ₦70,000 Minimum Wage For Nigerian Workers
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Bola Ahmed Tinubu Approves ₦70,000 Minimum Wage For Nigerian Workers

The president of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the sum of ₦70,000 for Nigerian workers. This approval was announced during a meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC). Bayo Onanuga, the president’s special adviser on information and strategy, stated that the approval includes a commitment…

NLC criticises governors calling for less than N60,000 minimum wage
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NLC criticises governors calling for less than N60,000 minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has criticised some governors proposing less than N60,000 as minimum wage for workers in their states. Speaking on Arise News Television’s Morning Show, on Monday, NLC’s head of information, Benson Upah, said such governors “do not mean well” and are only making mischief. “They are throwing spanners in the works….

EDITORIAL: Strikes: Why has the government refused to learn how to negotiate?
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EDITORIAL: Strikes: Why has the government refused to learn how to negotiate?

Through deliberate action, Nigeria was thrown into a nationwide blackout in the wee hours of last Monday, specifically at 2:19 am, as the national grid was shut down by organised labour, which had embarked on a strike. The aviation sector was paralysed. Hospitals, courts, banks, and schools and students sitting their WASC examinations were not…

Federal Government Proposes ₦62,000 As New National Minimum Wage
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Federal Government Proposes ₦62,000 As New National Minimum Wage

The federal government has proposed the sum of ₦62,000 (sixty-two thousand naira) as the new national minimum wage. This comes after several hours of meeting yesterday between representatives of the federal government, organised private sector and labour leaders. It also follows the submission of cost analysis by the finance minister, Wale Edun to the president, Bola…

Tinubu commissions N21 billion VP’s official residence
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Tinubu commissions N21 billion VP’s official residence

President Bola Tinubu on Friday commissioned the N21 billion official residence of the vice president, Kashim Shettima, amid economic hardship. PREMIUM TIMES in November reported that the National Assembly approved an additional N15 billion to construct the building, bringing the total cost of the project to N21 billion. The government faced backlash over the construction…

General strikes in Nigeria lasts just two days: What’s the secret?, By Jibrin Ibrahim
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General strikes in Nigeria lasts just two days: What’s the secret?, By Jibrin Ibrahim

We in the civil society decided to start a protest movement but it was very weak because of our low convening power. We therefore worked with the NLC to organise a general strike, which was massive. We attended the planning meetings within the movement and the and negotiating meetings with government. We later learnt that…

NLC’s forceful tactics and the need for better negotiation skills, By Cheta Nwanze
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NLC’s forceful tactics and the need for better negotiation skills, By Cheta Nwanze

The NLC’s forceful tactics, while highlighting the urgency of addressing civil servant wages, have left many Nigerians feeling trapped in a lose-lose situation. The economic shutdown disproportionately impacted everyday citizens struggling to make ends meet. In my organisation, not a single goal was met on Monday, 3 June, as people struggled to meet their targets,…